Appearing in "Beware Computo, Commander of the Robot Hive!"
- Computo / Quasimodo
- Cybertron robots (Destroyed)
- Cybertron 19-B (Destroyed)
- Cybertron 78 (Destroyed)
- Cybertron 114 (Destroyed)
- Unnamed Cybertrons (Destroyed)
- X-Men (Mentioned)
- Carlo, a photographer
- Candy and Mr. Dane, photography partners
- Unnamed models
- Unnamed radio engineer
- Unnamed movers
Synopsis for "Beware Computo, Commander of the Robot Hive!"
Following an FBI order to disband, Scott and Jean have gone on to start new careers to support themselves. Jean has become a fashion model while Scott has become a radio personality. During a photoshoot, Jean prevents an accident with her telekinetic powers when a studio lamp is almost knocked over. When the owner of Candy's Studio tries to ask Jean out on a date, he is opposed by Scott who almost picks a fight with the man until Jean calms him down. The roles reverse when all the other models show an interest in Scott, prompting a jealous Jean to yank Scott out of the room as quickly as possible. Although they are trying for a normal life, Scott and Jean are in for some trouble, because somewhere in a hidden lab a sentient device called Computo has begun activating its Cybertrons, robots that it plans to use to take over the world.
Scott takes Jean to the radio station where he works and they look over the records that they have to play. Scott points out the arrival of a new 50,000-watt transmitter when movers are attacked by Computo's Cybertrons, prompting Scott and Jean to go into action as Cyclops and Marvel Girl. The two mutants manage to destroy two of the robots, one with electrified hands, and the other with wind and flight powers. However, the final robot, one that is powered by sonic energy manages to flee. However, as it flees, Jean uses her telepathic powers to track it back to its base.
Following it to a construction site, the two X-Men blast their way into Computo's lair where they witness the failed robot being terminated by its master. The two mutants are then spotted and attacked by the other activated Cybertrons. Cyclops and Marvel Girl fight their way through them until Cyclops gets close enough to fire an optic blast that causes the computer to explode. However, from the wreckage comes the mastermind behind Computo: Quasimodo, the living computer. Defeated, Quasimodo sets the base to flood and flees the scene.
Cyclops and Marvel Girl take Quasimodo's example and flee the base themselves; just barely managing to make it out before they drown. Back on the surface, Cyclops uses his optic blast to seal the entrance. Leaving the scene, the two remark over the recurrence of evil.
Appearing in "Yours Truly, the Beast"
Synopsis for "Yours Truly, the Beast"
- The essence of the strange powers with which nature has endowed me, can be found in my pedal and digital extremities! In other words, keep your eyes on my hands and feet!
In this follow up story, the Beast gives us a narrative about his mutant powers. He explains that his large hands and feet, enhanced strength and agility allow him to perform all his feats. He can leap and bound out of trouble, and use his toes to help him scale walls. He also explains his unique fighting style and he is so skilled with his feet that he can write with his toes. He is so skilled he can use both his hands and feet to repair machinery.
Taking a moment to revert to his civilian guise, he tells the audience about his interest in the various academic interests that he has before being called into action. Hank quickly changes into his Beast costume, bounds across the rooftops of cars, climb a nearby building, and manages to hop aboard the X-Copter to join his comrades in another battle.
- Beast originally didn't get an origin story as a secondary story because his origin was already revealed in X-Men #15.
- This issue contains a letters page, Mutant Mailbox. Letters are published from Masao Kono, Barbara Schumann., Bruce Coville and Charles Smart, Tom Drake, Tony Isabella, Werner Leupold, and Bob Cox.
- credits Story 1:
- Chief Data Processor: Stan Lee
- Scriptographer: Arnold Drake
- Pencil Pushers: Don Heck and Werner Roth
- Pen Pal: John Verpoorten
- Letter Bug: I. Watanabe
- references: X-Men #42
- The promo for the next issue, "Metoxo, the Lava Man", is not written in the next book. In fact, the story wasn't published until Marvel Holiday Special 1994.
- This editor has a preference of this quote from the Beast this issue, "Lamentably rhetoric is oft less persuasive than sheer brute force!".
- X-Men #46 - the X-Men are forced to disband by the FBI.