Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #75, April 1972 Issue - Marvel Comics

Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #75, April 1972 Issue - Marvel Comics

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1st printing.

This comic book is in used condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has very few flaws that warrant a VG grade.

Note: Mild water damage. Staple rust. Signs of mold.

Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded!

Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Werner Roth, inks by Dick Ayers.

This is not the only potential threat to the X-Men, as in his secret lab, the evil Puppet Master is turning his attentions toward the X-Men's leader. Having learned of the Professor's existence from his sometimes ally the Mad Thinker, the Puppet Master begins to craft a special puppet of the X-Men's leader in the hopes of taking control of Xavier. However, when he attempts to use the special radioactive clay puppet he finds that some sort of psychic feedback prevents him from taking control. The Puppet Master then decides to focus his attention on someone else who doesn't have these defenses.

Back at the X-Mansion, the Puppet Master's attempts to take control of the Professor do not go unnoticed, and he cautions his students about the attempted intrusion as the group is finishing a new component to Cerebro that will allow the Professor to better pinpoint any mutant menaces that might threaten the Earth. Sensing a potential threat from evil mutants, the Professor sends out his astral form to try and locate other mutants to join in their cause. He contacts Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch who are in Romania, where they have taken a brief sabbatical from their membership in the Avengers believing that returning to their homeland will restore their fading powers. Although this seems to be working, when the Professor contacts them, they decline an offer to join the X-Men, pledging their loyalty toward the Avengers.

Later, while Bobby and Hank are out on a date with Vera and Zelda, the girls become interested in a bank robbery when they hear the alarms going off. Deciding to go into action, the two mutants sneak off and change into the Beast and Iceman to try and catch the crooks. They happen on the crooks a little too late as they have just been rounded up by Spider-Man. Knowing the Professor is looking for new recruits, Beast and Iceman offer Spider-Man membership in the X-Men. Spider-Man, having just failed an initiation with the Avengers wearily declines before speeding off. Hank and Bobby change back to their civilian guises before Vera and Zelda come back from the robbery scene.

The next afternoon the team goes to visit Metro College to pick up Jean when they are confronted by Mimic who reveals to them that his powers and memories have returned. Mimic asks to join the X-Men, and the group -- still seeking new members to face this impending threat agree to take him aboard. As they bring him back to the X-Mansion, Mimic begins duplicating their powers again. The group however is unaware that hey are being monitored by the Puppet Master who sees Mimic's joining with the group the perfect opportunity to strike.

While the other X-Men are presented with new costumes designed by Jean, Mimic is suddenly put under the control of the Puppet Master, leading to the battle between him and the X-Men that began at the start of this issue. The Professor, detecting that the Puppet Master is controlling Mimic tries to get Mimic to resist the Puppet Master's influence. Mimic refuses to believe it, and goes off for fresh air. However he falls under the Puppet Master's sway again.

The Professor sends Cyclops, Beast, Iceman and Marvel Girl off to confront the Puppet Master. Arriving at the villain's hideout, they have to defend themselves from an attack from the Puppet Master's "Defender", a gigantic robot, that can fend off the X-Men's power. Back at the X-Mansion, Angel is well enough to get back on his feet but still cannot fly, and the Professor has no choice but to send him out to help his comrades.

By the time Warren arrives the other X-Men are caught in a stalemate against the Puppet Master because though they have defeated his Defender, the Puppet Master has brought Mimic to his base and is about to force him to destroy the X-Men. Angel however steps in and knocks the puppet out of the Puppet Master's hands, freeing Mimic from their foes control. While the X-Men are checking on Warren, the Puppet Master escapes. The group notices that Mimic looks like a man condemned, their assessment is correct as Mimic has now come to realize that his powers are not really his own, but stolen from others and wonders if perhaps he has a place anywhere on Earth. - Marvel Comics

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