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375: X-Men #17 (v1)

" ...And None Shall Survive! "
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X-Men #17 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Jack Kirby, Werner Roth
Inkers: Dick Ayers
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: February 1966
Release Date: December 1965
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 803                 Times Rated: 426
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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The X-Men recover from their epic battle with the Sentinels when an old foe returns.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Cyclops last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). Cyclops next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
  Marvel Girl
Marvel Girl last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). Marvel Girl next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
Angel last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). Angel next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
Beast last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). Beast next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
Iceman last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). Iceman next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
  Professor X
Professor X last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). Professor X next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Warren Worthington Jr.
Warren Worthington Jr. last appeared in X-Men #14 (v1). Warren Worthington Jr. next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
  Kathryn Worthington
Kathryn Worthington last appeared in X-Men #14 (v1). Kathryn Worthington next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
  Lieutenant General Fredricks
Lieutenant General Fredricks last appeared in X-Men #2 (v1). Lieutenant General Fredricks next appears in X-Men #23 (v1).
Magneto last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). Magneto next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
Group Appearances
United States Armed Forces
United States Armed Forces last appeared in Tales to Astonish #72b (v1). United States Armed Forces next appears in Tales of Suspense #69b (v1).
The X-Men (Roster I)
The X-Men last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). The X-Men next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Cyclops' Visor
Cyclops' Visor last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). Cyclops' Visor next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
Cerebro last appeared in X-Men #12 (v1). Cerebro next appears in X-Men #18 (v1).
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Issue Review
   December 9, 2017
Does a great job of building tension. Ends on a great cliffhanger.

This is a well constructed story. It picks up from the end of the previous storyline and has the team in hospital, licking their wounds. One by one they each return to their HQ and one by one they each fall to a mysterious, unseen foe.

A ticking clock is provided with the addition of impending visitors. Xavier has tried unsuccessfully to dissuade them, but someone is calling to the mansion and the professor doesn’t want them to find the mansion/school deserted. Therefore he sends his young pupils back. One by one.

Even if you can guess who might be inside the mansion, attacking the heroes as they arrive, you can’t fault the structure. And the tension that builds with each attack.

The final page - the cliffhanger revelation - is stunning.

   July 30, 2014
Man, I'm really starting to dread when I get to X-Men issues. It's not that these stories are terrible, it's just that 17 issues in I'm still not all that invested in the mutants as characters. Professor X is just dumping exposition everywhere in this issue, each mutant gets taken out like a chump, and SPOILER ALERT, Magneto's "surprise" reveal didn't seem all the surprising. I'm also sick of the "secret identity" trope in these stories, but that's besides the point. I don't know if I'm getting burned out on this comic or what, but when they don't have a really great story backing them up, I just can't get excited about these comics the way that I can with Spider-Man or the Fantastic Four. I really, really hope this series picks up again in a few issues.
   March 19, 2014
And the story inside is a decent one. Not great - but after the mess of everything, I guess it's where it needs to go.

I think my brother's friend, David, actually owned a copy of the comic in some almost good sort of condition. But the story really doesn't have a ton to it. It's sort of running around after their big defeat. Although Magneto jumps in at the end - and that is a pretty cool reveal - most of the story is pretty forgettable here. Not to say that these concepts won't be used in the future. Because they WILL be. But here? Meh,
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  xx1293x Says:    
  2012-05-16 07:39:28  
  Very nice way to end the book...  

  andyzh Says:    
  2012-07-01 17:51:18  
  it was obvious it was magneto from the metal moving parts  

  Daredevil Says:    
  2012-11-01 13:28:03  
  Scene of hospital room with Dr, Professor X and the Beast:
Beast says: "Hello Professor! Is there any change in the Iceman's condition yet?"
Prof X Thinks: "Remember, Hank -- Do not under any circumstance, remove your mask! and another word of caution -- act as though I am merely s casual friend! No one must suspect I am actually your leader!"
Prof X Says: "No, McCoy! He is still on the critical list ... the poor lad is delirious!"

WTF - This is all in the SAME panel!!

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-05 13:19:46  
  Magneto's back.
Exhibit A in the "give this character a rest" gallery of villains.

  At The Gates of Dawn Says:    
  2013-08-07 15:53:56  
  OH MY GOODNESS! THE ENDING RULES THIS UNIVERSE! This issue has to rank up there as one of the greatest endings in comics history (cmon like it's top ten or something!) I gave this simple "filler" issue a 4 star rating, just because of the final page! Yes readers, this issue was plain filler! Even the Angel delivered a boring and unnecessary monologue about flying (a freaking splash page and all!) Everything here was filler but the plot was amazing! Yes I am contradicting myself here but the mystery behind the attacker was great, I love a little mystery!  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2014-04-01 14:42:02  
  The last page of this issue strongly reminded me of the last page of Uncanny X-Men 111 (v1)...  

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-07-03 19:44:31  
  I really like this cover...too bad the story wasn't any good. Corny 60's crap. I did like him answering the door at the end...that was about it.

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-08-02 16:02:27  
  Just 2 stars for Dr. John Thomas MD!!!

Cover Me - @marvelcomicslover: Agree about the cover. The color red makes everything more intense!

No Prize - After the McCoy name drop, were the nurses still around when Xavier made the phone call mentioning Worthington and the answering machine. Right after Angel tells the nurses about checking his answering machine??

Gadgets - So did Magneto bring the Mental Wave Distorter, or was it Xavier's?

'Nuff Said - "It's Cyclops who turns into the cat--into a power-blasting tiger!"-Cyclops

  Tarquinnff3 Says:    
  2014-08-09 07:20:29  
  This issue started slow, but it was decent after a while. Not my favorite by far.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-10 20:14:38  
  Be vewwy vewwy quiet, I'm hunting X-Men... How could they fall victim that easily? I call shenanigans!

Hello mudder... Hello fadder... I've come to kill... You son and daughter... Most awkward parental visit ever!

Help them, Obi-drake Kenobi. You're their only hope.

3 stars for not sucking and keeping me entertained while my wife watches Pitch Perfect...

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-09-06 19:28:49  
  I found it funny that Beast called Marvel Girl a wench.  

  CosmicCostello Says:    
  2014-10-21 02:28:02  
  The cover and last page earn this issue an extra star. Overall, it's a fine issue. An in between arcs issue, but it works.

Werner Roth continues to hit it out of the park, imo. And Stan's dialogue is solid throughout.

  Bramwell Says:    
  2014-10-25 04:07:58  
  1. Crazy looking cover
2. Excellent writing but hot air balloon is an odd and inefficient method of rubbing out an enemy
3. Great reveal...I had no idea who the villain would be

  chrisWhite Says:    
  2014-10-31 22:21:28  
  I seem to be one of the few who really liked this issue. Nothing important happened and the big reveal was painfully obvious yet I found it entertaining. The cover is the best we've seen so far, even better than the last Spider-Man. The pacing was great, the panels weren't nearly as verbose as usual and build up was well done in spite of how predictable it was.  

  VenomousIntent Says:    
  2014-11-01 11:33:44  
  "B-But Who are you?"

"I? I am power! ... Men call me ... Magneto!"

Old school Doom and Magneto always had the best monologues.

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-01-27 19:09:58  
  Not quite sure why the slow reveal of Magneto was necessary. The guy is in every other issue. Also, they pretty much telegraphed it from the first page.

  Philpot Says:    
  2015-07-17 03:42:28  
  2 stars for a tedious, obvious, but mildly entertaining filler story, bumped up to a third star by the classic ending, then a whole extra star just for the awesome, way-ahead-of-its-time cover!  

  knoke5 Says:    
  2016-05-08 13:56:07  
  The art was top-notch.  

  joegau Says:    
  2016-06-02 13:54:14  
  Somehow I can picture Dr. Evil saying that putting your nemeses into a hot air balloon to kill them is ridiculous. Magneto should have his villain card taken away after this one.  

  kungfufan Says:    
  2016-06-11 00:01:44  
  Agree with Philpot that this was an ahead-of-its-time cover, it really could be a modern day cover nearly! Best cover in the order so far!
I guessed it may be Magneto but nonetheless was kept second-guessing myself all the way through, so loved the suspenseful build up, plus his door-answering response! Awesome!
Only two things bugged me: the dumb way Magneto decided to finally dispose of the X-Men, and Beast charging through the door... When has that ever, in the history of ever, been the best way to confront an unknown enemy?? And he's meant to be the intelligent one...

  J-Smack Says:    
  2016-08-01 21:27:29  
  The balloon and obviousness of Magneto downgraded this to two stars for me. It literally took me less than five seconds of thought to figure it out after the axe. Don't get me wrong--it probably took me longer than a lot of other people to figure it out, but, as one has already said, Magneto shows up nearly every other issue. If this weren't the case, it wouldn't have been so *yawnish*

Oh, and the wench thing was weird. Was it acceptable dialogue back then? I guess...

  wingot Says:    
  2016-09-26 01:40:04  
  Soon as the metal weapon went flying my first thought was Magneto.  

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2016-11-22 19:29:01  
  • That's my line – "Have a care, Kildare! Each and every toe is virtually priceless!" (Foot-fetish Beast)

  • The whole concept of the cover is absolutely astounding! A masterpiece! So is the splash page! And those awesome giant panels of Angel on page 6 and the villain on last page! Kirby, Roth and Ayers really make an extraordinary team!

  • With all their faces in green, the National Guard look like giant versions of these plastic Army Men toys!

  • Well, so much for keeping the X-Men's last intervention a secret now! Speaking of which, no matter how many times Xavier will warn his X-Men, they will always address themselves by their first names! It stroke me even more while they were fighting the Sentinels.

  • Blasting his instrument off the optometrist's hand was a bit rude just to make his point, but the good professor did advise Cyclops for something dramatic!

  • I like the way the physician cares about his patients and sends off the unscrupulous reporters. There are still good civilians out there!

  • OMG! I had totally forgotten about Warren's parents when they showed up again. Ooh, my! Warren the Third is going to have a lot of explaining to do next issue!

  • The artists used very clever ways to keep the suspense and not reveal the identity of the villain, yet the flying battle axe kinda killed it! I admit that from the huge shadow seen in last issue, I thought it was good ol' Juggy!

  • This issue is not as flamboyant as the others in terms of action. Still, there was some dramatic tension. I always like those moments where you're given time to settle down a bit and recover after a big fight. Even if it was a filler story, I'm another one of the few who liked it a lot. 5 stars because of the magnificent artwork and some nice character development.

  RobinHoodMtl @ J-Smack (original post):    
  2016-11-22 19:46:02  
  Well in McCoy's Shakespearean vernacular, it is perfectly suitable to call a young girl a wench.  

  Shioxus Says:    
  2017-02-28 12:42:35  
  Did anyone else notice that when McCoy and Jean jump out of the window, McCoy has to remind her to levitate herself, and she's like "oh i forgot". What was her game plan when she jumped out of the window?  

  Calion Says:    
  2017-04-17 18:49:13  
  1. Cover: Why is “WWW.MARVEL.COM” on the cover? Marvel’s had a website for longer than I’d dreamed!
  2. Splash: Don’t let the police see the X-Men, Professor X, but the National Guard is just fine!
  3. How in the world did the National Guard get there, anyway? And so fast? Who called them up? Did Xavier really contact Washington? If so, why was he using police helicopters, when military ones would work so much better?
  4. 2-3: “We move out before sundown!” Wow! That’s been one long evening! As RobinHoodMtl pointed out, this all started with an evening broadcast, and the sun hasn’t even set yet!
  5. I understand the Prof.’s paranoid warnings, but he really acts like the X-Men are stupid.
  6. 4-3: “Parents”…foreshadowing!
  7. 10-1: Longest. Day. Ever. Did someone mess with the Earth’s rotation?
  8. P. 13: I really wish that Beast was the one person who didn’t condescend to Jean. I’m going to choose to take his sexist quips as ironic jokes, not meant seriously.
  9. 14-5: Jean…forgot her own power. That she has used several times today. Also, I don’t like the way her power is drawn, with the red lines coming out of her head.
  10. P. 15: I like that Beast drops the verbosiage in a crunch.
  11. P. 18–19: That is a weird, stupid and pointless way to dispose of them. Why not just kill them?

I…er…won’t give away the ending, even though I already knew it; I unwisely peeked at who the “Mysterious character” was in the cast list for last issue. ★★★


  Calion @ Daredevil (original post):    
  2017-04-17 18:52:09  
  That's funny. It says "Beast" in the Marvel Unlimited version.  

  Shintetsuken Says:    
  2017-05-14 19:52:35  
  Mystery villain?

OK, let's see, who has purple gloves?
Who can move metallic objects?
Who has a familiar voice?


  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-06-17 13:46:08  
  Fah! We have the fantastic First Sentinels Saga and now we're back to facing old Magna-Toes.

Still gets three stars for how they led up to it.

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-08-02 11:33:59  
  "...and None Shall Survive!"

Having just ready X-Men #47, I kinda wish they hadn't.

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