Aaron and Alex discuss Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's X-men #03. This issue features the first appearance of the longtime recurring villain, The Blob, and establishes Beast's famous 'intellectual' character trait not seen in previous issues. This issue also contains the infamous scene in which Professor X secretly confesses his love for Jean Grey. The discussion mostly revolves around the terribly stupid plot in which Professor X, the world's most powerful telepath, cannot forsee The Blob refusing to join the X-men. Having revealed the X-Men's secrets to a potential enemy, Professor X again resorts to his morally questionable tactic of erasing memories.
August 2, 2017