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Appearing in "The Wail of the Banshee!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Various unnamed New Yorkers
  • Mrs. Von Brahmin
  • Mr. Jones (art gallery owner)
  • Ralph Roberts (Mentioned)
  • Unnamed Metro College students


  • Art gallery at the corner of E 57th St & 5th Ave
  • O'Neil tobacco shop at the corner of Broadway & 44th St



Synopsis for "The Wail of the Banshee!"

  • Synopsis not yet written.


  • This issue is reprinted in many other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]
  • credits:
    • Stan Lee Editor
    • Roy Thomas Writer
    • Werner Roth Artist
    • Dick Ayers Inker
    • Artie Simek Letterer
    • Irving Forbush Noise-Maker


  • Cyclops notices a locked door in the basement - its the first time we see it, and its where the professor hides when he fakes his death and where the professor hides the Juggernaut.
  • Banshee was originally intended to be female by Roy Thomas, but the character was made male by an editorial decision. "Banshee" comes from the Gaelic "baen sidhe" (same pronunciation), which is a female spirit with a deadly wail.
  • According to Roy Thomas, Factor Three is supposed to be inspired by the early James Bond movies. Also, he says that on Page 15, Panel 1, he admits that it was accidental when Jean levitated a screwdriver, called it pliers, and Beast calling Jean a credit to her gender. He accidentally typed pliers instead of screwdriver, and it generated some negetive and (somehow) positive feedback to Roy.

See Also

Recommended Reading

  • This is the 2nd of a three-issue story-arc about the Mimic joining the X-Men, it started X-Men 27 and ends X-Men 29.
  • This is the first story in the Factor Three storyline which dominates the plot for most of the issues from this one until X-Men #39


  1. Reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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