Monday, December 19, 2011

Marvel History 217: X-Men # 9

Issue: X-Men # 9
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: January 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Uncanny_X-Men_9


Commentary:

The X-Men are off on a field trip to Europe to reunite with Professor X, who is in pursuit of a foe called Lucifer.  The Avengers are after the same man.  I think you can predict what happens next.

If your answer was a miscommunication leads to heroes fighting heroes, well, you would have been correct.

The team stops Lucifer, spoiling his diabolical scheme to more or less destroy the world.  Good deal.  Professor X is back with the team, so I imagine we'll see Cyclops stand down next issue.

Quick Thoughts:
  • Lucifer is the person who leaves Professor X handicapped
  • Thor's hammer can detect evil emanations, whatever those may be
  • Magneto is referenced as having telepathic powers once more
  • Thor shouts "Avengers Assemble!" - In one of the earliest uses of the phrase
Favorite Panel:

Of all Professor Xavier's crazy wheelchairs, this one might be just about the craziest.

Next: Amazing Spider-Man # 21