Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Marvel History 253: X-Men # 11

Issue: X-Men # 11
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: May 1965

Brief Summary:



Stan Lee does his best Stranger in a Strange Land impersonation here, as a mysterious alien unsure of human ways comes to earth.  Hell, he even calls the guy The Stranger.

This issue also brings about the demise of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants as we know it, as Magneto and Toad are carted off into space by the Stranger, Mastermind is turned to stone, and Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch leave to join the Avengers.  I guess that means we'll see some new villains next issue.

Quick Thoughts:
  • Even with his eyes shut tight, some of Cyclops' power still leaks through when he isn't wearing his visor (this will get ret-conned)
  • The slightest of flirtations occurs between Scarlet Witch and Cyclops
  • Toad's loyalty to Magneto is referenced as "touching"; heh

Favorite Panel:

Yeah.  Who wouldn't want to hang out with them.

Favorite Quote:

"Words alone are not my sole stock in trade, you jocular juvenile!" - Beast (I added this quote solely for the alliteration)

Next: Amazing Spider-Man # 25