|sandoz_iscariot (sandoz_iscariot) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-08-22 21:23:00
|Entry tags:||char: beast/hank mccoy, char: cyclops/scott summers, char: havok/alex summers, char: iceman/bobby drake, char: marvel girl/phoenix/jean grey, char: polaris/lorna dane, creator: neal adams, creator: roy thomas, era: silver age, publisher: marvel comics, title: uncanny x-men|
Uncanny X-Men: The Sentinels...LIVE!
Here's a classic Silver Age X-Men storyline by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams. In which the Sentinels return, Alex and Lorna meet for the first time, crazy '60s jewelry is worn, and Scott out-robots a robot.
(Got to love the "Oh no, my powers have inexplicably faded!" exposition. How else to explain why robots were able to capture a mutant who controls metal?!)
The X-Men are in Egypt, trying to save Scott's newly-introduced brother Alex from the Living Monolith. While alone, Alex is captured by another Sentinel.
The X-Men hear of Lorna's kidnapping. Bobby (who's infatuated with Lorna) and Hank hurry back to the States to investigate.
The Sentinels attack. (This issue has the wonderfully Silver Age title "Mission: Murder!")
Bobby is captured and taken to Larry Trask's secret base.
Larry's laughing because he's sent Sentinels to capture the Living Monolith. The Sentinels quickly apprehend nearly all-known mutants (Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Toad, Mastermind, Blob, etc.) while Jean, Scott, and Hank hurry to the rescue.
Larry's associate, Judge Chalmers, is becoming wary of Trask's vendetta against mutants. He tries to reason with him. Larry cries about his manpain and terrible taste in jewelry.
Banshee breaks free, attacks Larry, and is subdued by a Sentinel. This pushes Larry over the edge.
Jean, Scott, and Hank reach the captive Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Toad, and switch costumes. That way, they can take the Sentinels by surprise with their powers. (Jean and Wanda had a history of swapping clothes long, long before X-Men: First Class.)
The Sentinels follow Scott's logic and decide to fly into the ultimate source of mutant life--the sun.
The captured mutants are freed, Larry falls into catatonic shock, and the X-Men take the wounded Alex to a doctor who turns out to be Sauron. Just another day in the life of the X-Men.