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Appearing in "Book X: To Stand United!"

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Synopsis for "Book X: To Stand United!"

In this issue of Marvel Saga, the following events are recounted:

  • Spider-Man gaining the confidence he needs to defeat Dr. Octopus after hearing a speech by the Human Torch.
  • The origins of Dr. Strange and the Ancient One, and Strange's first recorded case against Nightmare.
  • Peter Parker's first meeting with Betty Brant, and Spider-Man's first encounter with the Sandman.
  • Ant Man's adventure with the Fantastic Four to save a microverse from Dr. Doom, and the FF's subsequent battle against Doom upon returning to Earth.
  • One of Dr. Strange's earliest clashes with his mortal foe Baron Mordo.
  • The Fantastic Four's first encounter with the Super-Skrull.
  • Peter Parker's initial interest in Betty Brant, and his first encounter with Dr. Doom.
  • Namor's reunion with his lost nation of Atlantis and one of their first modern invasions of the surface world, which was halted by the Fantastic Four.
  • Peter's trip to Florida to capture a picture of the mysterious Lizard, and ending up curing Curtis Connors -- the man who accidentally became the Lizard -- as Spider-Man.
  • Loki's manipulation of Thor, the Hulk, Iron Man, Ant Man, and the Wasp which would lead to the formation of the Avengers.
  • The X-Men's rescue of Hank McCoy from the Conquistador, and Hank's recruitment into the X-Men.
  • The origins of Jean Grey.
  • The first official gathering of the X-Men, and the first modern appearance of Magneto.


  • In this issue the "Continuity Corner" glosses over where various Thor, Human Torch, Iron Man, and Ant Man stories from issues of Journey into Mystery, Tales to Astonish, Strange Tales, Strange Tales Annual and Tales of Suspense fit into continuity.
  • The material taken from X-Men #51, 52 & 53 features redone artwork by Keith Pollard and Bob McLeod.
  • The material taken from Bizarre Adventures #27 features redone artwork by John Buscema and Klaus Janson.

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