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Appearing in "...And None Shall Survive!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
X-Men #17

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Synopsis for "...And None Shall Survive!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
X-Men #17

Continued from last issue....

Following their battle against Master Mold and the Sentinels, the X-Men are given medical attention by the military, who commend the Professor and the X-Men for their assistance in destroying the menace. With Cyclops, Beast, and Iceman injured, the Professor allows them to be taken by the military paramedics to the hospital, but mentally cautions his students to protect their secret identities.

At the hospital, the doctors are unsure how to treat Iceman, who is in an unconscious delirium, prompting Professor to worry about this potentially being his first failure. Checking on the other X-Men under the pretext as a casual friend instead of their leader, the Professor overhears a doctor commenting on the fact that they could learn so much more if they knew who the young Mutant's parents are. Finding the Angel flying over a crowd of nurses checking the answering service with the mansion, the Professor is informed by Warren that his parents are coming to visit because they hadn't hear from their son in a while. The Professor calls the Worthingtons and tells them that he's on a "field trip" with his students for materials for a coming research paper. Although the Worthingtons are relieved, they insist on stopping by for a visit for only a few minutes. Concerned, not only over this, but his sense of dread, the Professor sends Warren back to the mansion to scout around.

Warren arrives at the mansion to find no trouble on the grounds, however, upon walking inside he is almost smashed by an axe which suddenly levitates out of the hand of a decorative suit of armor and smashes into the wall. Flying through the mansion, the Angel accidentally flies into a mirror and knocks himself out. His strange attacker watches, lurking in the shadows, boasting that this is the first of the X-Men he will defeat.

Back at the hospital, a doctor is almost done his examination of Cyclops, wanting to finish up by examining his eyes. Cyclops gives him a demonstration of his powerful optic blasts, explaining that he cannot control them. Finding no other problems with the young mutant, the doctor dismisses Cyclops into the Professor's care and the two walk the grounds discussing the state of the other X-Men. The Professor has lost mental contact with Angel and decides that Beast and Marvel Girl should remain at the hospital to watch over Iceman, who is still too injured to move. The Professor and Cyclops agree to return to the Mansion.

There they find no sign of Warren, and are suddenly startled when Cerebro's mutant alarm goes off. Going to investigate, the Professor examines his computer and learns that there is a super-powerful evil mutant on the premises. Before Cyclops can warn him, the Professor is suddenly wrapped up in the coils of a mental-wave distorter and sealed behind a transparent shield. Cyclops attempts to blast through it with his optic blast, but finds it redirected against him.

The lights then go out and Cyclops is attacked by their foe in the darkness. Unable to see his foe, Cyclops is easily felled in hand-to-hand combat against their unknown attacker. Back at the hospital, Beast has totally recovered from his injuries, which he shows off for Marvel Girl. Jean is concerned about the Professor and also decides to check on Bobby. When they find that Iceman is still in a coma, the two decide to venture to the mansion to see what's happened to the Professor and the others.

Arriving at the mansion, they rush into the front door and are shocked to find that the entire inside hallway has been coated with a friction-less surface. Beast suddenly slides across the room and into a specially prepared room. Jean manages to avoid the same fate by using her telekinetic powers. She is then confronted by their mystery foe, whom she recognizes immediately. Trying to keep him back with her telekinetic powers, she passes out after inhaling odorless sleep gas. Back at the hospital, the doctor caring for Iceman is called into the mutant's room because his pulse is getting weaker and he's becoming more delirious. With no other choice, the doctor decides to try a new experimental sulfa drug on Iceman and sends the nurse to go and get it.

Back at the mansion, the X-Men's mysterious attacker seals them in an enclosure of a high altitude balloon and sets it loose with the hopes that they will perish in the sky when they float up to 100,000 feet into the air. Releasing the X-Men into the air, the villain is satisfied that he has finally destroyed the X-Men. Shortly after, the Worthingtons arrive to visit their son; however, when they knock at the door they are greeted by the man who attacked the X-Men; none other than Magneto!

This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "The Beginning of the End!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Iron Man #17

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Synopsis for "The Beginning of the End!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Iron Man #17

Returning from Africa, Iron Man is struck by simulated lightning fired by Midas' henchmen while Madame Masque sets explosions at Stark Industries, which unintentionally reactivate the LMD Stark recently used to fool the Mandarin. Rendezvousing, Madame Masque and the henchmen return to Midas' compound where Morgan Stark is waiting. At Cord Manufacturing, Alex Nevsky listens to the news and is interrupted by Janice Cord. He romances her until the radio reports that Tony Stark has emerged from the wreckage at Stark Industries. Morgan Stark also hears this and Madame Masque stops him from leaving so Midas can teach him a lesson in loyalty. Iron Man awakes in the Nevada desert and returns to Stark Industries to find the LMD waiting in his office. It explains that it will make a better Tony Stark and Iron Man, and, having changed Stark's filed signature and fingerprints, throws Stark out as an impostor. With his identity stolen Tony can't cash checks or buy clothes, and is even kicked out of Avengers Mansion by Jarvis when he can't supply the proper entrance code. With his chest plate running low on energy, he uses a parked car to charge it, but is chased away by police and picked up by Madame Masque.

Appearing in "None are So Blind..!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Daredevil #17

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Synopsis for "None are So Blind..!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Daredevil #17

Continued from last issue... After the Masked Marauder tricked Spider-Man and Daredevil into fighting, Spider-Man has picked up Daredevil via his spider sense and crashes in on the law office of Nelson and Murdock and attacks Foggy Nelson figuring that he's Daredevil.

Matt and Karen convince Spider-Man that Foggy couldn't be Daredevil, and Spider-Man then flees the scene realizing that he made a mistake. However, afterwards, Foggy plays up the situation by not denying that he's Daredevil to hopefully win over Karen and soon leaves the office. When Matt is left alone, he changes into Daredevil and swings over to the makers of the XB-390 plans that the Marauder stole. Overhearing them he learns that without the formula, the plans for the XB-390 are useless.

Getting an idea, Daredevil then travels to the Daily Bugle and convinces J. Jonah Jameson to help him with a news report, playing up Jameson's natural hatred of Spider-Man. When the Bugle reports this on national television, the Marauder, and Spider-Man (in his civilian guise of Peter Parker) learn the truth and both head towards the location to get to the formula, the Marauder to steal it, Spider-Man to stop him.

Daredevil intercepts Spider-Man along the way, and after a brief battle, the two decide to work together to stop the Marauder. When the Marauder attacks the location of the formula, the two heroes work together to stop the Marauder and their men and destroy the Marauder's blimp.

Afterwards, Karen shows up on the scene to find Foggy on site, who once again doesn't deny that he's not Daredevil. However, he is unaware that somebody who is planning revenge on Daredevil overheard him. While the real Daredevil, with his mission accomplished, returns to the office and resumes his Matt Murdock identity, and loses himself in reflection of his battle with the Marauder, adventure with Spider-Man, and Foggy's current attempt to win Karen's affections.

Appearing in "Frenzy on the Fortieth Floor!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Astonishing Tales #2

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Synopsis for "Frenzy on the Fortieth Floor!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Astonishing Tales #2

Ka-Zar shows up at Kraven's Hotel, demanding to see him so that he can recover Zabu, his saber-toothed tiger. Kraven meets him in the lobby, and ensnares him in a bolo net. Ka-Zar feigns unconsciousness, then follows Kraven to his room. They battle in the hotel room, out the window, and onto the balcony of a nearby building. Ka-Zar injures Kraven's hand, who flees to fight another day. Upon returning to Kraven's room, to free Zabu, Ka-Zar meets the Petrified Man, who states that he must return to the Savage Land

Appearing in "Revolution!"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Astonishing Tales #2

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Synopsis for "Revolution!"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Astonishing Tales #2

Continued from last issue... Prince Rudolfo the disposed ruler of Latveria manages to escape from his cell. Dr. Doom confronts the "prince" and reveals that he knows that he did not capture the true prince but a robot duplicate, however before he can learn much about Rudolfo's plans, an over protective Doombot destroys the Rudolfo robot. In a secret cave, the real Rudolfo continues his plot to over throw Doom and retake his kingdom, and has gotten the aid of an alien creature known as the Faceless One.

Meanwhile, the free Doomsman wanders the Latverian countryside and enters into a neighboring nation. There the Doomsman is attacked by that countries armies, however the Doomsman destroys the attacking tanks with the greatest of ease. It is confronted by the Faceless One and Rudolfo who take it in and convince it to join their ranks.

Meanwhile back at Castle Doom, Dr. Doom lets Ramona free so that he can search for his missing Doomsman. Seeing a holstered weapon, she contemplates killing Dr. Doom, but realizes that over anything else, she cannot become a killer. Rudolfo's resistance army is armed with laser weapons from the Faceless One and are sent to attack Dr. Doom's castle.

While Dr. Doom is busy repelling his attackers, the Faceless One flies his spheroid ship into Castle Doom with the Doomsman. Realizing this, Dr. Doom returns to his castle to fight off the Faceless One, who has been led into the castle by Ramona. Battling Doom one-on-one, the Faceless One admits that he is using Rudolfo's resistance army to achieve his own ends. With the two equally matched, the Faceless One commands the Doomsman to enter and slay his creator.

This story is continued next issue....

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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