Appearing in "Among Us Stalk... the Sentinels"
- Warren Worthington, Jr. (First appearance)
- Kathryn Worthington (First appearance)
- Bernard the Poet
- Dr. Bolivar Trask (First appearance)
- Sentinels (First appearance)
- Sentinels Mk I (First appearance)
- Master Mold (Behind the scenes)
- New York State
- Professor X's Rolls Royce
- Warren Worthington's Mustang
Synopsis for "Among Us Stalk... the Sentinels"
The X-Men are still recovering from injuries sustained in their battle against the Juggernaut. The Professor examines them and gives all the recovering X-Men a clean bill of health and a much needed vacation. However, this would only prove to be a minor reprieve for the X-Men, because at that very moment, scientist Bolivar Trask is holding a press conference to denounce the mutant race as a menace to humanity that must be crushed. The press eats it up and Trask's paranoid rants end up landing on the front page of newspapers all over America.
Back at the X-Mansion, the X-Men change out of their uniforms and conceal their mutant natures; they prepare to depart on their holiday. Jean leaves with Warren, leaving Scott to wonder how he can compete with his rich and handsome teammate for Jean's affections. When Hank and Bobby offer an invite for Scott to join them, Summers declines and departs on his lonesome, passing the newspaper to Professor Xavier before leaving.
Opening the paper, Xavier is horrified to find Trask's epitaph against mutants complete with a wild story about how mutants will take over and enslave humanity. Feeling that this will bring about anti-mutant hysteria, the Professor calls the National Television Network to arrange a televised debate between himself and Trask over the supposed mutant threat.
That night on television, Professor Xavier and Bolivar Trask argue their points to a national television audience, sparking debate all over New York and around the United States. Bolivar offers to the audience a means of defense against the supposed mutant menace by demonstrating his new invention on Xavier (unaware that Xavier is really a mutant himself); his new robot enforcers the Sentinels.
Revealing that he has an army of these robots at his command, Trask begins to order the section leader, Sentinel #1. However, things take an unexpected twist when the robot suddenly turns on Trask, stunning him with a ray beam and declaring the Sentinels as superior to humanity. Subduing Xavier and Trask, the Sentinels wait for further orders allowing Professor X to send out a mental summons to his X-Men asking for help.
The first to receive the call are Bobby and Hank who are at Coffee A-Go-Go listening to poetry. They then spring into action as Iceman and Beast. Warren Worthington also gets the call while sitting down for supper with his parents, and excuses himself from the table to change into the Angel and fly off to answer the Professor's summons. Back at the TV studio, the Professor tries to keep the crowd calm with his mental powers but finds the strain incredible. The Sentinels decide to take Dr. Trask to their headquarters leaving Sentinel 3-R to guard humans. Iceman and Beast arrive on the scene and begin trying to take the Sentinel out of commission. They manage to knock the robot off it's feet but then Iceman is hit by a ray blast.
Scott, having heard the Professor's summons, takes a cab to the TV studio. He accidentally drops his ruby quartz glasses while in the cab, causing him to fire an optic blast through the roof. Regaining his glasses, he's chased by an angry mob who has bought into Trask's anti-mutant hysteria. Rushing into the studio and losing the mob, Scott changes into his Cyclops uniform and comes to Beast's aid. Beast is knocked out in their fight against the last standing Sentinel.
However, before Cyclops can deal with it, the Sentinel suddenly deactivates on its own and falls over. Mentally commanding his charges so as not to give away his secret of being a mutant and leader of the X-Men, Xavier orders Cyclops to revive the others and help the people out of the studio so that they might examine the Sentinel and find out what deactivated it.
The other Sentinels, meanwhile, have escaped with Trask as their prisoner. Flying away from the studio, they come into contact with the Angel. The Sentinels break off to attack him with their energy blasts. The Angel is able to evade their attack but is then drawn toward a speeding train, getting stuck on its roof. Coincidentally, Jean Grey happened to be riding this very train to answer the Professor’s call for help and was able to help the Angel to flee from his attackers. She changes into Marvel Girl to give Angel a helping hand back on his feet.
They join the other X-Men just as the Professor is able to mentally probe the mind of the Sentinel who mumbled the word "Master Mold" before deactivating. With his probe, he learns of the Sentinels secret base and leads the X-Men to go out and rescue Trask from his wayward inventions.
Meanwhile, at the Sentinels base, Trask demands to know why his inventions have betrayed him. They explain to him that in order to protect humanity from mutants, they must first conquer the human race. Taking Trask into the control room, they are alerted of the X-Men's approach through their sophisticated computer systems. Outside, the X-Men park the Professor's Rolls Royce in the location the Sentinel told them that its comrades were hiding; however, all they find is an empty meadow. Suddenly the ground rises up revealing a high tech base that fires laser beams at them, catching the X-Men all by surprise.
This story is continued next issue...
Appearing in "Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold!"
- Norton McCoy (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Edna McCoy (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Dr. Bolivar Trask
- Master Mold (First appearance)
- Sentinel MK I
- Sentinel 1/Section Leader
- Sentinel 2
- Sentinel 3
- Sentinel 3-D (First appearance)
- Sentinel 4 (First appearance)
- Sentinel 5 (First appearance)
- Sentinel 6
- Sentinel 7
- Sentinel 9
- Sentinel 11 (First appearance)
- Sentinel 17|Only appearance; Deactivated
- Sentinel A||Only appearance; Deactivated
- Sentinel B|Only appearance; Deactivated
- Sentinel C|Only appearance; Deactivated
- Sentinel L (First appearance)
- Sentinel O (First appearance)
- Sentinel T (First appearance)
Races and Species:
Synopsis for "Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold!"
Continued from last issue... Tracking the Sentinels back to their base to save Bolivar Trask, the X-Men are caught off guard by the bases defenses. The X-Men find the defenses too powerful and Professor X calls for a retreat. Planning another strategy, the Professor has Iceman create a glider out of ice that he and Beast will ride, followed by the Angel, in an attempt to sneak into the base. As Cyclops blasts the glider into the air with his optic blast, Hank and Bobby are soon captured and taken prisoner by coils that spring out of the defense system. Angel follows not far behind; however, he's forced to retreat when a flame thrower almost sets him ablaze.
Beast and Iceman are then sealed within a cage and gassed so that the Sentinels can examine them further. Witnessing this, Bolivar Trask denounces the Sentinels’s plans to take over humanity in order to protect them from the mutant menace. The Sentinels take Trask to their creator and the machine he invented to create his Sentinels: The massive Master Mold. Master Mold demands that Trask pledge his allegiance to him, or he will use the weapons cache that Trask had armed them with to destroy half of the United States. When Trask tells the giant robot that the X-Men will stop him, it almost gloats telling Trask that it will examine the two captured mutants and defeat the others.
Outside of the Sentinel Base, the Professor attempts a different strategy on the Sentinels. Knowing that his mental powers have some effect on the robots, he exerts all his will causing the Sentinels controlling the weapons within their base to suddenly shut down, leaving the remaining Sentinels incapable of action until they get further orders from Master Mold. As Cyclops, Angel and Marvel Girl break through the defenses to gain entry into the Sentinel Base, the Beast is brought before Master Mold. Master Mold then forces Trask to use a psycho-probe device so that the robot might learn the origins of this mutant in the hopes of learning a way to defeat them.
Meanwhile, Cyclops and the others come across a bunch of deactivated Sentinels when they are spotted by one that is still active. With no orders on how to handle the intruders, the Sentinel tells the X-Men to follow it while it goes to get more instructions. The X-Men follow in hopes that it will bring them to its leader. As Beast recounts how his mutant powers gave him an advantage as a child over school yard bullies, the other X-Men find Iceman. Before they able to free Bobby, they are attacked by a team of Sentinels, which they easily defeat. They then free Iceman and continue their search for Hank and Trask.
Beast continues his tale explaining that in high school his mutant powers made him a football star, attracting the attention of Professor X. He came to Hank's parents and offered to take Hank into his school to train him in the use of his powers. Hank, by this point, has not implicated Xavier's affiliation with the X-Men; however, Master Mold decides that learning the identity of the X-Men's leader would provide him the key to destroying mutants and he probes deeper. Monitoring the situation from safety with his mental powers, Professor X sends out his astral form to try and stop Hank from outing him as the X-Men's leader. With the probe stopped, Xavier attempts to exert his mental will on Master Mold. However, the massive Sentinel detects Xavier's presence and repels his astral form with micro-electric blasts, sending a weakened Xavier to return to his body.
The X-Men continue to fight their way through the Sentinels of Master Mold. Just when they think they have defeated all threats, the X-Men are suddenly pinned to the ground by a strong gravity ray. With the X-Men defeated, Master Mold demands that Trask create an army of Sentinels for him. He refuses and Master Mold orders his minions to grab hold of Trask and prepare to force him to do Master Mold's bidding.
This story is continued next issue...
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