- I won't leave without my brother! I can't desert Pietro!
Appearing in "Sub-Mariner Joins the Evil Mutants!"Edit
- Professor X
- Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
- Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Races and Species:
- Undersea racer
Synopsis for "Sub-Mariner Joins the Evil Mutants!"Edit
This story is reprinted from X-Men #6.
Professor Xavier reads a newspaper article about the Sub-Mariner. He wonders whether or not the Sub-Mariner is a mutant. Meanwhile Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants are at their new headquarters on an island, pondering the same thing. Magneto tries to recruit the Sub-Mariner by projecting his astral form under the ocean. Professor Xavier does the same thing from the mansion, but hides his astral form when he senses Magneto's astral form nearby.
Magneto finds Namor's underwater kingdom, but decides not to approach the Sub-Mariner following an outburst that he witnesses. Instead, Magneto approaches one of the other Atlanteans and makes a deal. In exchange for delivering a message from him, Magneto claims that the Atlantean can become the new ruler of Atlantis, if the Sub-Mariner joins the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Back at the mansion, Professor Xavier informs his students that Magneto is attempting to recruit Namor, and that he knows where Magneto's new base is located. The X-Men board a ship and head out to stop Magneto. Namor is convinced into meeting with Magneto on his secret island. He is quickly impressed by how the island is run using Magneto's powers and a giant magnet at the center of the island.
The X-Men arrive and a battle begins amongst the two groups. Magneto destroys the X-Men's ship, but they use an ice-craft to make it to shore. Cyclops realizes that the giant magnet powers everything, so he tries to destroy it, but Quicksilver attacks before he can do anything.
The X-Men subdue Quicksilver, which causes the Scarlet Witch to fear for her brother's safety. Magneto becomes angered with the Scarlet Witch and yells at her. At this point, both Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch again question Magneto's actions, as in X-Men #5, but continue to follow him. Xavier mentions this may be because they are being controlled subconsciously.
The Sub-Mariner realizes what type of man he has allied himself with, so he turns against Magneto and destroys the magnet's controls. The X-Men break into the lab, so Magneto, Toad and Mastermind run away. The Scarlet Witch demands that Quicksilver be returned to her, but the X-Men do not comply. A short battle breaks out that is stopped by Professor Xavier, when he brings Quicksilver, under his mental control, to the Scarlet Witch.
Namor decides that he has had enough of fighting for the day, so he starts to head back to his kingdom when he is attacked by Magneto and his giant magnet. The Sub-Mariner overcomes the beating he is taking and destroys the magnet. The X-Men watch as the Sub-Mariner withdraws back to his kingdom, then observe Magneto and the rest of the Brotherhood retreat in his own jet plane.
Appearing in "The Incredible Hulk!"Edit
Synopsis for "The Incredible Hulk!"Edit
This story is reprinted from Tales to Astonish #60.
In a hidden cave in the New Mexico desert, the Hulk is once again going through the process of reverting into his alter ego: Bruce Banner. After the transformation is complete, Banner wonders if the Hulk is his true self, and if he'll ever be free of his curse.
At the military rocket base, General Ross is complaining to his daughter Betty about Banner's tardiness and that the new robot (which is supposed to study nuclear explosions at close proximity) he just built is likely a dud. Banner shortly arrives, nobody knowing that there is a spy in their midst. General Ross scolds Banner for being late to work on the robot, and Betty asks Bruce to confide in her the reasons he is so frequently absent (a request he denies). Banner works on the robot again, but his thoughts soon return to the Hulk and the nature of his transformations. He works through the day, until General Ross tells him that he must have the robot ready for testing the next day.
Working through the night to finish the robot, Banner discovers someone fleeing the outside hall. Getting too excited over the events, Banner transforms into the Hulk. The Hulk, not caring about the possible spy or Banner's invention, leaves the base to plan his next attack against humanity.
At dawn, the spy knocks out the robot's intended pilot and climbs into the device and walks it out to the testing range. The robot withstands a nuclear attack, and attacks from tank artillery. Suddenly, the spy has the robot destroy the tank, much to everybody's shock. The Hulk, witnessing this display recognizes the robot as Banner's creation and wants to destroy it.
The spy battles the Hulk as an ultimate test of the robot's indestructibility. During the battle, the robot withstands the Hulk's attack, and gains the upper hand when the Hulk gets excited enough to cause his transformation back into Bruce Banner. The spy easily knocks out the weakening Hulk and flees the scene.
Investigating the scene, some soldiers find Banner and bring him to General Ross for questioning. Ross refuses to believe that there was a spy. He suspects that Banner piloted the robot and hid it somewhere, until a soldier reports that the robot was spotted moving through the desert. He orders his troops to pursue it, and when Bruce offers to build an even stronger robot to combat the original, Ross declines, because he suspects that Banner is somehow involved with the spy. The story ends with Betty trying to console Bruce, and Bruce's thoughts considering the menace that the Hulk poses to them all.
Appearing in "The Mystery of the Man with the Mask!"Edit
- The Matador (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Mystery of the Man with the Mask!"Edit
This story is reprinted from Daredevil #5.
Elaganto is a talented former Spanish Matador that was so cruel to the bulls that the audience began to despise and boo him. During his final bullfight, the crowd distracted him and he was gored horribly by the bull. After recovery, he turned to being an evil thief by using his bull fighting skills and sword. In their first public encounter, the Matador defeats Daredevil, whose super senses are confused by fighting among a crowd of people in an enclosed room. In a rematch, Daredevil handily defeats Elaganto with his superior skill and strength. The Matador flees during the second battle and is exposed as a coward. Daredevil knocks him out and hands him over to the police.
- No special notes.
The Man Without Fear—and the Mutants Without Peer—in other words, DD and the X-Men ... and a green-skinned surprise!
- No trivia.
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