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980: X-Men #57 (v1) [A Story]

" The Sentinels Live! "
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X-Men #57a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Neal Adams, Sam Rosen
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Neal Adams
Inkers: Tom Palmer
Colourists:
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: June 1969
Release Date: April 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 15
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 423                 Times Rated: 226
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X-Men #55 (v1) [A Story]
X-Men #56 (v1) [A Story]
X-Men #57a (v1)
Fantastic Four #82 (v1)
Fantastic Four #83 (v1)
978: X-Men
#55a (v1)
979: X-Men
#56a (v1)
 
981: Fantastic Fo...
#82 (v1)
982: Fantastic Fo...
#83 (v1)
 
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Alex flees Egyptian authorities leaving the X-Men with very little in the way of clues to search for him. When Iceman discovers Lorna's apartment in shambles, he and Beast race back to the US.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Cyclops
Cyclops last appeared in X-Men #56a (v1). Cyclops next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
  Marvel Girl
Marvel Girl last appeared in X-Men #56a (v1). Marvel Girl next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
  Angel
Angel last appeared in X-Men #56a (v1). Angel next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
  Beast
Beast last appeared in X-Men #56a (v1). Beast next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
  Iceman
Iceman last appeared in X-Men #56a (v1). Iceman next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Alex Summers
Alex Summers last appeared in X-Men #56a (v1). Alex Summers next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
  Lorna Dane
Lorna Dane last appeared in X-Men #52a (v1). Lorna Dane next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
  Bolivar Trask
Cameo Appearance
Bolivar Trask last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). Bolivar Trask next appears in Marvels #2. This is flashback appearance. This is a cameo appearance.
     
  Professor Abdol
Professor Abdol last appeared in X-Men #56a (v1). Professor Abdol next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
Villains
  Larry Trask
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Larry Trask in the mainstream continuity. Larry Trask next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
  Judge Chalmers
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Judge Chalmers in the mainstream continuity. Judge Chalmers next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
  Number 2
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Number 2 in the mainstream continuity. Number 2 next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
  Number 7
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Number 7 in the mainstream continuity. Number 7 next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Sentinels
The Sentinels last appeared in X-Men #16 (v1). The Sentinels next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
   
     
The X-Men (Roster III)
The X-Men last appeared in X-Men #56a (v1). The X-Men next appears in X-Men #58 (v1).
   
     
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  Kez Says:    
  2011-10-27 19:08:03  
  Awesome artwork. Neal Adams really brings the X-Men to life.  
 
 

  Calthor Says:    
  2012-07-28 09:31:10  
  Art is a whole lot better all of a sudden, even though it's still the same artist. Weird.

Plot is improving too. And 'mutant distrust' is becoming an increasing factor too. I like!

Shame about the second story though. I want an origin story or something similar, not a few 'Look, this is my power!' pages.
 
 
 

  instantdeath999 Says:    
  2013-04-16 05:12:20  
  That origin story is absolutely painful.  
 
 

  At The Gates of Dawn Says:    
  2013-08-17 22:10:59  
  Oh man the Sentinels are back! Finally! This time the these mutant-hating robots are tougher, bigger and scarier looking than the first ones around! Both Roy and Neal did a outstanding job with this issue! However it was too short and the back-up feature was a big waste of time!  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-21 11:37:27  
  Camel Jockey is absolutely un-PC.
TV-"I'm not the first Trask....My father...killed by the mutants"
Bobby-"That must be the son of Bolivar Trask!"
Gee, Bobby, real quick at re-stating the obvious.
 
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-08-29 22:21:15  
  Even Neal Adams can't save the main story. And the second one...oh my, "housework is a snap"? Really? The most powerful of the original X-men and that's the line?  
 
 

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-05-18 12:03:05  
  Fantastic first story, this is exactly what the X-Men should be. I was shocked by the Camel-Jockey comment, although it did add to the drama of the scene.  
 
 

  gmonkey Says:    
  2014-06-02 07:09:08  
  Best art in the order so far. Neal Adams was 10 years ahead of his peers.  
 
 

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-08-11 19:27:16  
  Funny, when everyone else whips out the over-used giant robot villian, we groan..... but when the Sentinels show up in X-Men we cheer..... lol......  
 
 

  Tarquinnff3 Says:    
  2014-09-22 12:23:10  
  Great art. The story wasn't as good as the last, but still enjoyable.

Side story: I didn't like it that much. I like that Jean got her own spot, but I'd rather have seen her origin story.
 
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-26 12:55:06  
  Fantastic art, and a fantastic story. It's only the first part of this arc, but it's off to a great start.

Jean is sure not a feminist. 2 of 5 pages dedicated to housework and cooking. Hoo boy!
 
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-15 10:46:16  
  Very surprised by this sudden uptick in quality for this issue. Jean's "story" at the end made me cringe.  
 
 

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-01-24 01:23:17  
  This was the start to a very enjoyable series of issues bringing the Sentinels back.  
 
 

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-02-08 17:35:58  
  THAT ART. I don't recall ever seeing faces contorted in rage in a comic book in the Order before this. Thomas kicks up the emotional reactions by the characters to match Adams's art. The final product is like nothing that's come before. 5 stars despite the outrageously poor second story.  
 
 

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2015-05-28 08:19:27  
  Mmmhm, I could look at this Adams art all day and still be satisfied.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-08-24 19:49:52  
  4 stars for the return of the Sentinels!!!

Cover Me - It looks like that one Sentinel is about to make a wish...

Status - I like it that the Living Pharaoh is a respected man in Egypt, and was able to cause more trouble for the X-Men!

Nanny Cam - So, the Avenger's jet that the X-Men are borrowing has a video camera in Lorna's apartment??

'Nuff Said - "So this is what it means to be...a mutant!"-Havok
 
 
 

  VenomousIntent Says:    
  2016-02-17 21:35:02  
  Neal Adams shows up and BAM 4 stars. He got the tone of the X-Men right ... about time someone was able to do that.  
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-08-29 18:43:41  
  Jean could track Scott across continents before and now she can't find Alex when he's so close by? It may just be a token of how well she knows Scott, but it would have been nice to see her do something other than sit in the background. I don't think she even said anything for that whole main story.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-11-23 06:58:18  
  Sentinels! Huge, tall-as-building mutant-hunting robots that have the uncanny power to not be noticed by the Avengers or the Fantastic Four! Now that's some robotmaking talent!

And thus Neal Adams leaves one huge imprint on the series; his artwork depicts the Sentinels' re-design into the classic look that will stay with us for years and years. They Sentinels looked like goofy Lost-in-Space rejects in their initial appearance in issues #14-16; here, they look imposing and coldly dangerous.

And we see the return of Lorna Dane, too! Wonder what made her slip into costume; did she see a menace already before the Sentinel showed up? Did Magneto contact her again? Was she invited to a Halloween party?

4 stars. This may not be Chris Claremont's take on the series yet, but we're seeing flashes of what set the X-Men apart from the rest of the Marvel Universe take shape here.
 
 
 

  davidmunday815 Says:    
  2017-03-20 15:12:36  
  FINALLY the X-Men comics are getting good!  
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   February 24, 2017 fragsel Added Number 7 to the issue.
   May 3, 2016 fragsel Added Number 2 to the issue.
   March 23, 2016 fragsel Added Bolivar Trask to the issue.
   August 12, 2015 TStarnes Moved this issue.
   August 12, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   April 29, 2015 sewixo Changed comic details.
   March 15, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The X-Men.
   March 8, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The X-Men.
   December 6, 2013 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for Iceman.
   December 6, 2013 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for Beast.
   December 6, 2013 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for Angel.
   December 6, 2013 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for Jean Grey.
   December 6, 2013 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for Cyclops.
     
 
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