ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1978
contiene inoltre: IRON-MAN
CONDIZIONI : BUONISSIME, QUALCHE PICCOLA MACCHIOLINA E UNA MINUSCOLA ABRASIONE IN COPERTINA, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI BUSTA
“The Lords of Light and Darkness!” / I SIGNORI DELLA LUCE E DELLE TENEBRE
- Lords of Light and Darkness
- Stephen Marchesi (dies)
- Brad (Pilot)
- Mark (Pilot)
- Sandy (Hostess)
- Sir Lionel
- Boris (Translator)
- Boeing 747
Government agent Stephen Marchesi has come to the Nest, a secret
government nuclear testing facility located in the Pahute Mesa region of
where a team of scientists are working hard to try and find a solution
to the world’s dwindling energy resources by finding alternative energy
sources. Among the scientists are Brian Mann, the nuclear physicist in
charge; Vic Norman, a bio-physicist; Jan Maarshall, an electrical engineer; Karen Lee, a geologist and Marchei’s ex-wife; Si Fan Chung, an Astronomer and Karen’s new lover; Martin Aaronson a radiation expert, and Randy Tate
the project overseer and former flight attendant. As they are testing
out a new experimental form of radioactive energy dubbed the Nila Pile,
an sudden earthquake disrupts the experiment, shattering the containment
glass and causing an explosion seemingly killing everyone as the
facility explodes in a massive nuclear explosion. The project was
canceled by the government shortly thereafter.
Months later a Boeing 474 is flying over the Arizona
desert on its way to the International Conference on Man-Made Mutation.
Aboard the plane are noted scientists Sir Lionel, Dr. Fermizi, Dr.
Mishkin, and the outspoken Senator Turner. Turner is in a fury not only
because a Soviet Dr. Miskin is aboard the plane, but because
accompanying Professor Charles Xavier are his students, who managed to get a free flight on Reed Richards’ say-so. Professor Xavier defends his students’ presence aboard the plane to all gathered there, including Peter Parker, who has been selected by Sir Lionel to cover the story for the Daily Bugle due to Parker’s background as a physics student. Things become heated when Wolverine begins to pick a fight with the Senator.
However, thing get hairy when they fly through a dark cloud and
suddenly they are attacked by the robots that once defended the Nest. As
the X-Men rush to fight off these robots, the Professor orders Cyclops and Colossus
to try to control the plane after the pilots are incapacitated.
Recognizing some of Xavier’s students as the X-Men, Peter slips away to
change into Spider-Man and lend a helping hand. He almost has his
identity blown when he forgets to lock the bathroom door and Senator
Turner bursts in to be airsick.
Spider-Man aids in fighting off the robots, and when he learns
that Cyclops can’t slow the plane down for a safe landing, creates a
web-parachute to slow down the plane so that Scott can land it. In
trying to make sense of the situation Dr. Mishkin pulls out a radiation
detector and identifies that there is a lethal amount of radiation
coming out of the blast crater where the robots appeared from. Spraying
Spider-Man and the X-Men with anti-radiation spray to make them immune
to the effects of the radiation, the Wall-Crawler and the X-Men go in
for a closer look.
As they approach the crater, Professor X attempts to warn them of a danger, but he is too weak following recent ordeals to warn them full of the danger. When Storm and Banshee
fly in first, Spider-Man is concerned about whether they can face
whatever might be waiting for them in the crater, which angers Wolverine
enough to almost start a fight between the two. Before a fight breaks
out they are disrupted by an earthquake, and down below Banshee and
Storm are felled by some unseen hands. The X-Men on the surface are then
attacked by a being calling himself Yama Dharma, who then attacks them.
During the fight, Wolverine slashes Yama’s chest open and is shocked to
find a strange cosmos spinning around inside. Soon after, the X-Men and
Spider-Man are all knocked out by Yama and his colleague Kali. With the
X-Men and Spider-Man knocked out, they isolate the one they sensed, Jean Grey.
The X-Men and Spider-Man, except Jean, are all bound in a strange
energy prison while Jean is interrogated by the surviving members of
the Nest. The radioactive explosion having mutated them into higher
beings, they have all taken on names of Hindu Gods. The X-Men and Spider-Man manage to free themselves when Nightcrawler
teleports out of the field that is holding him, creating a rift in the
next one, allowing each prisoner to escape. They learn of the Nest
survivors’ origins and that they need a massive amount of energy to
continue their evolution into higher beings. This would come at the cost
of the planet Earth. They have sought out the Phoenix because they need
nine individuals and she is the only being they have found that is
powerful enough to withstand the transformation. Jean refuses an
ascension to godhood at the expense of every living being on Earth and a
battle between Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Nest survivors begins.
However, the battle carries on too long and the Nest survivors begin
their impending deaths and stop the battle.
Spider-Man comes up with the solution that ultimately saves them
by suggesting that they send the Nest survivors into space where they
would have unrestricted access to the energies they need without
effecting the Earth. Coming up with the solution, the X-Men, Spider-Man
and the Nest survivors link hands and the Nest Survivors and X-Men
combine their powers to create a living dynamo that transmits the Nest
survivors into space through Cyclops’ optic blast. The end result
transforms the Nest survivors into a new star and removes the lethal
radiation from the blast crater, ending their threat in the process.
With the battle over, Professor X contacts Spider-Man and the
X-Men to congratulate them on a job well done. When Spider-Man expresses
his concern that a planeload of people may have figured out his secret
identity, the X-Men reassure him that the Professor will alter their
memories so that this encounter is forgotten.
“When Calls the Controller” / QUANDO CHIAMA IL CONTROLLORE (1a parte)
- humans controlled by him
- Blood Brother
- Warden of Ryker’s island
- Guards at Ryker’s islan
- Harry Key
- Captain Marvel (Only in flashback)
- New York policemen
Iron Man drops the Blood Brothers off at Ryker’s Island. Controller
breaks free from the loosened rubble and Scrounger follows. Iron Man
returns to Stark International to find it on fire, passing Harry Key
disguised as a security guard. Iron Man helps firefighters douse the
blaze as Key is intercepted by Detective O’Brien.
Continued to next issue…