X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #12 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: X-Men (1963) #12
"The Origin of Professor X" is written by Stan Lee with arty by Jack Kirby, Alex Toth and Vince Colletta. First appearance and origin of the Juggernaut. Here it is, the X-Men's and fans' first glimpse into the past of the mysterious Charles Xavier, the mutant whose mind can make mortals tremble. Our tale begins, as many of these adventures do, with the sounding of Cerebro's alarm. Cerebro, the mutant-locating computer, is designed to warn the X-Men of the presence of others of their kind. Without explaining the nature of the threat they are about to face, Professor X immediately orders his students to fortify the X-Mansion's defenses.

When the fortifications are complete, Xavier begins to explain that the menace coming their way is none other than Cain Marko, his step-brother. Professor X's widowed mother married Marko's father when Charles was young. The older and larger of the stepbrothers, Cain abused young Charles even after their parents' deaths. Then later when both were serving with the same armed forces unit in Korea, Cain came across the lost temple of Cyttorak which contained a ruby that bestowed upon him the power of a living Juggernaut, an unstoppable engine of destructive power. Buried by a subsequent collapse of the temple, the Juggernaut was not seen again for years. But now as each of the X-Men's carefully placed defenses fall, they realize Cain Marko has returned, to gain vengeance on his step-brother, Professor X!

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Title: The Origin of Professor X!

Featuring: X-Men

Character Appearances: The X-Men (Professor X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, Iceman); V: Juggernaut (I & O); GA: Kurt Marko; Sharon Xavier (Professor X's mother)

Credits: Stan Lee (Script), Jack Kirby layouts, Alex Toth pencils (Pencils), Vince Colletta (Inks), Sam Rosen (Letters).

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Publisher: MarvelTitle: X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL)
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