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1st Appearance of Alex Summers

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March 1969
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  • * 1st Appearance of "ALEX SUMMERS" (Later becomes HAVOK)
  • 1st Appearance of The "LIVING PHARAOH" (Ahmet Abdol)
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Coming to his senses in a museum’s Egyptian exhibit, Cyclops finds himself held at gunpoint by a police officer who is accusing him of murder, his memory foggy, Cyclops thinks back to how this all began....

A few days back, Scott and the other X-Men visited to Scott's brother, Alex Summers, who has just graduated from Old Landon College. While there, Scott thinks about how his brother was adopted while he remained at the orphanage and wonders if his brother is also a mutant. After being congratulated by Scott, Alex goes to change out of his cap and gown when he is attacked by men dressed in ancient Egyptian clothing. They are hailing Alex as royalty and telling him that they are minions of a man called the Pharaoh as they gas Alex and take him hostage.

When Scott and the others go to check on Alex, they find his room is empty, but signs of a struggle are visible. With Jean's telepathic abilities, the X-Men track Alex to the Egyptian exhibit at the museum about to be sacrificed by a man named the Living Pharaoh. Interrupting the Pharaoh, the group fights him, learning that he can fire energy bolts from his hands and uses artifacts that he claims are magic, however are in reality just Egyptian themed weapons. Although the Pharaoh calls his minions to defend him, the X-Men easily overpower them with their powers. Marvel Girl attempts to stop the Pharaoh by using her mental powers on him; however he uses a sonic attack to stun the X-Men so that he and his minions can escape.

Freeing Alex from his bonds, Cyclops reveals to him his secret identity, much to Alex's surprise. The other X-Men leave Scott and Alex to return to base so that Scott can explain his double identity to his brother. While the two are talking they are ambushed by the Living Pharaoh who has returned. The Pharaoh knocks them out with an energy bolt and when Cyclops is revived by the police, he is accused of killing the Pharaoh himself. Scott finds that Alex is nowhere to be found and believes his brother might have been responsible for killing the Pharaoh and might need his help. Resisting arrest, Cyclops disarms the police officers with his optic blast and escapes into the escape tunnel that the Pharaoh had used to escape.

While at the X-Mansion, the other X-Men hear a radio report detailing that the police are looking for Cyclops in connection with the death of the Pharaoh. They decide to return to the city and help their comrade. Cyclops travels deeper down the escape tunnel and is ultimately confronted by the Pharaoh, who is alive and well. He claims that he is immortal and that he will kill Cyclops for his meddling.

This story is continued next issue...
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