CULT of the LIVING PHARAOH
CHILDREN of the SUN
Membership: Abdullah, Achmed, Ahmed, Arani, Baresh, Jamil, Kassim, Malek, Mustapha, Plasma/Leila O'Toole, Rashid, Salome Abdol/aka Faya Sahid, Trackers, unidentified high priest);
Purpose: Serving the Living Monolith/Living Pharaoh (Ahmet Abdol); some or all of the cultists were truly loyal to Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), and only aided Abdol as it served Apocalypse's ends.
Aliases: They were the Children of the Sun in their most recent appearances, with the Cult of the Living Pharaoh being their earlier alias
Affiliations: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), Deathbird (Cal'syee Neramini),
Senor Suerte (Jaime Garcia), Skrull faction allied with Apocalypse (High Commander, Military Commander, Chief Scientist Granok and unrevealed others), the Twelve
(Lucas Bishop, Cable/Nathan Dayspring Askani'son, Cyclops/Scott Summers,
Monolith/Living Pharaoh/Ahmet Abdol, Magneto/Max Eisenhardt, Phoenix/Jean Grey, Polaris/Lorna
Dane, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Mikhail Rasputin,
Storm/Ororo Munroe, Sunfire/Shiro Yoshido);
apparently worshipped the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, as well as the Ennead/Heliopolitan/"Egyptian" gods;
group of mercenaries, including Brendan, Hans, Jake, Ling, Louis, Russ, Sharp, Tony, and many others
generally, anyone the Ahmet Abdol and/or Apocalypse considered an ally, they would, too
Enemies: Notably Havok (Alex Summers);
Professor Bradford, Cadre K (Fiz, Goroth, Nuro, R’Tee, Spunje, Z'cann), Luke Cage/Power Man, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Professor Craig, Elementals (Hellfire, Hydron, Magnum, Zephyr - unbeknownst to Abdol or the cultists), Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Sue Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, She-Hulk/Jen Walters), Iron Fist (Daniel Rand), K-Class Deviant Skrulls, Living Mummy (N'Kantu), Professor Llewelyn, Massad Maximum Security Prison guards, Professor Merridew, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Thor Odinson, US Army (or whoever fought him in Revenge of the Living Monolith), X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Polaris/Lorna Dane, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan/James Howlett, others), the population of Manhattan, New York
generally, anyone the Ahmet Abdol and/or Apocalypse considered an enemy, they would, too
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Apocalypse's subterranean Egyptian base;
subterranean base beneath Cairo Confectioners Warehouse, Cairo, Egypt (Marvel Comics Presents#26 - mentioned; Marvel Comics Presents#27-31)
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York;
a base in the Halwani consulate (see comments);
various Egyptian pyramid bases in the Nile Valley, Egypt (including a pair of virtually identical temples)--"first" (large archeological excavation site) - near the Great Pyramids "a tomb that was old when the rest of the world was a savage jungle" (X-Men I#55-56, Supernatural Thrillers#9)
"second" - an ancient Egyptian temple "the place of the sleeping sun" (X-Men I#56 (largely destroyed));
"third" - possibly an expansion of a previous base or another base altogether- (Marvel Graphic Novel: Revenge of the Living Monolith)
formerly a base speculated to be within Manhattan/New York City's Egyptian Embassy (circa X-Men I#54-55 - also in Marvel Team-Up I#69?));
First Appearance: (Unidentified) X-Men I#54 (March,
(identified as Cult of the Living Pharaoh) Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith (1985);
(Children of the Sun, unidentified) Uncanny X-Men#376 (October, 1999);
(identified as the Children of the Sun) Uncanny X-Men#376 (January, 2000)
Abilities: The Cultists lacked superhuman abilities, but largely acted as labor and a warrior force. Some flew in various aeroships or airships, and they utilized a variety of weapons. Many of them wielded ancient weaponry, such as spears, daggers, scimitars, shields (used by cultists in X-Men I#54), but others wielded concussion guns and concussion missiles (for example, in X-Men I#56, Supernatural Thrillers#9) as well as automatic firearms. They typically wore ancient Egyptian garb, including a shendyt and head-dress. They were prone to emerging unexpectedly from sarcophagi to surprise opponents within their bases; some of these sarcophagi were connected to tunnels to other parts of the bases.
At least during the operation involving draining the Fantastic Four's cosmic power to effect the Monolith transformation, the Cult members wore electrocution bands. Abdol or other cultist leaders could activate these remotely, which would incinerate the wearer, leaving behind only ashes. The signal to activate the electrocution bands apparently could penetrate even the Baxter Building's security.
Baresh, at least, wielded the "Ring of Silence," which was apparently a finger ring that could spray a gas causing almost instantaneous unconsciousness. Other weaponry included an ankh necklace and stasis tapes (both designed to neutralize Havok (Alex Summers), as well as electrocution bands
Cultists once used an ankh necklace they placed around Havok's neck, turning his own power back against him, rendering him "helpless and barely alive."
On Muir Island, a Scotland, an airship struck Alex with a bolo-like snare of stasis tapes that immobilized him and neutralized his powers. By the time they flee Havok to the Halwani consulate in Manhattan and unloaded him, the tapes were nearly saturated. Spider-Man shredded the tapes soon after, restoring Havok's power virtually instantly. Marvel Team-Up I#69 (May, 1978)
The Cultists' most massive Egyptian base was lined with endless conduits, all funneling enough atomically-generated energy to power a city of several million people; its hallways linked air shafts cut miles deep into the solid bedrock beneath the dunes; its numerous banks of sophisticated computers were continuously updated by bits of audiovisual data sent by thousands of agents worldwide; it housed enough armored high-tech vehicles to threaten half the world's nations; and its control center rivaled anything the USA or other leading powers could manufacture. Its electronic hum was joined by the equally soft and insistent chant of "master...master..."
(X-Men II#97 (fb) - BTS) - The virtually immortal Egyptian mutant Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) stole technology from the cosmic Celestials, a device that could grant him vast-reality altering power. It apparently required twelve beings to focus its power, but additionally needed a vastly powerful being to replicate the Celestials' energy source. Eleven beings of power would be positioned properly to funnel their energies into a twelfth, a being able to process and channel any energy; these energies would reach a critical mass of power levels infinitely greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Realizing his own form might not contain such power, Apocalypse monitored for a being of sufficient power to do so, whose form he might usurp for his own.
(Uncanny X-Men I#377 (fb) - BTS) - Apocalypse gathered together
the Children of the Sun, a cult seeking a modern incarnation of the ancient
Pharaohs, with Apocalypse's ultimate goal being the preparation of
mutate that could process any energy in order to channel the energies of "the
Twelve" (the mutate, plus eleven other beings whose energies would be channeled
through the mutate to grant Apocalypse vast power).
Apocalypse's plans for the Twelve involved "tens of centuries of patiently plotting and manipulating, guiding hundreds of generations of unknowing pawns to a specific place and time."
(Uncanny X-Men I#377 (fb) - BTS) - Ahmet Abdol's activities drew the attention of Apocalypse, who, in conjunction with Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), arranged to make Abdol into the mutate needed for the Twelve.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith (fb) - BTS) - Fleeing from a mob angered by his "heresy," Ahmet wrecked his car; Ahmet and his daughter, Salome, were thrown to safety, but his wife, Filene, perished in flames.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith (fb) - BTS / Uncanny X-Men I#376 (fb) - BTS) - Abdol lashed out at the protestors, subconsciously unleashing a plasma bolt that injured and scattered the mob. Apocalypse, in the guise of a man in a fez (seemingly one of Children of the Sun), called Abdol master and asked him to come with him so he could show him his destiny (see comments).
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith (fb)) - Ahmet and Salome were taken to a temple hidden deep in the Egyptian desert, a sanctuary tended by the Cult of the Living Pharaoh (either another name for or a sect of the Children of the Sun), a centuries-old cult that worshipped the pharaohs and awaited their return. They told Ahmet that his writings had drawn their attention, and the manifestation of his mutant power at the automobile wreck had shown them that he was, indeed, the living god for whom they had bided the ages (see comments).
(Uncanny X-Men I#376 (fb) - BTS) - Sinister, under guidance from Apocalypse, grafted DNA from Alex Summers (an as-yet unmanifested mutant) onto Abdol to produce the Living Monolith, a mutate that could process any energy and could serve that role in the Twelve. The experiment was only partially successful, however, resulting in an unexpected - and quite unusual - symbiotic relationship wherein the power was split between the two, instead of shared (see comments)
(X-Men I#54 (fb) - BTS) - Abdol sent Baresh and Malek of the Cult of the Living Pharaoh to capture Alex Summers.
(X-Men I#54 (fb)) - Shortly after Alex Summers graduated from Landon College, Baresh and Malek ambushed Alex; Malek grabbed Alex from behind while Malek rendered Alex instantly unconscious via gas released from the "Ring of Silence."
X-Men I#54 (fb) - BTS) - Baresh and Malek brought Alex to the Living Pharaoh. Alex was undressed and placed in a shendyt (the ancient Egyptian version of a kilt) patterned after the Living Pharaoh's.
(X-Men I#54 (fb)) - The Living Pharaoh praised his servants (only two could be seen, so they were presumably Barek and Malek) as he informed them Alex was the only living man who could challenge his power. As Abdol prepared to slay Alex with a blade, the X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers (Alex's older brother), Iceman/Bobby Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey) arrived. As the cultists hurled spears at the X-Men, Abdol fired energy blasts at the heroes; Beast took out one of the cultists by hitting him in the face with the side of the same spear he had thrown while simultaneously kicking him in the chest. Surprised and impressed by the heroes' power, Abdol pressed a concealed button (on a cat statue) that opened a pair of sarcophagi and released at least two more of his cultists.
of this pair threatened to skewer Iceman, the X-Man retaliated by covering his
attacker with ice. As Angel forced a sword-wielding cultist to the ground,
another cultists speared him in the left wing, pinning him to the wall. As
another cultists rushed for the trapped Angel, Beast violently threw that
cultist to the ground, presumably knocking him out, and giving Angel time to
free himself. Beast, Iceman, and Angel then subdued six more cultists, leaving
Cyclops and Marvel Girl to challenge Abdol. Reeling from their assaults, Abdol
unleashed a wall of sound that held off the
X-Men while Abdol and the cultists fled.
After the other X-Men departed, Abdol struck anew, using the Pharaoh's Eyes hypnotic gems to incapacitate the Summers brothers.
(X-Men I#54 (fb) - BTS) - The Living Pharaoh had Alex taken away by his men, then somehow made himself appear dead aside the collapsed Cyclops.
(X-Men I#54 - BTS) - Abdol subsequently confronted Cyclops anew.
(X-Men I#55) - After the Pharaoh subdued Cyclops with via blunt trauma of the ankh to the back of Cyclops' head, Jean was unable to track the unconscious Cyclops, and the Pharaoh had his men carry Cyclops and the sarcophagus containing Alex to his limousines. One of the cultists queried why they must transport the infidels instead of slaying them immediately, Abdol admonished him not to question the wisdom of the Living Pharaoh, but noted that all would be revealed in time.
(X-Men I#55 - BTS) - Abdol further had his cultists apply a mask that adhered to Cyclops' visor (preventing its opening) placed on Cyclops' head, then Cyclops himself was placed (presumably by the cultists) within a large box.
(X-Men I#55) - In his civilian identity, Abdol brought the Summers brothers in their containers, as well as at least two cultists (in suits, ties, and fezzes) through airline security into his chartered jet. After takeoff, in the presence of at least one fez-wearing cultist, Abdol dumped Cyclops out of the box and onto the floor. As Cyclops recovered, Jean sensed his presence, and the X-Men pursued in their own aircraft until Abdol struck them down with another blast from his ankh; working together, the other X-Men landed safely.
(X-Men I#55 - BTS) - Abdol brought Cyclops and Alex to a tomb within a pyramid, which "was old when the rest of the world was a savage jungle" so they could die deaths befitting a mutant born.
(X-Men I#55) - As a pair of cultists held the still mask-wearing Cyclops, Abdol advised Cyclops of their location and their planned fate. Abdol then activated a cat's mouth fountain that threatened to drown both Summers, but after Abdol and the cultists departed, Cyclops shattered the aged sarcophagus holding Alex, who then removed Cyclops' mask; the pair fought off, at least, a trio of cultists as they rushed in. Interrupted by another guard's alert as he prepared himself for his moment of glory, an enraged Abdol ordered his men to strike the unbelievers down without mercy. As Abdol prepared to join the fight, however, the other X-Men arrived, and Angel cast Abdol roughly against the pyramid's top. The X-Men helped take out the remaining cultists, and Alex instinctively unleashed a destructive blast that shattered the ankh and knocked Abdol off of his pyramid. Angel caught Abdol, who ordered his servants to flee until he would summon them once again, and they fled to "the place of the sleeping sun." The X-Men were shocked to realize Alex was a mutant.
(X-Men I#56 - BTS) - The X-Men took Alex and the Living Pharaoh in their airship.
(X-Men I#56) - The X-Men stopped off at an archeological excavation site in hopes of finding some authorities to whom they could turn over the Living Pharaoh. The Cult of the Living Pharaoh then ambushed the X-Men with an energy blast from their concussion guns that they felt "only the great Pharaoh himself could survive." Abdol swiftly corrected his Cult ("Fools!"), warning them that the mutants were but stunned, and that Cyclops was already raising his head. However, as Cyclops threatened to take the Pharaoh out, one of the cultists on a rocket cycle of some sort swooped down and smashed Cyclops in the head from behind. Beast cast that pilot to the ground and though the Pharaoh urged the cultists that his only concern was Alex Summers, another cultist dropped the Beast with his concussion gun. The cultists loaded Alex onto their aeroship, and the Pharaoh shattered Iceman's battering ram with an energy blast. Angel pursued the fleeing aeroship, but the cultists fired concussi-missiles that sent him into a tailspin.
(X-Men I#56 - BTS) - Angel pulled out of his dive and continued to follow the cultists low to ground level to escape their detection.
(X-Men I#56) - Marvel Girl established a mental rapport with Angel, who informed the rest of the X-Men of his whereabouts as the cultists entered a temple identical to the previous site, though miles apart. After the cultists entered through a hidden entrance, Angel broke contact to focus his concentration.
(X-Men I#56 - BTS) - The cultists bound Alex in a chamber within a technological complex within the temple.
(X-Men I#56 - BTS) - The Living Pharaoh shut the chamber and morphed into the immense Living Monolith as the other X-Men arrived. Alex eventually broke free, and the Monolith reverted back to a powerless Abdol and collapsed.
(X-Men I#57 - BTS) - When the local police arrived, they recognized Abdol, who instead accused Alex Summers for having destroyed the temple Abdol had unearthed. Having pre-existing knowledge of Abdol, the guards were inclined to trust him, but ordered that all involved parties be taken into custody. The X-Men escaped.
(Supernatural Thrillers#9 (fb) - BTS) - Abdol located the Ruby Scarab, which restored a measure of the power he thought lost forever to Havok. From a pyramid base, Abdol studied the Scarab, planning to rule the world once he had unlocked its secrets.
(Supernatural Thrillers#8 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking to prevent the Ruby Scarab that had defeated them in the ancient past from being used against them again, the Elementals dispatched the Living Mummy (N'Kantu) to obtain the Scarab from Abdol.
(Supernatural Thrillers#9) -
Alerted by his alarms, the Living Pharaoh observed the approaching Living Mummy
and dispatched some guards from the Cult of the Living
Pharaoh to fine and destroy him. The cultists suddenly emerged from a series of
sarcophagi and ambushed N'Kantu
and announced "in the name of the Living Pharaoh -- the infidel must die."
Surviving attacks by spear, gun, and sword, N'Kantu whittled down his attackers
until a pair fled back through one of the sarcophagi to a tunnel to Abdol so he
could crush the intruder.
As the Pharaoh battled the Mummy, the thief known as the Asp (Richard Harper) stole the Scarab, causin the Pharaoh's power to fade. The Mummy departed after Abdol collapsed to the ground and wept about being merely human.
(Marvel Team-Up I#69) - On Scotland's Muir Island, members of the Cult of the Living Pharaoh ambushed Havok and Polaris (Lorna Dane). Their first blast (from a hand weapon) struck the ground between the pair, and Havok struck back at the three men on the rocks above with a force blast. When another pair of cultists fired their airship's blaster from above (though the cultist warned the gunman that if they injured Havok even slightly the master would have their hides), Lorna incapacitated their craft with her magnetic powers.
(Marvel Team-Up I#69) -Another two cultists
(including Mustapha, who fired the weapon) struck
from the cliffside below, knocking Lorna off the cliff and stunning her so that
she couldn't simply levitate to safety. As Lorna plunged to the frigid waters
below, another airship struck Alex with a bolo-like snare that neutralized his
powers. Alex agreed to surrender if they would help Lorna, but they refused to
risk further danger, took him aboard their airship, and fled. As the Cultists
noted, while departing, that Lorna was unimportant and expendable, she emerged
from the water to pull herself to safety on rocks by the cliff.
(it is possible that Achmed and/or Abdullah were part of this assault, as both were present as Havok was delivered to the Halwani Embassy)
Marvel Team-Up I#69 - BTS) - Meanwhile (2 AM EST), a trio of cultists broke into Professor Craig's office in the Empire State University's science building via an aircraft accessing an external window. Two of the cultists (including Jamil) entered the office, while the third (Rashid) waited in their airship hovering outside the window.
Marvel Team-Up I#69) - As another cultist located the Living Pharaoh's "mystic" ankh, Jamil received the report on Havok's successful capture. They stole the ankh and replaced it with a replica. A studying Peter Parker overheard them and and investigated as Spider-Man. He tried to stop them by blocking the door out of Craig's office with webbing, but when he realized they were escaping via an airship, he burst in and caught himself up in his own web; he attached a spider-tracer to their craft before they could escape. (Jamil is definitely holding the chest on the left, and, unless there were actually four cultists involved in the theft, I believe that's him in the image on the right as well)
Tracking the signal, Spider-Man subsequently discovered similarly dressed cultists (including Achmed, Abdullah, and possibly Mustapha if he accompanied the others in bringing Havok to Manhattan) driving an ambulance approaching the Halwani consulate. He watched as a pair unloaded Havok; Achmed chided his assistant (presumably Abdullah), urging him to hurry, as the stasis tapes were close to being saturated; two more cultists watched out from either side of the ambulance. Recognizing Havok, Spider-Man knocked back the four cultists (as he struck the first pair, one of them warned Abdullah, presumably the one on the left of the picture on the right, but possibly one of the two taken down in Spider-Man's second strike) and freed Havok, who helped Spider-Man quickly subdue all cultists present as more ran out of the consulate.
(Achmed is at the top of the image on the left; Abdullah MIGHT be the one at the bottom of the same picture)
(Marvel Team-Up I#69) - The Living Pharaoh then ambushed Havok and
Spider-Man, knocking the latter through a wall in the embassy via a wide-beam
blast, and holding his own against the latter until another cultist,
could throw around Havok's neck an ankh necklace that turned
Havok's own power back against
him, rendering him helpless and barely alive. Abdol ordered Kassim to take Havok
to his laboratory while he prepared himself for the transformation.
As (presumably) Kassim and another cultist placed Havok within a chamber, one cultist (presumably Kassim) noted that this one was designed to make Havok's cosmic energy absorption operate at peak power, then amplify and broadcast it to Abdol; its systems would also keep Havok in perfect health. Spider-Man held the chamber open via webline and knocked the cultists out, but before he could remove the ankh necklace, Abdol, now dressed in his Monolith garb, confronted him anew. Abdol had to focus his blasts carefully to avoid destroying his own equipment, allowing Spider-Man to punch Abdol across the room. Unfortunately for the heroes, Abdol's body struck Havok's chamber, and his added weight broke the portion of the ceiling anchoring Spider-Man's webbing, allowing the chamber to shut. Now receiving Havok's channeled power, Abdol transformed once again into the Living Monolith, who grabbed Spider-Man and threatened that he would be the first of humanity to fall before him.
(Presumably Kassim is at the bottom of the picture on the right)
(Marvel Team-Up I#70) - As the Monolith raged through the city and into the New York harbor, a trio of cultist loaded the chamber containing Havok into a truck. Spider-Man eventually returned to Abdol's base, took out the cultists (dodging an energy rifle blast in the process), and used his spider-sense to identify a safe means to free Havok. The Monolith staggered while his power faded rapidly and then suddenly vanished (teleported away by his cultists? or just sinking swiftly beneath the waves).
(Power Man#57 (fb) - BTS) - The Cult presumably assisted Abdol in his efforts to obtain the Cheops Crystal.
(Power Man#57 (fb) - BTS) - Via armored cars, the cultists took sarcophagi holding Abdol's former associates Professors Merridew, Bradford, and Llewelyn with Tutankhamen's sarcophagi, which had been buried for millennia beneath the Valley of the Kings, absorbing the ancient power. Abdol then had at least three cultists (at least one, and presumably all, via armored cars) transport the three sarcophagi in a triangular energy field focused around the Cheops Crystal, which served to channel cosmic power to Abdol sufficiently to transform him into the Living Monolith without having to block the rays from Havok.
(Power Man#57) - After surviving an encounter with the Living Monolith, Iron Fist led Power Man to the Halwani consulate, which he had learned was the place Abdol had imprisoned Havok a few months earlier. When a Cult of the Living Pharaoh member opened a panel and ordered the infidels away, Cage kicked down the door. Seeking to prevent the "heathen pigs" from defiling the master's secret place, one of the Cultists urged, "Shoot to kill, Hassan!" The heroes made short work of the Cultists and then observed the glowing Cheops crystal along with a compass aligned to magnetic north; Power Man and Iron Fist took the crystal and headed in that direction, and they soon observed a Cultist driving an armored truck; subduing the driver, they broke into the truck and found Merridew trapped within one of sarcophagi. The Monolith felt his power supply diminish as they freed Merridew, who revealed the nature of the Monolith's power source.
(Power Man#57 - BTS) - Iron Fist phoned the police to inform them of the locations of the sarcophagi holding Bradford and Llewelyn. With his power cut off, the Monolith reverted to a helpless Abdol in mid-battle with Cage, Iron Fist, and their X-Men allies..
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith (fb)
- BTS) - Abdol was incarcerated in Massad maximum security prison in Central
Egypt, where he focused his power to
slowly erode the metal of the shackles.
Abdol somehow instructed the Cult of the Living Pharaoh Abdol to hover in their vehicles just beyond the horizon, behind clouds, waiting for a sign that his bid for freedom had begun.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith (fb) - BTS) - Abdol at some point made plans to capture the Fantastic Four to transfer their cosmic ray-energies into him to allow him to become the Monolith again.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith (fb) - BTS) - Ahmet's daughter, Salome, secretly insisted to his cultists on being part of his project; with her being of her father's "royal" blood, the cultists felt obligated to obey her. With her true identity unknown to most cultists and to Abdol herself, she took the identity of Fayah Sahid.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith) - After Abdol broke free, he blasted through the ceiling, and his cultists (including Arani) dropped down through, garbed him in a cape, and prepared to help his escape. When guards rushed in, Abdol ordered the cultists to destroy them; as they did so, Abdol further ordered that his former guard and childhood tormenter, Hassan, be brought with them. Turning his back on the gunfight, Abdol strode out of the cell and complimented Arani upon seeing the skimmers had been summoned. After Abdol complimented Arani for summoning the skimmers and then boarded a departing ship, another cultist noted that two cultists had been left behind; appreciating the risk in retuning for them, as well as the risk of their being questioned by infidel inquisitors and revealing his grand plan, Abdol activated the two cultists' electrocution bands, killing them.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith (fb) - BTS) - The cultists brought Abdol to their immense Egyptian bases beneath pharaohs' faces carved into the mountains.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith - BTS) - As "Fayah" approached the Baxter Building, she was confronted by numerous cultists who denounced her as a traitor who must pay. The Human Torch (Johnny Storm) defeated and drove off the cultists, after which Fayah requested an audience with the Fantastic Four to stop a threat that might destroy the world. Fayah told the FF she had been a former follower of Ahmet Abdol until realizing he was a madman. She continued on, claiming to have accidentally discovered Abdol's development of a machine to alter brainwaves able to make the whole would bow down to him; allegedly objecting to subjugation, she claimed to have stolen a key component from the machine and fled to the USA to enlist the FF to stop Abdol. As Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) headed off to analyze the component, Fayah requested She-Hulk (Jen Walters) watch over her.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith) - Within his subterranean base, Abdol accepted his raiment from his cultists. Abdol assured Hassan that when he was done with him, his body would be spread with manure and staked in the desert to be eaten by beetles, causing an involuntary shiver from a cultist.
The cultist multitude was assembled, and the Living Pharaoh appeared before them, announcing the completion of phase 1 and the progression of phase 2; soon the destiny for which they had strived would be fulfilled.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith - BTS) - Meanwhile, as Reed concluded that the "key part" allegedly stolen by Fayah was a random assortment of electronic circuits for no purpose, an alarm sounded as a number of the Cult of the Living Pharaoh's airships approached and surrounded the Baxter Building. Before She-Hulk could head to join her teammates in battle stations, Fayah activated a device that allowed beams from the aircrafts to strike her briefcase (or whatever type of bag it was) and connect to each other, forming an immense inverted pyramid that cut into and surrounded the Human Torch, and Reed and Sue Richards, transporting them to another, upright, pyramid, within Abdol's base.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith) - With the imbedded Hassan as his witness, the Living Pharaoh introduced himself to his captive FF members and ordered his followers to kill them.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith - BTS) - She-Hulk activated Reed's external energy blocker to interrupt the ships' energies, though Fayah revealed she was too late, and her teammates were already gone. Fayah attempted to shatter a window to escape aboard a ladder dropped from a waiting ship, but was instead captured by the She-Hulk when the Lexan window resisted the impact. The Pharaoh's cultists considered activating her electrocution band, but another agent apparently recognized Fayah as Salome, and ordered that the Pharaoh himself must make that decision.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith) - As the Fantastic Four members fought the Pharaoh's cultists, Abdol instructed one of his aides to continue the analysis of the FF's energies until they found the correct frequency. To push the heroes to their limits, Abdol ordered the cultists to deploy the juggernaut tank, which stunned Reed and Sue before being fried by the Torch. This energy output completed the needed readings, and a servant announced the proper adjustments had been made as he handed Abdol his ankh. Abdol then ordered his men to cease the attack. Via a counter-wavelength now programmed into oscillation circuits of his ankh projector, Abdol nullified the heroes' consciousness.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith - BTS) - Abdol had Reed, Sue, and Johnny placed within crystalline sarcophagi that drew off the cosmic energies from their bodies and focused it into him, which would allow him to override the natural interference preventing him from absorbing such energies and facilitate his transformation into the Monolith.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith) - A
cultist interrupted Abdol's ranting to his captives
to reveal Fayah's capture; Abdol was furious that his captured agent had not
already been executed, until realizing it was actually Salome. At first he raged
that his servants had allowed her to put herself at risk, but they countered
that she was of his royal blood and could thus command them. Consumed with his
desire for power, Abdol was goaded by Hassan to push the button and incinerate Salome (note:
She-Hulk had activated Reed's circuitry that woul instantly block all
outside transmission of energy, but she may have shut off the device,
or it might have only acted briefly; it seems less likely that Abdol's
technology could overcome Richards' when it had previously proven
sufficient to block Doom's transmissions).
The cultists realized Abdol was going mad.
Abdol's equipment fed him with the FF's energies and transformed him into the Living Monolith, who vowed revenge. The cultists noted their master being more enraged than they had ever seen and speculated that his different appearance might relate to the artificial nature of his transformation. Blaming the FF's ilk for his daughter's death but needing the captives' power, the Monolith decided to destroy their home, New York.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith - BTS) - The Monolith boarded a Concorde his cultists piloted to LaGuardia (see comments).
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith - BTS) - She-Hulk sought aid from Captain America, who recruited Spider-Man to investigate the energy pyramid; Spider-Man replicated the transport technology.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith (fb) - BTS) - Despite lacking a flight plan or radio signal, the Monolith's Concorde landed in LaGuardia, where it was surrounded by security.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith) - The Monolith (who the security forces and other reports estimated to be 30' tall) burst free from the Concorde, swiftly overpowered the security, and marched off into the city.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith - BTS) - Before Spider-Man could activate the transporter, the Baxter Building received an alert of the Monolith heading for Manhattan. Uncertain of the FF's status but knowing they were the only ones available to stop the Monolith, Captain America, She-Hulk, and Spider-Man headed towards the East side docks.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith) - After some battle, Spider-Man headed back to the Baxter Building and transported himself to Abdol's base. The cultists rushed to attack Spider-Man, but he knocked them aside and webbed up a group of them before rushing towards the equipment associated with the FF's sarcophagi. However, one of the cultists warned him that destroying with the equipment would not only kill the FF, but also cause the nuclear reactors associated with the base to reduce the entire complex, and Cairo above it, to powder and irradiate the area for decades (see comments).
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith - BTS) - Spider-Man instead turn the equipment up fully, causing them to overload and shut themselves down safely. While the cultists were puzzling over this, Spider-Man freed the FF and used the transport pyramid to return to Manhattan.
(Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith) -
She-Hulk dropped the Monolith with Consolidated Edison's power line, but
realized he was still growing. Hovering overhead, cultists pondered saving their master, but realized
they would need help.
A fleet of the Monolith's cultists (estimated at hundreds or even thousands) then arrived in the Manhattan sky and converged on the city, but as the heroes opposed them, the Monolith was stunned to see the powerless citizens join the fight against their attackers. Observing another man sacrifice his life for a child he didn't even know, the Monolith realized he had sought to assuage his own pain by inflicting it on others, and that his only daughter had died because of his obsession. The Monolith ordered his cultists to stop, then aided Thor in launching himself into orbit. The cultists pursued the Monolith initially, but it unclear whether they flew until they suffocated and/or froze in the upper atmosphere, whether their ships crashed, or whether they returned to their base to reconsider their options.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#18 (fb) - BTS) - In the process, Thor created a space warp with Mjolnir that transported the Monolith into another solar system.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#31 (fb) - BTS) - The Cult of the Living Pharaoh conceived of a plot to encase Havok in a substance that would allow him to live but would forever shield him from the cosmic rays that fueled his powers; they hoped this would allow a new leader to arise from one of Abdol's descendants, one similarly linked antagonistically to Havok as the Living Pharaoh had been
(Marvel Comics Presents I#24/4 (fb) - BTS) - During an annual ceremony, the Cult of the Living Pharaoh prepared a human sacrifice to ensure their god's return; newly indoctrinated cultist, archeologist Leila O'Toole (actually Abdol's sister's daughter), screamed and fled, disrupting the ceremony to some degree.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#31 (fb) - BTS) - Leila O'Toole realized her connection to Havok and sought to claim her uncle's legacy for herself.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#31/1 (fb) ) - A Tracker caught Leila shortly after she ran away and brought her back to the High Priest who gave her information that intrigued her enough to work for them. The cult revealed their plans to have a descendent gain the Living Pharaoh's power, and Leila was sent to Australia to help capture Havok by acting as bait.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#24/4 (fb) - BTS) - The Cultists employed a group of mercenaries and outfitted a group of mercenaries -- Brendan, Hans, Jake, Ling, Louis, Russ, Sharp, Tony, many others -- with airships and sent them to assault Havok and Leila when the two got together. This was apparently to make Havok more sympathetic to Leila to facilitate her leading Havok to the cult. It seemed the mercenaries were aware that Leila was actually a cult member.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#31/1 (fb) - BTS) - Leila located Havok via a psychic bond he shared with her similar to the one Havok had with the Living Pharaoh.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#24/4) - Leila waited at her supposed broken car until Havok arrived to help her. They were immediately attacked by mercenaries from the sky using cult airships. Leila seemingly lost consciousness when Havok used his power against them.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#31/1 (fb) - BTS) - Leila felt connected to Havok when he used his powers.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#24/4) - Leila was back on her feet when he jumped into his car and tried to start it, and she saved him from being encased in the substance intended to shield Havok from cosmic rays. The mercenaries apparently thought that Leila betrayed them and now attacked her too. Her car was blown to pieces and, after Havok drove the mercenaries away, he and Leila had to walk through the Australian outback to the next town. On their way Leila talked with Havok about the strange feeling she had when he fought the mercenaries and about them being after her because she ran away from the Cult of the Living Pharaoh. It became dark while they were walking, and suddenly they were caught by Jake and his mercenaries in a net.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#31/1 (fb) - BTS) - The Tracker that accompanied her to Australia thought that she had betrayed the cult.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#25/1) - Leila seemingly passed out again when Havok freed them from the net and fought the mercenaries off. They used one of the mercenaries' aircrafts to fly to the next town, and Havok was surprised that Leila could fly the craft herself. In the next town, they rented a car and Leila convinced him to travel with her through the country; the two began to fall in love over the next few days. At dinner one night, Leila went to the bathroom to freshen up, but was captured by the mercenaries and a Tracker. Havok tried to stop them, but a mercenary stopped him with a grenade. The Tracker killed the mercenary for this and left with the remaining mercenaries and Leila on one of their aircrafts.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#25/1 - BTS) - Leila was returned to Egypt. She explained everything that had happened including her connection to Havok's powers as one of the Living Pharaoh's descendants and a plan was crafted to lure Havok into fighting to fill her with more power.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#26/1 - BTS) - Recovering, Havok confronted the mercenaries and forced them to reveal that the Trackers took Leila to the Cairo Confectioners Warehouse in Egypt. The mercenaries were injured or possibly even killed in the process.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#27/1) - At the Cairo Pyramid Confectioners, Havok encountered one of the Trackers, who maneuvered him over a trap door, through which he fell into a cell where another Tracker attacked him. After Havok defeated this Tracker, he encountered the assembled Cult of the Living Pharaoh. The High Priest threatened to sacrifice Leila if Havok didn't fight the Trackers in a duel to the death.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#28/1) - Leila was brought away to get prepared, and the High Priest told Havok that Leila would be released after he who was the Living Pharaoh was satisfied. Later in the arena, Havok faced the Trackers, and Leila was secretly among them as the only Tracker with a full mask. Her female body was hidden behind an armor and she fought relentlessly against Havok with her cousins. Each was defeated by Havok, but Leila didn't stay down. Havok continued to fight her, but instead of weakening, she got stronger as she absorbed his energies. Havok used maximum power to send her through a wall, but Leila rose again. Her armor broke off, revealed her to be a woman. Now calling herself Plasma, as the rightful heir of the Living Pharaoh, she was declared the cult's new ruler, and her followers kneeled down and praised her.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#29/1) - Plasma told her followers to imprison Havok instead of killing him, but he fled. She sent Trackers and cultists after him to catch him in their aircraft, but they failed because Havok now had some helping claws from Wolverine. As Havok took out a Tracker, Ahmed's shipmate exhorted him to kill Havok...but when Havok turned his glare on them, both me jumped out of the ship rather face Havok's fury. Ahmed is the closer of the two to Havok.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#30/1) - Havok and Wolverine returned the temple and were attacked by Plasma in her throne room. She knocked out Wolverine, and Havok fought back. He couldn't beat her and only wanted to know where Leila was. Plasma took of her helmet and revealed she was Leila O'Toole.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#31/1) - Leila explained the whole truth to Havok and then led him to the arena and demanded he give her his power at its fullest. He didn't want to, so she beat him up and started to kill her followers. After she destroyed the temple's ceiling, Havok finally used his power, but only once to defeat the Trackers next to Plasma. She wanted more, but Havok refused to give her any more powerful and instead knocked her out with a punch and left.
(Moon Knight III#25 (fb) - BTS) - Plasma committed herself to follow her uncle's footsteps by uniting all Middle Eastern cults by showing them that she was the chosen one of their gods. In the end she wanted to start a holy war against the rest of the world with her followers at her side. She began her mission by recruiting the Cult of Khonshu.
(Moon Knight III#25) - Plasma started a terrorist attack on the Statue of Liberty and Grand Central Station on the same day. Her men at the Statue of Liberty were stopped by Moon Knight (Marc Spector) and Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale) and revealed Plasma's second target. Meanwhile, at a benefit for homeless people at Grand Central Station, Plasma blocked the tunnel to Grand Central Station by stopping a subway abruptly with a plasma blast. A short time later Plasma and her men had the station under their control, and she introduced herself to the hostages and then told the Knights of the Moon leader Hashim that she was honored to fight for them in Khonshu's name. Later, Plasma decided to make an example when she lost contact with some of her men, and she vaporized Mr. Parnell's head got his head in front of the NYPD. Ghost Rider appeared and attacked Plasma, but she seemingly destroyed him with a plasma blast. Shortly after that, all bombs were in place, and she left the building with her men with a train on a deserted subway track. The Knights of the Moon stayed behind to stop everyone from following Plasma, but they failed against Moon Knight and Ghost Rider (who had re-formed). They reached the train, took care of Plasma's mercenaries, and then faced Plasma herself. Ignoring Moon Knight's warnings, Plasma died in a terrible explosion when the subway hit the wall.
(X-Men II#97 (fb) - BTS) - Apocalypse determined that Nate Grey/X-Men of Reality-295 (aka the "Age of Apocalypse") had the power needed to power the Celestials' equipment.
(Uncanny X-Men I#377 (fb) - BTS) - With their throneworld destroyed by Galactus, a group of Skrulls allied with Apocalypse as a means to regaining the power they once held. In exchange, they would help Apocalypse achieve his gathering and utilization of the Twelve as a means to gain vast power.
(Uncanny X-Men I#376 (fb - BTS)) - Skrulls discovered the immense/inert form of the Living Monolith/Planet. They appreciated its power and, in the service of the cult's new lord and master (Apocalypse), the Skrulls arranged to help return the Pharaoh to his people, the Children of the Sun.
(Uncanny X-Men I#372) - Deathbird (secretly serving Apocalypse) and Lucas Bishop discovered the immense, fossilized Living Monolith/planetoid.
(Uncanny X-Men I#376 (fb) - BTS) - With the Skrulls, Deathbird arranged the transport of the Monolith back to the Children of the Sun on Earth.
(Uncanny X-Men I#373) - The high priest of the Children of the Sun announced that, after maintaining their hidden sanctuary for generations, their time had come: the Pharaoh's return. He held his hands upward, showing a warp in space, through which burst a beam of light, and along that passed Deathbird along with a large sarcophagus (which contained the Monolith, restored to organic form and only slightly giant-sized). Deathbird announced an alliance which both returned their king from exile and would grant her a power enabling her to claim the Shi'ar Empire once and for all. She further announced that Earth would soon know the Pharaoh's wrath, that they would march forth and destroy all who defied him, and that the age of the Monolith was upon them.
(Uncanny X-Men I#374) -
Within an Egyptian pyramid (constructed such that a single shaft of sunlight was
reflected and refracted to illuminate its hidden depths), the Children of the
Sun worked on the Monolith's sarcophagus, which was hooked up to their high-tech
equipment. Apocalypse and the Skrulls, however, rewarded Deathbird for her part
in returning the Monolith by striking her down and ordering her sent for conversion.
Deathbird was subsequently converted by Apocalypse into his Horseman Death.
(X-Men II#95) - Within the pyramid containing the Children of the Sun's technology, Skrulls reported the arrival of "the desired artifact" to the Children of the Sun, who were pleased at the filling of a prophecy, noting the artifact was the catalyst that would bring the ritual of resurrection to fruition, when what laid within the sarcophagus would be reborn. This would lead to a new age, and, with the turning of the year, a new epoch to be written in blood and fire, first across the face of the world and then across the very stars.
(Uncanny X-Men I#376 (fb) - BTS) - The Monolith was outfitted with a version of Havok's old headdress (presumably modified to enlarge with him), which allowed him to continue to access his and Havok's joint energies despite Havok being gone (he was on Earth-1298/"Mutant X"; though past stories would seem to indicate that Havok's absence would actually eliminate Havok's interference from Abdol absorbing cosmic energy in greater fashion).
(Uncanny X-Men I#376) -
Before the immense sarcophagus, the high priest of the Children of the Sun announced
"as promised by our forefathers, and their forefathers before them...from death
shall come rebirth! From rebirth shall come redemption...and revenge!" Reviewing
the Monolith's fall and discovery, he then announced that the Monolith would
live again, to fulfill his divine destiny at the dawn of "this new -- and last
Bursting forth, the Monolith instructed the Children of the Sun to kneel and give thanks, as he claimed to truly be a god like no other before him; but Apocalypse (again in the form of the man in the fez who had first recruited Abdol) came forth and reminded the Monolith of his origins before immobilizing the Monolith with a simple blast from his staff.
(Uncanny X-Men I#377 (fb) - BTS) - The captured members of the Twelve were held within Null-Orbs (creations of the Celestials) to neutralize their powers, and those globes transferred Xavier and Magneto's power directly into the Monolith.
(X-Men II#96 - BTS) - Within the Children of the Sun's pyramid, in the chamber housing the captured members of the Twelve, a Skrull announced to Apocalypse that the X-Men had realized the Skrulls involvement. The Children of the Sun's high priest (presumably; this guy had the serpent in his headdress as well as the crook/staff, but lacked the horns on his headdress, and had a different color scheme to his costume) noted that this was the Skrulls' sub-commander's fault for precipitating this debacle by seizing one of the Twelve. Apocalypse advised that they could lead the rest of the Twelve there in hopes of rescuing their captured members.
(Uncanny X-Men I#377) - Within their pyramid base, the
Children of the Sun (including their high priest) listened with their
Skrull allies as Apocalypse reviewed his successful and ongoing plans
to finish gathering the Twelve. Other members of the Children of the
Sun joined other Skrulls in battling the X-Men (and their Cadre K
allies) who had come to rescue the captured members of the Twelve, with
the goal of capturing the remaining six members.
Once the other five members of the Twelve were captured, Apocalypse ordered the Children of the Sun and the Skrulls to exterminate the remaining X-Men.
(X-Men II#97) - The Children of the Sun and Skrull warriors continued battling the X-Men. While the Twelve disrupted Apocalypse's plans somewhat, ultimately Apocalypse merged with Cyclops and harnessed the energies of the Twelve.
(Uncanny X-Men I#378 (fb) - BTS) - Thusly merged and empowered, Apocalypse and Cyclops sent reality-altering waves across the Earth.
(Uncanny X-Men I#378 - BTS) - Phoenix and the rest of the X-Men battled the merged Cyclops as their reality was overlapped with Reality-23378's. The struggle disrupted the reality overlapping, largely restoring Reality-616 to its status quo and leaving the rest of the X-Men back in Apocalypse's empty chamber. Xavier could sense no trace of the Living Monolith, the Children of the Sun, Apocalypse, Cyclops, or the Skrull warriors.
(Uncanny X-Men I#378 - BTS) - Xavier speculated that Apocalypse had miscalculated and that Cyclops' energies had been unable to contain the Twelve's energies, while Phoenix argued that it had been Cyclops' willful resistance that had overcome Apocalypse. Xavier felt Cyclops had been destroyed, while Phoenix insisted to the contrary.
(X-Men II#98 - BTS) - Phoenix continued to argue for Cyclops' continued existence, but when both Cable and Xavier noted they had not been able to sense any trace of Cyclops, and that whatever she thought she had sensed must have been a trick of Apocalypse's, she collapsed, seemingly accepting Cyclops' loss.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Arnold Drake, Don Heck, and Vince Colletta.
Thanks to Loki for identifying the garment of interest as the shendyt.
Despite allegedly worshipping the Pharaohs and the gods of ancient Egypt, one of the Cultists exclaimed, "Allah!" when he realized the Living Mummy was not wearing a disguise in Supernatural Thrillers#9. I guess old habits die hard.
Power Man#57 revealed the Halwani consulate to be where Abdol had held Havok in their most recent encounter.
World politics is not my area of expertise, but per every site I reviewed on the subject: Embassies are permanent diplomatic missions generally located in a county's capital. Consulates are located only in bigger cities and not in the capital city.
Read more: http://www.differencebetween.net/business/difference-between-embassy-and-consulate/#ixzz2hTLzMXBp
Could a Concorde fly the Living Monolith from Egypt to LaGuardia? Of course, they could use anti-gravitons, or perhaps the Monolith could amplify the ship's power, or some other sci-fi solution since they were using advanced technology to begin with...but I wondered if a regular Concorde could perform the feat:
Presuming the tech specs on www.concordesst.com are accurate, a Concorde's maximum payload weight is 14.75 tons. So, if that's accurate, no. I'm presuming that the Monolith would have to fly in one of the plane's two baggage holds, the larger of which, according to that site is 20.5 ft. long and can hold 227 cubic feet of volume. So not only is the Monolith too heavy, he'd be a VERY tight fit if he even could fit to begin with.
I'm sure they could customize it so the entire interior is connected, but all noteworthy, thanks!
Meltdown vs. nuclear explosion. A commonly seen plot device/error...I'm not an engineer and certainly not a nuclear physicist (but I could see Three Mile Island from my class window in high school), but as of my most recent understanding, nuclear bombs explode, disintegrate things, and irradiate the area. Nuclear reactors instead meltdowns, which primarily cause a release of radiation into the environment and radiation poisoning (potentially fatal, the speed of which depends on the degree of exposure). In both events, the region could be irradiated for years, decades, or even longer, but there is no explosion or vaporization/disintegration involved in a meltdown.
Profile by Snood.
The Cult of the Living Pharoah, aka the Children of the Sun, have no known connections to
Many cultists used these vehicles for combat and relatively short transport. Their top speed and range is unrevealed. Some were equipped with concussi-missiles, and some cultists fired handheld weapons from the ships. Most appeared to be able to carry two Cultists, but some held at least four.
During the Cult's assault on New York City, a number of variant ships were used, include sky cycle-types. These ships could carry at least 9 Cultists and many had on-board energy blasters, etc.
--X-Men I#56 (Marvel Team-Up I#69, Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith
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X-Men I#54, pg. 3, panel 3-4 (Baresh & Malek ambush Alex Summers);
pg. 4, panel 1 (single cultist standing with sword & spear);
pg. 8, panel 1 (cultists preparing to spear Iceman)
#55, pg. 11, panel 1 (Cult of Living Pharaoh carrying Cyclops);
#56, pg. 4, panel 1 (Beast assaults cultist in airship);
pg. 5, panel 4 (airship departing, from behind);
Supernatural Thrillers#9, pg. 4, panel 4 (5 cultists sent to confront N'Kantu);
Marvel Team-Up#69, pg.1, panel 1 (Cultists waiting to ambush Havok & Polaris);
pg. 2, panel 5 (Cultists airship firing on Havok & Polaris);
pg. 3, panel 2 (Cultist's blast takes out the ground under Polaris);
panel 4 (Havok caught in bola-snare);
pg. 5, panel 2 (Jamil stealing chest from Dr. Sloan's ESU office);
panel 7 (front-view of airship);
pg. 8, panel 1 (Jamil or unidentified cultist face);
pg. 10, panel 6 (Achmed and/or Abdullah and/or possibly Mustapha carrying Havok on stretcher);
pg. 11, panel 1 (Abdullah and other cultists kicked by Spider-Man);
pg. 14, panel 4 (Kassim throws ankh chain around Havok);
pg. 15, panel 4 (Kassim? and another cultist try to close case over Havok);
Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith, story pg. 13, panel 4 (Arani and others free Abdol);
pg. 16, panel 1 (three cultists confronting Salome);
pg. 72, panel 5 (massive airfleet invading Manhattan)
Marvel Comics Presents I#24/4, pg. 6, panel 7 (Leila approaching Cultists' temple; skull structure);
pg. 7, panel 1 (screams during planned sacrifice);
Uncanny X-Men I#373, pg. 12, panel 2 (High Priest with Children of the Sun - tall panel, outstretched left arm)
X-Men II#95, pg. 11, panel 2 (Children + High Priest and Skrulls before the sarcophagus)
Uncanny X-Men I#377, pg. 18, panel 1 (Children of the Sun - full/main)
X-Men II#96, pg. 21, panel 4 (High Priest (alternate appearance) & Skrulls)
X-Men I#54 (March, 1969) - Stan Lee (plot?/editor), Arnold Drake (writer), Don Heck (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker)
X-Men I#55 (April, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Don Heck (layouts), Werner Roth (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
X-Men I#56-60 (May-September, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Neal Adams (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#103 (September, 1972) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), Rich Buckler (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Supernatural Thrillers#9 (October, 1974) - Tony Isabella (writer), Val Mayerik (penciler), Dan Adkins (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Team-Up I#69 (May, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), R. Villamonte (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Marvel Team-Up I#70 (June, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Jim Shooter (editor)
Power Man#56-57 (April-June (bi-monthly), 1979) - Mary Jo Duffy (writer), Trevor von Eeden (penciler), Frank Springer (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
note: Despite the cover label of Power Man and Iron Fist, it was still just Power Man in the indicia.
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#6 (June, 1983): Living Monolith entry - Peter Sanderson and/or Mark Lerer, Dan Fingeroth, and Lou Mougin (writers), Mike Grell (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Michael Carlin (associate editor/designer), Mark Grunewald (editor/head writer/designer)
Marvel Graphic Novel No. 17: Revenge of the Living Monolith (1985) - David Michelinie (writer), Marc Silvestri (penciler), Geof Isherwood (inker), Kenneth Williams (assistant editor), James Owlsley (editor); Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Mike Carlin, Danny Fingeroth, Ann Nocenti (consulting editors)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#18 (October, 1987) - Peter Sanderson (writer/researcher), Gregory Wright (assistant editor), Mike Harris (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), David Wohl, Marc Siry, Michael Yee, & Rich Williams (editorial assistants), Mark Gruenwald (editor/designer)
note: The Deluxe Edition is what is listed on the cover and what the series is commonly known as, though the indicia actually says Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol. 2
Marvel Comics Presents I#24/4 "Pharaoh's Legacy" (Late July, 1989) - Howard Mackie (writer), Rich Buckler (breakdowns), Joe Rubinstein (finisher), Michael Rockwitz (assistant editor), Terry Kavanaugh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#25-26 (August, 1989) - Howard Mackie (writer), Rich Buckler (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#27-28 (September, 1989) - Howard Mackie (writer), Rich Buckler (pencils), Bruce Patterson (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#29-30 (October, 1989) - Howard Mackie (writer), Rich Buckler (pencils), Bruce Patterson (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#31 (Early November, 1989) - Howard Mackie (writer), Rich Buckler (breakdowns), Bruce Patterson (finishes), Kelly Corvese (assistant editor), Terry Kavanaugh (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition (1993) - Peter Sanderson, Glenn Herdling, Murray Ward (writers), Keith Pollard (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor), Mark Gruenwald (senior executive editor)
Sensational Spider-Man I#18 (August, 1997) - Todd Dezago (writer), Jason Armstrong (penciler), Ron Boyd (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Sensational Spider-Man I#19-20 (September-October, 1997) - Rich Case (story, pencils, inks), Todd Dezago (script), Ralph Macchio (editor)
X-Men II#92 (September, 1999) - Alan Davis (plot), Terry Kavanaugh (script), Jeff Johnson (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#372 (September, 1999) - Alan Davis (story), Adam Kubert (penciler), Terry Kavanaugh (script), Batt (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#373 (October, 1999) - Alan Davis (story), Adam Kubert (penciler), Terry Kavanaugh (script), Rob Jensen (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#374 (November, 1999) - Alan Davis (story), Tom Raney (penciler), Jay Faerber (dialogue), Scott Hanna (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#95 (December, 1999) - Alan Davis (story), Tom Raney (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#376 (January, 2000) - Alan Davis (plot), Roger Cruz (penciler), Batt/Owens/Jimmy Palmiotti (inkers), Terry Kavanaugh (script), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#96 (January, 2000) - Alan Davis (story, penciler), Mark Farmer (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#377 (February, 2000) - Alan Davis (plot), Tom Raney (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Terry Kavanaugh (script), Mark Powers (editor)
Cable II#76 (February, 2000) - Joe Pruett (writer), Bernard Chang (penciler), Jon Holdridge (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#97 (February, 2000) - Alan Davis (story, penciler), Mark Farmer (inker), Terry Kavanaugh (script), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#378 (March, 2000) - Alan Davis (plot), Adam Kubert & Graham Nolan (pencilers), Townsend & Jimmy Palmiotti (inkers), Terry Kavanaugh (script), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#98 (March, 2000) - Alan Davis (story, penciler), Mark Farmer (inker), Terry Kavanaugh (script), Mark Powers (editor)
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