Uncanny X-Men Vol.1 #56


In the Egyptian desert, the X-Men battle the Living Pharaoh and his men; The Pharaoh takes off with Alex and siphons off his mutant powers to turn himself into the Living Monolith; As the X-Men battle the Monolith, Alex turns the tables by taking back his power and more, stopping the Monolith and destroying the ancient temple where he has been trapped; Alex warns his friends to stay away as he has no control over the destructive powers coursing through his body.

Printed: May 1969
Writers: Roy Thomas
Art: Neal Adams and Tom Palmer
Cover: Neal Adams

- Iconic cover art by Neal Adams
- The Living Pharaoh becomes the Living Monolith, later becomes the Living Planet
- Origin of Angel, joins the X-Men