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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

X-amining Ms. Marvel #2 - Patreon First

"Enigma of Fear!"
February 1977

In a Nutshell
The connection between Carol Danvers & Ms. Marvel is revealed! 

Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciler: John Buscema
Inker: Joe Sinnot
Letters: Joe Rosen
Colors: Don Warfield
Editor: Gerry Conway

Professor Korman meets with AIM, who hires him to capture Ms. Marvel for study even as they have taken the injured Scorpion into custody; Korman dons a high-tech battlesuit of his own creation and dubs himself the Destructor as he sets about his task. Later, Carol Danvers meets Mary Jane Watson for dinner, but is forced to cut the evening short when she begins to experience another headache & blackout. Meanwhile, Korman arrives in Florida, investigating the connection between Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel. Back in New York, Scorpion wakes up and escapes from AIM, determined to kill Ms. Marvel, while Carol, fearing she is going insane, she seeks out the help of her therapist, Michael Barnett. He hypnotizes her, and she realizes that her blackouts started after her exposure to the Kree Psyche-Magnetron. Barnett pushes her further, and she realizes she is actually Ms. Marvel. Barnett worries Carol is delusional, but when she comes out of the trance (with no memory of what she saw), she collapses in his arms & transforms into Ms. Marvel. Guided by her seventh sense, Ms. Marvel tracks down & engages Scorpion. She is about to beat him once again when Korman arrives and blasts her. Ms. Marvel manages to knock out Korman, but the effort of doing so causes her to collapse as well. 

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1 comment:

  1. // Joe Sinnot //

    Well, I found out where the errant t from the previous issue’s writeup goes… 8^)

    This may be nothing more than coincidence — or subconscious influence at most — but take a look at “Destructor” as rendered on this issue’s cover and then at the logo for the Atlas series from a couple of years earlier.


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