Characters Appearing: Chorus, Overmind
Marvel Comics Presents #40 (Overmind)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #40 (Overmind story only)
There's been a toxic waste leak, and an entire town should have been wiped out. The Overmind is around, but he's invisible to the people doing the clean-up.
The clean-up agents are not sure why the wildlife in the town is still alive. But that turns out to be a trick of the Overmind's, too.
He makes the agents think that everyone in the town is still alive.
They are directed to talk to the Overmind.
Note the description of the Overmind, which seems to merge the fact that he's the collective remains of his alien race with the fact that he's more recently been controlled by telepaths. In his next appearance he'll fully be controlled by his original mind again, triggered by the arrival of Squadron Supreme on Earth, but i wonder if the telepaths were already losing control at this point.
The Overmind's illusion of health has apparently been keeping the townspeople alive thanks to the power of positive thought, but he refuses to maintain that illusion while the clean-up workers do their job.
He eventually lets go of the illusion and lets the aid workers do their work.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place before the Overmind's original mind takes control back in Quasar #13.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I thought the scene where the kid tells Overmind he's not giving them a chance to try was touching.
Posted by: Michael | July 30, 2015 8:23 PM
An odd choice for a MCP story given we had not long before seen what his final end will (possibly) be in SS: Death of a Universe.
Posted by: Erik Beck | October 8, 2015 11:21 AM
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