Marvel Two-In-One #67
Issue(s): Marvel Two-In-One #67
However, Hyperion actually has become enamored of Thundra, so he switches sides at the last minute.
Thundra eventually uses a Roxxon interdimensional device to transfer herself and Hyperion (and some incidental Roxxon scientists) to her native Femizonia. It's the last we'll see of either of them for quite a while. It's almost a house-cleaning issue, getting rid of two characters that Marvel doesn't really want around anymore.
One of the scientists that is working for Roxxon is Dr. Abner Doolittle, AKA Brother Wonderful, but not Abner Little from Kirby's Black Panther run. He was the scientist who led a group of brainwashed/mentally ill patients into another dimension during Kirby's Cap run in Captain America #202-203.
He's an odd one to show up again (and without even a footnote). Thundra blasted him into Femizonia along with the other Roxxon scientists.
The Thing only barely figures into this story at the end.
The scripting in this issue jumped out at me as being a little worse than the previous issues. Giant-Man is still dying from radiation poison, and the scene with him is just really flat. Foster announces that they haven't been trying to find a cure, and the Thing and Quasar are basically like "gee, that's too bad. Hey, whatever happened to Thundra?".
Meanwhile Thundra gives like a two paragraph expository summary of her origin, which i suppose was necessary but it gave me Roy Thomas flashbacks.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: This issue starts with the Thing depositing the Serpent Crown with Quasar at Project Pegasus, and when Titania leaves this dimension he thinks to himself that he lost two women on the same day. That's not exactly accurate: Alicia and the Thing broke up the night before the Thing's Serpent Crown adventure, so at least one day has passed, probably several. But still, no other Thing appearances should occur between this issue and last. The MCP places this between FF #216-217.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (4): show
The original printing of this book come off as kind of dark and murky; the Essential MTIO reprinting was a bit better.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 10, 2011 10:37 PM
I actually really liked the mutky art and murky story-telling at the time, because it was so weird and made me feel like I was dropped into a science fiction gossip column.
Posted by: Chaim Shraga | June 12, 2012 3:58 AM
"I'm faster than a speeding bullet." Just in case there was anyone out there who didn't realize Hyperion was a Superman homage, there's that bit of subtlety there.
Posted by: Erik Beck | April 19, 2015 8:57 AM
Abner Doolittle isn't the only old-time character here; Albert DeVoor, from Fantastic Four #160-3, and T.W. Erwin, from Avengers #83, both turn up as well. Gruenwald and Macchio seem to have scoured older issues for any unaccounted-for scientist characters shown to have worked on interdimensional transporter devices, and apparently they're all greedy or crooked enough to work for Roxxon.
DeVoor will also show up as part of the Nth Command in the Deathlok wrap-up story from Captain America #186-188, which was co-plotted by Gruenwald before returning to his original gimmick as a crooked independent businessman decades later in a Dan Slott She-Hulk story.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | December 17, 2017 1:59 PM
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