Micronauts: The New Voyages #9
Issue(s): Micronauts: The New Voyages #9
Anyway, this issue starts off with Commander Rann dreaming about a former associate called Devil, who looks quite a lot like a red Beast (don't tell Jeph Loeb)...
...and later Devil actually gets a message to the Micronauts (even though he's supposed to be dead) stating that the Enigma Force has gone crazy and is endangering Homeworld. He also mentions the Worldmind but not necessarily the one that Acroyear used to fight Baron Karza in the original series.
Meanwhile, the creatures of the Confluence introduce the Micronauts to something called the Dreaming Star, which is "psycho-active -- that is to say, it absorbs the impressions of a being's thoughts -- and obeys that mind's commands!". The greatest minds, as well as the "hopeless madmen and psychopaths", of the Confluence race enter communion with the star so that they can pursue their ideas without limit (presumably, however, without affecting others, or the universe would constantly be endangered by the madmen and criminals.
The Dreaming Star is a concept not unfamiliar to the Microverse, which already has given us the Enigma Force and Captain Universe and the Worldmind. If there's a difference, i guess it's that the others represent the power of collective consciousness focused through a single individual, whereas the Dreaming Star has many individuals all drawing power from a single source.
Rann uses the Star to receive Devil's message, and he finds its power seductive.
Also in this issue, Biotron and Microtron are revealed to be repaired...
...and we are led to be suspicious of Bug's new girlfriend Solitaire (who has taken the form of Sepsis, Rann's mother; often invoked in the phrase: "Dallan and Sepsis Preserve Us!").
It's funny when Marionette finds out that Solitaire had previously been using her form while dallying with Bug.
...and a cool, weird sci fi story, but a bit on the talky side. We'll see where it goes.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: This issue ends with the Micronauts and a fleet from Confluence heading back to the Micronaut's portion of the Microverse.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showAcroyear, Biotron II, Bug, Commander Arcturus Rann, Devil (Micronaut), Huntarr, Marionette, Microtron II, Solitaire
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