Mys-Tech Wars #4
Issue(s): Mys-Tech Wars #4
The world is falling apart because Wolverine and Death's Head II killed two members of the Mys-Tech executive board. Dark Angel holds it together.
The heroes continue to fight their way to the Un-Earth Project. Well, most of them. Jean Grey is too distraught over the death of Cyclops, so she kills herself.
Killpower, knocked into a chasm by Wolverine last issue, completes his fall.
And Psylocke, clearly not in great shape, manages to show up as well.
They make it to the Un-Earth control room. There were six members of Mys-Tech, so six heroes are needed to reverse the project. All the heroes have something specific to contribute, except Motormouth.
They do manage to reverse the Un-Earth Project, and it does hit the cosmic reset button, setting everything to how it was before Mys-Tech first activated it. Except that the six heroes use their combined attributes to put a barrier around Un-Earth so that Mys-Tech can't activate it again.
The defeat of Mys-Tech apparently emboldens the Time Guardian, who previously thought they were undefeatable. But he doesn't actually do anything here.
The six heroes that reversed the Un-Earth Project are the only ones that remember what happened. But because Mys-Tech can't start the project, Wolverine and Captain America aren't delayed by demons and they're able to stop Nick Fury from going into Mys-Tech's base and getting caught like last time.
That actually feels like another change, because Fury was caught before the Un-Earth Project was launched the first time.
Another change is that Wolverine's vocabulary has turned British. He came without his billfold?
Dr. Strange sends Death's Head II back on his way to Lionheart.
So that is Mys-Tech Wars. Dark Angel obviously plays a critical role. Most of the other Marvel UK characters are only as involved as the background Avengers and X-Men characters. I'm surprised that Colonel Liger or Misha or someone from Warheads didn't wind up as one of the six heroes that reverse the Un-Earth Project. At least all of the other books are represented. In the end, as i said, it doesn't really matter that much since everything is reset, although obviously other characters, like Captain America and Dr. Strange, are now aware of Mys-Tech.
Overall, the Mys-Tech Wars is just an alternate universe slugfest. Fun to see some early Bryan Hitch art, and to see all the characters getting together, but that's about it.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Dark Angel #11 is also tagged as a Mys-Tech Wars tie-in on its cover, but as far as i can tell it's completely unrelated. It's worth noting that all of the other Marvel UK books only got one tie-in each, and i think that was meant to be true of Dark Angel as well, with the label on the cover just being a mistaken carryover from the previous issue. I'll cover it separately close to its publication date.
Crossover: Mys-Tech Wars
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (2): showAlbion, Algernon Crowe, Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Brendan Rathcoole, Bronwen Gryfnn, Captain America, Colossus, Dark Angel, Death's Head II (Minion), Dr. Strange, Eadmund Porlock, Francesca Grace Lexley, Gambit, Gudrun Tyburn, Hulk, Invisible Woman, Jean Grey, Killpower, Motormouth, Nick Fury, Ormond Wychwood, Professor X, Strong Guy, Time Guardian
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