Thor annual #17
Issue(s): Thor annual #17
This Prester John appearance seems to be chronologically before any of his other appearances, and he's much more of a bad guy in this story. He was approached by Kang and agreed to team-up with him to conquer the world, and has only become Kang's enemy because Kang betrayed him. But in any event, Thor stops Prester John.
Meanwhile, Nebula convinces Dr. Druid that they need to work together to stop Kang.
Panel #1, with the gratuitous quotes from the Maltese Falcon, is an example of why i often can't stand Roy Thomas.
I did think it was interesting that Dr. Druid already seems to know that Nebula is from an alternate future. That's not the origin of the "regular" Nebula.
Among the standard back-up features there is also a bizarre story about the wife of Ulik the troll going around to the Warriors Three and the Vizier trying to get them to find her husband, who turns out to just be trying to get some alone time.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: This is part two of Citizen Kang. Part three is in Fantastic Four annual #25. For continuity purposes i'm not counting the Ulik humor story, so the characters appearing in that back-up aren't listed.
Crossover: Citizen Kang
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showBlack Knight (Dane Whitman), Black Widow, Crystal, Dr. Druid, Hercules, Kang, Ravonna, Sersi, Thunderstrike
That's the same chair/toilet Prester John was sitting on in his first appearance.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | April 19, 2016 3:09 PM
I missed it at first, but in that final panel, Kurse (or somebody in a helmet matching Kurse's but in the wrong color) is behind Hogun. (I know fnord's not just tracking that story, just thought I'd point it out.)
Posted by: Erik Robbins | April 24, 2016 10:11 AM
God fucking damn it, Roy Thomas.
Posted by: JP | August 22, 2016 4:05 PM
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