Characters Appearing: Benjamin Savannah, Captain Mar-vell, Lou-Ann Savannah, Rick Jones
Captain Marvel #24
Issue(s): Captain Marvel #24
And look at that cover copy. Dr. Mynde! Man or monster -- or BOTH? ("Android-Man" seems to answer that question, but never mind that.)
So what do we get in the book? This guy.
Like, who cares?
Wayne Boring does attempt to provide some sex appeal with Mynde's assistant, Madame Synn (i just wanted to post this panel for the "change into something more proper" line).
But it's not enough!
So let's instead focus on what an entitled ass Rick Jones is. Poor Captain Marvel is trapped in his body, and Rick just refuses to let him out unless he's in mortal danger.
And not just "i'm being attacked by some soldiers" danger.
It takes a bola-headpunch combo to knock some sense into him.
Otherwise Mar-vell can just rot in the Negative Zone (or whatever it is in the post-Skrull/Kree War status quo).
Both Mynde and Synn die at the end of the story (Synn jumps in front of a bullet meant for Captain Marvel, and then Mynde kills himself).
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Marv Wolfman continues the Golden Age Captain Marvel references: Dr. Mynde=Mr. Mind, Benjamin Savannah=Dr. Sivana.
Wolfman stated later he didn't want to do this book, but he didn't want to risk getting fired over refusal.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | March 16, 2013 5:55 PM
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