Marvel Chillers #3
Issue(s): Marvel Chillers #3
You could interpret this scene as showing a little of her future personality, but i think it's actually supposed to be showing that she's scary.
This issue has Dr. Joanne Tumolo taking Tigra to a Cat-People scientist so she can receive a treatment that will allow her to shift into a human form. They learn that the scientist has been captured by the police, who think he's a member of a crime group called the Rat-Pack. After rescuing the scientist...
...Tigra goes after the Rat-Pack, but is easily defeated by their leader Joshua Plague (there's a major revelation regarding him that you can guess by checking the characters appearing in this issue).
The issue ends with the implication that Red Wolf thinks that Tigra is responsible for a crime that was actually perpetuated by the Rat-Pack.
But next issue won't follow up on that due to the fact that it'll be a fill-in that nonetheless takes place after this issue.
It's nice to see a female fighter among the bad guys...
...but the group seem hopelessly generic and not a good fit for Tigra (again, the revelation will shake that up quite a bit).
The MCP does not list Dr. Joanne Tumolo as appearing in these issues. As far as i can tell, it's really her, so i've listed her in the characters appearing.
It's not a bad first issue. The art is a little cartoony, but overall it's OK.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: Marvel Chillers #5 takes place during Avengers #147 (somehow; see the entry for that issue for details). So i've pushed issues #3 and #4 way prior to their publication dates. Yes i know that it actually pushes these issues between Marvel Chillers #1 & #2, but those are Modred the Mystic stories that don't have any effect on any other books.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showJoanne Tumolo, Lobo (Will Talltree's Wolf), Red Wolf (Will Talltrees), Super-Skrull, Tigra
The first chapter refers to the 1950s movie "The Three Faces of Eve".
Will Meugniot is primarily known for doing "Vanity" at Pacific Comics in the mid-1980s.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | November 20, 2011 11:15 PM
Writer Mark Evanier commented on this story in Comics Interview #2(4/83):"They didn't have an inker, they had finger painting".
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 21, 2013 5:07 PM
This must be the first of many "Actually the Super Skrull" stories. It's kind of his thing.
Posted by: Shaun Raygun | May 20, 2018 8:12 PM
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