Characters Appearing: Tigra
Marvel Comics Presents #162-165 (Tigra)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #162, Marvel Comics Presents #163, Marvel Comics Presents #164, Marvel Comics Presents #165 (Tigra story only)
But the Sultan of a nearby island nation called Temasika hires mercenaries to bring him sex slaves. The mercs are led by a guy named Blowfly.
Tigra comes across an Aboriginal village that the mercenaries slaughtered. So she hunts them down.
She helps the Aborigines capture the mercenaries. They want to kill a mercenary for every villager that they lost. The assume that the three that were taken as slaves are also as good as dead, but Tigra offers to force Blowfly to lead her to the three so that three mercenaries will be spared.
Tigra then infiltrates the Sultan's castle by pretending to be a new slave.
She manages to escape with the three Aborigines, but Blowfly has abandoned her and taken the escape plane. Tigra is captured. She allows herself to be seemingly "tamed".
This allows her to take him captive and leave with the Aborigines.
So not only is Tigra forced to act as a sex slave in this story, but she doesn't even bring an end to the Sultan's practices.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: This takes place while Tigra is living in Australia. She was in Australia after Avengers West Coast #70-74, but seemingly returned in Avengers West Coast #83 and also appeared in Iron Man #284. However, in Avengers West Coast annual #8 (which takes place after the other stories), she says that she's just freshly returned from "Oztralia". So she may have gone to Australia twice. But the MCP place this before Avengers West Coast #83.
There is nothing in the story explaining why Tigra is in Australia, and there are no footnotes, so it could also be the case that Tigra has returned for a third time to Australia (although that would be a bit silly and unnecessary). I wonder if this story was written so far in the past that it was meant to be current with Tigra's actual absence from the West Coast Avengers. I've nonetheless marked this story as a Continuity Insert.
Continuity Insert? Y
My Reprint: N/A
From the second panel - Nice to see Deathstroke getting some work in the Marvel universe ;)
Posted by: clyde | April 23, 2018 4:25 PM
Tigra is a dead ringer for Jean Grey in these scans, orange complexion notwithstanding.
Posted by: The Transparent Fox | April 23, 2018 8:53 PM
Tigra is said to have just returned to Australia in the Marvel Double Feature in Avengers 379-382, so apparently she DID return to Australia a third time.
Posted by: Michael | April 23, 2018 9:13 PM
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