Characters Appearing: Arnim Zola, Shamrock
Marvel Comics Presents #24 (Shamrock)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #24 (Shamrock story only)
Shamrock has gone to visit her father after hearing that her brother was killed. Her brother was killed by a bomb set off by terrorists, and her father blames her for his death, since she's been spending her time as a teacher instead of fighting for Irish independence. While she's arguing with him over tea, she passes out. It turns out her father has drugged her, and he brings her to Arnim Zola!
Zola tries to duplicate her powers, but runs into a roadblock.
Because it turns out that Shamrock's powers are the result of being a conduit for all the innocent victims that have died in wars.
They normally only manifest themselves in tiny bursts to produce Shamrock's luck abilities, but Zola gets the full brunt of them. It doesn't completely stop him, but it's enough to get Shamrock free so she can fight him.
Even after that's over, her father tries to kill her, but of course her luck powers cause his gun to backfire, killing him instead.
Too bad it's such a downer of a story, because Shamrock + Arnim Zola = awesome.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I like your maths.
A good story. How did this get into MCP?
Shamrock nearly had another four parter in MCP with Peregrine by JM Leofficer. Its a pity it never was done because it would have been a great continuity clean-up on the Frankenstein family. http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/jmlshamrockperegrinemcpstory.htm
Posted by: kveto | November 16, 2014 7:51 PM
"Grant my child the power to strike down thine enemies". Why doesn't anyone in the MU learn to be specific when making a magical wish?
Posted by: Michael | November 16, 2014 8:24 PM
If only more MCP showcases of obscure characters were like this. Unfortunately they tend to be along the lines of the Paladin story you just covered, or the Captain Ultra and American Eagle stories still to come.
Posted by: Erik Robbins | November 17, 2014 12:50 AM
Has Zola ever talked like this before? This sounds like Starr Saxon more than anything!
Posted by: Michael Cheyne | February 27, 2018 2:10 PM
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