Characters Appearing: Dr. Doom, Storm
Marvel Comics Presents #48 (Storm)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #48 (Storm story only)
She passes through a forest that has been destroyed by industrial waste, and then comes across Dr. Doom fighting a bunch of tanks.
By the way, at this point in the story, it's not said where this is meant to be taking place.
Storm thinks that Dr. Doom is defending the factory that has been causing the pollution, so she attacks him.
But she then learns that he's actually attacking the factory because its pollution is floating over to neighboring Latveria. So we finally know that we're now in Europe, in a country bordering Latveria. Kristoff is the acknowledged ruler of Latveria but that doesn't mean Doom wants his country to be poisoned.
And now Doom's armor isn't working properly, thanks to Storm's attack.
They wind up getting pinned under a tree.
I declare Doombot at this point.
Storm rescues Doom, or rather it's said that nature is so angry that it attacks the soldiers through Storm.
They drive off the soldiers. And then Doom and Storm take their leave of each other. And that must be enough. For now.
I don't know, i think this whole story was some kind of propaganda piece put out by Kristoff.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Despite the reference to Inferno, the MCP place this between Uncanny X-Men #245-246 for Storm and before Acts of Vengeance starts up for Dr. Doom.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Haha, the Doombot said Latervia, what a lettering mistake to make, good quality control there, Terry Kavanagh.
Posted by: PeterA | August 1, 2015 1:44 AM
The writer thinks acid rain actually burns. It doesn't. It's generally much weaker than lemon juice. Only the most acidic of acid rain even approaches lemon juice. Vinegar is more acidic. The reason it is bad is because if it builds up in the ecosystem, it'll eventually change the pH of the water which will have a detrimental effect long term.
But in the days before the internet, it was much harder to research this. The writer would actually need to drive to a library, and obviously that's too much work.
Terrible story regardless.
Posted by: Chris | August 1, 2015 1:20 PM
Issues like this just point why MCP came out when it did. Jim Shooter never would have allowed a series like this which made continuity a mess for every story that appeared.
Posted by: Erik Beck | September 10, 2015 7:09 AM
Erik, part of the problem, as we've discussed before, was that many of the MCP stories wound up coming out months or years after they were written.
Posted by: Michael | September 10, 2015 7:45 AM
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