Marvel Super Heroes #10 (Ms. Marvel)
Issue(s): Marvel Super Heroes #10 (Ms. Marvel story only)
However, the interior art doesn't quite look like it was drawn in 1979.
In any event, at this point Ms. Marvel is officially an Avenger and is getting some training time with Iron Man.
She then gets into a fight with Sabretooth, who has recently escaped from prison.
Meanwhile, Mike Barnett (Carol's psychiatrist and boyfriend) has been murdered.
Ms. Marvel knows that Sabretooth is Canadian from having read an old FBI security file. That would have been an interesting clue to the relationship between him and Wolverine had this issue been published.
"Lost issues" tend to raise expectations unfairly, but this one holds up OK. The Sabretooth fight isn't all that exciting - Ms. Marvel generally has the upper hand the whole time - but this was still a decent issue.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: This was published in 1992 but takes place soon after Ms. Marvel #23. It takes place after Ms. Marvel has joined the Avengers. There's no indication of where this takes place from Iron Man's perspective, but i've placed it after his bout with alcoholism.
The Vision & Scarlet Witch and Namor stories from this issue are in separate entries.
Continuity Insert? Y - (unpublished issue of Ms. Marvel #24)
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (3): show
I think the issue was inked & lettered(at the very least) in 1992; Vosburg usually didn't do full art back then.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 4, 2011 2:13 PM
Note the last two pages of the story, not scanned here, look a lot more like Vosburg's Cloak and Dagger work: inkier and more angular.
Posted by: Walter Lawson | August 27, 2014 12:31 AM
"Psychiatrist and boyfriend"? Hopefully not at the same time...
Posted by: Luis Dantas | October 15, 2014 12:55 AM
Based on Carol's comments earlier in the series, Mike was her friend and boyfriend first, and she only started using his professional services after she became Ms. Marvel and needed his help dealing with the stress caused by the dual identity (back when it was a strange split personality situation).
The problem is that we never saw that pre-existing relationship before Carol started needed his professional help--Barnett's introductory scene is when Carol bursts into his office needing help. So in terms of what the reader saw on-panel he was both her therapist and her lover right from day one. But the way Carol introduced him or described him in the early issues does suggest they had a social relationship first.
Posted by: Dermie | October 16, 2014 12:08 AM
I guess we can add Ms. Marvel to the long line of heroes who have kicked Sabretooth's butt with ease. (Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Spider-man, DD, Black cat, Misty Knight...) What a wimp.
Posted by: kveto | August 15, 2015 6:35 AM
Dermie, thanks for clarifying the odd Barnett/Danvers/Ms. Marvel relationship. The writers of her book (even the normally careful Claremont) were sometimes hazy on what they were to each other and when, but you're right; at the outset, it was established that his professional services came second. Then he just got creepier and creepier, vacillating from sounding like a potential blackmailer to wanting to turn her into a hausfrau. And, of course, in his last appearance in her original run, he had just earned the ominous attention of Mystique. Uh oh!
Posted by: Matthew Bradley | October 10, 2016 10:41 AM
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