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en EVA da Ok THE BLUDGEONING BEAST. MURDER "Hla All! ee. WNWER £0) THE NEW Kids 7S MAPISON EA EE PREsey; Stire WECEMART 2 12: BEM SUT Ton co PAE Stace, eae TARTAG f ARTISTS Rope E20, cerrenee THOMAS, EDi7ap MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022. Published bi-monthly. Copyright © 1972 by Magazine Management Co., Inc. Marvel Comics Group. all rights reserved 575 Madison Avenue, Ne\ 10022. Vol. ie. similarity between any of the names, charact SONS, Institution is intended, and any such similarity which may exist is pure'y 186. Subscription rate $2.75 for 12 issues. Canada $3.2: 1 and/or institutions in this magazine with those of any living or dead person. ‘coincidental. Frinted in the U.S.A. by Workd Color Press, Inc., Sparta, Illinois 5., Foreign $4.50, | OH Gotcy! V--BUT IT'S WOUNDED! IT MUSTHAVE |] |--BUy THE BEAST MIGHT | (7.- ITS THAT , STAGGERED HERE JUST BEFORE BLEED TO DEATH IF T ‘BUZZ WON‘T i DON'T DO SOMETHING L/KE THIS, T RIGHT AWAY! I'VE {Ta KNOW-- HE‘LL GOT TO HELP IT / TELL ME I’M BEING A SILLY. FEMALES I'D BETTER ] TELEPHONE |; STILL, WHEN \ ANYTHING'S LIFE I'S AT ek GAL I AM THE GRIFFIN-~ | SENT TO | KiL£ you FOR MY | MASTERS-- FINISH W ASSIGNMEN - BECAUSE YOUR EYES WILL BE CLOSED FOR GOOD! CONTINUED AFTER NEXT PAGE YWHERE I GO THERE ARE SUPERVILLAINS STEPPING ON EACH OTHER TO kilé ME! T THOUGHT UGLY WAS IN FASHION, EARS DON'T MIND ME, BUT I WEVER PLAY HARD-TO- GET ON F/RST DATES, [\_SRIFFING GO AHEAD ANO JOKE, BEAST. IT MIGHT EASE YOUR LAST 4 WZ... ONE dy NEARLY ger? , i if] ME! HE'S 1ENTS iN § FAST AND -BUT I WON'T >; DISCRIMINATE: (Apne TLL KILL YOu ANYWAYS --ANO I DON’T SOUNDS LIKE THIS Boy's GoT PROBLEMS, --BUT THEN AGAIN, I SHOULD HAVE TO © FLIP OVER R S0/ELY--~ NO NEED FOR GYMNASTICS, | ae ) | BEAST/ I WON'TLET / STEN | ‘ if 7, GRAVITY DO MY WoRK FORME! | |] “Up TO" | | | HERE WITH row ah PEOPLE Sou a TRYING TO MISTER, I'VE REAL BEEN THROUGH A \ 00 ME IN/, LOT LATELY--SO TI DON'T THINK IT'S 4 JUST YOu-- WHAT--?. IT,DOESN'T [ANe At THAT CRUCIAL TUNCTORE,,, ENTER =: j. as ————/ AND BOTH OF THEM z= WO MONSTERS BATTLING EACH El ~ —- BUT you S SURE SOUND OIFFERENT FROM) i} THE &D DAYS. INSERT ONE —¥ \ MY MUTANT SIZE TWELVE WATE | | WINGS THE FOOT IN ONE 7. SAME WAY. SIZE FOURTEEN (~ AND OOPS” AGAIN, THE TIME'S SNEAKED UP ON ME, AND I'VE GOT AN APPOINTMENT AT NINE O’CLOCK-- I GUESS I’M NOT AS SECURE IN MYSELE AS BUT, LADY, THIS IS A TWENTY/ JUST TAKE IT! I'VE ANO ON THAT. SOMBER NOTE, GOT TO CATCH THAT--- WE FLASH ACROSS TOWN TO t/NOR DONALOSON’S ROOMS. I MISSEP HIM AGAIN--AND TIME’S ALMOST RUN CUTS AGAINST WHOEVER SENT QUASIMODO HERE. MASTER- MIND SEOPARDIZED MY JOB ENOUGH WITHOUT MORE ATTENTION BEING PRAWN TO BRAND! -- BUT @UAS/MODO_CAME ON F HIS OWN, AFTER SECRETLY READING YOUR REPORTS. IT WAS UNAUTHORIZED, IT WON'T REOCCER. (et WA | MASTERMIND TRIED TO CAPTURE THE BEAST ON MY ORDERS, NUMBER 4. --WHY YOU SABOTAGED McCOY'S STORY TO AIR FORCE SECURITY YESTERDAY, YOU CAN'T P/CK 4//S BRAIN, IF HE’S IN JA/L / 15 THIS IS AGENT NINE, NUMBER ONE X-- CALLING TO REGISTER A COMPLAINT! A COMPLAINT, NUMBER NINE? AGAINST WHOMP TRuE-B. ECOGN/ WE HEADS UP. THE NEWLY-FOUND, Wie HAVE TO SUFFER TLL THE EXT PAGE.- RES. BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD SOLIOIFY KY POSE AS A GOOD AMER/CAN-- AND IT DID!) IT WON'T HURT MeCOY-- HE'S TOO INNOCENTS DON'T BADGER NE, \ NUMBER ONE/ Di CONTINUED AFTER NEXT PAGE > TREAD CAREFULLY, NUMBER NINE. AS WITH MADDICKS, DEATH \S THE REWARD FOR /NCOMPETENCE IN THE SECRET EMPIRE / INCOMPETENCE Sf IF YOU'D STOP (NTERFERING -- SENDING OTHER AGENTS:- A FIT. : IUMBER NINE! & 7 2 IN MY ROOMS I! EN, Wl was 7ST A PUNK IN THE NEW OR CANS. = BROAD DAYLIGHTP! S| GANGS, TRYIN’ TO MAKE A NAME FO) | be Po gect AND BLOWIN’ IT-- UNTIL A DUDE FROM CHIKAGO 19 EVERYBODY, Cal MUSCLE. P crazy excerr ZI > ME?! WHAT IF ¢ SOMEBODY — 3 SAW YoU COME iM HERE? op “THAT'S HOW I JOINED THE EMPIRE, I TOLD THEM I WANTED 7O BE MORE THAN A CHEAP HOOP, AND THEY TOO ME PERMANENTLY GRAFTED WINGS AND NANI AND MY WANDS, REPLACED WITH £/ON'S PAl NO WONDER MY FACE HAS GONE DEAD WHITE... \"Ak, THERE'S HANK HIM.” RREN WORTHINGTON, SITTING IN. SHOVE IT. AS A MATTER OF FACT I 20 MIND, AR. McCOY, | BUT ITS YOUR OPINION, BLAST NUMBER ONE! TF HE'S NOT CAREFUL, I MIGHT--AH, I'VE GOT MY PRIMARY DUTY TO WORRY ABOUT + SECRETLY MON/TORING MeCOY'S MEETING WITH THAT FOOL BAXTER, FUNNY? BAXTER'S WIFE IS THERE. ‘AS YOU KNOW, YOU'RE HERE TO EXPLAIN WHY you ¢/ED TO ME ABOUT, WHERE YOU'VE BEEN, [ oF WY WARREN CAME DOWN FROM OUR OLD | course, |\AREP scHeok To VISIT ME-- CAPTAIN. es 4 [ano WE WERE HAVING AN \ Fi ALUMNI! GET-7OGETHER \ ZR OF SORTS! I JUST SKIPPEL (ORK FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. OH YEAH, RIGHTS I’M JUST SUPPOSED | IF IT'S TRUE, WHY DIDN'T You TELL ME THEN ? WELL, YOU SEE, WE SPENT A -AND I COULDN'T COT OF OUR TIME ARGUING A SAY THAT IN OVER A G/RL-- FRONT OF é/DA, A GIRL? I CAN BELIEVE THAT OF ADONIS HERE-~ >“ BUT, 6vzz, DARLING. BUT YOU, Mccoy? YOU'RE NOT IN HIS LEAGUE! \ SS \\) THEY WERE IN A \ — REMEMBER, HONEY! THAT BUT, BUT BUT RESTAURANT... I KWOW, WAS THE NIGHT WE WERE | I HADN'T SOX ARGUING PRETTY [7 BECAUSE I MOVING INTO OUR NEW ’ UNPACKED ~ LOoubey, I'M OVERHEARD HOUSE-- AND YOU WERE / THE DISHES, i ws é AFRAID. g AT THE OFFICE HERE sor ~: yD SETTING UP. COULDN'T i z EAT AT . os. HOME-- --$0 I WENT OUT TO EAT, AND HAPPENED TO GO s | HAVE TO \ WHERE MR. MeCOY AND A BELIEVE YOU, OF COURSE... a al THAT MYSTER/OUS TALK BETWEEN PATSY AND WANK LIER. BUT, WE CONFIDENTLY PREDICT, WE WAVE MOT SEEN ALC THE RESUCTS--NOT BY A LONG SHOTS WELL, WE'LL BE GOING NOW, CAPTAIN, IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY MORE DEVIL WAS MAN, THAT WARREN, IT’S QUESTIONS. BAXTER THAT ALL JUST PART OF TE. CHARACTER A BARGAIN, A GIVES ME A BARGAIN THAT-- SHARP PAINS fz « PG NO TRES ¢ BEYOND BUT THERE'S = STILL SOME- THING GOING ON HERE-- & AW, FORGET | NOW THAT WE" AWAY FROM ANYBODY’S SCRUTINY =~, WANT 70 LET MYSELF GO.’ h (FAIR ENOUGH, Vi CAPTAIN. LET'S LEAVE INTRIGUES t WARREN? SINCE WHEN BEHIND FOR A WHILE, X-MAN. ce DID YOUR SHADOW | I KNOW A PATH THROUGH i INCLUDE PAWS--2, | THE Woops WE CAN TAKE ey . | SO WE WON'T BE SEEN. YOU TAKE THE A/GH ROAD AND I'LL TAKE-, f YOU REACT | T00 LATE, LATE IS NO BETTER THAN NOT AT ALLS LHAVE MY ORDERS YOU MAY BE ON You, MO! NSTER* A A BEAST-- T HAVE TO KILL BUT ONLY YOU FAST! THE GRIFFIN HAS CLAWS! oY IF HE. A/TS CLAWS HONE! D TO RAZOR SHARPNESS! ME, TLL OPEN UP LIKE A RIPE 7 GOT HIS WIND BA NOT A:CHANCE, GRIF’ \{--AND KNOWS WHO {~ NOT WHEN THE Saray TO PUNCH " SAME ORDERS FOR yOu! OH TREMENDOUS! HE'S DROPPED cS --ANO £1 THE ONE KID ON THE BLOCK WITH WO, WINGS! THEN AGAIN, WHO SAYS A HIMSELF? BEAST WEEOS ANYTHING BUT/,. OF == 1 CAN COME UP Z SWINGING! ; Ng THIS IS NO MERE FIGHT, L BEAST! THIS IS A BATTLE $ YOU MAY H, TO THE DEATHS / POWERS on LIKE BOTH TALKING THROUGH MY HATS HE'S TOO VICIOUS FOR US/ WHILE WARREN (HOLDS HIM, I'LL DROP ON MY OWWN--THEN FLIP BACK TO GAIN SOME MOMENTUM! MY OWN STRENGTH CAN'T STOP HiMS_— WHAT’S GOIN! OV OuT HERE ? COULDN'T WV TELL YA, )} SOLDIER-~ F 7@ THE ASTONISHMENT OF THE GATHERING MOB ON THE GROUND, THE BIZARRE CONTEST CONTINUES, MINUTE AFTER MINUTE, NONE OF THE THiS.n IS THREE WiLL QUIT, BUT THE WEARING Ml STRAIN 1S OBVIOUSLY TAKING DOWN. ITS TOLL! RUN OUT OF IT TOOK LONGER FIGHT, NONSTER? z BUT ALL THINGS MUST END, EVEN YOUR OPPOSITION! THAN I EXPECTEDICS SS ESCAPED MY GRIP_ WHEN I'VE BKORBEEN SET=- NOW, ONE QUICK BITE FROM MY FLY IF You WINGS! HOLD MY SH I’M THE BEAST--\r AND I'VE GOT EXCEPTIONALLY LONG ARMS, AS YOU MAY BE \ NOTICING S SS (THAT'S THE /DEAS you CATCH ON Al eet Nees Tt AM/ HE CAUGHT i ME A SOL/D OWE Hh, THAT’: ie Ss t LATER, WHEN THE TUMMULT HAS DIED, AND THE TWO OLD FRIENDS ARE REUNITED QUIETLY FOR THE FIRST TIME... WARREN, HAS WHAT I/VE TOLD YOU MADE ANY SENSE? Y THEY'LL BE AS. GLAD AS 2 AM TO KNOW FOR SURE WHAT’S HAPPENED: ibs To you! NOW-I THINK We’D BETTER TAKE THAT LONG-DELAYED TRIP. FT Tie cwarps PP / AREN'T GOING I’M WITH YOU, BUDDY!, BUT IF you EVER NEED F DIS{IT WAS GREAT HAVING r HIM HERE HMMM... I COULDN'T Poss/ely GO BACK TO WORK NOW, MY M/NP WOULDN'T BE ON IT. ‘ MAYBE I'LL TAKE THESE i