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Rey = S wn ee ee qe) oO THE BRACKISH WATERS THAR ENSRCLE \-" MANHATTAN HAVE BORNE SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE GSUAL HUMAN WASTE AKO OCEAN FLOTSAM TONIGHT... SOME> THING AS UNEATHOMABL NATURE: AS 17 (S BIZARRE IN ASPECT. vs HEY, BILL-- WHAT THE HECK ‘ty : jo Lek AG i [5 BEATS ME, PETE-- MUST BE SOMETHING A BOAT DRAGGED (Nn. C'MON, WE ALMOST GOT HER =| BEGINNING A SOSMIC TRILOGY ~ iy: MARK JERRY GRUENWALD BINGHAM WRITER. Ss ; oe ; MARVEL TWO-IN-ON ‘ol. 1, No. 67, March, 1980 Issue. Published by MARVEL COMICS GROUP, James E. Galton, ident. Stan Lee, Publisher. PUBLICATION: 575 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022. SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT NEW YORK, N.Y. AND AT ADDITIONAL MAILING OF! Group, a division of Cadence industries Corporation. All rights reserved. Prica 40¢ per copy in the US. and $6.00. Printed in the U.S LOOKS LIKE “AN OLD I DUNNO-- MATTRESS UNDERNEATH ALC THIS SLUDGE. YA DON'T (TS ALIVE OR SEME- I GOT ME A FEELING I DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT (T 1S, WHY DON'T We Just -- HEY! IT STARTED LIKE IT'S ON FIRES SHEE-OOT, I THINK (TS GONNA BUST OPEN LIKE THOSE PODS IN THAT BODY SNATCHER MOVIE / OH, ORIPES! TELL ME TI’ SEIN’ THINGS! UP TAKES A MERE INSTANT FO ACCUSTOM /TSELFE TO ITS SURROUNDINGS. THE FLEEING MEN ARE OF WO CONCERN. NOTHING (S$... EXCEPT 11S M/SSION, a \ “ANY METAMOPHOSIS IS f COMPLETE. MY DESTINATION H \5 NEAR, U THE SACKED PERFORM. SCULPTRES UNERRIMGLY ¢T SEEKS OWT A CERTAIN LOFT AM/D THE SOHO DISTRICT OF MANHATTAN, HIS. [5 NO ORDINARY COUPLE, THIS (3 BENTAMIN GRIMM, ONE | FE THE MIGHTIEST MEN ON EARTH. AND ALICIA MASTERS, A BLIND ee ALICIA BABY I CAN'T £ “MAGcic FLUTE," SAY I'M TOO FOND OF MOZARTS -- OR HIGH-STEPPIN' AT THE MET, BLT JUST TA BE WITH YOU, I'D GO ANY= WHERE. ; | YA DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD JUST HEARIN' YA SAY THAT MAKES ME FEEL. An! LISTEN. T WANT THINGS, TO BE BETTER FER U WHATSA~ MATTER 2 WHY’D. YOU - TENSE UP ALLUVA SUDDEN? I. DON'T KNOW, BEN. I FELT SOMETHING STRANGE... MAGIC FRUIT == BEN, IT (5 THESE MOMENTS WE SPEND ALONE TOGETHER T CHERISH THE MOST, THEY ALMOST MAKE THE TIME YOU ARE AWAY BEARABLE. HEY-- IT'S GETTIN’ BRIGHTER IN HERE/ WHO TURNED UP CONTINUED AFTER 2ND PAGE FOLLOWING BENTANUN GRIM | Bere Wis anewer Mil A SHOWER OF pe VA, LEUTAP ING THROUGH THE ee BEY AW, NO NOT Now! ie KNEW THIS NIGHT WAS b BEN-- WHATS HAPPENING? AY we se ‘> 3 = Le ¥s é = pe Cer be AN’ IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS-— Ds, os YOU' ARE NOT THE ONE L SEEK, GROTESQUE ONE-- AND YOUR PROVOCATION SHALL NOT GO UNCHECKED! Zs (T IS FOR YOU T HAVE COME, | : 7 © WOVE NO NAME, BUT THERE ALICIA MASTERS, j i J * 1S ONE WORTHY OF CHRISTEN- ", ING ME -- AND LT HEED YOU TO. HELP ME FIND AV. ME? BUT WHO ‘ARE you? WHAT DO YOU WANT? u4 CONTINUED AFTER 2ND PAGE FOLLOWING NAME, LL GIVE NAME..- SOON AS I BELT YA TA THE MOON! ay GUT STILL YOU RY ARE NO MORE THAN A NUISANCE, ANC MUST BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY. DO NOT BE CONCERNED, AUSIA MASTERS. T OBJECT OF YOUR Mis- PLACED AFFECTIONS TO PERCH WOULD NOT PERMIT THE SHEESH! HOW'D SHE DO THAT % I WAS SAILIN’ WAY OUT OVER THE STREET WHEN SUDDENLY T BOOMERANGE BACK TA THIS TERRACE! PH e o AW, LET REED FIGGER OUT HER CRAZY POWERS -- AFTER I GET THROUGH CLOBBERIN’ HER, ft STitL Don’t WE CANNOT TALK Bas swe ve women Aas UNDERSTAND-- ) HERE, YOUR MONS | te Ol THROUGH THE SHATTERED Bike WHAT IS IT YOU : 3 - \LAGHT THE HOLE IN THE ROOF WANT OF ME > S 4 : OSES. STATE BEFORE MUST ENGAGE We DEPART, HIAk AGAIN. 7 WILL ORCED TO CAUSE HIM GREAT HARM. L SENSE AWe- SOME POWER 4 WITHIN HER... THE LIKES OF WHICH T'VE BeHeLD BUT ONCE OR TWICE MY POWER SHOULD P BEFORE. YET FOR BE USED TO CREATE, }y SOME REASON,1 DO} NOT DESTROY... NOT FEAR. HER. (HUH? THE HOLE LCAMEe THROUGH--_}) h IT’S ALL SEALED! a y WELL, THAT AIN'T GONNA STOP ME/ FAR OUT OF EARSHOT OF THE THINGS. ANGIUISHED _ ORES... THIS 3 ce RIVERS(DE HANG ON. PARK SHOULD ALICIA BABY. SUIT OUR HERE COMES-- fe Beast hoa, PURPOSES. 1 CONTINUED AFTER 2ND PAGE FOLLOWING FEAR NOT, ALICIA MASTERS, I MEAN YOU NO “TAM NOT BORN OF MAN OR WOMAN -- T AM THE GENETIC HARM. ALE L REQUIRE OF YOU IS INFORMATION. GREATION OF THREE SCIENTISTS WHO SOUGHT TO FASHION. THE PERFECT HUMAN BEING. + BUT WHAT COULD T POSSIBLY KNOW THATS. OF ANY VALUE TO YOU? UNDERSTAND, =o YOU MUST HOWEVER, I FIRST LEARN EMERGED FROM MY HOW I CAME LIFE- NURTURING . CQCOON TOO SOON-- BEFORE T HAD METAMORPHOSED TO MY ULTIMATE STATE, EVEN (N AY IMPERFECT FORM, MY CREATORS DUBBED ME PARAGON --THE - . EMBODIMENT OF S| "BUT THEY WERE NOT MEN OF VIRTUE. MANKING'S VIRTUES. AND WITH THE UNWITTING AID OF PR. STRANGE AND THE HULK, THEY SOUGHT TO SUBVERT ME TO THEIR WILL. “STILL IN AY TRANSITIONAL FORM, I SAW THRIR EVIL, AND HARNESSED My ABUND- ANT ENERGIES TO END IT. “WITH THAT ACT, L RETREATED INTO MY COCOON TO COMPLETE * AY METAMORPHOSIS AND TO MEDITATE UPON MY LIFE’ POSE. T WAS MEANT TO BE THE PROTOTYPE OF THE PERFECT RACE--BUT WITH. MY CREATORS DEAD, THERE COULD BE NO MORE LIKE ME. HOWEVER-- WHILE IN THE COCOON, T HAD A LEARNED THAT I WAS THE a SCOND SUCH ATTEMPT AT A GENETIC’ PARAGON. THE FIRST WAS A BEING KNOWN Pog. ONLY AS AM, WHO LEFT cr EARTH FOR A HOME IN THE go 4 ACCORDING TO THE COMPUTER TO WHICH MY COGOGN Was LINKED, YOU, ALICIA MASTERS WERE AMONG THE FAST IG Ere L = : {fAA. —) | ye ts EAN A FRENGEO BENTAMIN GRAM HAS RACED FROM SONS TO THE MIDTOWN Ba. Bilt RS OF THE WORLD- FA, NUTS! T JUST REMEMBERED REEDS UPSTATE WITH SUE AN’ THE KID. AS FOR TORCHY, WHO KNOWS WHERE HE IS, JVHY WRECK THE FIRST FREE JBM |r AVENGERS MANSION. i > NO SIR, LM, Ay WEEKEND THEY'VE HAD IN MONTHS? BUT, i GOTTA FIND ALICIA / vB ree JARVIS SPEAKING. A, MR. GRIMM == 5 tal JARV, ANY OF ie MAYBE T.CAN YER BOYS. AROUND? GET HOLD OF THE || THOR? IRON MANS AVENGERS. TM INAFIX. og THAT SETTLES (T! I GOTTA TRY'N LOCATE ALICIA AND HER KIDNAPPER MYSELF. MUST HAVE SOME KIND OF DOOHICKEY IN THE MONITOR ROOM THAT/LL BO AO WHY, OW WHY, DID T ALWays HAVE TA CLOWN AROUND WHEN REED WAS TRYIN TO SHOW AAG HOW TO. WORK THIS SUNK HEY-- HERE'S THE FRAMMISTAT 4 REED USES TO MONITOR COSMIC ACTIVITY ON EARTH -- Likt KEEPIN’ TABS eae aeoe Ty hi I AM STARHAWK, YOU HAVE MET MY COMRADES, THE SO POWERFUL YA MEAN IFT | A MUTANT PROM GUARDIANS. OF THE GALAXY.* MY. WAS, THE ENERGY TURN OFF THE THE PLANET FRIENDS AND I WERE MAKING DISRUPTION THINGAMALTIG, ARCTURUS, BORN PREPARATIONS TO LEAVE YOUR ERA THAT L FEARED YOU'LL BE ABLE IN THE 31ST FOLLOWING OUR VICTORY OVER ‘| THAT KORVAC HAD | TA TRACK DOWN CENTURY. T RIDE KORVAC, THE GOD-FROM-THE-MACHINE BEEN’ REBORN. THIS DISRUPTURE! THE SPACEWINDS ~ WHEN IL BECAME AWARE OF AN WHAT IE IT TURNS 4 IMMENSE DISRUPTION IN THE ’ OUT NOT TA Be LOCAL FABRIC OF SPACE. A THIS. KORVAC CREEPO? WITH MAY PERCEPTIONS. TAM STILL CURIOUS AS TO WHAT MANNER OF BEING COULD WIELD SUCH AWESOME POWER, MAY TAKE ME TO BTARHAWK [5 NOT ALONE Itt HIS CELESTIAL SURVEILLANCE, FOR, AT THAT MOMENT, MOONORAGON AAS LEVITATED FROM HER SMALL SPACECRAFT, BLOATING IN THE AUOSON RIVER TO SILENTLY APPROACH THE QBTECT OF HER SOMEONE MUST KNOW THE yi WHEREABOUTS OF Hi. ANY ES. PITY, 1 WAS UNABLE TO : FRIENDS (N THE FANTASTIC DETECT HER PRESENCE EARLIER, P FOUR COULD PROBABLY-- iF T HADAIT SENSED HER THOUGHTS IN TIME To LEVITATIN: AT THOUS! EXPLAIN YOURSEL 6 HUMAN! Re MERE “YOUR THOUGHTS REVEAL TO ME YOUR PLIGHT, IRONICALLY, T ee [si AM ONE OF A MERE HANDFUL OF BEINGS OM EARTH WHO CAN : , Bees © OF TITAN, A Kes AID YOU IN YOUR QUEST, PSIONIC, A SEEKER OF KNOWLEDGE. T HAVE TRAVELLED Y FAR TO SHARE YOUR WETNESS KNOWLEDGE, YOUR COMING, TELEPATH. THE ONG YOU CALL AAA, T KNEW AS ADAM WARLOCK, TL LEAREO OF HIM MERE MONTHS AGO * WHEN I JOINED WITH A WANDEUL OF THIS WORLD'S CHAMPIONS IN VANQUISHING-= * AVENGERS ANNUAL #7. SOUL GEA TO. power & aie Bevice Ta TIN T LEARNED FROM ANY A\ “WE Bee Ee pls ee HIS LOVED oF ADOPTED PLANET c COUNTER: EARTH $0 IT APPEARS YOU HAVE ARRIVED TOO LATE TO ACHIEVE COSMIC UNION WITH HIM. DEATH DOES NOT MEAN TO Our KIND WHAT IT DOES TO YOURS. HELP ME FIND THE BODY OF HIM AND T WILL SHOW YOU, BUT FIRST TL MUST RETURN ALICIA MASTER: TO Wel DOMICILE AND += SELDOM HAVE T BEEN a THE PRESENCE OF A BEING WHO EXUDES poe INCRECIGLE ETHEREAL POWER, IF ONE Exists THAT COULD RAISE THE DEAD [T MAY BE HERS WAIT=- I WISH TO ACCOMPANY YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY. T SENSE SOMETHING AKOMAEN TOUS WILL OCCUR AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE THERE. LET ME CONTACT my BEN, ONCE HE HEARS YOUR INTENTIONS, HELL WANT TO HELP. TOO. 18 EVEN Ag. WE Bt iS CONSIDERED 2 DROPQSAL WAIT UP! NO FAIR! THERE'S SOMETHI Ou THAT GUY THAT GIVES AME * He ee seR BUT RIGHT NOW 4 SO DESPERATE I'D EVEN Aeceer DOS DOOM'S HELP. CONTINUED AFTER 3RD PAGE FOLLOWING THIS ONE CANNOT PERMIT SUCH AN |MPERFECT BEING As YOUR MAN- FRIEND TO ACCOMPANY ME ON MAY QUEST, YOU, ALICIA MASTERS, MAY COME, BUT-- WE HAVE COMPANY: (TIS THE THING AND THE ONE CALLED STARHAWK. y CRIPES-- IVE BEEN ACED BEFORE IT COULP EVEN LAND. HEY. STARHAWK == 3 Ki F THESE POINTLESS ALTERCA- TIONS. T SHALL NOT SUFFER ANOTHER, ONEORTUMATELY FOR BEN AIS COMPANION IS ENGAGED iN OTHER MATTERS... THE GOLDEN ONE MANIPU- LATES THE ETHER IN A SINGULARLY AGGRESSIVE MANNER. © NO) PLEASE-- YOU MUST REASON WiTHl BIA! EN Y MOONDRAGON PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE E\WIL ATTEND JO-THE INTERLOPERS. LIKE 1 saio-- THERES NEVER A SUPER HERO AROUND WHEN YOU NEED-~ Qn090F/ PLEASE-- I SHE SEALED ME. UNDER THE CEE-MENT. HOW HUAMLIATIN'S THOUGH THE BESTIAL ONE HAS YETTO PROVE WORTHY OF YOU, SHALU SPARE HiM ONE LAST TIME. BUT IF SHE THINKS THAT 'LU-- WKES YOu WOULD JOIN US OR CHEE, STARHAWK-~ I COULDA BUSTED OUT MYSELF! WHERE WERE YA WHEN I COULDA USED YA? THEY-- THEY. GOT ALICIA? THEY RE TAKIN HER ABOARD THAT CRUMMAY FLYIN, SUBMARINE! Ws a: : “gnc: ae, ae 5 r s ie R POW! L HAV! Sa foe Biden SE Kone, 23 ‘CONTINUED AFTER 2ND PAGE FOLLOWING DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INTERFERE, WINGED ONE. I S(MPLY ENTREAT YOU TO RELEASE THE HUMAN IN ORDER TO APPEASE THE ROCK-SKINNED ONE PHL AS YOU DESIRE, ALIEN-- I =-SIMPLY SO. HAVE RELEASED HER-- T MIGHT BETTER BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH YOu. NOTHING MUST HINDER-ME IN MAY oN -- PARTICULARLY }} AW, NO-- | SHE TOSSED STARRY HALE Way | TA JERSEY. PAL TAUNPRA LOOK LIKE A 4 - LEADER! .| NUTS! I CAN'T THROW A ROCK AT THE SHIP WITHOUT PUTTIN’ ALICIA IN DANGER. WET DESPERATE SPEED SEW GRIMM BWIMS THE TURBI WATERS OF THE GOT HIM. ONLY PROBLEM 1S-~ I CAN'T TELL IF HE'S BREATHIN’ OR NOT. NO... CAUSE... FOR ALARM,.: FRIEND GRIMM. I Live. JEEZ, GIVIN ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION TO AN ARCTURAN MAUTANT WASN'T COVERED IN MY BOY SCOUT, HANDBOOK... C'MON, STARHAWK. “FOU COSMIC TYPES. AIN'T S'POSEO TO BE ABLE TO CROAK-- ‘SPECIALLY NOT FROM RIVER-WATER! L.PRESUME... THEY GOT AWAY. YA HAD ME SHOOK THERE A AN' I SWEAR-- iF ALICIA EVER MAKES IT OUTTA THIS MINUTE. YEAH, THEY TOOK OFF ‘ : My LONE, SHE'LL NEVER GET IN PANGER ‘CAUSE OF ME INTO SPACE. NO MATTER<- IM GONNA TRACK ‘EM DOWN IF I GOTTA GO CLEAR ACROSS. THE GALAXY. 4

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