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August 26, 2011

Guide to Marvel Comics Presents #23

Filed under: Guide to Marvel Comics Presents — Doorman @ 7:42 am

Marvel Comics Presents launched in 1988 as an ad-free anthology showcasing four eight-page features, stuffed inside a wrap-around cover. This guide will tell you everything you wanted to know about the series – and more!

Marvel Comics Presents #23
Cover Date: Early July 1989 | Cover Price: $1.25 | Cover Artist: Bret Blevins

Cyclops in “the Retribution Affair” part 7
written by Bob Harras
art by Ron Lim

During his battle with Master Mold, Cyclops musters up enough determination to bring his power back, despite its near-neutralization due to the Retribution Virus he’s been infected with. But, after being swept easily aside, the X-Man and Conscience devise a plan. Since Conscience is based on Stephen Lang’s emotional engrams (and Master Mold’s programming is based solely on Lang’s rational mind), he may be able to “infect” MM’s programming, causing Master Mold to rethink unleashing the Retribution Virus upon humanity at large.

Black Panther in “Panther’s Quest” part 11
written by Don McGregor
art by Gene Colan

The Black Panther manages to escape the South African soldiers and he seeks out Sarah Slade. He sets up a meeting with her husband for the following evening. After his conversation, he returns to his glider to rest for the night.

the Falcon in “The Forest For The Trees
written by Fabian Nicieza
art by Dave Cockrum

The Falcon breaks up a gang initiation and finds that one of the new members is the son of a neighbordhood acquantaince named Hal. But, when he goes to speak with the kid’s parents, he discovers that they’re influencing his bad behavior. Can the Falcon save this family from a life of drugs and gangs? Does a costumed vigilante even have the right to interfere?

Wheels in “Lady Jane
written by John Figueroa
art by Ron Wilson

Wheels (of the Wolfpack) has his eye on a cute girl named Jane. And, when her ex-boyfriend won’t accept the break-up, Wheels finds a perfect opportunity to make his move.

The Falcon tale is an excellent insight into the importance of parenting and the concept of “it takes a village”. I highly recommend checking this one out.

On Ebay: Marvel Comics Presents | Cyclops | Black Panther | Falcon | Wolfpack
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