Cyberspace Comics market report, reviews and more

July 27, 2012

Guide to Marvel Comics Presents #72

Filed under: Guide to Marvel Comics Presents — Doorman @ 7:12 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 #72
Cover Date: 1991 | Cover Price: $1.25 | Cover Artist: Barry Windsor-Smith

Wolverine in “Weapon X” prologue
written by Barry Windsor-Smith
art by Barry Windsor-Smith

Logan’s holed up in a sketchy hotel called the Prophecy. His night of hard drinking is calling up some painful memories of being experimented on in a laboratory.

Shanna in “The Bush of Ghosts” part 5
written by Gerard Jones
art by Paul Gulacy

Jeremy‘s after poachers. Dubose is after diamond smugglers. And, Shanna‘s after the zoo animal slaughterers. She suspects that they’re all looking for the same person: Sir Guy Cross-Wallace. Her suspicion is that he is having animals captured alive and stuffing diamonds into their throats. Then, when they’re exported overseas, they’re slaughtered and the diamonds are sold. The three of them head down the river together towards their target, led by their guide, Mchele. On the way, they discover a Tanzanian border patrol that has been slaughtered. Further down the river, a tribe of Africans lay dead in their village.

Daredevil in “Redemption Song” conclusion
written by Sandy Plunkett
art by Sandy Plunkett with Dwayne Turner

DJ Travis T. Hipp (aka Ellington) promised something wild and explosive at dawn. Before the sun begins to break, Daredevil discovers the wild dogs who had invaded the city have all died. He suspects they were killed by the experimental intelligence-boosting drugs they were injected with. And, if the drugs eventually killed the dogs – it’s safe to assume they’ll do the same thing to Ellington, soon.

Out in the harbor, Ella Pinkwater, the President of Octagon, is searching for Ellington and she’s joined by Daredevil. They finally find his boat as the first rays of sunlight begin to hit the city. Ellington’s voice travels the radio-waves, summoning the New Yorkers out of their apartments – inviting them to unite hands as they extend around the island of Manhattan.

Back at Ellington’s boat, Daredevil breaks in and discovers the radio transmitter is playing a tape of Ellington’s voice – a note is attached begging Daredevil not to stop the tape. On cue, with hands clasped, the New Yorkers raised their voices together in song – creating a blanket of peace that had long evaded the city worn down by the recent heatwave. This was to be Ellington’s legacy.

Red Wolf in “Flesh of my Flesh
written by Fabian Nicieza
art by Javier Saltares

William Talltrees, the Cheyenne super hero known as Red Wolf, weeps for the death of his companion, Lobo at the hands of Bengal. Now, Red Wolf uses Lobo’s hide as his “costume”. He and his wolf-brother are forever bonded in this symbolic outfit. Nearby, some rednecks have gone out shooting at a mother wolf and her cubs. The shots catch Red Wolf‘s attention and he arrives on the scene to avenge the deaths of the wolves. Only one wolf cub remains alive – it seems that will be Lobo’s replacement at Red Wolf’s side.

This issue begins the investigation into how Logan was turned into Wolverine. Shanna’s story has a clear, central focal point now and the Daredevil feature ended on an inspirational note. It appears the death of Lobo happened “off-screen” as it’s only mentioned here in a flashback. With that in mind, this issue is important for Red Wolf fans – he finds his new “Lobo”.

On Ebay: Marvel Comics Presents | Wolverine | Daredevil | Shanna | Red Wolf
On AtomicAvenue: Marvel Comics Presents | Wolverine | Daredevil | Shanna | Red Wolf

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress