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1859: Captain Marvel #26 (v1)

" Betrayal! "
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Captain Marvel #26 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Jim Starlin
Writers: Mike Friedrich, Jim Starlin
Pencilers: Jim Starlin
Inkers: Dave Cockrum
Colourists: Jim Starlin
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: May 1973
Release Date: February 1973
Story Arc: Thanos War (2 of 10)
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 366                 Times Rated: 216
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
Still fired up about a perceived betrayal, Rick urges Mar-Vell to confront Lou-Ann. There the details of the deviant conspiracy begin to take form. Meanwhile, the Thing becomes the next unwitting participant in this cosmic game.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) last appeared in Captain Marvel #25 (v1). Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
  The Thing
The Thing last appeared in Avengers #118 (v1). The Thing next appears in Marvel Feature #11 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Rick Jones
Rick Jones last appeared in Captain Marvel #25 (v1). Rick Jones next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
  Lou-Ann Savannah
Lou-Ann Savannah last appeared in Captain Marvel #25 (v1). Lou-Ann Savannah next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Death in the mainstream continuity. Death next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
Thanos last appeared in Captain Marvel #25 (v1). Thanos next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
  Super Skrull
Super Skrull last appeared in Captain Marvel #25 (v1). Super Skrull next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
  Skragg (pirate)
Skragg (pirate) last appeared in Captain Marvel #25 (v1).
Group Appearances
The Fantastic Four (Roster V)
The Fantastic Four last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #127 (v1). The Fantastic Four next appears in Marvel Feature #11 (v1).
The Kree
The Kree last appeared in Captain Marvel #25 (v1). The Kree next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
The Skrulls
The Skrulls last appeared in Captain Marvel #25 (v1). The Skrulls next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Nega-Bands last appeared in Captain Marvel #25 (v1). Nega-Bands next appears in Captain Marvel #27 (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 4, 2014
As hero vs hero battles go, this one is well set up and fun to watch. The real villains of the piece are fascinating. And they have an air of genuine menace. 7/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2012-11-27 17:59:28  
  This comic went very rapidly from bad, to BADASS.  

  john54542 Says:    
  2012-12-31 21:08:36  
  This is the good stuff! Yes, 22 and 23 of this book were awful. Starlin made a huge difference! Can't wait to see more of Thanos (in comics and in movies).  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-07-20 08:56:48  
  The turnaround is almost there, if they could just pull the plug on the Rick connection, it would be perfect!  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-21 08:28:20  
  Awesome art + excellent guest star + magnificent baddie = damn good issue  

  instantdeath999 Says:    
  2014-02-22 05:14:24  
  This issue was pretty bad- how the hell could Marvell kill the Thing with a big spike?- but it became great when Thanos showed up.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-09-04 16:10:06  
  I guess this deserves 4 stars due to showing Thanos being bad ass. Other than that, this was pretty lame issue. If Thanos wanted Rick the entire time, he could have just showed up and snapped his fingers at any moment.  

  Tarquinnff3 Says:    
  2015-02-10 18:30:11  
  I barely continued this series because of Rick Jones. I'm kind of glad I did. This issue was better than the last. Hopefully the quality keeps rising.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-22 19:22:51  

  butters911 Says:    
  2015-04-23 03:26:00  
  This issue gets an extra star, just for The Thing telling Thanos he needs a "good smack in the chops."  

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2015-05-13 16:39:32  
  The fight between The Thing and Capt M. was fairly uninspired, but Thanos is awesome.  

  MX5 Says:    
  2015-07-03 02:26:05  
  Rick Jones comes face to face with Thanos..and survives. Unfortunately. Enjoyed this issue.  

  megajake Says:    
  2015-07-04 15:33:13  
  Why is Rick Jones sooo annoying? My theory is the writers at the time thought they were creating a young hip dud. Hip for the the late 60's/early 70's. But, Rick just comes across as whiney, a'hole. All you want to do is punch him in the face and tell him to stop ruining everything he's in.  

  duncanm @ megajake (original post):    
  2015-07-08 12:54:13  
  He's supposed to be the POV character in the Marvel Universe, something to give young readers of how they would fit in and react. However, as is defined in the Crusher paradox, likeability of these characters is proportionally inverse to the unfathomable importance they seem to have in their world.
Couldn't help but laugh at Death in this issue...looks like a freaking Jawa.

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-05-25 14:59:56  
  I liked that the Skrull were playing the long con with the mind control, but wasn't clear why they revealed Thanos at the point.
The Thing did seem weak in this issue, but maybe Marvel is that strong?
There's a breathless tone to Marvel/Rick Jones monologues that is really obnoxious.

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-06-01 06:21:31  
  - I couldn't find what The Thing meant by "A-1 Black Knight"

- Now Playing "Betrayal" Nuclear Assault

  Russ Says:    
  2017-08-11 13:37:55  
  Last issue in the comments I said that Jim Starlin provided this title with a much-needed shot in the arm. This issue, I find out he had steroids in that needle! Seriously!

Excellent issue. This arc is slowly showing the potential to being an epic. It's hard to believe we're only two issues in so far. Thanos's plan might be a little on the weak side so far, but heck, since he's brought a lot of power to the table he hasn't really needed one. I'm pretty curious to see what's coming next. Also enjoyed the appearance of the Thing. As of this writing, it's been quite awhile since we've seen the Fantastic Four in the Order.

4 stars. This title has rebounded from one of the worst of its time to one of the most relevant in very short order. That has to be a record.

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-09-01 05:48:36  
  Casually knocking out the Thing and Mar-Vell... Thanos is such a badass.  

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-09-26 07:46:15  
  Logic according to Ben Grimm - I can't talk to tell him I think we're being tricked and are actually on the same side. Better punch him instead.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2018-01-05 17:07:30  
  Like others have said, Starlin is turning this title around, but Friedrich is slowing the change up! Interesting that Thanos can change Cap Marvel back into Rick Jones! Also, the character appearances list this as Death's 1st app. But, shouldn't it be Chamber of Darkness #8?

'Nuff Said - "Lookit her, Marv-ell--the chick who shared my soul--then shafted me!"-Rick Jones, Shafted Part II

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   February 10, 2018 TStarnes Added Nega-Bands listing.
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   September 26, 2015 fragsel Added Skragg to the issue.
   March 16, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The Fantastic Four.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Super Skrull.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Thing.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell).
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Kree.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for The Skrulls.
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