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2553: Captain Marvel #44 (v1)

" Death Throws! "
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Captain Marvel #44 (v1)
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Cover Artists: Al Milgrom
Writers: Steve Englehart, Al Milgrom
Pencilers: Al Milgrom
Inkers: Al Milgrom
Colourists: Janice Cohen
Letterers: Tom Orzechowski
Editors: Marv Wolfman
Cover Date: May 1976
Release Date: February 1976
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 176                 Times Rated: 114
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Issue Blurb
While Drax and Mar-Vell continue to battle on and around a moon, Rick Jones lie dying on the satellite sphere. And only Mar-Vell can possibly save him.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) last appeared in Captain Marvel #43 (v1). Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) next appears in Captain Marvel #45 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Drax last appeared in Captain Marvel #43 (v1). Drax next appears in Warlock #15 (v1).
  Rick Jones
Rick Jones last appeared in Captain Marvel #43 (v1). Rick Jones next appears in Captain Marvel #45 (v1).
  Supreme Intelligence
Supreme Intelligence last appeared in Captain Marvel #43 (v1). Supreme Intelligence next appears in Captain Marvel #45 (v1).
Fawn last appeared in Captain Marvel #43 (v1). Fawn next appears in Captain Marvel #45 (v1).
  General Head
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by General Head in the mainstream continuity. General Head next appears in Captain Marvel #45 (v1).
Group Appearances
Kree last appeared in Inhumans #5 (v1). Kree next appears in Captain Marvel #45 (v1).
This is the first appearance by Null-Trons in the mainstream continuity. Null-Trons next appears in Captain Marvel #45 (v1).
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Issue Review
   February 24, 2014
Action-packed and very enjoyable. Good story unfolding here. Very keen to read more. 9/10
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  malmantile2729 Says:    
  2012-12-18 11:28:54  
  Null-Trons: Giant stone heads with metallic arms propelled by little jets and bent on destroying all organisms. Yes.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-08-06 11:43:54  
  Yay! Robots! Robots everywhere! Yay!  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-10-18 20:41:01  
  I cannot wait until Rick goes away. Does he go away? I sure hope so.  

  melvillean Says:    
  2016-07-11 12:48:36  
  Null-Trons seem like a not-so-subtle nod to the flying stone heads in Zardoz.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-08-22 16:59:13  
  So who are those robots on the front cover? Because they sure didn't look anything like that inside.
When Marv got powered up, wasn't the whole thing that he got enhanced cosmic perception? Yet he doesn't notice his mind changing, doesn't notice he's killing Rick, is twice surprised by groups of giant robots, and is apparently the only person that can't see Fawn. What exactly are those cosmic perceptions good for?

  Titens Says:    
  2017-03-31 18:56:12  
  Duncanm, his mind is merging with Rick's. In other words: he's becoming stupid, and fast. Like the worst kind of dementia, and no cosmic awareness can prevent that. That said, the robot part was weird and kinda idiotic, but I really liked the rest of the issue.  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2017-04-10 01:21:14  
  This is actually moving too fast. So much crammed into one issue, it gets hard to follow.  

  skywalker3880 Says:    
  2018-01-01 13:46:47  
  So Drax DID realize that Thanos was alive and just took off, like I thought. Plus, killer Easter Island heads and Mar-vell is turning into Rick. Could things get worse?  

  grayrender @ gumchewspit (original post):    
  2018-01-22 00:45:28  
  Agreed. A little exposition could have helped some.  

  Russ Says:    
  2018-02-03 22:12:32  
  This book in a nutshell....

"Mar-Vell, we're sending you on a suicide mission to a strange planet." "I can do that, it's my duty!"
"Mar-Vell, your commanding officer wants to kill you." "I got this."
"Mar-Vell, we're going to change your powers because what you have now sucks." "Bring it on!"
"Mar-Vell, your stories are going to be written by the worst writers and artists Marvel has to offer." "You guys suck, but I'll deal with it!"
"Mar-Vell, we're going to embroil you in a cosmic war with a rather nasty bad guy!" "Lemme at 'im!"
"Mar-Vell, you're going to share a body with a boy named Rick." "Don't you dare! Arrgh! You dared!"
"Mar-Vell, your mind is going to become Rick Jones's!" "NOOOOOOOOOOO....!"

3 stars. Figures Drax wouldn't stick around once he learned the truth about Thanos.

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Date User Name Update
   February 11, 2018 cdolphy Changed comic details.
   January 15, 2018 Neskit Changed comic details.
   April 8, 2016 fragsel Added General Head to the issue.
   April 8, 2016 fragsel Added Fawn to the issue.
   April 8, 2016 fragsel Added Null-Trons to the issue.
   June 9, 2015 sewixo Changed comic details.
   February 21, 2014 jfpj1991 Added blurb for this issue.
   November 10, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Supreme Intelligence.
   November 10, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell).
   September 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for Kree.
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