Marvel Two-in-One #54

    Marvel Two-in-One » Marvel Two-in-One #54 - Blood and Bionics released by Marvel on August 1, 1979.

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    As Ben Grimm wanders the halls of Project Pegasus, he is attacked by the Nth Command’s agent, Deathlok. When Thing tries to reason with Luther Manning, the cyborg reveals that he no longer possesses an organic mind and is all A.I programming!

    We open with Ben under attack by Deathlok, who actually manages to pierce Ben's hide to the point that Ben is bleeding. We quickly learn that Deathlok has no organic parts left (as Ben puts it "Somebody's lobotomized the poor sucker."). Quasar quickly comes to Ben's aid, and the two go after the escaping cyborg.

    Elsewhere, we see Thundra learning the ropes about professional wrestling, to the misfortune of the Grapplers (Letha, Poundcakes, Screaming Mimi, and Titania).

    In Project Pegasus, Dr. Thomas Lightner reports to the myseterious Nth Command that Deathlok was unable to finish his portion of the "Nth projector" and Lightner is ordered to create more chaos at Pegasus, which he does by releasing Nuklo, the nuclear man...


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    Thing, Deathlok, Wrestling 0

    This issue is written and illustrated by Mark Gruenwald and John Byrne, so we're off to a good start. Add Deathlok, and you've got a good guest star, and every Marvel Two in One needs a guest star. Finally, we get some wrestling with Thundra, and I always love it when Thing comics explore the wrestling scene. Good issue....

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    Pages 1-4: A Thing/Deathlok battle that has two shocks: Ben bleeding and the viciousness with which Ben reacts, utterly crushing Deathlok’s hand. A tense opening scene.Pages 5-9: Deathlok continues on his mission, eventually being attacked by Quasar. A sequence that serves two purposes: it illustrates that the Deathlok we knew and loved from his own series is long gone. This is a different character, really. And it shows us, again, what Quasar (still a relatively new character back then) c...

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