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  • 50 Cent Comics – The Magdalena #5

    Continuing on with my 50 cent comic book score from MegaCon a couple of months back, we have The Magdalena #5 from February, 2011.

    The concept of this book is that there are a long line of descendants from Jesus and Mary Magdalene who protect the Church from evil from generation to generation. The concept is interesting (if a little reminiscent of The Da Vinci Code).and the art is pretty good but there doesn’t seem to be much depth here. The story basically involves a young boy who is being cultivated as the Anti-Christ though it’s a little unclear whether he really is or not.

    In this issue, The Magdalena battles another ugly demon from Hell. There weren’t many ads in this issue and being a relatively recent book, they aren’t as fun to look back at anyway.

    See my last 50 Cent Comics entry here: http://www.megalextoria.com/wordpress/index.php/2019/07/09/50-cent-comics-avengers-345/

  • 50 Cent Comics – Avengers #345

    I grabbed nearly 100 comics at MegaCon a couple of months back for 50 cents each. Avengers #345 from March 1992 is one of them.

    This issue drops the reader into the middle of a war between the Shi’ar and Kree. This is “Operation: Galactic Storm part 5”. I suspect that part 1 would put you closer to the beginning. The fundamental problem for Earth is that both sides are using the Sun to power a nearby wormhole for travel purposes. This is causing instability and will eventually destroy the sun if not stopped. This issue opens with the Avengers rescuing the inhabitants of a space station orbiting the sun that was struck by a solar flare.

    The astronauts are saved and the most recent Shi’ar ship to use the wormhole is stopped leading to a confrontation. By the end of the issue the Avengers are setting off on a diplomatic mission to try to end the war. Will they succeed? You’ll have to read the next issue… I don’t have that one though.

    And there’s plenty of old video game ads here for a bit of nostalgia from the latter days of the NES and the early days of the Super NES.

    See the previous entry in the 50 Cent Comics series here: http://www.megalextoria.com/wordpress/index.php/2019/07/05/50-cent-comics-peter-parker-the-spectacular-spider-man-122-1987/

  • 50 Cent Comics – Spider-Woman #2 (2015)

    Spider-Woman #2 features a very pregnant Jessica Drew (AKA Spider-Woman). Apparently, Captain Marvel had asked her to visit the Alpha Flight hospital for a check up.

    Of course, with superheroes even common activities like doctor visits are not uneventful. I suppose it wouldn’t make for a very good comic book if they were. In this case, her visit coincides with a takeover by Skrull.

    Spider-Woman handles the Skrull in the Maternity Ward (along with a little help) and Captain Marvel rushes back to help. Unfortunately, the Alpha Flight Hospital is in a black hole that is now inaccessible. How inconvenient…

    See the previous entry in the 50 Cent Comics series here: http://www.megalextoria.com/wordpress/index.php/2019/06/23/astonishing-x-men-52/