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  • 50 Cent Comics – New Mutants #46 (2012)


    Next up in my 50 cent comic book haul from MegaCon 2019 is New Mutants #46. This isn’t the original run obviously but I’ve enjoyed the scattered issues of this volume that I have read.

    However, I’m coming in here on the 3rd part of a story that involves time travel so it’s not all that clear what exactly is going on. Future versions of some of the team members are trying to stop present version of team members from doing stuff.

    I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as the others I picked up but I’m sure that’s largely to do with where I’m coming in on this particular story line.

    The my previous entry in 50 cent comics here: http://www.megalextoria.com/wordpress/index.php/2019/09/04/50-cent-comics-the-spectacular-spider-man-124




  • 50 Cent Comics – The Spectacular Spider-Man #124


    Next up from my 50 cent comic book score at MegaCon 2019 is The Spectacular Spider-Man #124. This issue is from March 1987 and features the classic Spider-Man villain, Dr. Octopus.

    Doctor Octopus is steeling various parts and other material (including radioactive isotopes) in order to build a nuclear reactor. The purpose is to enhance his abilities which were given to him via an accident of a radioactive nature. If only cancer were a superpower…

    By the end of the issue, Spider-Man had foiled his plans but nearly caused a nuclear meltdown in the process. Doctor Octopus is trapped under a collapsing roof and presumed dead. Of course, we all know he’s not.

    This ad brings back memories. In 1987, I was also racing BMX. Though I rode a Free Agent, not a Murray. And of course who could forget the cavity sucking Jolly Rancher’s in their original stick form?




  • 50 Cent Comics – New Mutants #39 (2012)


    Next up from my 50-cent comics haul from MegaCon earlier this year is New Mutants #39 (volume 3 from circa 2011-2012). The original run of the New Mutants was one of my favorite comics back in the day. So far, I’ve been enjoying the scattered issues of volume 3 that I have been reading lately too.

    In this issue, members of the team are visiting the island Paradise, the island where Doug Ramsey, a.k.a. Cypher, died. This visit is because of some dream he had. They run across various creatures created by Ani-mator and apparently Ani-mator is trying to reconstitute himself via some sort of virus. Unfortunately, the New Mutants contract this virus.

    By the end, everyone is pretty sick and Warlock combines with Cypher in an effort to save him. Will this be enough? Will they find a cure? Can they defeat Ani-mator? I’m not sure, I don’t think I have the next issue :).