Marvel Comics Presents, Vol. 1 #20

The Retribution Affair / Panther's Quest / Nightmare In Suburbia, Part 4: Conscience of the King / Part 8: Hatred Under Tears / Part 2: the Flawed Flesh / At the Bottom of My Garden

Rel: Jan 24, 1989 - Pub: May 1989
Action, Adventure, Anthology, Super-Heroes
Modern Age | Color | USA | English
Comic | 32 pages | $1.25

Part 4: Conscience of the King - While under the influence of the sinister Master Mold, Dr. Moira MacTaggert has created a genetically engineered virus designed to destroy mutants. It is a virus that has already claimed two victims, a young girl and the former X-Man, Sean Cassidy. Now these two have been kidnapped by Master Mold's robot servitors, and their only hope for survival lies with Scott Summers, the man called Cyclops.

Part 8: Hatred Under Tears - Sarah Slade tells the Black Panther that she has not seen her husband, Patrick, but that knowledge of the Panther's missing mother prompted him to some wild scheme. The Panther is unaware that a man on a nearby rooftop has been spying on Slade's curio store. And reports the arrival to Elmer "Sex 'N Violence" Gore! Shortly thereafter, South African troops invade the black township with tear gas vehicles.

Part 2: the Flawed Flesh - Sephen Strange is a Master of hte Mystic Arts. With an almost casual disinterest, he has investigated a minor memonic presence in Minerva, Ohio. He has discovered that the dimensional disruption reaches farther and deeper than he had ever anticipated. It reaches into other realms - and into a family's innocent heart.

At the Bottom of My Garden - Clea - the daughter of the Dark Dimension, pupil and beloved of the Sorceror Supreme, Dr. Strange. She conquered her mother, Umar, and ascended the throne from which Umar and her brother, the dread Dormammu have ruled in that sinister universe. Only now she must deal with an aspect of the inheritance she never dreamed existed.

All plot summaries taken from the table of contents of the issue itself

Creators View all

Writer Peter B. Gillis, Donald F. McGregor, Fabian Nicieza, Robert 'Bob' Harras
Penciller Mark Badger, Ron Lim, Gene Colan
Inker Mark Badger, Bruce D. Patterson, Tom Palmer Sr., Jim Sanders III
Colorist Robbie Busch, Andy Yanchus, John A. Wilcox, Glynis Oliver-Wein
Letterer Todd Klein, Joe Rosen, Agustine Maslayi
Cover Penciller Mike Mignola
Cover Inker Mike Mignola
Editor Terry Kavanagh
Editor in Chief Tom DeFalco

Characters View all

Banshee (Sean Cassidy)
Black Panther (T'Challa)
Moira MacTaggert
Zanti Chikane
Elmer Gore
Dr. Strange (Stephen Vincent Strange)
Cyclops (Scott 'Slim' Summers)
Mary Campbell
Master Mold (Stephen Lang)
Bobby Windhart
Ed Windhart
Mary Windhart
Theodore Olebogeng