Issue by Issue – Marvel Two-In-One #61

Writer – Mark Gruenwald
Artist – Jerry Bingham
Inker – Gene Day
Colours – Ben Sean
Letters – Joe Rosen

A strange object is pulled out of the New York harbour, something akin to a cocoon and when it opens and a woman emerges, those who dragged it up are more than a little surprised. Said woman flies off and she has a definite purpose, that being one Alicia Masters because of her connection to Adam Warlock, the being otherwise known as Him. After she crashes into Alicia’s apartment, no matter what she says afterwards, Ben takes it all as an act of aggression and when he looks to bring the fight to her, she swats him away as if he were nothing but a fly. Mark Gruenwald brings his considerable storytelling abilities to bear with this latest chapter of Marvel Two-In-One, a story that finds The Thing a little concerned as the strange woman takes off with Alicia and he has no idea what to do. Trying to contact various heroes, he does not seem to be having any luck until Starhawk of the Guardians of the Galaxy appears to offer his services he too also having an interest in the woman. Eventually the heroes track down the two of them down and they attack because who wants to talk and try to understand what is going on and again, they are thrown off as if they were nothing. Alicia pleads with Ben, trying to get him to back off saying that she will help the woman, but so too does she ask the woman to cease her attack upon the man she loves. Gruenwald writes a fun tale, one packed with mystery though little is revealed as of yet, only the fact that the woman is looking for Adam Warlock, who just so happens to be dead and saying that dead or alive, it matters not to one such as she. It is also shown that she is also a product of those that made Adam which is interesting, though what she thinks Alicia can do at this point is not exactly made perfectly clear. Also in the picture is the woman named Moondragon who felt the presence of this strange creature and promises not to interfere if she can tag along as it were. Through it all, Ben feels helpless, but if there is one thing that is for sure, he is not going to leave Alicia alone with that strange woman whether she means her harm or not. Drawn by Jerry Bingham, the man does a great job at bringing this cosmic mystery to life and where it goes from here remains to be seen, but it is more than compelling enough to draw readers back to find out.

3.5 out of 5

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