Issue by Issue – Micronauts Vol.2 #16

Writer – Peter B. Gillis
Artist – Kelley Jones
Inker – Danny Bulanadi
Colours – Bob Sharen
Letters – Janice Chiang

The Micronauts are still upon the planet called Aegis, doing nothing as there is nothing to do after hearing the story of Marionette’s past and the shame she feels over it. Things look up a little bit though as the team receives a mayday from a nearby settlement which is about to get burned to cinders from a giant ship that was parked there as a local power source. While they try and put a stop to the madness going on, they realize that they are essentially too late to do anything when all of a sudden it simply stops as if by magic. Magic it was not though as author Peter B. Gillis introduces the books next guest star – The Beyonder, the man who saved them all. So it is that Secret Wars II makes its way into the Micronauts for a bit of a crossover, but thankfully Gillis weaves it in so that it fits almost naturally and of course, it all has to do with Scion in some way. Readers come to see the Beyonder and Scion become thick as thieves as the former tries to help out all of those on Aegis and so he does, but there is something else going on as well and it is because Scion is whispering in his ear. In the meantime, Bug is feeling down again, depressed and unsure as to what he should do next and yet, something inside of him calls for him to remain with the Micronauts and be the hero that they believe him to be. It is after this that Bug discovers the crimes being perpetrated by Scion and the Beyonder, genocide on a planetary scale. Finally the plan is laid bare when the Micronauts confront the two, of how the Microverse has been infected due to the complete loss of life on Homeworld, that caused by Baron Karza. Like a cancer, the infection that has taken place in Homeworld’s Worldmind has spread throughout the DNA-like chain that is the Microverse and Scion means to help cure it and part of that is by putting up a breakwall between Aegis and it – that being the deaths of billions. It spurs the team into action and when it is all said and done, they believe Scion to be dead and the Beyonder returned to wherever he came from. The truth is something else altogether. A better issue than most of late, but one that has furthered very little of the storyline other than revealing the real reason they are where they are at the moment.

3 out of 5

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  1. As I recall this issue of the Micronauts was indeed one of the better Secret Wars II tie-in issues. A good issue and it was interesting to see the Beyond shake things up a bit in the microverse.

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