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And with that, we see the conclusion of 'Giant-Size Defenders', as Marvel put an end to the 'Giant Size' experiment.Erick Von Erich,Sep 20 2012 wrote: Giant-Size Defenders #5
"Eelor", a mutated electric eel attacks Manhattan. He was created by a "temporal disturbance" and the arrival of a piece of Badoon tech. Which also brought the Guardians of the Galaxy along. The Guardians and Defenders fight off Eelor and figure things out, but the Guardians' crashed spaceship is covered by the news. This leads an enthusiastic young boy who loves Captain America to check it out; a kid named Vance Astrovik.
The Guardians and Defenders team-up...to discuss things. Dr. Strange talks about the "temporal disturbance" and how the Guardians must be returned to their own time. Vance Astro meeting young Vance Astrovik isn't helping the timestream's health.
Astro then recounts a detailed history of how the Earth in the year 3007 turned out. In 1982, due to the abundance of AEROSOL CANS, the ozone layer depleted and things began to suck. Martians attacked in 2001, creating the Killraven era, then more strife and turmoil until the late 2000's, when Earth expanded its colonies all the way out to Pluto (Martinex's home). The Badoon arrived and took over; but thanks to a recent issue of Marvel Two-in-one, the Guardians, Captain America and the Thing were able to take back New York City!
Just amazing how the ozone layer theory is being presented as a big deal in 1975. In the "real world", it didn't really gain much momentum until the mid-80's, it seems.
The book is really hitting its stride, now. It's moved away from being "Team of Guys Not in the Avengers" and is starting to create some truly different stories.
It's so refreshing to see Hulk as a straight-up good guy. He's happy to help, as long as you say you're his friend. Hulk like friends. It's so simple and hilarious that the other Marvel heroes never figured that out. How many crossovers turned into fights because someone wouldn't "leave Hulk alone"? All they had to do was say: "wait, Hulk, I'm your friend" and things would've been cool.
Scrooge McSuck wrote:I'm too hefty for my slacks. The zippers off it's tracks. I've stretched it to the maa-a-a-a-x.
Everytime they try to trim the Green Lantern herd, there's always a movement to bring someone back within 2 years. Fans won't admit it, but part of the appeal of "Green Lantern" is seeing all these different versions of the same concept.The Swigg Lebowski,Sep 22 2012 wrote: I would think it was kind of cool if it weren't for the 4 other Green Lanterns from Earth. That's about 3 too many. They need to just go ahead and kill off or retire someone. Like they did with Hal before bringing him back to life.