CoverCosmic Powers #6, Vol. 1
Published by Marvel Comics, 1994

Featuring Tyrant

"My opinion is that power should always be distrusted, in whatever hands it is placed" – Sir William Jones

Writer: Ron Marz
Penciler: Scot Eaton
Inker: Bill Anderson
Colorist: Tom Vincent
Letterer: Ken Bruzenak
Assistant Editor: Lynaire Brust
Editor: Craig Anderson
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Logo: Ken Bruzenak

Original Price: $2.50

History Behind Issue: Continued from Cosmic Powers #5

Plot: Thanos learns the truth of the origins of Tyrant by accessing Tyrant’s computer while Terrax, Jack of Hearts, Ganymede and Legacy take on Tyrant. Tyrant takes them all out easily except for Ganymede. Thanos then arrives with a stolen power bauble which contains Morg’s stolen energy. Ganymede, angered that Thanos will not share all his new knowledge of Tyrant attacks him but he knocks her unconscious with a powered backhand. Tyrant and Thanos subsequently begin fighting. Tyrant acknowledges that Thanos is much stronger than the others. Using his newly acquired power bauble, an intense battle follows with traded blows of epic proportions. Jack of Hearts and Terrax awake and take Legacy and Ganymede to an escape ship, attempting to leave the place before it is demolished. Just as they leave, a tremendously powered explosion is released by Tyrant and once all the smoke clears, Tyrant is seen standing alone. Thanos then digs himself from the ground, with his upper body bare, much to Tyrant’s surprise that he is still alive. As Tyrant prepares to renew the fight, Thanos exclaims that he has gotten what he wanted, holding his power bauble up. He then teleports away satisfied that he has achieved what he wanted and is therefore victorious. On his ship, he contemplates his achieved quest as he begins studying the orb that he has stolen.

In the depths of the fortress, brightness bathes the room as Tyrant is shown absorbing the energy of a giant sphere. Within a room surrounded by countless power orbs, Tyrant prepares for his next battle!

Comments:

Writing: 10. Awesome. Tyrant’s past is explained completely as well as a wonderful fight featuring two powerhouses. Thanos augmenting himself with the orb allows this fight to be somewhat of a challenge and the explanation for Thanos backing out in the end is very consistent with his character. A powerful end to a great series! The last page showing Tyrant powering up from all the thousands, if not millions, of power baubles is an important piece often missed for the future battle that occurs between Tyrant and Galactus in the pages of the Silver Surfer.

Art: 9.9 Awesome art in all fighting sequences. Whether it be the Galactus versus Tyrant original retelling of their past fight, the Tyrant versus Jack of Hearts, Terrax, Legacy and Ganymede, or the Tyrant versus Thanos battle. All nicely done. A lot of brightness/contrast used to show Tyrant’s power level – a good aid in the telling of the story.

Overall score: 9.95 Overall, a fantastic series both from the writing/characterization of the entities involved and coupled with fantastic art. This is a must have for any cosmic story lover!

Review written by Mystic

 

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