Secret Wars #11 (of 12), May 1988
Remember that thing I wrote about how you can tell when a comic was actually made by the paper I used to make it? Well, this is an anomaly, somewhat. That letterhead is from the company my mom used to work for, but I’m pretty sure it was only when we lived in SoCal and Vegas, and the style of this drawing is definitely much later than that (and yes, much later than May 1988). Anyway …
We have finally reached the penultimate chapter of this thing that has obviously gone on too long, and if you believe the cover, it’s the Beyonder vs. Captain America with Molecule Man in the middle. Once inside, we pick up where the previous issue left off, though, with Wolverine facing down Molecule Man, who straight up turns Wolvie into bricks. But Wolverine is so badass, he just shakes it off. Then the Beyonder interrupts things, totally not bothering anyone, and yet, Captain America feels the need to whack him with his mighty shield (“wa-chung!”). Then the Thing, Wolverine, Human Torch and Cyclops all join in trashing the Beyonder, who simply muses, “Hm — I have never experienced this — hmm — this form was very expendable.
Then we have a series of panels parallel to the first issue, re-introducing the bulk of the cast for no apparent reason. I guess maybe to demonstrate how much my artistic style had grown in two or three years? I dunno.
On the back is an ad for the Iceman & Nuclei “four issue series,” which is funny, of course, because I only made two issues, and, um, OK, it’s not funny, it’s just stupid.
I like how your mom’s company is, apparently, presenting this issue.