Secret Wars II #5 [Direct]
(November 1985)

Marvel, 1985 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD; 0.50 GBP; 1.00 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1985-08-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Bob Budiansky (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Beyonder Bites the Dust! (Table of Contents)

Secret Wars II / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Milgrom (signed as AL)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (signed as STEVE)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hercules; Starfox; Thor; the Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; the Beyonder; Doctor Strange; the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Woman; Mr. Fantastic; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; the Thing]; the West Coast Avengers [Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mockingbird; Tigra; Wonder Man]
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Despair! (Table of Contents: 1)

Secret Wars II / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited as Leialoha) (pages 1-20); Joe Rubinstein (credited as Rubinstein) (pages 21-25)
Colors
M. Hands
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited as Rosen) (pages 1-5, 21-25); Rick Parker (credited as Parker) (pages 6-20)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [the Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hercules; Starfox; Thor; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; the Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; the Beyonder; Boom-Boom [Tabitha Smith] (introduction); Boom Boom's parents (flashback); Celestials; Dazzler [Alison Blaire] (flashback); Doctor Strange; the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Woman; Mr. Fantastic; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]]; the New Mutants [Cannonball; Sunspot; Warlock; Wolfsbane [Rahne Sinclair]]; the West Coast Avengers [Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mockingbird; Tigra; Wonder Man]; the X-Men [Colossus; Nightcrawler; Rachel Summers; Rogue; Shadowcat [Kitty Pryde]; Wolverine [Logan]]
Synopsis
The Beyonder dismantles a train that is about to hit him and one of the passengers turns out to be a young mutant traveling to Xavier's School. The Beyonder agrees to take her the rest of the way but, once they arrive, the X-Men ignore her in favor of attacking him. In despair at the rejection, Boom-Boom tries to kill herself with one of her time bombs but the Beyonder brings her back. He takes her on a cosmic jaunt to meet the Celestials and she freaks out when he beats them up. On returning to Earth, she calls the Avengers in for help and the Beyonder is crestfallen by the betrayal.
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Indexer Notes

Continued in The Thing (Marvel, 1983 series) #30, Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1974 series) #74 and Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #285.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beyonder Bites the Dust!
    Secret Wars II
  2. 1. Despair!
    Secret Wars II
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