Marvel Day: Stranded On Earth, Silver Surfer Is Reunited With Shalla Bal, Only To Lose Her Again Because Of Mephisto!

MARVEL DAY

In 'Silver Surfer' (1968) #3, Silver Surfer has found Shalla Bal only to lose her again.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1968) #3, Silver Surfer has found Shalla Bal only to lose her again.

IN ROMANCE

SILVER SURFER IN REVENGE FOR HUMANITY’S REJECTION BRINGS CIVILIZATION TO A STANDSTILL

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1968) #3, Silver Surfer is reunited with Shalla Bal only to lose her again. At the beginning of the issue, Silver Surfer attempts to heal with his Power Cosmic a girl that was a victim of an alien abduction by the Badoon. However, the hospital staff and the police interfere. With one blast of cosmic shock, Silver Surfer heals the girl.

The police reacts with a blast but the Surfer’s invulnerability protects him. At that moment, the girl begins to move and one of the police officers notes that maybe the Surfer healed the girl. Surfer melts the police officers’ weapons with a cosmic wave. However, angered at humanity’s aggression, the Silver Surfer vows revenge. In a series of cosmic bursts, the Silver Surfer brings civilization to a standstill: all machines fail to run and humanity is enshrouded in darkness.

In 'Silver Surfer' (1968) #3, Silver Surfer brings civilization to a standstill.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1968) #3, Silver Surfer brings civilization to a standstill. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THE CALAMITY ON EARTH CATCHES MEPHISTO’S ATTENTION

 

In 'Silver Surfer' (1968) #3, Mephisto's attention is drawn to Silver Surfer who has created a calamity on Earth.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1968) #3, Mephisto’s attention is drawn to Silver Surfer who has created a calamity on Earth. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SHALLA BAL MAKES A DEAL WITH MEPHISTO IN ORDER TO SEE NORRIN RADD AGAIN

In order to conquer the Silver Surfer, Mephisto departs for Zenn-La. In her quarters on Zenn-La, Shalla recalls the glorious sacrifice of Norrin Radd, who became Silver Surfer and served Galactus that Zenn-La be spared. She mourns him and pledges her love to him, as he pledged his love to her. As she reminisces on the couch, she is overtaken by a strange cold. Mephisto is here! Mephisto says he has come to claim Shalla Bal. He tells her he has the power to reunite her with the Silver Surfer. Shalla Bal makes a deal with Mephisto and accepts his offer.

Deviously, Mephisto transports Shalla Bal to a Zenn-Lavian space ship. They are headed for Earth. Soon, they see the Silver Surfer who has relented from his revenge. At that moment, the space ship approaches its speedy descent towards Earth which activates nuclear defenses. The Silver Surfer attacks the bases and destroys their missiles. But it is too late. The space ship is downed and Mephisto departs as Shalla Bal lays on the ground. The space ship hurtles towards Earth. Silver Surfer races to the Zenn-Lavian space ship, only to find his beloved. With a cosmic balm, he heals her. Now, Mephisto’s devious plan unravels.

In 'Silver Surfer' (1968) #3, Shalla Bal makes a deal with Mephisto in order to see Norrin Radd again.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1968) #3, Shalla Bal makes a deal with Mephisto in order to see Norrin Radd again.

SILVER SURFER VS MEPHISTO

Since the dawn of time, Mephisto has not sensed the purity he senses in the Silver Surfer and which he loathes. In order to have the final victory on the day of Armageddon, the Silver Surfer must die.

Mephisto must destroy the Silver Surfer but on his own terms and at a place of his choosing. The Prince of Lies transports Shalla Bal to the stygian depths. Silver Surfer tracks Mephisto to the stygian depths. In order to save Shalla Bal, Silver Surfer must battle Mephisto.

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THE LOVE OF THE SILVER SURFER FOR SHALLA BAL WINS THE BATTLE, BUT THE SILVER SURFER MUST LOSE HIS LOVE AGAIN

In an attempt to claim the Silver Surfer’s soul in bondage, Mephisto turns the Silver Surfer into a thought. Then, he implants the Surfer into his satanic brain. Mephisto seeks to bend the Silver Surfer to his will and claim his soul. However, the Silver Surfer’s purity hurts Mephisto and the Surfer is freed.

In a last effort, Mephisto asks the Silver Surfer to pledge his soul or else, he will send Shalla Bal to Zenn-La and the Silver Surfer will be separated from Shalla Bal forever. Shalla Bal explains to Silver Surfer that this is their victory: For their love to be true, it must be free of Mephisto’s bondage. In a last ditch effort, Silver Surfer attempts to touch Shalla Bal’s right hand but Mephisto does not grant even that. Silver Surfer’s love for Shalla Bal wins the battle, but he is heartbroken. And Mephisto has eternity to plan.

In 'Silver Surfer' (1968) #3, Silver Surfer has found Shalla Bal only to lose her again.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1968) #3, Silver Surfer has found Shalla Bal only to lose her again.

SOURCES

Silver Surfer Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.

Image Day: In ‘The Satan Saga Wars’, Spawn Goes Through Hell To Rescue Wanda

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT.

IMAGE DAY

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Spawn triggers his symbiote to blow up Satan and Hell.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Spawn triggers his symbiote to blow up Satan and Hell. AP Photo/Image Comics

IMAGE UNIVERSE

GOD FIGHTS SATAN IN HELL OVER WANDA’S AND HIS CHILD’S SOULS

In ‘Spawn’ #262, Spawn has reached the center of Hell after having fought its armies, in order to rescue Wanda’s soul. However, using his symbiote Spawn contacts God to Hell in order to fight Satan. God in his giant form, states Satan has violated the terms of their agreement. Each were supposed to stay in their domains.

Satan has trespassed. In his “arrogance and lust” to conquer the living and the dead, he has sought the soul of an innocent for a human sacrifice. God battles Satan. Both giants exchange mighty punches. Satan says God is the one trespassing and that something has tricked him. At the same time, he claims to know God’s true form.

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Spawn contacts God to come fight Satan in Hell.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Spawn contacts God to come fight Satan in Hell. AP Photo/Image Comics

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SPAWN BATTLES SATAN AND HELLION TO SAVE WANDA AND THE CHILD

Spawn uses the battle between God and Satan as a distraction to save Wanda and the child. Wanda shouts to Spawn to not let them have the child. Then, the child glows with light. Spawn attacks Satan with a blast, then Satan punches him into rocks. Spawn responds with “animal-like viciousness”, slicing Satan’s left hand fingers with a necroplasmic sword.1

Then, Spawn saves Wanda. Satan orders Hellion to kill Spawn, Wanda, and the child since Hellion has the child. Spawn and Hellion trade punches. Then, Hellion blasts Spawn and Wanda. Spawn protects Wanda and both manage to evade the blast. Spawn uses his chains to choke Hellion. He manages to loosen Hellion’s grip. Then Wanda retrieves the child. Spawn carries Wanda and the child as they attempt their escape.

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Spawn cuts off Satan's finger to save Wanda from Satan's clutches.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Spawn cuts off Satan’s finger to save Wanda from Satan’s clutches. AP Photo/Image Comics

AL (SPAWN) BREAKS HIS PROMISE TO WANDA AND SAVES HER AS SHE GOES TO HEAVEN WITH GOD

Al (Spawn) attempts to carry Wanda and the baby out of Hell. He says he has a plan to save them but only one of them can escape. It has to be Wanda. Wanda asks Al to set them down. She reveals to him that the baby is Spawn’s spirit. She returns the spirit to Al for him to be reborn. She asks Al to promise her to let her stay in Hell since she is dead and to be a hero on Earth who protects his children and all children. Al agrees.

Al turns back to God and Satan and asks to stop the fighting. Al breaks his promise to Wanda. He agrees to return the symbiote to Satan on the condition that Wanda can go to Heaven with God and he leaves Hell a free man. God, taking the form of a small man, agrees and so does Satan. God and Wanda head to Heaven as Al apparently leaves a free man. Satan asks Hellion to follow Al and kill him.

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Al Simmons agrees to return the symbiote in exchange for Wanda's freedom to Heaven and his own freedom.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Al Simmons agrees to return the symbiote in exchange for Wanda’s freedom to Heaven and his own freedom. AP Photo/Image Comics

AL SIMMONS DETONATES HELL WITH HIS SYMBIOTE AND SEALS IT OFF FROM EARTH


SOURCES

Spawn Vol 1 262 in Image Comics Database.

  1. Spawn #262.

Feat: Spawn, ‘Spawn’ #262

SPAWN (ALBERT SIMMONS)

In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, titled “The Satan Saga Wars Part 4”, Spawn performs an energy projection feat. Spawn goes through Hell in order to save Wanda. During the war, Spawn detonated his symbiote to blast Satan with an explosion that devastates Hell.

How much energy projection does it take for Spawn to blast Satan with an explosion that devastates Hell?

In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Spawn performs an energy projection feat. During the war, Spawn detonates his symbiote to blast Satan with an explosion that devastates Hell.

SPAWN’S SYMBIOTE BLASTED SATAN WITH AN EXPLOSION THAT DEVASTATED HELL.

SPAWN GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION BLASTING THE UNIVERSE, ENOUGH TO DESTROY ALL THE NEUTRON STARS IN THE UNIVERSE EXPLODING IN GAMMA-RAY BURSTS.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

UNIVERSAL

                       

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SOURCES

‘Spawn’ #262 in Image Database.

Image Day: Spawn Learns About Necroplasm Magic

IMAGE DAY

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT ON MAGIC IN A FICTIONAL SETTING.

In 'Spawn' (1994) #19, Spawn survives an explosion of a click of bottles. He pursues the assailant, only to be interrupted by Harry Houdini.
In ‘Spawn’ (1994) #19, Spawn survives an explosion of a click of bottles. He pursues the assailant, only to be interrupted by Harry Houdini. Photo/Image Comics

IN ORIGINS

SPAWN

CIA FILES


THE HELLSPAWN

I was dead and went to Hell. In order to see my wife again, I made a deal with D. It turns out, I bargained more than I could hope for. I became a hellspawn.

Using CIA files, I tracked Wanda’s location. I found out she had re-married and had a daughter named Cyan. Then I got low.

A hellspawn I met, told me that I run on necroplasm magic, the juice that powers me. Once I get low, I must return to Hell.

I must learn to use my powers or else. What is necroplasm magic? A man showed up…


DATABASE FILES

In ‘Spawn’ (1994) #19, Spawn survives an explosion of a click of bottles. He pursues the assailant, only to be interrupted by Harry Houdini. Photo/Image Comics

I was chasing an assailant that triggered an explosion with a box of bottles. Then, this man showed up!

Sigh… Just what I was looking for? Someone to teach me about my powers!

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In 'Spawn' (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic.
In ‘Spawn’ (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic. Photo/Image Comics

What is necroplasm magic? Well, it is based on the will’s ability to use extra-dimensional energies to alter perception. In this case, the hellspawn’s symbiote – the K7 suit – uses the energies of another dimension, Hell, to conjure magic, spells and even create objects!

The power to conjure and create objects is called manifestation.

Neat, huh?

Read on!

Necroplasm Magic: Other than the counter problems he had, the only limit to Spawn’s mystical ability was Spawn’s imagination. Having been able to conjure up a car key using his mystic energy, materialize a box of fine wine for his friends in the alley and even resurrect the dead at the cost of his necro meter.

‘Spawn’, Image Database
In 'Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic.
In ‘Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic. Photo/Image Comics

I tested the suit in battle. A total rush of adrenaline! A hellspawn!

In 'Spawn (1994) #19, Spawn tests his necroplasm magic in a fight with street thugs, until Harry Houdini puts an end to the fight.
In ‘Spawn (1994) #19, Spawn tests his necroplasm magic in a fight with street thugs, until Harry Houdini puts an end to the fight. Photo/Image Comics

The evening ends with an invitation from Harry Houdini to an atomic bomb conference. What does that have to do with me?

In 'Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini conjures two tickets to the Columbia University East-West Atomic Warfare Conference.
In ‘Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini conjures two tickets to the Columbia University East-West Atomic Warfare Conference. Photo/Image Comics

Well, I still have to stop that kid that bombed me earlier!

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SOURCES

Albert Simmons in the Image Database.
Spawn Vol 1 19 in the Image Database.

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