The Lost Marvel Episode II: Civil War




Freckles Marvel was a part of Captain Marvel history, and not a once off oddity either: During the height of Captain Marvel's fame, at which point, need  I remind you, he was easily more recognizable than Superman,  she graced several covers. She had a town for her to inhabit,  supporting characters to her, and even a nifty apellation. And seemingly overnight, she banished off the face of the earth, never to be tarted up, or gritted up, or killed off. Just oblivion.

But she won't stay forgotten for long, because, I'm covering all her adventures in my series The Lost Marvel.

In this episode, we get to meet Mary Dudely in her hometown of Skunkville, where she's bragging to the local kids about her adventures with Mary Marvel. Even accountling for embelishment, I don't know if she's talking about her first apearance in Wow Comics.
That's right! I completely fuck it up!

The subject of her being an asset to Skunkville comes up, and she puts in her disgust for the town's name. That's when shit starts to go down.
"Dïsney would never buy the rights to Skunkville!"

Just off panel, 3 New Estonia supperters are killed.
A few adults come to stop the fight, trying to bring the kids to their senses and sanity prevails. Or...maybe the fight escalates.
Which side is that dog?

This is the moment Mary Batson arrives, to find, well a crazy freaking riot. She transfroms into Mary Marvel, and uses her heroic clout and godlike authority to convince the unruly citizens to settle down. Or...
The dry cleaners are all Marveltown supperters.

Mary Marvel finds Freckles in the thickest fighting, and tries to get a sense of the situation. Aware that this this kind of matter that doesn't get solved by mobs, she flies them both to the mayor, who reveals this isn't entirely Freckle's fault, and that it was a sensitive issue that was bound to explode sooner or later.
They say the name...stinks...

This is where Mary Dudely lives. A town where people will kill their neightbors over the concept of naming the city after a stink spreading rodent or a Superhero. Just something to think about when she's being overtly violent or dumb.

The Mayor tries to get policemen and firefighters to stop the riot but they are also rioting. Naturally, in the middle of  Namemania, therer's still some sane people. Criminals, who don't have a faction and just want to get theirs. Mary and Freckles split up. Mary busts ass. Freckles...
"Hey...Karash is a good name!

However, she has a good comeback.
"I mean, yeah, you screwd up, but I missed the details!

And to prove herself  capable, she uses a skunk to route out the hidden criminal, which brings to light the town is named after a LIVING stink spreading rodent. It's not even a tradition!  Then the mayor jumps in to reveal the fight is over and the town has been renamed Marveltown.
"Mayor Embezzles Marveltown emergency fund sounds a lot better.

Presumably all the Skunktown loyalists where soundly killed offscreen.  Glory to the Marveltown Spring! Halallalallala Shazam!
 I'm glad this was resolved without, you know, us having to do anything.

This Freckles Marvel...just when you think she's a dumb comic relief character she demonstrates she's somewhat capable and intelligent. And she's evolved into less of a bratty girl who wants to be a Superhero and into more of a Mary Marvel Superfan, and more-further, a person Mary Marvel would willingly visit.  But it's time we get a superlative, isn't it? Oh, we will...soon enough.

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