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Quote1.png You didn't believe me before, but you're about to discover that I mean what I say - that I can blow myself up - as sure as my Name is Nitro! Quote2.png

Appearing in "Blown Away!"

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Synopsis for "Blown Away!"

The Lunatic Legion send their agent, Nitro, The Exploding Man, to steal a powerful, top-secret government nerve gas called Compound 13. He is confronted by Captain Mar-Vell, who defeats Nitro by having Rick strike his Nega-Bands together at the moment Nitro explodes. The gas canister is ruptured in the explosion, and Mar-Vell successfully reseals the container--but alas, not before himself breathing in some of the toxic gas.


  • Plot by Starlin, script by Englehart.
  • In this issue Mar-Vell is exposed to toxins which ultimately develop into cancer which kills him.
  • Lou-Ann and Rick Jones break up. She will not be seen again in this series.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Mail It To Mar-Vell. Letters are published from Stefan Dornuf, Mike Mini, Brian W. Prescott, and David Kell.
  • This issue also contains a Series One Marvel Value Stamp Vol 1 25 The Human Torch.

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