Quote1 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
-- Nitro

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 top secret government nerve gas called Compound 13. He is confronted by Captain Marvel who defeats Nitro by having Rick hit his nega bands together at the moment Nitro explodes. The gas canister is ruptured in the explosion and Mar-Vell successfully reseals the container, not before inhaling some of the toxic gas that will eventually give him the cancer which kills him in "The Death of Captain Marvel" graphic novel.


  • Plot by Starlin, script by Englehart.
  • In this issue Mar-Vell is exposed to toxins which ultimately develop into the 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 #25 The Human Torch.
  • This issue is reprinted in the comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

See Also

Links and References

  • The Grand comics Database: Captain Marvel #34 [1]
  • The Unofficial Marvel Value Stamp Site [[2]]


  1. This issue is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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