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This is the second part of my "Essential Mr. Bones" series. For Part 1, click here.

Infinity, Inc. #22 takes place during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, when everyone was gathered by the Monitor. It's written by Roy and Dann Thomas, and illustrated by Mike Clark.

In #24, the art is by Todd McFarlane again.

In #26, the Crisis is over. Yolanda Montez, the second Wildcat, is captured by a strange shark-human hybrid known as Carcharo.

If you're wondering why it looks like Wilcat and Carcharo are speaking in Spanish and then repeating themselves in English, Roy explained it in the letters page.

Meanwhile, the other Infinitors arrive to rescue Yolanda.

The Infinitors battle Helix.

The other members of Helix are defeated as well...

In #27...

This is from Infinity, Inc. #28. The cover is by Denys Cowan.

Bones tries to make his escape, with the other Infinitors chasing after him. Bones steals Hector Hall's car ("With that costumed-up posse hot on my heels-- my only shot out is a def shot of wheels!") but on his way out he accidentally crashes into Jade and Obsidian, who are driving in.

The Infinitors plan on taking down Carcharo and Helix once and for all. They ask Wildcat if she has any ideas, but she refuses to tell them anything until they let her officially join their team. When they don't, she leaves, saying she'll find Helix on her own.

Meanwhile, Carcharo has an argument with Penny Dreadful over who should be in charge of Helix while Bones is gone (Bones left Penny in charge). Penny wants to rescue Bones, while Carcharo wants to go after Yolanda. Carcharo gets into a fight with Penny Dreadful and the other members of Helix, until Baby Boom stops everyone.

A later issue showed what the original cover for #28 looked like.

Things come to a conclusion in #29.

Wildcat finds Helix and is spying on them when she gets caught by Mr. Bones.

Kritter attacks Carcharo, who throws him through a wall. A horrified Babe thinks he's dead.

Babe goes after Carcharo, while Kritter, who had survived, helps free Wildcat. Wildcat convinces him to contact the rest of Infinity, Inc.

Meanwhile, the remaining members of Helix (Penny Dreadful, Tao Jones, and Arak) attack the superhero team, thinking they're the ones who have Bones. Sylvester Pemberton, the Star-Spangled Kid, stops the fight, telling them about the SOS he got from Wildcat explaining what happened with Carcharo (along with her connection to Helix), and the two teams agree to work together.

Wildcat comes to Bones's rescue, attacking Carcharo, and Babe blows up his giant sharks. Meanwhile, the members of Infinity, Inc. and Helix start to arrive.

Beth Chapel, Doctor Midnight, says she'll help him. Since her powers only let her see in the dark after she was blinded by an oxygen explosion in the hospital she worked at, Obsidian covers her and Bones with his shadow self.

The other members of Helix knock Babe out.

Next time: It's the trial of Mister Bones!

Date: 2009-09-14 07:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kusonaga.insanejournal.com
Northwind and the rest of his people were devolved to be even more bird-like. Was part of Black Adam's supergroup for a bit.

Date: 2009-09-14 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
Northwind and the rest of his people were devolved to be even more bird-like.

Goddamn it comics.


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