Posted - November 8, 2015

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Marvel Two-In-One No. 66
The Serpent Crown Affair Part Three

Marvel Two-In-One No. 66

Years of the "hero business" has taught Ben Grimm when to go it alone and when to ask for help, so he quickly calls the Baxter Building via the Pogo plane's communication equipment. The building has only one adult occupant.

The Thing contacts Agatha Harkness

The witch Agatha Harkness. I'm sure what Ben has in mind was to call in the FF but in this situation he is compelled to rely on Agatha Harkness' network. So Agatha gives a quick mystical call to someone familiar with the Serpent Crown.

Agatha Harkness contacts Scarlet Witch

The Scarlet Witch

Wonderful costume aside I'm baffled by the supposed teacher-apprentice link between Harkness and Wanda. Harkness is a real witch, Wanda isn't. That's just her "superhero name" - she's really a mutant and has nothing to do with the occult. Oh well, let's ride the train anyway . . .

So Wanda - presumably through the use of her hex power - quickly locates the Serpent Crown and our heroes head off in pursuit. Heroes being the Thing, Stingray and Scarlet Witch. They come upon their foe already in possession of both Serpent Crowns and brace themselves for a potentially difficult fight.

Hugh Jones, possessor of the Serpent Crown, unleashes his doppleganger minions which he calls the Congress of the Crowns. For a moment both Stingray and Ben look to be overwhelmed.

Stingray and the Thing overwhelmed by foes

But then the Thing remembers what time it is.

It's clobberin' time

The most difficult feat is reserved for Wanda as she wrestles with the Serpent Crown itself. It is a battle fought in the outer realms a battle of inches in which Wanda does just enough for Ben to do this.

Ben Grimm manages to get the Serpent Crown off Hugh Jone's head

With that, Ben reverts back to the Thing. Here he is shown carrying the Crowns.

Stingray, the Thing, and the Scarlet Witch plus Hugh Jones and a secured Serpent Crown

And that is the end of the Serpent Crown Affair.

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