Longshot #5-6 (1985-1986)

In these final issues, we learn a lot more about the terrifying Mojo, and his handler, a fancy dude named Domo.  knows how to manipulate him to keep him under control. 

Spiral and Mojo port to Earth to recapture Longshot, who we now know used to be their slave, and they track him to Ricochet Rita’s place, where Mojo interrogates her.

Rita and Spiral are the same people, from different time zones–Mojo brought Spiral back from the future.

(Time travel is annoying.)

Quark and Longshot end up teaming up against Mojo.

Quark finds Longshot’s optimism annoying.

We also meet more of Mojo’s minions, including Major Domo…

…And Arize, the technologist who invented the exoskeleton that enables the spineless Mojo to sit upright.

Meanwhile, Magog has been transforming—getting larger and meaner the more he eats, and by issue #5 he’s big and angry.  And he and Longshot are not friends anymore.

He’s not just eating junk food—he’s eating magic.  And life-force.

Dr. Strange figures this out and shows up to help Longshot take down Magog.

So now, between a street hero, a member of the FF, and our world’s mystical guardian, the world is starting to know about Longshot.

Dr. Strange then helps Longshot in the final act, where Mojo is forced back to his own dimension, and Longshot and Rita (along with Quark, a ram’s headed hero from Longshot’s world) follow Mojo on a mission to free the slaves from that dimension.

Lots of good fighting.

Pup gets popped:

In the end, Rita and Longshot walk through a mystical portal. Somehow, the next time we see her, Rita will be Spiral.

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