POWER OF WARLOCK #1-7 (1972-1973)

High Evolutionary summons Warlock to Counter Earth.

As much as I really liked Marvel Premiere #1 and 2, which established the idea of a “counter Earth” where Warlock could attempt to guide the development of humankind away from war, these issues aren’t very good.  

They mostly exist to say, “Look how cool it is that on Counter-Earth, Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom also exist but they’re in opposite roles!”  It’s actually a bit like the Ultimate Universe.  Good ideas, but at times it feels clumsy and plodding.

But I have to give an above average rating for the concepts.  Gil Kane’s art is pretty good, too, but it’s not his best work.

Anyway, I’m not sure this is canon. I mean, it’s technically in another universe and although at some point in the future counter-earth comes to the 616 universe, it gets completely walled off so that there is minimal connectivity, and there are versions of 616 characters…

I’m calling this canon-adjacent.

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