Magnitude

 MZU7   (Ape, 2006-2007)

™ and © 2006 Greg Waller and Ape Entertainment

In a scant 200 years, Earth is an all but dead planet, ravaged by two centuries of war. Moments before the planet tears itself apart, a soldier called Cale, codenamed Magnitude, escapes through a time portal to the present. In the present, a super-hero named Combatant and his colleague, Skygirl are battling a powerful brute named Gigundis. Gigundis is on a mission to destroy Combatant because he claims that Combatant has destroyed his home world and will do the same to Earth. Combatant is a member of the Intergalactic Combatant Police Force, a collection of heroes whose mission is to protect the planets to which they are assigned, so Gigundis’ allegation is outlandish. After Gigundis is subdued, Combatant is ordered to an audience with the Planet Council of Ultimus, the architects of the Intergalactic Combatant Police Force. A new council has taken control of the group and has altered the mission. Combatant’s new directive is use the Earth to launch a military operation to protect Ultimus from their enemies. Instead of protecting the Earth, he is now ordered to enslave the population. (The Intergalactic Combatant Police Force is apparently some kind of manufactured life form that is incapable of insubordination so it appears that this is the genesis of the future that Magnitude escaped from.) This title could almost be an Elseworlds comic from DC: “What if the Guardian of Oa decided to use the Green Lantern Corps to conquer the universe?” The similarities between the Combatants and the Green Lantern Corps are hard to dismiss, but the groundwork laid implies that all may not be as it seems.

— George Haberberger

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