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Quote1 Listen -- There was a struggle song they sang in my time -- it's still good, if you alter it a bit! Try it with me -- EARTH SHALL OVERCOME! EARTH SHALL OVERCOME! EARTH SHALL OVERCOME -- SOMEDAY!! Quote2
-- Vance Astro (Earth-691)

Appearing in "Earth Shall Overcome!"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Super-Heroes #18.

For a full synopsis, please see the comic linked in this message box. Any new or updated information can and should be added to this page. Otherwise, the majority of the information contained on this page is similar to that of the comic linked in this message box.

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Synopsis for "Earth Shall Overcome!"Edit

--For a full synopsis of this comic, please see the original publishing of this comic in Marvel Super-Heroes #18.--

  • Reprints the first appearance of the Guardians of the Galaxy from Marvel Super-Heroes #18 with 4 pages edited. The cover was recolored for the reprint.
  • The year is given as 3007.
  • Charlie has been on patrol for six months at the start of the story, watching for Badoon. This implies that there was an ongoing threat preceeding the invasion.
  • Charlie was patrolling the "solar rim", which could be referring to the heliopause.
  • Martinex says Pluto was evacuated two months ago.
  • On Earth-691, humans had established a Moon colony and had landed on Mars by 1988.
  • Vance's stasis suit was made with copper foil.
  • The planet Vance was sent to is never named.
  • Beta Centauri IV appears to have at least two large moons.
  • Yaka is described as a mineral. One panel implies that the yaka arrow discharges energy to shock a Badoon, but the action is unclear.
  • Vance says that he has "learned how to harness psychic energy", implying that he is only using a special technique, and does not possess any extraordinary power.

  • Charlie's ship is named for the United Cruiser C-57D in Forbidden Planet. In addition, the design is the same as a missile in Showcase #22.
  • Badoon is misspelled "Bardoon" once at the beginning of the story.
  • The title of the story and the song Vance teaches the Guardians at the end is a variation on We Shall Overcome, a key anthem of the US civil rights movement.

See AlsoEdit

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