Essential Warlock - Vol. 1 (Marvel Essential (Numbered)) Paperback – 29 Aug 2012
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He returned in Marvel Premiere 1 (1972) which is where the stories in this volume start. The High Evolutionary finds Him's cocoon drifting in space and takes it aboard his spacecraft. The Evolutionarty is creating a new Earth on the far side of the Sun which he plans to make free of all evil, however the lupine Man-Beast and his cohorts are aboard his craft and as the Evolutionary rests he alters the evolutionary processes; HIM emerges from his cocoon but not before the seeds of evil are sown and Man-Beast escapes to take over the new world known as Counter-Earth. Angered by the corruption of his ideal world the Evolutionary is about to destroy it when HIM asks to be granted a chance to try and rid Counter-Earth of evil. Reluctantly the Evolutionary agrees and gifts HIM a soul jewel he wears on his forehead.
His own title The Power of Warlock followed, set on Counter-Earth he meets a small group of teens who christen him Adam Warlock who agree to help him fight the evil of the Man-Beast.
This story arc featured a series of animal-men, Apollo, Triax (aka Trax) as well as the Counter Earth role reversed versions of Reed Richards and Dr Doom before coming to a sudden end at issue 8.
The character was revived in The Incredible Hulk as the space bound Hulk lands on Counter-Earth and is caught up in Warlock's rebellion against the Man-Beast.Read more ›
The Marvel Essentials are great value for money incorporating about 600 pages of comics. The original artwork by Starlin, Gil Kane and others is very cleanly reproduced here on nice white paper.