Synopsis for “Dark Victory”
Continued from last issue…. The Red Skull and Hate Monger are visited by Dr. Clinton of AIM who is to assist them in creating a new Cosmic Cube. As they go to the lab, they are briefed on the previous versions of the Cube. When the Clinton tells them that without the brain power of MODOK they won’t be able to create a new Cosmic Cube, however the Red Skull reveals why he has an army of slaves: To be used as fodder to generate the brain power needed to create a new Cube. Among the prisoners is Yosuf Tov, a Nazi bounty hunter who has been captured by the Skull.
As SHIELD (led by Yosuf’s lover Rachel) go into action to break Yosuf out, the Red Skull and Hate Monger have Arnim Zola begin creating the new Cosmic Cube. When SHIELD attacks, it keeps the Red Skull busy enough that the Hate Monger (doffing his disguise and recounting how he’s really Adolf Hitler, having survived but transferring his mind into clone bodies) and demands to have his mind transferred into the Cube.
While SHIELD manages to stop the operation, Yosuf is a helpless victim of the Red Skull’s experiment, which turns out to be a success. The Red Skull flees with the new Cosmic Cube in his possession, satisfied that he’s trapped the mind of his greatest rival, Hitler himself, within the Cube, with no way to get out.
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