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Power Pack Holiday Special 1

Post by Col_Fury » Wed May 07, 2008 1:58 am

Power Pack Holiday Special #1
February, 1992

Appearances:
Alex, Jack, Katie, Julie, Mom, Dad, Alex(fake), Friday, Mom(fake), Dad(fake), Technocrat, Meraud, Kofi, Yrik

Synopsis:
Pg1-pg41
In space, Power Pack and their parents are aboard their sentient ship Friday on their way to the new Kymellian homeworld. Elsewhere, Meraud & Technocrat chat in front of tubes holding the real Alex and parents. When Technocrat makes a fake Julie, Alex breaks free and destroys the computer controlling the fake constructs. The newly made Julie melts, as does the fake horse-Alex aboard Friday, as well as the adult Powers. Katie freaks out, Jack is stunned, and Julie is teleported away and put into a tube next to Alex. Friday brings Katie & Jack to Technocrat’s space station, and once Power Pack reunites they destroy the place, defeat Meraud, and retrieve their real parents. They escape in Friday, and meet up with the Kymellians, who bring them to their new homeworld. The next day, Kofi & Yrik explain that their parents still have the mental block, but otherwise everything’s back to normal and everyone has their original powers back. Power Pack and their parents return to Earth, just in time for the holidays!

References:
I haven’t read any issues of the original Power Pack, but this reads like a big ‘wrap up the old plots and hit the reset button’ special. Issue 62 is referenced, so I can safely say this takes place after the end of the series. Looking at the chronologies, since the protoplasm construct Alex appears in Marvel Super Heroes vol3 #6, I can safely say this special occurs after that, as well.(the construct melts here, meaning this is it’s last appearance) Next up are some New Warriors issues from 1993, so I’m pretty sure this takes place before those. That’s the easy stuff.

By the end of the issue, everyone has their original powers back and they can’t trade off anymore. I don’t know how this will affect how the kids are listed by which code-names they use, but there you go.

It’s revealed here that the parents(Margaret & Jim) are also protoplasm constructs, but it’s not nailed down WHEN they were replaced. All we have to go on is a line of dialogue:

“After all, Dad has the same mind lock… supposedly… an’ he thinks our powers are cool. Not that he’s acting right either! ‘Cause why would dad get super powers out of the blue when Whitey had to give us all our powers.”

It’s confirmed that both parents have the mind lock in this issue, so when did the dad start thinking their powers were cool? And when did he get powers? Because that’s all we have to go on.

It’s December, but not yet Christmas.

Power Pack Holiday Special #1/2

Appearances:
Alex, Julie, Katie, Jack, Margaret Power, Jim Power

Synopsis:
Pg1-pg3
The kids are hanging out, and Julie catches a boy she likes making out with another girl. She runs off crying.
FlashBack
Julie tries to save a beached porpoise, and Seth(the boy she likes) happens by, but they’re too late; the porpoise is dead. Seth runs off to make out some more.
Pg4-pg6
Julie returns home and is yelled at for leaving Katie behind. She tells her mom the story of the porpoise and cries herself to sleep.

References:
Christmas is almost here!

Power Pack Holiday Special #1/3

Appearances:
Alex, Julie, Katie, Jack, Margaret Power, Jim Power

Synopsis:
Pg1-pg6
It’s Christmas Eve, and Jack has to take a placement test on Christmas Day. He finds out that his teacher wants to see her family for the holidays but can’t, because she has to give a placement test. Jack gets Power Pack together to bring the family to her, and the teacher decides to call the school to postpone the test. The next day the Power family is opening presents while Jack studies for his placement test.

References:
It’s Christmas!

Some placement suggestions:

DESTROYER VI/ALEX POWER

PP 55
*PPHS 1
*PPHS 1/2
*PPHS 1/3

See Powerpax

MASS MASTER II PROTOPLASM CONSTRUCT/"ALEX POWER"

XCAL 29
PP 62
*PPHS 1

DESTROYER VII/JACK POWER

PP 62
*PPHS 1
*PPHS 1/2
*PPHS 1/3

NW 48


COUNTERWEIGHT II/KATIE POWER

PP 62
NW@ 1/8
*PPHS 1
*PPHS 1/2
*PPHS 1/3

NW 48


LIGHTSPEED/JULIE POWER

XCAL 29
PP 62
*PPHS 1
*PPHS 1/2 (1-3)
*PPHS 1/2-FB
*PPHS 1/2 (4-6)
*PPHS 1/3

NW 48


FRIDAY

PP 62
*PPHS 1
NW 65


YRIK [KYMELLIAN]
*PPHS 1
PP:PP 1
PP:PP 3
PP:PP 4

KOFI [KYMELLIAN]

PP 52
*PPHS 1
PP:PP 1


At the very least:

POWER, MARGARET

XCAL 29
PP 62-BTS
*PPHS 1
*PPHS 1/2
*PPHS 1/3

NW 65


POWER, DR. JIM

XCAL 29
PP 62
*PPHS 1
*PPHS 1/2
*PPHS 1/3

NW 55


POWER, MARGARET II PROTOPLASM CONSTRUCT/"MARGARET POWER”
PPHS 1

POWER, DR. JIM II PROTOPLASM CONSTRUCT/"JIM POWER”
PPHS 1

The protoplasm constructs only appear in the first story. When it’s figured out when Jim & Margaret were replaced, the chronologies should be hived off and placed into the constructs’. All three holiday special stories should remain in the ‘real’ character’s chronologies. Any ideas?
-Daron Jensen

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Re: Power Pack Holiday Special 1

Post by dimadick » Wed May 07, 2008 5:23 am

Its not just James Powers thinking his kids have cool powers. Both parents had no way of accessing any memories of their kids having any powers until Power Pack vol. 1 #57 (July, 1990). Then not only do they figure it out but inform Reed Richards that his son is also a member of their team. According to this retconn any appearance of James and Margaret Power since #57 were the Technocrat constructs.

This would include Power Pack #57-62 (July, 1990 - February, 1991), Excalibur vol. 1 #29 (October, 1990) and Marvel Super Heroes vol. 3 #6 (July, 1991).

As for the Alex Power construct, it apparently goes back to Power Pack #56 (May, 1990) where his physical transformation into a Kymellian started.

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Re: Power Pack Holiday Special 1

Post by Col_Fury » Wed May 07, 2008 3:41 pm

Thanks, dimadick!

POWER, DR. JIM

PP 54
FF 337
PP 55
PP 56
*PPHS 1
*PPHS 1/2
*PPHS 1/3

NW 55


POWER, DR. JIM II PROTOPLASM CONSTRUCT/"JIM POWER”
PP 57
PP 58
PP 59
FF@ 23
PP 59
PP 60
PP 61
PP 62
M/SH3 6/2
XCAL 29-FB
XCAL 29
PP 62
PPHS 1

POWER, MARGARET

PP 54
FF 337
PP 55
PP 56
*PPHS 1
*PPHS 1/2
*PPHS 1/3

NW 65


POWER, MARGARET II PROTOPLASM CONSTRUCT/"MARGARET POWER”
PP 57
PP 58
PP 59
PP 60
PP 61
PP 62
XCAL 29-FB
XCAL 29
PP 62-BTS
PPHS 1
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