The Sundered Throne, or The Saga Of Crystar Crystal Warrior #1… In 10 Panels Or Less

Today: We’re recapping The Saga Of Crystar, Crystal Warrior #1… in 10 Panels Or Less™.

Tomorrow: We’ll use this story recap as a springboard into a discussion of the importance of pursuing disruptive technologies.

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Key plotpoints of this 26-year-old Marvel comic book by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script) and Bret Blevins (pencils) are pictured below. You have been warned!
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Welcome to the kingdom of Galax! A land co-ruled by the brothers Crystar and Moltar! A land full of secrets!

Lady Lavour pretends to love Crystar but secretly craves only the power of the throne. Captain Warbow has a secret crush on Lavour’s servant girl, Ambara–but Ambara has her own secret crush… on Crystar.

Moltar has a temper. And Crystar doesn’t know how to deal with it, so he ignores it. The old wizard Ogeode visits the twin princes and warns of looming chaos.

The next night, the clearly evil wizard Zardeth makes the princes an offer: Join me, or Galax will suffer. Captain Warbow pursues Zardeth, and is apparently killed by the wizard.

Bickering between the two princes leads to a fight that leaves both Crystar and Feldspar seemingly dead–at Moltar’s hands. Lady Lavour steps right over Crystar’s body and tries to rally the kingdom around the surviving prince.

While Moltar and Lavour address the kingdom, Ambara drags Crystar and Feldspar to a hidden chamber where Ogeode works to revive them. As a bonus, the old wizard rains shards of magic crystal down on the kingdom. The shards pass harmlessly through good people, but slash Moltar and his followers.

Moltar & co. retreat to Zardeth’s volcanic lair… where the evil wizard decides to turn Moltar and the others into monstrous magma people.

Moltar and his forces attack Galax. The city is saved when Crystar and his newly crystalized men make their dramatic debut.

Crystar and Moltar meet in battle.

Lavour and Moltar double team Crystar–and all looks lost–until the newly crystalized Captain Crossbow intervenes. The men of Galax rally around Crystar, and drive Moltar’s forces out of the city.

Crystar thanks Ambara for all her help. She then reveals her true feelings to him.

Sorry, Captain Crossbow.

THE END

Tomorrow: We’ll use this story recap as a springboard into a discussion about the importance of pursuing disruptive technologies.

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4 thoughts on “The Sundered Throne, or The Saga Of Crystar Crystal Warrior #1… In 10 Panels Or Less

  1. I’m starting to worry about you. Crystar? CRYSTAR? Is this a cry for help?

    If you post about the Beyonder’s insights into management techniques, I’m going to have to send you a care package of New Avengers back issues.

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