Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Marvel Legends - SPIRAL!

Marvel Legends - Red Hulk Series (Target Exclusive)  - Spiral - Hasbro 2008

One of my first exposures to X-Men/mutant comics was reading my older brother's copy of Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem in the late 80s. I had been obsessed with Arthur Adams' comic art from the covers of Classic X-Men (again, belonging to my brother). So when I got my hands on my first full-length example of his interior art, I was fixated on every single panel. I distinctly remember being very intrigued by the character of Rita/Spiral. In fact, she inspired me to hunt down the backissues of the 1985 Longshot miniseries. But honestly that story confused the hell out of me because the dual nature of the two characters (Spiral and Ricochet Rita) wasn't fully fleshed out yet. For the unaware, Ricochet Rita was scorned by Longshot in the future and her hatred for him caused her to align with Mojo, who in turn altered her into the multi-armed teleporter Spiral. She traveled back in time to join the current stories. This Marvel Legends figure is twelve years old but really stands the test of time. Let's check her out below!

Spiral comes with three swords (one sheathed), and her signature helmet.

There were two versions of Spiral released. The version in my photos (on the Left below) has gold detailing on all her accessories, a light blue panel travelling down the front of her outfit, and helmet that doesn't have a distinctive paint deco.

The alternate version (on the Right below) has silver/gray detailing on all her accessories, a solid blue outfit, and a helmet with a distinctive silver/blue paint deco.

I swiped this photo from eBay because I think it shows the variations well. Note that the helmets are switched.

Time for a Comparison Pic!


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