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THE SAVAGE LAND 2099

19

Title - Uncreated Night

Issue - 19
Writer - John Francis Moore
Art - Pat Broderick

Summary:
In the South Pacific, a woman observes Doom as he escapes the exploding Chin Shan platform. An armored hand touches her shoulder and tells her that she wastes her time watching her Doom. Doom's escape pod crash lands in the Savage Land. There his armor begins to overload from the huge amounts of energy that his armor absorbed from the explosion. Doom enter a hallucinatory state where he begins to see visions of seeing another man's face in the mirror, Kaz, Reed Richards, and Doctor Doom telling him that he is not Doom. The whole time Doom is seeing things he does not realize that a T-Rex has been angered by his trespassing into his territory. The dinosaur attacks Doom. Doom's armor suffers a total overload in front of the T-Rex causing a large release of energy that kills the dinosaur. Before he his burnt alive within his own armor, he discards it and rushes to a nearby river. There he comes face to face with Bloodhawk from the X-Men.

 

Notes:

  • Margaretta's first speaking appearance.

  • Doom reaffirms his claim that he killed Reed Richards.

  • Among his hallucinations, Doom sees Kaz, after which Doom claims that the Y'lestja did "something" to his mind.

 

 

 

20

Title - Strangers in the Jungle

Issue - 20
Writer - John Francis Moore
Art - Pat Broderick

Summary:
Doom is taken to the Village of the Sky and meets a group of who strive to protect the Savage Land from the corporate forces that abuse it. Drilling by Alchemax is causing earthquakes and hunting by poachers is driving the dinosaurs to extinction a second time. After explaining he is not a corporate poacher, Doom asks to be taken back to where he was found so he can retrieve his armor. But Doom's hallucinations continue and he sees visions of a man being tortured by a woman and himself observing from the shadows. He begins to doubt his identity, unsure if he is Doom or the man being tortured. Meanwhile, in the camp of the Black Sun, L'Argent, former Alchemax bureaucrat becomes paranoid and angry when his men bring him Doom's armor that was found in the forest. Following a set of tracks, the group tells Doom that the swamp tribe must have taken his armor. Together they travel into the swamp where they are attacked and then captured. The swamp people along with Alchemax forces take them back to the main camp where they come face to face with L'Argent. L'Argent tells them that the end of the world is soon and that the world of technology will be washed away with their blood. Meanwhile, on an island in the Pacific, a woman searches for Doom while another armored figure observes from the shadows.

 

 

21

Title-Savage Decline

Issue - 21

Writer - John Francis Moore

Art - Pat Broderick

Summary:
The tremors which plague the Savage Land grow progressively worse. L'Argent believes that the Gods are angry and that they demand sacrifice. To initiate the ceremony, L'Argent begins to speak in an ancient dialect. Doom recognizes the language as a bastardized form of Atlantean and begins to speak it. L'Argent demands to know how he knows the sacred words. Doom reveals his name, but L'Argent refuses to believe that he is truly Victor von Doom. L'Argent administers to him a drug so that give his true identity. Before Doom can answer an earthquake topples the temple they are in. The others manage to escape, but Doom and L'Argent are trapped behind. Inside the temple, L'Argent speaks to Doom of shadows who truly rule the world, and how he came to the Savage Land to escape their grasp. He accuses Doom of being one of their pawns. Doom demands to know the name of one of these shadows, L'Argent says that the real Victor von Doom is one of them. Suddenly he is shot and killed by one of his own men who was replaced with an android. The android self destructs thus allowing Doom to escape from the temple. Having survived, Doom is the left with many questions.

 

 

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