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Issue - 1
Writer – Stan Lee
Art – Paul Ryan

Summary:
An ECO Patrol relentlessly pursues a man into the sewers. When the man pulls a gun, the ECO Patrol eliminates him without prejudice. The patrol reports in to their commander, Paul-Phillip Ravage, who is furious that yet another polluter has been killed before being questioned. Paul-Phillip decides that he must alert Alchemax of his suspicion that there is a traitor in the ECO hierarchy. Tiana, his assistant, warns him not to. She tells him of how her own father tried to do the same and ended up being sent to Hellrock. Later, Paul-Phillip is travelling to Alchemax and is assaulted by a group of teenagers. He easily fights them off but grabs hold of one of them, Dack. He accuses Ravage of being a killer. When Paul-Phillip demands an explanation he learns that the polluter was Dack’s father. Dack tells Paul-Phillip that his father was not a polluter, but he did know who was polluting and was going to ECO to tell the truth. That is why Dack believes Paul-Phillip had him killed. Paul-Phillip denies that he ordered him killed and takes the boy with him to Alcehmax. At Alchemax HQ, Paul-Phillip meets with Anderthorp Henton, Director-General who reassures Paul-Phillip that he will investigate the matter. Henton immediately informs the other directors of the corporation that Paul-Phillip must be eliminated. Eavesdropping on the conversation, Tiana rushes to Paul-Phillip to warn him, but it’s too late. Henton has dispatched a Mutroid. Bursting into his office, the Mutroid accuses Paul-Phillip publically of aiding the Mutroids of Hellrock to pollute the world. With his reputation tarnished Paul-Phillip escapes ECO central with Tiana and meet up with Dack. Ravage (having now discarded his first name) visits a junkyard to assemble a new uniform. Along the way he takes possession of a derelict garbage truck. Elsewhere, on the island of Hellrock, the Seeress informs her master, DethStryk, that she has had a vision of Ravage, the man destined to be his greatest foe.

Notes:

  • Tiana’s father was an agent of ECO who was exiled to Hellrock. His fate is revealed in #30.

  • Apparently they still have phone books in 2099 (curious that they still call them ‘books’). Presumably it lists everyone, even minors like Dack. Although it is possible that on the way to Alchemax HQ Dack told Ravage his father’s full name and that is who he searched for.

  • In 2099 cars are all made of plastic.

 

 

Issue - 2
Title – This Madness Unleashed!
Writer – Stan Lee
Art – Paul Ryan

Summary:
On the isle of Hellrock, a mutroid named Stormer challenges Dethstryk’s leadership. The lord of Hellrock easily defeats him and reminds everyone that the time when mutroids will destroy all normals' is coming soon. Elsewhere, Ravage raids Public Eye officers for supplies and weapons. He also breaks into a weapons store and steals a prototype Kevlar which he then sews into the lining of his coat. After digging an underground ramp to hide his truck, Ravage goes to visit Tiana and Dack. After being in hiding for so long, Tiana insists on getting out for a while. Ravage and Dack accompany her. The three of them are quickly found by Alchemax forces that wound Dack and capture Tiana. On board the Alchemax craft, Tiana is given an anti-radiation suit to wear. She is being taken to Hellrock.

Issue - Doom 2099 #8

Writer - John Francis Moore

Art - Pat Broderick

 

Notes:

  • Cameo by Ravage, Tiana, and Dack

Placement:

Although this issue of Doom 2099 was published much later, I place it here because if we go by cover dates, Ravage should be in the process of turning into his Beast-Man form when this issue hit the stands. There isn't a big window for a scene featuring Ravage, Tiana, Dack, and [most importantly] the garbage truck! Though the truck makes an additional appearance in issue #3, they are not together at that point. The next time the three of them meet, Ravage is driving the dis-used fantastic-car. So this brief cameo fits nicely during the events of #2. This scene could easily be part of when the Tiana leaves to get some air, right before she's captured at the end of the issue.

Issue - 3

Title – Horror in Hellrock
Writer – Stan Lee
Art – Paul Ryan

Summary:
A disguised Ravage visits Dack at the hospital. Confirming that he’s being well cared for, he tells Dack that he plans to go after Tiana who has been taken to Hellrock. However Ravage is soon discovered and is forced to make a quick escape from the hospital. Later, Ravage arrives on Hellrock by sneaking onto a supply vessel making its monthly drop at the island. Ravage draws Deathstryk out by attacking mutroids left and right. Deathstryk's reprisal is to give Tiana over to Ravage, but not before ripping her protective suit off and leaving her susceptible to the island's mutating atmosphere. Ravage and Tiana quickly run and hide from the mutroids which are hunting them. Ravage makes Tiana put on his own protective suit and sends her off the island aboard the supply vessal which brought him. With Tiana safe, Ravage returns to fight Deathstryk. The Lord of Hellrock offers Ravage a choice, death by his touch or death by the radiation which has already begun to change his body. Ravage runs, opting to take the chance that he will survive and come back to kill Deathstryk as a mutroid.

Notes:

  • Stan Lee (or is it Stan Lee 2099?) makes a cameo on page 3.

  • Final appearance of the Ravage's garbage truck.
     

Issue - 4

Title – The Mark of the Mutroid

Writer – Stan Lee
Art – Paul Ryan

 

Summary:

Ravage runs from the hoards of Mutroids who are hunting him like an animal. He struggles to fight on as he feels the radiation coursing through his body causing him to feel pain like never before. Though he valiantly defeats several Mutroids, eventually the radiation overtakes him and he falls unconscious. Later, he awakens to find himself under the care of Ursell, a geneticist. Ursell works to save him from the deadly radiation that is killing him. When Ravage awakens from Ursell's operation he is surprised to find his physical shape unchanged. But Ursell assures him that he has changed. Suddenly, Ravage's hands begin to glow.

 

Issue - 5

Title – With These Hands!

Writer – Stan Lee
Art – Paul Ryan

 

Summary:

When Ravage sees his hands glowing, Ursell explains that his hands have become like lasers. Ravage now has the power to destroy anything he touches. However this revelation only angers Ravage and he begins to destroy Ursell's lab. Eventually Ursell calms him and gives him molecular gloves which can contain his power for an hour at a time. The lab is suddenly attack by Mutroids, drawn by the light of Ravage's previous outburst. Elsewhere on Hellrock, the Seeress informs Dethstryk that Ravage lives and is more powerful then ever. Back in Nueva York, Tiana breaks Dack out of the Alchemax hospital. Meanwhile, below the ocean, DragonKlaw and his New Atlanteans continue their experiments to become air-breathers. After so many failures, Dragonklaw orders for human subjects to be taken from the surface. His Atlanteans target the recently escaped Tiana and Dack. Back on Hellrock, Ravage and Ursell are surrounded by Mutroids. Ursell tells Ravage to take off his gloves, resulting in a enormous release of energy which defeats all but one of the Mutroids. It also causes the cavern where they were fighting to cave in on itself.

 

Notes:

  • Cameo by Spider-Man 2099

  • This is the first appearance of New Atlantis. This sect of Atlanteans are lobster-like and seem to bear no relation to the genetically engineered slaves which are later seen in Spider-Man 2099 #43 - 44.

 

 

 

Issue - 6

Title – The Power and the Peril!

Writer – Stan Lee
Art – Paul Ryan

 

Summary:

Using the powerful energy from his hands, Ravage manages to break from underneath the rubble. He takes Ursell for dead and begins to search through the remains of his lab for items to help him. He adapts an opti-lens to help with his deteriorating vision. Next, he uncovers and abandoned flying craft which he uses to finally leave Hellrock. Retuning to the city, Ravage quickly catches the attention of the Public Eye who begin to pursue him into the waterfront area of the city. Flying over the waterfront, Ravage stumbles upon Dack and Tiana as they are being attacked by New Atlanteans. As he tries to save them, Dack is taken by the Public Eye and Tiana is taken by the New Atlanteans. Ravage is faced with a dilemma over who to save.

 

Notes:

  • The flying car which Ravage uses is clearly the remains the original Fantasticar.

 

Issue - 7

Title – The Vengeance of Dragonklaw!

Writer – Stan Lee
Art – Paul Ryan

 

Summary:

Torn between saving Dack or Tiana, Ravage choose to save Dack first. With the help of his flying car, he manages to quickly defeat the Public Eye flyboys and rescue Dack. He then pursues the New Atlantean ship into the ocean to go after Tiana's captors. Back in the city, Anderthorp Henton is put on the spotlight by the media when news breaks that pollution levels in the ocean are rising to alarming levels. Henton quickly allays their worries by publically executing the man he ordered to increase pollution levels in the first place. Meanwhile, the New Atlanteans prepare to dissect Tiana in order to study the way human lungs process air. The operation is interrupted by Ravage and Dack who together free Tiana and escape from New Atlantis. Unfortunately, because he overused his powers, Ravage is now weakened. When the three reach the surface, they startled to find Henton waiting for them.

 

 

Notes:

  • Cameo by Doom 2099

  • Last issue to be written by Stan Lee and penciled by Paul Ryan.

 

 

Issue - 8

Title – Sky Above, Death Below!

Writer – Stan Lee [plot], Pat Mills & Tony Skinner [script]
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

While Ravage lies unconscious, Tiana and Dack pilot their ship underwater in order to escape Henton in his battle-copter. Unfortunately the three are caught in a traction beam and taken prisoner. While debating what to do with Ravage, he informs Deathstryk about his capture. Deathstryk demands that he be the one to kill Ravage, but Henton refuses him. Henton dismisses Deathstryk, stating that he answers to a higher authority, Avatarr. Meanwhile, Ravage awakens and has Dack and Tiana remove his gloves. He senses that he is changing again. With the gloves off, Ravage recovers and attacks. Ravage blasts through to the battle copter and releases the traction beam. Along the way, he takes Henton captive. Travelling to his office, he forces Henton to give up his master file contain evidence of all ECO's corrupt dealings. When Alchemax security arrive, Ravage unleashes his power again allowing them to flee. Reviewing the disc, Ravage sees proof that ECO was just a puppet organization. Alchemax purposefully pollute the environment laying the blame on the public in order to extract tax money to "clean-up" their own mess. With the evidence in their hands, Ravage plans to bring down Alchemax.

 

Notes:

  •  Grant Miehm's first issue as interior artist for the series.

 

 

Issue - 9

Title – Bio-Crash!

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Jose Delbo

 

Summary:

The power source of Ravage's craft finally gives out and it crashes him, Dack and Tiana in the decred section of the city, the barrio. The three of them are taken in by Barrio Man and his community. While resting, Ravage's physical appearance begins to mutate. No longer giving off energy, Ravage begins to grow razor sharp nails and sprout horns on his head. Barrio Man tells Ravage that such transformations are recorded in the Codex Heroica. Ravage's body is reverting to a primal form dating back to before man evolved into primates. Barrio Man explains that the changes he is experiencing are part of a greater destiny. Soon after, Dack chooses to stay and live in the barrio. Tiana also parts ways with Ravage, feeling that she must find her own way and not play second string to Ravage's heroics. Elsewhere, Ravage's recent activities is being discussed by his brother, John Claude, and his father. After their meeting, John Claude is surprised to find his dog has followed him to his office. Suddenly the dog transforms into monster which quickly kills John Claude and assumes his shape. Back in the Barrio, Ravage's final transformation takes place just as ECO troops are sent in to raid a local wedding for decreds to be shipped to Hellrock.

 

Notes:

  • Ravage led the Green Berets in Pollution Wars. The conflict shifted world power from elected governments to the giant trans-national corporations which rule in 2099. Alchemax, Stark-Fuji-Kawa, and Synthia together formed the Confederation of World Industries. Together they fought in the war against the Confederation of Constitutional Governments, an alliance of nations funded by national companies. The trans-corporations labeled national companies as polluters and promised a greener future.

  • First appearance of John Claude Ravage (Ravage's brother)

  • First appearance of Wes Ravage (Ravage's father)

  • First appearance of Alec DuPledge

  • Hellrock's formal designation is Biozone One.

 

Issue - 10

Title – Rebirth of the Beast

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

A newly transformed/reborn Ravage saves a pair of barrio dwellers from being killed by ECO police. Nearby, more ECO police attack a wedding ceremony officiated by the Barrio Man and capture all of the attendees. Ravage chases and attacks the vehicle where they are transporting the prisoners. In the process of freeing the the Barrio dwellers, Ravage kills all the ECO troops except one, Alec DuPledge. Ravage remembers they served together in the Pollution Wars and cannot bring himself to kill his former comrade. Elsewhere, Henton arranges the death of a Stark-Fukikawa defector by using alien technology. Small insect-like devices called Sensoids assume the form of any they are programmed to look like. Being of alien origin, they are pre-programmed with images of creatures from across the galaxy. Henton has the Sensoids pose at first as a loved one of the victim before transforming into a alien form which kills its intended target. Later, after reverting to his human form, Ravage visits the office of his family's company, Green Globe. Ravage wants to give the information he acquired on Henton's disc to Green Globe so they can use it against Alchemax. He meets his brother, John Claude in his office. However after handing over the disc, Ravage instantly senses that he is dealing with an imposter. Ravage rushes out of the office and follows his brother's scent and discovers that he's dead, and his body disposed of. The imposter, a Sensoid, changes and assumes the form of an alien monster.

 

Notes:

  • "Unauthorized breeding results in authorized extermination" whereas "conspiracy to breed without a permit" gets you 20 years on Hellrock. This implies that Hellrock is used as a prison, or perhaps a zone for exiles. Though I seriously doubt anyone was ever brought back from Hellrock after their sentence was up.

 

 

Issue - 11

Title – The Stigmata Effect

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

After changing into the shape of an alien creature, the Sensoid and Ravage engage in a fierce battle across the offices of Green Globe. Ravage's animal instincts tell him that what he is fighting isn't real. Relaxing, the alien disappears. Ravage quickly sees the Sensoid's true miniscule form and catches it in his hand. When the Sensoid takes on the form of Tiana, Ravage realizes that it's reading his mind and destroys it. Pulling his brother's body from the garbage chute, Ravage returns to John Claude's office only to be discovered by his father and sister. While at first doubtful of Ravage's explanation of what happened, forensic evidence clears him of any involvement in John Claude's death. After revealing to his father that he has a data disc of Alchemax's secrets, his father decides to make Ravage head of Green Globe. Meanwhile, Avatarr holds a meeting with Tyler Stone, Fearmaster, and Anderthorp Henton to discuss the growing super-hero problem. His plan is to create his own pantheon of heroes based on the beliefs of the Church of Thor. Before ending the meeting, Avatarr addresses the failures of Fearmaster and Henton to deal with their respective hero problems. Avatarr has Henton killed. He then crushes Fearmaster's hand and promotes him to head of ECO. 

 

Notes:

  • First appearance of Miranda Ravage (Ravage's sister)

 

Issue - 12

Title – Nature of the Beast

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

At the funeral for Ravage's brother, John Claude, family tension flare up. His sister, Miranda, resents that after divorcing himself from the family for so many years, Ravage has been made head of Green Globe instead of her. Meanwhile, Miranda's fiancιe, Alec DuPledge still suspects Ravage was hiding something and wants to turn him in to Alchemax. Havoc breaks out when a Sensoid causes everyone to see each other as monsters. Ravage quickly transforms and stops Wes and Miranda from killing one another. However when Dupledge sees the "beast man" that killed his men, he calls in for reinforcements. Ravage manages to destroy the Sensoid but is forced to flee ECO police. After escaping them, Ravage makes his way back to Green Globe where DuPledge decides to take Ravage to ECO HQ for questioning. Meanwhile, Tiana seeks guidance in the Church of Thor. She prays to an image of Hela that she might given a new heroic life. Her prayers are overheard by Reverand McAdam who offers her an answer to her prayers.

 

Notes:

  • First appearance of Reverand McAdam

 

Issue - 13

Title – Apocalypse Next

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

DuPledge takes Ravage into ECO headquarters for a meeting with ECO's CEO. To Ravage's surprise, Henton has been replaced by Daryl King, aka the Fearmaster. Taking the direct approach, Fearmaster unleashes the Animek on Ravage, a cybernetic creature of immense strength. The Animek's attack trigger's Ravage's transformation and Fearmaster learns that Ravage is the "beast-man" that has been killing ECO troops. As Ravage battles the Animek, he senses that inside is the brain of a leopard. The animal's torment at the hands of Alchemax's scientists convinces Ravage to kill it and release it from its misery. With the Animek defeated, Fearmaster tries to make a deal with Ravage, but refuses causing him to flee. Elsewhere, below the Church of Thor, Tiana agrees to undergo an operation that will transform her into Hela, the Norse goddess of death. Back at Green Globe, Ravage holds his first board meeting as the new CEO. He motions that Green Globe should pull out of Alchemax's Valhalla venture, citing ethical and environmental reasons. The board, made up of his father, sister, mother, and mother-in-law, vote mostly against him. Unable to effect change as a CEO, Ravage changes into his beast-form and travels to Valhalla with the intent of scuttling it while oversea. Once aboard, Ravage is discovered by Jake Gallows...Punisher 2099.

 

Notes:

  • Cameo by Tyler Stone

  • First appearance of Gylla, Ravage's mother-in-law.

  • First appearance of Hyzell, Ravage's mother.

  • Cameo by Jake Gallows

 

Issue - 14

Title – Clouds of Doom

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

When Jake Gallows discovers Ravage in the bowels of Valhalla, he dons his Punisher costume and engages Ravage in a fierce fight. Punisher survives the fight largely due to his power enhancement suit. Their brawl is broken up when Public Eye security guards discover them both. Ravage escapes Vahalla on a Green Globe craft and decides to review the information on Henton's disc so he can disable the security around Valhalla's pollution-causing generators. Reviewing the information in his office, Ravage is visited by Doom. Viewing the floating city as a threat, Doom has come to neutralize it and hacks into Ravage's computer to download Henton's disc into his own files. Doom arranges to rendezvous with Ravage on Valhalla. Later, Ravage receives a holo-call from some members of the X-Men, they are seeking Jordan Boone and believe Ravage knows where he is. Meanwhile, Tiana's transformation into the Norse Goddess Hela is completed. Avatarr instructs her to choose a 'hero' to target and eliminate, she chooses Ravage. Across the newsnets Alchemax projects heroic images of the Aesir. Baldur appears on the news and announces the Aesir's intent to rid the city of imposters and vigilantes.

 

Notes:

  • Leading into the Fall of the Hammer crossover, this issue features cameos by: Avatarr, Tyler Stone, Doom 2099, X-Men 2099, Punisher 2099, and Baldur 2099.

  • Doom somehow knows Ravage is the "beast-man" that everyone is looking for.

  • The technology used to create Alchemax's Aesir comes from the much alluded to "star friends." This is the first time that Avatarr has implied that they are his friends too. Previously only the Fearmaster seemed connected to them in someway.

 

 

Issue - 15

Title – Horns of a Dilemma

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

For full entry, see the Doom 2099 issue guide.

Issue - 16

Title – Mark of the Beast

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

On the streets of Nueva York, a primeval hunter is stalking and murdering people. His appearance similar to Ravage, leads the Public Eye to believe they are one and the same. Instead of hunting for the other beast, Ravage decides to show the public his real character through action. He chooses to attack and kill a manager of a Synthia sky plantation. The company's sky plantations are killing the remaining rain forests. By attacking a polluter of the planet, Ravage has "made his mark" in difference to the other beast's random and merciless killing. Unknown to him however, his sister Miranda and Dupledge are plotting to have him committed to an asylum by charging him with "passive neurosis" that is affecting others at Green Globe. Once committed, Miranda intends to take over the company. Meanwhile, at the New Bethlehem Asylum, Dr. Rudolf Menkel mistreats his patients. Mostly all suffering from identity fragmentation, which manifests itself physically, Menkel delights in torturing and experimenting on his patients. Menkel believes that toxins trigger physical changes that can result in regressions to earlier forms of man. He believes [rightly so] "the beast" is a result of someone being exposed to toxicity. Unknown to anyone, he too has been exposed and is the mysterious other beast-man who has been on a killing spree.

 

Notes:

  • Cameo by Jake Gallows - Punisher 2099

  • The Bible verse Dr. Menkal references as his password is "Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.”"

  • Keith Williams' final issue as inker on the series.

 

Issue - 17

Title – Throwback [Part Two: Beauty and the Beasts]

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

Ravage continues his attack on the Synthia Corporation by going after a corporate big-wig who sanctioned the use of addictive ingredients in the companies burgers. As a result of the attacks the CEO of Synthia, Darrius Rush, activates his most lethal agent, X-11. Back at Green Globe, Miranda and Dupledge secretly records Ravage when he receives them coldly as they walk into the company headquarters. With the footage, Miranda hopes to put away Ravage for her shot at taking the CEO office. Later, Ravage hears news of the other beast-man attacking a couple in their home. Surrounded by the Public Eye, Ravage sees this as his chance to confront his rival. When he arrives, he and Throwback realize that despite their physical resemblance they are polar opposites. Throwback has nothing but disdain for Ravage's morals. The two battle until Ravage delivers a fatal charge, impaling his horns into his chest. Throwback falls to the ground and reverts to the human form of Dr. Menkel. After the fight, the Public Eye move in and attack Ravage.

 

Notes:

  • Greg Adams takes over as inker until the series cancellation.

  • First appearance of Darrius Rush, CEO of Synthia

 

Issue - 18

Title – Forward to the Past

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

After defeating Throwback, Ravage manages to narrowly escape the Public Eye. However when he returns to Green Globe, he finds that he has been removed as CEO of the company. Miranda has managed to replace him and have him committed to New Bethlehem Asylum. When Ravage comes face to face with Dr. Menkal, his beast instincts immediately tell him that Menkal is Throwback's real identity. Fearing for his family's safety, Ravage allows himself to be taken to Menkal's hospital. There, he befriends a patient and convinces him to give him a shot of adrenaline to counteract the drugs which Menkal has been doping him with. Ravage transforms into his beast form and confronts Throwback in one on one combat. Ravage emerges victorious, and promises to send real doctors to help Menkal's patients.

 

 

Issue - 19

Title – Death and the Maiden

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

At an upscale restaurant, Tiana tries to close a deal for a orbital clean-up contract. Her meeting is interrupted by Ravage's battle with X-11. X-11 sees Ravage recognize Tiana and decides to attack Ravage through her. However X-11 is unaware that Tiana is also Hela, goddess of Death. When X-11 tries to drain her, Tiana drains him instead. Back at Green Globe, Miranda confesses to conspiring with Dupledge to have Ravage removed and steps down as CEO. Meanwhile, at Synthia Corp, Darrius Rush contracts a man named Tessi, an elitist game-hunter specializing in near-extinct species to kill Ravage.

 

 

Issue - 20

Title – Cat Fight

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

In the wake of Miranda's departure from Green Globe, Dupledge confronts Ravage about being the Beast-Man. Taking a gun to him sparks Ravage's transformation and Ravage attacks Dupledge, nearly killing him. The encounter is captured on video by Darrius Rush. Rush shows this video to Ravage's father. Later, Ravage is walking in the zoo with Tiana. His beastial instincts continue to take dominance and he speaks rudely to Tiana causing her to storm off. A passer-by then delivers a message to Ravage from Tessi, the Hunter. The hunt is on. Ravage tries to find the hunter only to be caught off guard, drugged, and captured. When he awakens Ravage finds himself in a massive jungle. He is hunted by a genetically modified feline, Katt. At first trying to reason with Katt, the feline has been trained to kill Ravage. However after a fierce fight, Katt is wounded and seeks help from his master, Tessi. Ravage uses Katt to track the Hunter to his hide-out for a showdown. The Tessi kills Katt for his failure. Ravage in turn kills the Hunter. Before he dies, the Hunter activates a self-destruct, a thermo-nuclear bomb set to destory his jungle...and Ravage with it.

 

Issue - 21

Title – The Savage is Loose

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Grant Miehm

 

Summary:

Unable to escape from Tessi's massive jungle before the bomb explodes, Ravage prepares for the end. He's surprised to find that Katt isn't dead, yet. He quickly learns from the feline where the bomb is located and deactivates it. Ravage travels back to the city and delivers Katt's body to Dack where he hopes the barrio people can give Katt a proper burial. Returning to Green Globe, accusations with evidence from Synthia cause the family investigate Ravage. Although he doesn't believe the accusations, Ravage's father confronts his son. Unable to lie to him, Ravage transforms into his beast-form and the truth is revealed to all. Ravage tries to reason with his father, but its to no avail, they see only a monster. His father rejects him, saying that both his sons are dead. Ravage finally renounces them, and humanity. Later, Ravage pays a visit to the Synthia Corp and puts an end to Darrius Rush's campaign against him, by eliminating him.

 

Notes:

  • Grant Miehm's final issue as interior artist. The next issue features his final cover for the series.

  • Cameo by Dack [final appearance?]

  • Final appearance of Darrius Rush

 

Issue - 22

Title – Exodus

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Joe Bennett

 

Summary:

Having renounced his humanity, Ravage vows never to transform back to his human form. After a brief team-up with Punisher, Ravage begins to hear a voice calling out to him, a voice only he can hear. Ravage dismisses the voice at first as another sign that he must get away from the city. Ravage is met by Barrio-Man, he has come to tell him he is prophesized to seek out the "Valley of the Beasts." It is a place where he will find others like him. However the valley is dimensionally unstable, and it relocates itself. Pondering the Barrio-Man's prophecy, Ravage once more hears the cry for help and seeks out the source. Ravage trails the voice to a Alchemax science lab, the voice is coming from an experimental giant bat who has seemingly developed telepathy. Battling through scientists with orders to destroy the beast, Ravage and the bat manage to escape. Together they fly away from the city to seek out the Valley of the Beasts.

 

Notes:

  • Joe Bennett's first issue as interior artist on the series.

  • A story-specific cover was prepared for the issue by Joe Bennett featuring both Ravage and Punisher, however it was ultimately not used [hint, it looks a lot like the title splash page].

  • Cameo by Jake Gallows - Punisher 2099

  • Cameo by Barrio-Man

  • Cameo by Avatarr

  • First appearance of Ferra

 

Issue - 23

Title – Blind Justice

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Joe Bennett

 

Summary:

Ravage and his new companion travel outside of Nueva York and arrive at Tech-Ville. A city where technology is used as currency. The city is ruled by Machine Head, a ruthless cyborg who conspires to acquire technology from his citizens through murder and foul-play. Upon arriving, Ravage takes up the case of Ferra Mellinger, whose husband owes a debt to Machine Head. The cyborg arranges the husband's death in order to claim all his technology. Ravage confronts Machine Head and in court, a one-on-one fight in Techville's pit. After emerging the victor Ravage flies off with his new friend. The bat chooses Ferra as her new name.

 

Issue - 24

Title – Paradise Lost

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Joe Bennett

 

Summary:

As Ravage and Ferra continue their search for the Valley of the Beasts, they stop awhile to rest. Their rest is interrupted when a group of bandits called the Road Rats attack. The two fend off their attackers, killing all except one. The lone survivor is found by a being called Atrin. Atrin modifies the Road Rat and sends him to attack Ravage once more. Meanwhile, Ravage and Ferra apparently find the Valley of the Beasts. However Ravage is unable to communicate with any of the Beasts he sees. Ferra disappears and Ravage is met by Atrin. Atrin orders the modified Road Rat to attack, and he and Ravage battle once more, this time to the death. Atrin explains years ago he was once a nuclear physicist. Following the test detonation of an atom bomb, he was trapped

in the dimensionally unstable valley. Though he resides in the valley, he cannot interact with anyone in the valley, only observe. He can however manipulate the fabric of Ravage's reality and does so in order to entertain himself. He asks Ravage to stay and become his personal gladiator, killing people that he will lure into the valley. Ravage naturally declines the offer and kills Atrin.

 

Issue - 25

Title – Driving Force

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Joe Bennett

 

Summary:

Ravage and Ferra split up in order to cover more ground in their search for the Valley of the Beasts. While Ferra scouts in the air, Ravage tries to learn more about the area from an old man living in a nearby cabin. Their conversation is ended by a giant truck which pummels through the cabin, killing the old man and wounding Ravage. Ravage looks for answers in a nearby village. There he learns that the inhabitants worship the runaway train as the Divine One. They believe in a Great Flame which consumed the world and they sacrifice their elderly in fires yearly. The Divine One is a truck which circles the land endless, but after each turn, the circle grows smaller and its path draws closer to the village. The village-folk interpret this as divine and await their deaths. When Ravage announces he plans to destroy the train first, the village-folk turn on him.

 

Notes:

  • Double-sized issue includes two back-up stories. One is a part-two of a prequel to Hulk 2099 #1. Part-one can be found in . The second back-up is a 10 page story focusing on the Seeress of Hellrock and Dethstryk.

  • Whenever Ravage's body is seriously damaged and must be reformed, he becomes less human.

 

Title – Evilution: Survival of the Sickest

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Luke Ross

 

Summary:

On the island of Hellrock, the Seeress manipulates events so that a mutroid named Soul-Dark would challenge Dethstryk for dominion of Hellrock. She desires that the two destroy each so that she can be free. Her plan fails, Soul-Dark attempts to drink of Dethstryk's soul, but he is too horrified by what he sees. With no other contender, the Seeress tells Dethstryk she has at last located Ravage.

 

 

Issue - 26

Title – Mega-Death

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Joe Bennett

 

Summary:

Ferra tracks down the truck which attacked Ravage and discovers that its driven by a mad robot who calls itself Megatruk. Back in the village, Ravage kills the Lord Flame Bearer. The villagers cease their attack and prepare to die at the hands of the oncoming truck. Rejoining with Ferra, the two seek to stop the truck. With Ferra's help, Ravage boards the truck. He finds evidence that the truck once belonged to settlers and miners, but their robot went mad and killed them all. Ravage does battle with the robot Megatruk stopping the runaway vehicle just before it strikes the villagers. The villagers crown Ravage the new Lord Flame Bearer, a job he accepts reluctantly. Over time, Ravage re-educates the villagers, stamping out the radical religion by showing the villagers the true story behind what Megatruk. Finally, the villagers signify their abandoning of their false religion with the destruction of the flame thrower which took so many lives. With his work in the village finished, Ravage is suddenly hit by a surprise attack.

 

Notes:

  • Ravage adopts a new "costume" which replaces the one he had been wearing since issue #10.

 

Issue - 27

Title – Hellrock and a Hard Place

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Joe Bennett

 

Summary:

Ravage's surprise attacker is revealed to be Dethstryk. Taking one of the villagers hostage, Dethstryk forces Ravage to surrender and return with him to Hellrock. On the voyage back, Ravage is injected with a distillation of Hellrock's most toxic poisons. The Seeress, secretly plots a revolt against Dethstryk, she arranges for some rebel mutroids to care for Ravage. The mutroids find Ravage and he is horribly mutated by the toxins which were injected into him. He hungers for flesh and blood and his body has grown twice in size. His skin has also become virtually impenetrable. From the rebels, Ravage learns that Hellrock was once a Alchemax facility. The island, really the tip of a submerged mountain, was fitted with a reverse induction field which would attract pollution to the island and thus clean up the surrounding ocean. Dethstryk plans to reverse the machine so that it will project its collected pollutants all over the world. Whoever survives the poisoning of the planet would be transformed into mutroids under his rule. The toxins flowing through his veins continue to mutate Ravage, causing him to lose his reason. He lashes out against the rebels until the Seeress arrives.

 

Notes:

  • Cameo by Avatarr

 

Issue - 28

Title – Deathtide

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Joe Bennett

 

Summary:

The Seeress tests her control over Ravage by having him attack her most loyal mutroid. He defeats him, but refuses to kill. Meanwhile, Dethstryk successfully reverses the island's induction field, the poisoning of the world begins. Elsewhere, Ferra runs into Tiana and brings her up to speed on Ravage's whereabouts. When she learns that he has been captured by Dethstryk, she decides its time to settle her own score with the lord of Hellrock. Back on Hellrock, the Seeress introduces Ravage to the rebel mutroid army and orders him to lead them against Dethstryk.

 

Notes:

  • The mutroid Ursell reappears after being last seen in Ravage 2099 #5.

  • Cameo by Avatarr

 

Issue - 29

Title – The Beginning of the End

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Joe Bennett

 

Summary:

Ravage leads the rebels against Dethstryk's army. He goes toe-to-toe with General Slaggfest, leader of Dethstryk's elite guard. The two brawl, with Ravage ending up getting exposed to more toxic slime which results in further mutation. Inside the citadel, Dethstryk reveals that he knows that the Seeres is behind the revolt. He remains undeterred in his plan to turn the Earth into a toxic heap. With further resistance useless, the Seeress sides with Dethstryk again. She helps him to strike down Tiana, who with Ferra, has arrived on Hellrock. Meanwhile, Ferra reunites with Ravage and helps Ursell to slow down Ravage's physical mutation and free his mind from the Seeress' control.

 

Issue - 30

Title – Death Strykes!

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Joe Bennett

 

Summary:

Ravage's army marches once more against Dethstyrk's citadel. Inside, Tiana does battle with the Seeres. Meanwhile, the ECO-Corporation monitors the break-up of Hellrock. Mr. Crisp, leads a group of ECO troops to restore order on Hellrock before its too late. The Seerees flees the citadel with Tiana hot on her tail. Before Tiana can kill her, the Seeress reveals to Ravage that she knows where to find the machine that Dethstryk is using to destroy Hellrock. Ravage keeps Tiana from slaying the Seerees and directs her to instead seek out Dethstryk while he stops the break up of the island. Below Hellrock, Ravage and the Seeress arrive at the device which powers Hellrock. They are met by Dethstryk who engages them in battle. While Ravage and Dethstryk fight, Ursell drives the Seeress into heart of Hellrock's power source.

 

Notes:

  • Tiana's father first appeared in flashback in issue #1. He was an agent of ECO who spoke out against corruption in its ranks. His punishment for speaking out was to be exiled to Hellrock. Tiana previously did not know if he was dead or alive.

  • The Seeress first name is revealed to be Sophia.

 

 

Issue - 31

Title – The Final Battle

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Joe Bennett

 

Summary:

The fight between Dethstryk and Ravage moves above ground where they are met by Alchemax's ECO troops led by Mr. Crisp. After Dethstryk flees, Crisp is given orders by Alchemax to aid Ravage in any way possible. Meanwhile, Tiana and Ferra penetrate Dethstryk's private office and learn he was the last democratically elected President of the United States of America, and the Seeress was his First Lady. When Dethstryk returns to this castle, Ravage is not far behind him. Ravage finally kills Dethstryk with the aid of energy projection of the Seeress, activated by her own death and powered by Dethstryk own energy when he once struck with his powers.

 

Notes:

  • Death of Dethstryk

  • Joe Bennett's final issue as artist of Ravage 2099.

Issue - Doom 2099 #30

Writer – Warren Ellis

Art – Pat Broderick

 

Summary:

Sharp-Blue, Doom's Minister of Order, pays a visit to Hellrock. She's at a loss to find a way to clean up the island, without destroying it.

 

Notes:

  • Not an appearance by Ravage 2099.

Placement:

Clearly this is shortly after Doom takes office. As Doom makes his presence felt for the first time next issue, this visit to Hellrock would seem to take place somewhere between Ravage #31 & #32. Ironically, Sharp-Blue's statement proves true.

Issue - Doom 2099 #31

Writer – Warren Ellis

Art – David Klein

 

Summary:

Sharp-Blue, Doom's Minister of Order, attempts to warn Doom about the situation on Hellrock.

 

Notes:

  • Panel appearance by Ravage 2099.

Placement:

Clearly this is shortly after Doom takes office. As Doom makes his presence felt for the first time next issue, this visit to Hellrock would seem to take place somewhere between Ravage #31 & #32. Ironically, Sharp-Blue's statement proves true.

 

Issue - 32

Title – Mindrot

Writer – Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
Art – Marcos Tetelli

 

Summary:

Ravage, Tiana, and Crisp battle Mutroids who continue to battle them in the belief that Dethstryk will return. They fight on until the Seeress holographic program appeals to both Ravage and the mutroids to end the fight. With battle ended, Ravage becomes leader by default. Soon he learns that Doom has taken over America and plans to clean up the island his own way. Later, Crips uses the technology left behind by Ursell to reverse the mutations that have affected Ravage, reverting him back to his "beast" form. More or less back to normal, Ravage and Tiana make peace with each other. However they are quickly interrupted by Ferra with a report that a giant creature is attacking the island. Ferra makes mental contact with the creature and learns its from another world and wishes to devour the minds of everything on Earth. The communication costs Ferra her life. Ravage, Tiana, and Crisp attack Mindrot in a bid to defend the island from its attack.

 

Notes:

  • Pat Mills and Tony Skinner's final issue as writers of Ravage 2099.

  • First of two issues drawn penciled by Marcos Tetelli.

  • For reasons unexplained, Crisp and his team are no longer wearing gear to protect them from Hellrock's toxins.

  • Dethstryk's real name is revealed to be Graeme Striker, the last legally elected president of the United States.

  • Death of Ferra

 

Issue - 33

Title – Doomsday

Writer – Ian Edginton

Art – Marcos Tetelli

 

Summary:

Doom observes the energy buildup on Hellrock which will result in a explosion, contaminating America for years to come. He will not allow this to happen. Ravage is meanwhile distracted by the attack of Mindrot, the space-faring mind-eating parasite. Mindrot has killed Ferra and proceed to kill Crisp as well. The battle is brought to a sudden end when Mindrot is hit with a micro-wave cannon on orders of Doom. The victory is however short. Doom reveals that although he has deactivated the device that would have caused the island to explode, he plans to remove Hellrock. The island is too contaminated and he plans to cut it out like a cancer. Ravage and company attack Doom. With his new found access to Alchemax records, Doom deactivates Tiana's Aesir powers with a simple passphrase. Unfortunately he does so as she is in mid-flight causing her to fall to her death. Mindrot suddenly awakens and grabs Doom. Doom manages to repel its attack and kill it for good. However the fight leaves him vulnerable to Ravage and the mutroid's attack. As a containment vessel approaches the island, Doom frees himself from the grasp of the mutroids and explains to Ravage that the vessel will cover the island in adamantium. A electron pulse will solidify the liquid and the island in turn will be lifted out of the sea and sent into space. As the island is flooded and its inhabitants drown, Ravage is the last to go. He swears revenge on Doom and his heirs. Doom watches as Hellrock is raised up into space.

 

Notes:

  • Death of Ravage 2099

  • Death of Tiana

 

 

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