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Panel 1 - Foreground, MAXIMUS, the insane brother of Black Bolt, rightful king of the Inhumans, cackles with glee at the sight of MEDUSA, KARNAK, and GORGON, all shackled in a Kirby-esque torture device. In an upper corner KAMALA KHAN hangs from the ceiling unseen from her distended arm...
MAXIMUS: AHH-hahaha!! With his queen and friends captured, Black Bolt will surely hand the throne of Attillan to me!!
Panel 2 - KAMALA peeks around the corner of the torture machine. KARNAK and MEDUSA notice her.
MEDUSA: Ms. Marvel!
KARNAK: It's no use! There's no weakness in his plan this time!
KAMALA: Oh, really...
Panel 3 - KAMALA, background, tosses a bunch of loose small packages from her oversized hand. MAXIMUS catches one. GORGON guffaws in his cuffs.
KAMALA: Hey, Max! Catch!
MAXIMUS: Hostess Fruit Pies!
GORGON: Apple! Lemon! And Cherry, my favorite!
Panel 4 - KAMALA stands proudly among the newly freed Inhumans. MAXIMUS is enwrapped in MEDUSA's hair, one hand free as he munches on a lemon pie. Everyone is enjoying their snacks and smiling with satisfaction. An inset panel has BLACK BOLT holding out a fruit pie package at us, smiling and winking.
MAXIMUS: I'm MAD for the flaky crust!
GORGON: And that real fruit filling is INHUMANLY scrumptious!
CAPTION: Hostess Fruit Pies.
BLACK BOLT: Try one today!
( The Madding Crowd will be back next week. Seeya then!)