Monday, November 17, 2014
Crossover Cover: Caveat Emptor
The mercenary Terror, whose body is composed of parts from various corpses that he has incorporated into himself, visits an occult expert named Rekrab whose collection includes a lacquered puzzle box. The puzzle box is a Lament Configuration from the Hellraiser film series, based on Clive Barker’s story “The Hellbound Heart.” “Rekrab” is Barker spelled backwards. Terror was originally known as Shreck, a character in Marvel’s Shadowline imprint, which took place in an alternate reality to the mainstream Marvel Universe. He later immigrated to the reality where most of Marvel’s heroes operate, encountering Wolverine and other heroes. It can be presumed that the Terror of the CU has a substantially different history.