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Strange Tales: Dark Corners

Strange Tales: Dark Corners

Genres: Horror, Suspense

Publisher: Marvel

Writer: Don McGregor, J.M. DeMatteis, Mike Baron

Artist: Alex Maleev, Mark Badger, Mike Dringenberg, John Estes

Publication date: May 1998

Status: Completed

Views: 22,371


This issue features three stories.
"Expressway to Hell" - Jason, a runaway teen, hops a freight train and meets a trio of gangbangers also riding the rails, as well as a silent young woman huddled in a corner.  Also in the boxcar is a dead bum wrapped in a cloak, and Jason helps the thugs throw the body off the train.  As they proceed, they gather a few more runaway children.  Soon they discover another wrapped body which they had somehow missed, and dispose of it similarly. 
They continue until they reach the train's stop where they meet another gangster and his van.  They all climb aboard and are taken to the gang leader, K-Tel, at his warehouse headquarters.  K-Tel intends to put the kids on the street and so to make them dependent on him he insists they smoke crack.  As Jason protests, the wrapped body again appears, but now it rises and is revealed to be Cloak.  The silent woman sheds her coat, showing herself to be Dagger, while the thugs fire upon Cloak.  She dispatches the gangsters with her light knives, as Cloak overwhelms them with his darkness. 
Later, aided by Cloak and Dagger, Jason and the other runaways are set up at runaway shelters. 


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