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HMS Endeavor (Micronauts, Vol. 1, No. 1)


The HMS Endeavor was the starship Commander Arcturus Rann used when he went on his 1,000-year journey throughout the Microverse to discover alien life. It is equipped with search-and-strobe lights and armed with thorium guns.The ship twine power arms-house all ship's engines,stabilizers,guidence and sensor system.Sensor pods and gyro-stabilizers.Between  them,is the ship's bridge and command center,that detatches to become the smaller exploration astro-station.A pod door doors-for the Endeavors Hydro-copter.Ahead of that is Thorium Gun Turret-located on the main deck.Below is Suspended Animation Chamber,later converted into living quarters,ships library,sick bay,galley and rec room.Behind is the Aft Access Hatch,for quick entry or exite to and from the ship.A sensor searchbeam light can found upon the lower side.Below that is the Belly Thorium Gun Turret.

While the Endeavor herself was never a toy, owing more to Star Wars' Millennium Falcon than to Takara or Mego, the cockpit of the Endeavor deployed as the very famiiar Astro Station.Still,allot of fan work,is devoted to creating blueprints of the ship,models and so on of  HMS Endeavor [1]HMS EndeavorAstro Station: Appeared many times in the series. The Astro Station was a small shuttlecraft used by the Micronauts when the Endeavor was being repaired. It was launched from a hangar bay found on board the Endeavor. The Micronauts used it in issues #4-6 when the Endeavor was being fixed after fighting off a Battle Cruiser. Bug, Acroyear, Cilicia, and Microtron also used it in issue #22 after being separated from the rest of the Micronauts. Finally, when the Endeavor was destroyed in issue #39, the Micronauts used the Astro Station to fly around Earth. Soon after, the Astro Station itself was destroyed.

Hydro Copter: Another vehicle stored on board the Endeavor. It figured prominently in issue #7, when Biotron piloted it to save Bug from the Man-Thing. Biotron also used it in issue #23, while fighting the Molecule Man. Star Searcher: A vehicle stored on board the Endeavor, the Star Searcher appeared only once in the comic, in issue #18. Acroyear and Cilicia used it to explore a backyard on Earth.

==The Story==Edit

:  The comic opens with Prince Argon and his sister Princess Mari fleeing  with supporters from an Acroyear air patrol. They have been violently  deposed as rulers of Homeworld by their people. Both manage to barely  escape a bombardment of Puls-Rays. At their refuge, they meet with their  remaining supporters and an enigmatic Time Traveler. But their peace is  quickly ended by an attack by Baron Karza and his Dog-Soldiers. Argon  is felled by Karza himself with the Acroyear Prince Shaitan watching.  Karza orders Argon's body to be taken to the dreaded Body Banks. 

The H.M.S. Endeavour returns home after it's 1,000 year journey of  exploration. An honor guard awaits it's occupants, Commander Arcturus  Rann and his Bioroid companion, Biotron. Commander Rann exits the ship  and is asked to identify himself, he does and is then fired upon. The  unconscious Rann is then ordered to be taken away and imprisoned by Baron  Karza. He awakens to find himself surrounded by aliens and cyborgs. He  asks where he is and is answered that it's the "Pleasure Pits" and that  he's about to be dinner. Rann then finds himself quickly pulled to the  ceiling, the mob that had surrounded him was now forcefully dispatched  to the corners of the cell by an Acroyear. Rann recognized both for their  repsective species, the one that pulled him to safety being an Insectivrid  named Bug. The Acroyear is called simply Acroyear. Bug explains how they  came to be there. That while Rann traveled at around the speed of light,  years ago, Homeworld had discovered warp drive and conquered many of the  worlds he had found during his long mission. He's told the source and  ruler of all was Baron Karza. Rann notes that he had been taught over a  thousand years ago by a Doctor Karze and ponder if it's the same man. 

Outside the cell is a small Bioroid, with him is a beautiful and brightly  clothed girl. He seems to control her every move and refers to her as his  Marionette. The surrounding crowd is enthralled by the performance. Rann,  Bug and Acroyear see them from the cell, Bug starts to say who the girl  really is, but is silenced by Acroyear. Rann can only see her beauty as  she dances. 

The next day opens in the Imperial Gallery of the Body Banks, Baron Karza  and Prince Shaitan sit and watch as Microtron and Marionette perform for  the crowd. Our heroes are then marched into the arena, Marionette dancing  amongst them, Rann is lost to the view of her. Karza orders for the blood  games to begin. a giant robot tank enters as Bug reveals Marionette's true  identity to Rann, The Princess Mari. Sadly he's told that the planned escape  is now changed with the appearance of the Death Tank. The tanks launches  energy attacks on the group that our heroes belong too. Many are killed.  Acroyear tells Rann to stand behind him, that he must be protected as he  is told that he's the only thing that Karza fears. Bug quickly moves, he  leaps and bounds about the giant tank, he throws an explosive into a weak  point. The tanks head is destroyed, it's organic brain no more. 

Shaitan exclaims that our heroes are escaping, but Karza merely states that  it's a part of his plans. Acroyear moves and finishes the body of the giant  death machine. The Time Traveler appears to Rann, telling him that it's  now the time to escape. Explosions rock the arena, Acroyear knocks down  the gates of the arena. Outside they find Marionette and Microtron with  a wagon, waiting for out trio. Acroyear is attacked by flying members of  his people. He quickly acts and arms himself with a sword of one of them  and begins to dispatch them, telling the survivors to tell his cousin  Shaitan, that a blood feud now exists between them. Marionette cries  by the names Dallon and Sepsis for the trio to board the wagon. There  Rann asks her to repeat the names, the Time Traveler appears and tells him,  that yes, they are the names of his parents. His parents, Karza's first  victims for his Body Banks a thousand years ago. His parents, now, for  their defiance of Karza, the symbols fo the resistance against Karza. 

Our group of heroes reach the space port, they quickly board Rann's ship  and escape to space. Biotron's actions due to the telepathic connection  to Rann has enabled them to be ready to leave and escape to the fringes  of the Homeworld system. Their pursuers are destroyed as if hitting a wall  as the Endeavour sails onward ....... onward to Earth! ==

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