Marvel Two-in-One #95: The Power to Live... The Power to Die!...
Writer: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller: Alan Kupperberg
Inker: Jon D'Agostino
Letterer: Diana Albers
Colorist: George Roussos
Editor: Tom DeFalco
The Guest Star:
The Living Mummy
Gamal Hassan; Nephrus
The Set Up:
Ben and Alicia are in her studio when she gets a package containing a mysterious hat from Egypt. Putting it on, she is immediately possessed and proclaims herself the rightful "Bride of Nephrus". She blasts a wall down onto Ben, and then walks away.
When the Thing gets free he goes to Metropolitan Museum of Art for help, and conveniently enough, the hat was stolen from there and the curator (Lillian Templeworth) knows all about the nasty bad guy behind the plot- a staff member named Gamal Hassan. As Alicia conjures a flying boat to take her to Egypt, Ben and the curator also make plans to go to Egypt.
Meanwhile in Egypt, N'Kantu the Living Mummy is sitting and moping when he sees Alicia go past in the company of one (Gamal Hassan) who bears a great resemblance to Nephrus, the high-priest who had made N'Kantu into a mummy centuries ago.
In Egypt, things come to a head- Ben and the curator hire some camels and go after Alicia, the Living Mummy moves towards the ruins that the villain is in, and Alicia and Gamal Hassan find the stone that will resurrect Nephrus and make Nephrus/Gamal a god...
Well, sort of. Page 16, panel 6. Ben goes after out villain... 'Lesson Two: Ya hijack Bashful Benji's girl-- ya get Clobbered!"
No mention of Petunia.
Things of Interest:
That mailman on page 1 looks an awful lot like Willie Lumpkin. Maybe the package was forwarded from the Baxter Building, and he brought it over by hand?
The Living Mummy had first appeared in Supernatural Thrillers 5 and 7-15. Other than that run, his only real other appearances have been cameos save for a role in the Bloodstone Hunt in Captain America 361.