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"So this is the ray you were going to use to give everyone on Earth leukemia," said Captain Marvel, running his hand along the cannon's sides.

Dr. Sivana sighed wistfully. "Beautiful, isn't it?"

Captain Marvel glanced darkly at him, then turned back to the machine. "Where'd you get the money, though?" he said. "I thought your last scheme had reduced you to abject poverty."

"Simple," said Sivana. "I held a fundraiser."

Captain Marvel blinked. "A fundraiser?"

Sivana nodded, grinning broadly. "Funny thing," he said. "When you say 'Proceeds go to support cancer research', everyone assumes you're trying to cure it."