Jul 6, 2020

Spider-Rama: Marvel Team-Up #6

Welcome to Spider-Rama! Every Monday and Wednesday, Ben and Duy will look at a Spider-Man issue from the very beginning, in chronological order, and answer questions for various categories, inspired in large part by one of our favorite podcasts, The Rewatchables by The Ringer. Our goal is to make it to Amazing Spider-Man #200. Will we make it? Grab your Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus or crank up your tablet to Marvel Unlimited, and then tune in every Wednesday to find out!

by Gerry Conway, Gil Kane, and Mike Esposito

Spider-Man and the Thing fight the Puppet Master and the Mad Thinker!


DUY: Out of the six issues of Marvel Team-Up so far, Spider-Man has teamed up with a member of the Fantastic Four three times. It should be noted that the FF was their most popular comic that wasn't Spider-Man (It had the tagline "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine" for a reason), and the Thing, in particular, was their most popular member. This very issue is only nearly a year away from the debut of Marvel Two-In-One, another team-up book, this one anchored by the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing.

BEN: Spider-Man and The Thing seems like it would be a good pairing but I don’t really remember it ever being so.

DUY: No, they're the guys that share a mutual friend. That's never a good pairing. It's only good if you want to highlight how awkward it is to actually hang out with each other.


BEN: Putting this here because it made me chuckle.


BEN: No, it does matter, Alicia, it really does.

DUY:  Yeah, seriously, Alicia. There are lines you don't cross.


With all his senses and agility, Spider-Man sees The Thing get zapped and is too slow to keep himself from getting zapped?

DUY: Speaking of, the Puppet Master sure is moving with a lot more agility than I've come to expect of him.

BEN: He's a spry old man. 



DUY: Presenting, the most clever solution ever:


DUY: I got nothin'.

BEN: Marvel, for realizing Spider-Man is a cash cow.

DUY: That's it for Spider-Rama this week. 

BEN: Thank you, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko— 

DUY: —for telling us we aren't the only ones. 

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