Jul 22, 2020

Spider-Rama: Marvel Team-Up #7

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, Ross Andru, and Jim Mooney

Thor teams up with Spider-Man to save Earth and Asgard from Kryllk the Cruel!


BEN: Marvel Team-Up moved to a monthly schedule with this issue (one comic published every month). It had previously been bi-monthly (one comic published every two months).


BEN: It’s not consistent throughout the entire comic, but Andru and Mooney make a great art team for most of it.

BEN: Especially with the "negative effects" panels:

DUY: I like how nonchalant Peter is here, figuring Thor doesn't even know who he actually is. But... (see Nitpicks section for the continuation of this sentence)


BEN: That hair:

DUY: Thor doing his Shakespeare-speak.

BEN: Writing Thor’s manner of speech is not something every writer can pull off.


DUY: ....This is completely out of character for Peter.

BEN: I guess he figured Thor is the one person that really doesn’t care? That’s never stopped him from obsessing over his secret before.


BEN: I love the way Spider-Man is drawn in this random panel:

DUY: This is hilarious. This is not a Thor pose. He would not be sitting here:

BEN: Thor hanging out definitely aged well.


DUY: It's Spider-Man and Thor, so the winner is me.

BEN: Thor is your second favorite character after The Vision.

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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