Aug 17, 2020

Spider-Rama: Marvel Team-Up #10

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MARVEL TEAM-UP #10
by Gerry Conway, Jim Mooney, and Frank Giacoia

Spider-Man and the Human Torch vs. Kang the Conqueror!




POINTLESS TRIVIA

BEN: Marvel Team-Up villain appearance count:

  • Sandman: 2
  • Morbius: 2
  • The Puppet Master: 2
  • The Mad Thinker: 2
  • Kryllk the Cruel: 2
  • Kang the Conqueror: 2
  • Zarrko the Tomorrow Man: 2

DUY: Marvel Team-Up hero appearance count:

  • Human Torch: 4
  • X-Men:1
  • Vision: 1
  • Thing: 1
  • Thor: 1
  • The Cat: 1
  • Iron Man: 1


DUY: I might be seeing things, but that hero appearance count is very telling of something.

BEN: Of what?

DUY: Of.... Peter and... Johnny's.... inextricable bond?

BEN: Johnny was the first Marvel character to get his own solo series, I think. Like you said before, it’s easy to forget how big the Fantastic Four was.

DUY: I just recently discovered Spideytorch is a thing.

BEN: I’d like to point out this comic was on the stands the same month as Amazing Spider-Man #121, one of the most important stories in comic book history. This comic is not one of the most important stories in comic book history.

WHAT'S AGED THE BEST?

BEN:  I liked it when Johnny had the red costume.


DUY: As noted before, Spidey + Johnny is a great combination, and that ages well.

WHAT'S AGED THE WORST?

BEN: Um, no:



BEN: What?!?!?


DUY: Oh God, where do I start?? It's Samurai, not Samauri! Inu Neko means "Dogs and Cats"! Mimashipa is not a word! How short is that sword??



DUY: Why is the sound effect designed that way??


NITPICKS

DUY: Iron Man being taken out of commission because this is a Torch issue is the height of contrivance.



DUY: This is not the configuration the Avengers were in in the previous issue, but whatever.


FAVORITE PANEL

BEN: Mine:



DUY: That's mine too.

WHO WON THE COMIC?

DUY: Not Asia! Again!

BEN: Irrationality wins the day.

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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