Sep 2, 2020

Spider-Rama: Marvel Team-Up #13

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 Len Wein, Gil Kane, and Frank Giacoia

Spider-Man and Captain America vs. The Grey Gargoyle!


DUY: Cap and a Thor villain. It's really like they draw these things out of a hat.


BEN: A.I.M. costumes really shouldn’t be in this category, but I’m doing it.


BEN: Nick Fury’s dialogue. Was him saying “just” as “jest” a thing? Now that I think about it, classic Fury altogether. Never liked him.

DUY: Anyone trying to do the dialects Stan was doing immediately afterwards almost always failed.

BEN: I’d like to take this moment to point out Wein, Wolfman, and Roy Thomas are some of my least favorite writers ever. I know I’m in the minority, they did important stuff, I don’t like most of it personally. There’s a fine line writing Captain America where he can veer into annoyingly rigid and judgemental, and Wein veered there.


BEN: They really couldn’t even keep Spider-Man’s head position consistent on the same page?

DUY: How do two of the world's greatest heroes win against the Grey frickin' Gargoyle? Blind luck.


DUY: Mine:


DUY: Jim Mooney is incredible.

BEN: Jim Mooney, because it’s clear Romita’s art never looked better than it did with Mooney finishing it.

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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