Jan 16, 2021

Spider-Rama: Marvel Team-Up #28

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MARVEL TEAM-UP #28
by Gerry Conway, Jim Mooney, and Vince Colletta

As if the Tarantula weren't enough, Spider-Man now has to deal with The Punisher!


POINTLESS TRIVIA
 
BEN: The first and only appearance of the City Stealers.

DUY: Conway returns as writer.

WHAT'S AGED THE BEST? 

BEN: This is ridiculous in every way possible, but I still like it.


DUY: That panel is glorious. Glorious.

WHAT'S AGED THE WORST? 

BEN: By now, the death of Gwen Stacy backlash had surely become so intense, that Conway felt the need to absolve Spider-Man of any fault in her death.


DUY: Which represents a complete backtrack on what the editorial on the letters page of Amazing Spider-Man #125 had said.



BEN: This is further contradicted somewhat by the What-If story, which shows he could have saved her.

NITPICKS

BEN: I doubt that robot could knock Hercules unconscious.

DUY: There's a nitpick in the whole thing (what happens to the infrastructure) that does get answered by the end, and the answer is "call the Fantastic Four," giving them yet another shoutout in this comic. But also kind of giving me the impression that too many things in this universe can be solved just by calling the Fantastic Four.

FAVORITE PANEL

BEN: Mine:




DUY: GLORIOUS:



BEN: It should never even be a contest, but yes.

WHO WON THE COMIC?

DUY: Hercules, clearly.

BEN: Construction companies in New York City.

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