Aug 19, 2020

Spider-Rama: Marvel Team-Up #11

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!

MARVEL TEAM-UP #11
by Len Wein, Gerry Conway, Jim Mooney, and Mike Esposito

Spider-Man needs the help of the Inhumans and since the Human Torch isn't over Crystal, he leaves him alone, because friends!




WHAT'S AGED THE BEST?

BEN: I like how the Inhumans take a “I’m sure it will be fine” approach with Maximus.



BEN: Mooney and Esposito are a much better art team than a few of the previous issues.

DUY: They're better than Mooney on his own too. I'm so confused. Just off the top of my head, based on the last year or so we've covered, I'd go:

  1. Romita and Mooney
  2. Mooney and Esposito
  3. Romita and Esposito
  4. Mooney

BEN: Mooney on his own looks rushed, is my explanation.

WHAT'S AGED THE WORST?

BEN: The cover promised us the most long-awaited battle in comicdom, and Spider-Man and the Inhumans didn’t even fight. I also question if that was the most long-awaited matchup at the time.

DUY: What a bunch of liars!

NITPICKS

DUY: When last we left Tony Stark, he couldn't move because his armor was completely powered down.


BEN: Everyone knows machinery heals on its own.

FAVORITE PANEL

BEN: Mine:




DUY: Mine:


WHO WON THE COMIC?

DUY: The easiest answer to this question for the MTU every time is that the winner is the guest star. It raises their profile, gets them a sales bump, probably, though in this case the Inhumans are not in publication.

BEN: I’ll give them credit for alternating characters without their own books in with the bigger stars.

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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