The Spider-Man Project

Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 038

Posted by dave, April 10, 2008 at 10:28 pm · No Comments ·

Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 038Night of the Griffin
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Layouts: Sal Buscema
Finished art: Mike Esposito
Letterer: Karen Mantlo
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Originally published: October 1975

Why do Spidey and the Beast act as thought they’ve never met? I mean, I believe the last time Spidey saw Beast he didn’t have the fur, but that doesn’t explain Beast’s odd behaviour.

I don’t feel like Bill Mantlo has a very good grasp on Spider-Man. Mantlo seems to be trying way too hard with the wise-cracking during (brutally long) fights, and not putting any emphasis on story or character development. In fact, he has the Beast cracking wise almost as much as Spider-Man too, it seems totally out of character.

Spider-Man basically also kills an innocent guy – by accident, but still because of Spidey’s actions – and then barely bats an eye at it. I know Conway had a lot of people die during his tenure, and a lot of their deaths were either directly or indirectly because of Spider-Man, but as far as I can remember they were all bad guys. For Spider-Man to shrug off the death of some random civilian is really out of character.

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Griffin

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