Battle Atop Big Ben!
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Pencils: John Buscema
Inks: Pablo Marcos
Letters: Irv Watanabe
Colors: Jan Cohen
Originally published: August 1977
Here’s what seems to be going on:
- Spider-Woman isn’t a prisoner, exactly. She’s willingly working for Hydra.
- She has been re-captured after her initial desertion of Hydra, and hypnotized into working for them again.
- This takes place after she’s met up with Nick Fury and SHIELD.
After a brief clash, Ben gets charged with rescuing Spider-Woman from Hydra. When Spider-Woman kidnaps Ben’s GF Alicia, though, all gloves are off! Meanwhile, two crooks on a mission keep getting in the way, and eventually cause an explosion sending both the Thing and Spider-Woman crashing into the Thames!
I’m getting into this, but the Thing’s cornball dialogue is wearing a bit thin.