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Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 099

Posted by dave, March 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm · No Comments ·

Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 099And Machine Man Makes 3
Writing: Tom DeFalco
Pencils: Jerry Bingham
Inks: Mike Esposito
Letters: Joe Rosen
Colors: Ben Sean
Originally published: November 1980

I liked Machine Man in the MTU Annual I just read, so I was excited about this team-up between him and Spidey, fighting Baron Brimstone and Sandman. By the way, I don’t know if Sandman’s costume will ever change again, but I certainly hope so. His current costume is sooooo bad.

Baron Brimstone breaks himself and the Sandman out of prison. Brimstone has a vendetta against Machine Man, and he’s bringing Sandman along for the ride. When Peter Parker hears of the prison escape, he involves himself. From there this takes a very stale, very predictable course for Marvel Team-Up: Spidey and Machine Man encounter each other; fight for no reason, allowing the bad guys to escape; put aside their differences and team-up; and finally, beat the bad guy and save the girl. So many issues of Team-Up play out exactly like this (including the Annual I just read, though at least that was a little longer and more interesting).

So, unfortunately, the good times with Machine Man that I was hoping for ended up fairly stale. Ho hum.



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