ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1977
Nella storia principale di questo numero tratta da MARVEL TEAM-UP # 39 dell’ 11/75 si consuma ancora una volta la sordida e invereconda tresca dell’ appiccicoso e asfissiante SPIDERMAN con l’ ardente e accalorato Johnny Storm alias LA TORCIA UMANA
contiene inoltre : IRON MAN – L’ UOMO LUPO / MAN WOLF
CONDIZIONI : BUONISSIME, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI BUSTA, no album omaggio
“Any Number Can Slay” / UN KILLER PER L’ UOMO RAGNO
- Crime-Master (Nick Lewis Jr.) (First appearance)
- Sandman (William Baker)
- Manuel Arguelles (First appearance)
- New York City
- Lower East Side
While out on patrol Spider-Man meets a young Spanish boy named
Mosqiuto, who getes caught in the middle of an attempt to assassinate
Spider-Man, the assassin gets away and the only fatality is one of
Mosquito’s pigeons. Meanwhile, the Human Torch is out in the Fantasticar
when he is attacked by Montana and Fancy Dan, who easily defeat the
Torch and take him captive.
Later, Spider-Man happens upon a gang of criminals who are
hoisting a coffin into a warehouse. Sneaking into the building, he is
shocked to see the someone posing as the Big Man, allowing criminals to
bet on the life of the Human Torch. Taking out one of the criminals and
disguising himself in the crooks clothes, Spider-Man manages to get
close enough to the coffin to break the glass and free the Torch.
The two make short work of the criminals and the Enforcers, just
when they are about to take out the Big Man, they are suddenly
interrupted when the Crime Master (apparently alive and well) and the
Sandman, who have come to take control of the criminal underworld.
Continued to next issue…
- Page one credits Yvie Perez for “Spanish Translations”.
“War of the Mind-Dragons!” / LA GUERRA DEI DRAGONI
- A Mechanical Fire-Breathing Dragon
- Baron Rockler (dies)
- Baroness Rockler
- Princess Susan
- Marianne Rodgers (Image)
- Alternate Earth of the Black Lama
Iron Man battles the usurper Baron Rockler’s castle guards, quickly
defeating them. They attempt to use heavier artillery, including a
neutronic imploder, to no avail. Baron Rockier escapes only to be
poisoned by his wife. Firebrand approaches the Baroness and strikes a
deal to team up. The two visit Lord Professor Teller who has a new
secret weapon, a robot dragon, but no power source. Firebrand powers it
with his thermo-blasters through a power amplifier, and the dragon
attacks Iron Man. Upset that Iron Man defeats the dragon so easily,
Firebrand attacks personally. While the two fight they both hallucinate,
having spent too much time in this dimension. After Iron Man subdues
Firebrand, King Jerald uses the Golden Globe to send them home.
Firebrand escapes and Iron Man wonders about Marianne Rodgers.
- Final issue of Iron Man for long time regular writer Mike Friedrich. He concludes his saga of the “War of the Super Villains” as well as the story of the Black Lama this issue.
“Nightflight” / VOLO DI NOTTE (2a parte)
- Unnamed crime boss
- Ed (a saboteur)
- Stu (a henchman)
- Walter (a saboteur) (Death)
- Simon Stroud
- Joel Stevens (a hippie) (Death)
- 30th Precint Lieutenant
- FBI agents
- Mel Katz
- Randy Dehn
- New York policemen
- New York City
- Tallulah Gorge
Continued from last issue…
Stroud stormed into the office where JJJ,
Kristine, the lieutenant and FBI agents Dehn and Katz were already
waiting. Stroud told them that John had fled, blowing any chance to
clean his reputation. The lieutenant asked for a complete report on
failing to apprehend John Jameson and the Man-Wolf.
- First and only appearance of Frank, Jake, Joel Stevens and Walter; all of whom die in this issue.
- First and only appearance of Ed, Mary Stevens and Stu.
- Writer David Kraft is credited as “The Dude” in this issue and artist George Pérez is credited as “Pace-Setter”.
- Tallulah Gorge, Georgia is the location used for the filming of the 1972 Warner Bros. film Deliverance.