ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1973
l’ episodio di Spider-Man di questo numero, in cui le statiche ragnatele dell’ incorreggibile arrampicamuri si incrociano con le vertiginose traiettorie del penitente velocipede argentato Quicksilver, si collega e si intreccia con vicende ancora imprecisate dei Vendicatori che in Italia sarebbero state infatti pubblicate sul giornalino di Thor soltanto nell’ anno successivo
contiene inoltre : HULK e DR.STRANGE
CONDIZIONI : BUONISSIME, IN COSTOLA LIEVI TRACCE RESIDUE DI PREGRESSA STRISCIA DI SCOTCH VERTICALE RIMOSSA, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI BUSTA
- Kingpin (In a photograph only)
- Scarlet Witch (Only in flashback)
- Toad (Only in flashback)
- Edwin Jarvis
- John Jameson
- Randy Robertson
- Martha Robertson (First full appearance)
As Peter returns to his apartment and mulls over the fact that he was
responsible for giving J. Jonah Jameson a good scare as Spider-Man, he
almost blows his secret identity when Harry abruptly returns home.
Meanwhile, having escaped the destruction of Magneto’s fortress,
Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and the Toad debate on what to do now that
they are outcasts. Quicksilver believes that the Avengers will take them
in and runs to New York to find them. However, upon arriving at
Avengers Mansion, he learns from Jarvis that they are away on a mission
in Africa. Debating on what to next, Quicksilver learns the Spider-Man
is considered a fugitive of the law. He decides to bring Spider-Man to
justice as it may be a way to exonerate himself and his sister in the
eyes of the world following their recent alliance with Magneto.
Later, Peter arrives at the Bugle to sell his pictures of
Spider-Man’s battle with the Kingpin. There he finds that Joe Robertson
has taken charge of the Bugle while Jonah is in the hospital. When Joe
sees that the photos show that Spider-Man was trying to prevent the
Kingpin from stealing the tablet, he demands the presses be stopped to
send this out as an exclusive. Peter is also surprised by the very
generous payment for the photos.
Peter then changes into Spider-Man and delivers the tablet to
George Stacy. When Stacy tries to stop Spider-Man to talk to him Spidey
can’t stop and leaves. On his way home, Spider-Man is so absorbed in how
he’s going to spend his money that he is taken by surprise when
Quicksilver (unaware that Spider-Man’s been cleared of any wrong doing)
attacks him. Spidey proves to be no match for Quicksilver’s superior
speed. As their battle rages on, the front page story about Spider-Man’s
innocence gets to Jameson who freaks out.
Back at the battle between Spider-Man and Quicksilver, Spider-Man
finally gets his bearings and uses his spider-sense and Quicksilver’s
arrogance to his advantage, and knocks the wind out of the speedster.
When the police close in to arrest both super-humans, Spider-Man lifts
Quicksilver to safety. When Quicksilver revives he realizes what
Spider-Man did for him and the two call a truce, and they part as
“On the Rampage Against the Reds!”/ HULK ALLA RISCOSSA! (2a parte)
- The Commandant
- Professor Stromm (Only in flashback)
- Unnamed communist nation
Continued from last issue…
While being put to work, one of the scientists finally cracks and
tries to destroy one of the devices being built in the lab and he is
quickly beaten into submission and taken away.
Refusing to aid the Communists, Banner is then locked in a tiny
cell until he agrees to serve them. Dwelling on the horrors that he’s
witnessed, Banner excites himself to the point where he transforms into
The Hulk then smashes out of his cell and begins tearing the
Communist base apart, destroying most of their weapons. However, he is
shot in the shoulder by a vaporizer ray.
After he’s scared all the soldiers into retreat, he is found by
one of the captive scientists, who treats the Hulk’s wound and provides
him with food.
Meanwhile the Communists’ military commander orders an
entire fleet of tanks to attack the Hulk and sets to attack the creature
himself with a Proton Gun.
“The Power of Doctor Banner!” / IL POTERE DEL DOTTOR BANNER !
The scientist who helped the Hulk finishes treating the Hulk’s wounds
from his battle against the Communist soldiers. Just then the
Communists’ military commander arrives on the scene with a proton gun.
When he is about to shoot the Hulk, the scientist jumps in the way,
taking the shot for the giant creature. Fearing retribution from the
Hulk the commander flees. The Hulk realizes the commander killed one of
the few people the Hulk considered a friend. This causes the Hulk to get
angry and go on another rampage.
Eventually, the Hulk exerts himself
too much and reverts back into Bruce Banner, who passes out from
exhaustion. All the while, the Communist tank battalion draws ever
Meanwhile, back in the US, Glenn Talbot reports to his superiors
that they spotted Bruce Banner being taken into a Communist sub. Talbot
offers to go and get Banner back, but the request is denied. News of
Banner being held behind the Iron Curtain gets to General Ross, who
tells his daughter Betty. She cannot believe that Banner would defect
to the Communists. Talbot enters the room and tries to comfort her.
While at the Leader’s lair, the Leader is contacted once more by
the Chameleon, who informs him of Banner’s capture by the Communists.
The Leader then contacts one of the Commissars of the Communists to
confirm that Banner and the Hulk are behind the Iron Curtain. When this
is confirmed, the Leader breaks contact, content that the Hulk would
eventually defeat the Communists and return to the States.
Back behind the Iron Curtain, Bruce Banner finally wakes up to
find the ruins he passed out in are being bombed by Communist jet
fighters. Banner runs for cover and eventually finds the body of the
scientist who sacrificed his life for the Hulk. Remembering what
happened, Banner gets mad enough to trigger his transformation into the
Hulk just as a bomb blows up next to him. When the smoke clears, the
Hulk is back and smashes all the airplanes in the area. Madder than
ever, the Hulk then storms off to smash everything that stands in his
“If This Planet You Would Save!” / SE QUESTO PIANETA VUOI SALVARE
- Circle Sinister
- Living Tribunal (Only in flashback)
Confronted by his arch-nemesis, Baron Mordo, leader of the Circle
Sinister, Dr. Strange tries to appeal for Mordo’s aid in saving the
Earth. Mordo refuses to believe Strange at first, setting his minions
upon Strange and fighting him one-on-one. However, Strange is able to
fight off all attackers and convince Mordo to help collect all the evil
mystical essence via a rite of Exorcism. In order to collect all the
fragments together, they must be contained in a human host, a role which
Mordo agrees to take. After the exorcism is complete and all the evil
power unleashed by Zom is collected into Mordo’s body, Mordo turns on
Strange, striking him down.