ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1974
Siccome una volta non era mica tutto facile e comodo come adesso e fino a casa ti venivano solo i rappresentanti di enciclopedie e aspirapolveri, ma i terroristi no, per scovarne uno a Spider-Man tocca andare fino a Londra, insomma una storia retrospettiva e anche un pò malinconicamente nostalgica, come quando i nostri nonni e bisavoli ci parlavano dei tempi della guerra che non c’era la legna nè da mangiare, qui invece si rievocano i decenni di miseria e carestia in cui sovversivi, attentatori, kamikaze e dinamitardi in America erano ancora davvero merce rara e ricercatissima, e gli toccava importarli, come Sacco & Vanzetti e la Baraldini
contiene inoltre : ANT-MAN, HULK (ancora incastrato ad Asgard in mezzo ai concittadini di Thor, a sorbirsi le loro lamentele, i loro bisticci e le loro liti di condominio)
CONDIZIONI : BUONISSIME, FIORITURE DEL TEMPO IN COPERTINA, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI BUSTA
“Trap for a Terrorist!” / UN TERRORISTA A LONDRA !
- Anna May Watson
- Harry Osborn
- Arthur Stacy
- Nancy Stacy
- George Stacy (Only in flashback)
- Inspector Hargraves
- Herbert Knowles and son
- New York City
Swinging through the city, Spider-Man cannot get the Gwen off his
mind. When he stops in at the Daily Bugle building, Joe Robertson pulls
the boy aside and asks him where he’s been. When Joe learns that of what
happened to Gwen, Joe sends Peter on “Assignment” to England on the
condition he takes news photos for the Bugle while he’s out there.
Flying there in a jet, he soon comes to learn that an American
delegate and his son are on the plan flying to England on important
government business. When the plane is taken hostage by hijackers
looking to have their colleagues released from prison, Peter manages to
slip away and change into Spider-Man, saving the airplane from a bomb,
but failing to stop the terrorists from escaping with the delegate and
Spider-Man talks briefly with Scotland Yard, and loses his temper
when they want Spider-Man to go back to the police station with them so
they can review their records. Spidey swings off to look for the
terrorists. He eventually finds them, but with out the delegate. When he
learns that they are going to die at at 7:00 unless their demands are
met. Spider-Man then begins to scour all of London to try and find them,
when he realizes that the terrorists hid them in Big Ben. Spidey
However, when he changes back to Peter Parker and is about to see
Gwen, he notices the news reports about Spider-Man being in England,
and realizes that Gwen could put two and two together and figure out his
secret identity. Cursing his stupidity, Peter is forced to go home
without visiting the girl he loves.
“This World Not His Own!” / QUESTO MONDO NON SUO !
- Oldar (Only Appearance)
- Silver Surfer (Only in flashback)
- Thor (Only in flashback)
- Warriors Three
Having been transported to Asgard by Loki, the Hulk leaps across a
deep, bottomless chasm. For an inexplicable reason, the Hulk transforms
back into Bruce Banner in mid-leap and begins falling to his doom. On a
lower ledge of the chasm, the Enchantress and the Executioner watch the
mortal plummet towards certain death. The Enchantress suspects that this
mortal might have connections to her (would-be) lover, Hercules, and
uses her power to save Banner’s life.
At the top of the chasm, the Warriors Three look downward, convinced
that the Hulk has met his doom. They continue on their journey to the
Forbidden Forest to seek the council of Oldar the Oracle. The aged crone
reveals that the Hulk has not perished, and she creates a window in
time, through which she reveals how Bruce Banner first became the Hulk.
Knowing that the Hulk is still alive, the Warriors grow concerned that
he might threaten the Realm Eternal. Leaving the lair of Oldar the
Oracle, they make haste towards Asgard.
The Enchantress and the Executioner meanwhile keep vigil over the
unconscious Bruce Banner. When Banner revives, he turns into the Hulk
and begins fighting with the Executioner. The Executioner strikes him
with his Bloodaxe, but his proves ineffective against the Hulk. The Hulk
manages to stagger his foe with one crushing blow to the jaw. The
Enchantress grows bored watching the two combatants fight one another
and teleports herself and the Executioner to a safe distance.
The Enchantress calls together a massive army of trolls and leads
them on a quest to overtake Asgard. The Hulk gets involved in the
fight, and keeps the trolls at bay by sealing them inside of a rocky
cavern. Enraged, the Enchantress turns her magic against the Hulk and
The Warriors Three, along with Odin recover the Hulk’s body after
the battle is over. Admiring the Hulk’s bravado, Odin uses his Scepter
of Strength to bring the Hulk back to life. The Hulk is confused and
angry, and trusts no one. He threatens to attack Odin, little realizing
that the All-Father is responsible for bringing him back from the dead.
Angered by the Hulk’s lack of gratitude, Odin uses his power to teleport
the Hulk away from Asgard into the depths of outer space.
“Hellstorm” / UN INFERNO ! (2a parte)
- New Jersey
- South Hampton
- Hank Pym’s Lab
- South Hampton
and Jan getting stuck at the same height by testing a cure on herself,
the couple end up surrounded by a burning laboratory. Pym uses his
ingenuity to get them out, but still being stuck at ant size, the world
assumes they died in the fire.
- The Whirlwind previously appeared in Avengers 83 (in Italy in THC # 97)