ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1974
contiene inoltre : ANT-MAN & WASP , HULK
CONDIZIONI : OTTIME, PICCOLO TIMBRO NEL MARGINE BIANCO SUPERIORE DELLA PRIMA PAGINA INTERNA, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI BUSTA
“In the Grip of the Goblin!” / NELLE SPIRE DI GOBLIN !
- Gwen Stacy (Only in flashback)
- New York City
- Peter and Harry’s Apartment
Norman Osborn’s Green Goblin-persona has returned and Spider-Man has stumbled upon him. After a brief battle across the city, the Goblin escapes vowing to strike back at his arch nemesis.
Changing back to his civilian identity, Peter worries over that damage the Goblin can do now that he remembers Peter’s real identity.
Returning home, he finds Harry who is stressed out over his studies and over the turbulence in his relationship with Mary Jane. Peter becomes concerned when he finds that Harry has been popping pills.
The next day when Peter and Harry head off to class, Mary Jane once more snubs Harry in favor of Peter.
Peter scolds her for her behavior, but she tells Peter her avoidance of Harry is a long story. Harry meanwhile has gone to his dealer and bought more pills.
Peter looks for Harry, but cannot find him and decides to resume his hunt for the Green Goblin after he learns of reports of thefts across the city. Giving up as Spider-Man, he tries Osborn’s office as Peter Parker, but it turns out to be another dead end.
Later that day, Harry confronts Mary Jane over her giving him the cold shoulder, fed up with Harry’s behavior, Mary Jane dumps him.
Harry returns home where he takes it out on Peter, Peter tells Harry off, and Harry goes off to take more pills.
Peter goes off on another fruitless search for the Green Goblin. When he returns home, he finds that Harry has overdosed from the pills and needs immediate medical help.
Before Peter can call for an ambulance, the Green Goblin appears outside the apartment challenging Peter once more.
- As with the previous issue, this issue was also published without the Comic Book Authority Code. This is due to the fact that the Code did not approve any instance of illegal drug use in comic book publications at the time. Since Stan Lee’s story reflected the drug use in negative light, Marvel published the stories anyway. Due to the stories popularity, it led to the first revision of the Code.
- Romita (credited as Artist Emeritus) inked pages 7, 15, 16, and 19.
- Sing Sing Correctional Facility
With Bruce Banner finally captured, the military has him under 24 hour observation, keeping him drugged so as to prevent him from transforming into the Hulk, in spite of the protests made by Betty Ross who is concerned over Bruce’s fate, not wishing him to be locked up in a jail and doped up for the rest of his life. Meanwhile, after serving his sentence, the criminal known as the Rhino has been freed from jail and is debating what to do with himself, when he is once more visited by the Soviet spies who originally gave him his powers. Deciding to let their previous differences subside, they offer to grant the Rhino with his powers again if he would aid in them in capturing Bruce Banner for their superiors, hoping to unlock the secret behind the Hulk. The Rhino agrees, and they use Gamma radiation and new technology to not only restore the Rhino’s power, but to enhance them to make him a match for the Hulk should he need battle him. The Rhino attacks the convoy bringing the unconscious Banner to JFK airport for transport back to the Air Force’s base, when the Rhino attacks and tries to take Banner away. Things don’t go as planned thanks to interference made by Rick Jones who tries to rush to Bruce’s aid in his car, and Betty trying to stop the Rhino from capturing Bruce. Bruce manages to revive long enough to transform into the Hulk once more and battle the Rhino. However, when the Rhino tries to take Betty hostage, the Hulk brings her to saftey. During the fight, a fuel truck is used by a weapon by the Rhino, however the resulting explosion greatly weakens the Rhino and the Hulk is able to beat him into submission and the Rhino seemingly dies. With the battle over the Hulk grabs Betty, believing her to still be in danger with the military around, and jumps into safety, leaving Rick, General Ross, and Glenn Talbot to wonder what the Hulk will do to her.
- The Rhino also appears in an origin flashback in this issue. He chronologically appeared last in Alpha Flight Special 1 (in Italy in STARMAG # 30). His last actual appearance was in Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #43 (in Italy in URC # 37). He appears next in Incredible Hulk (Volume 1) #124.(in Italy in H&DC # 1)
- Georgi and Igor are the two Soviet agents responsible for transforming Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich into the Rhino.
- Whereas previously the Rhino was considered a Spider-Man villain, from this point onward, he is also recognized as one of the Hulk’s most infamous adversaries.
- The tagline for this issue is “Look out, Strong Man! Here comes the Rhino!”
“Paranoia Is the Para-Man!” / LA PARANOIA E PARA-MAN ! (2a parte – CATTURATI ! )
- New Jersey
- Para-Man and Boswell’s Lab
Continued from last issue
Ant-Man and the Wasp (both still stuck at insect-size) was captured by an eccentric man and his robotic creation, Para-Man! But oddly enough, the robot is calling the shots! Para-Man is indeed paranormal and doesn’t know what to make of the pint-sized humans! However, the two founding members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes know what they want to do! Escape! The parameters are set! The Pyms vs. Para-Man!
Continued to next issue