Spider-Man Team-Up #3

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Spider-Man Team-Up #3

Post by Col_Fury » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:21 pm

SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #3 (June 1996)
By Dan Jurgens & Bob McLeod

APPEARANCES:
Spider-Man (Ben Reilly), Fantastic Four: Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing; Shiwa Ven Garmchee (also in fb), Rasheed Ven Garmchee

FLASHBACK:
Shiwa Ven Garmchee, a wizard from another world, opens a portal to the Fantastic Four.
SYNOPSIS:
Spider-Man sneaks into the Fantastic Four’s building and plays a birthday prank on the Human Torch. The rest of the Fantastic Four rush in to see who the intruder is and calm down when they realize it’s Spider-Man. Spider-Man is surprised to see that Mr. Fantastic is alive (he recently came back from “the dead” in his own book), but their conversation is interrupted when another alarm sounds. A portal opens and Shiwa Ven Garmchee arrives; he caught a vision that he had to investigate and quickly finds Johnny’s video game system. He’s fascinated by it. Meanwhile, Thing falls into the portal and arrives in Shiwa’s world. Everyone there thinks he’s a monster, so he transforms into his human form and tries to find a way home. He runs into Shiwa’s brother (I think), Rasheed Ven Garmchee, who attacks Ben. Ben turns back into the Thing and fights back. Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four arrive and rescue Thing, stop Rasheed’s plan to take over the Fantastic Four’s world and return home.

NOTE:
Thing uses a gizmo that emits a concentrated blast of cosmic rays to turn himself human and then back into the Thing. Has this ever been seen before or since?

Chronology placements:

HUMAN TORCH II/JOHNNY STORM

FF 412
*SMTU 3
FF 413


INVISIBLE WOMAN/SUE STORM RICHARDS

FF 412
*SMTU 3 (remove brackets)
FF 413


MR. FANTASTIC/REED RICHARDS

FF 412
*SMTU 3 (remove brackets)
FF 413


SPIDER-MAN II/BEN REILLY [SPIDER-MAN CLONE]

S-M 69
*SMTU 3 (remove brackets)
SENSM 6


THING II/BENJAMIN J. GRIMM

FF 412
*SMTU 3
D2099 42
FF 413


VEN GARMCHEE, RASHEED
SMTU 3

VEN GARMCHEE, SHIWA
SMTU 3-FB
SMTU 3
-Daron Jensen

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Re: Spider-Man Team-Up #3

Post by dimadick » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:12 pm

Col_Fury wrote:
Thing uses a gizmo that emits a concentrated blast of cosmic rays to turn himself human and then back into the Thing. Has this ever been seen before or since?
Ben Grimm uses a device for such transformations in Fantastic Four #405-406 (October-November, 1995), #410 (March, 1996), and #412 (May, 1996). The device is disabled in #416 (September, 1996), when Grimm donates it to Reed who was going to reconfigure it to a weapon against Onslaught. So this leaves a relatively short period of placement for this team-up story.

Are there any comments concerning Ben's love life in this issue? In the Fantastic Four issues, Ben feels that his new human appearance gives him a chance to romance Lyja. His feelings for her being unrequited, since she is still in love with Johnny Storm. Ben finally gives up on his would-be romance in the Onslaught involving issues, #415-416.

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Re: Spider-Man Team-Up #3

Post by Col_Fury » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:44 pm

Cool, thanks!

There's no mention of Ben's love life in this comic.
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