Monday, October 10, 2016

Marvel-ous Mondays: "Panic on Pier One!" by Claremont, S. Buscema, and Marcos

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Marvel Team-Up #58's (March 1977) "Panic on Pier One!" is what Marvel liked to call an "offbeat issue." Not only are Spider-Man and Ghost Rider a pretty mis-matched pair of partners, but the Trapster  is way down on the list of Marvel-ous villains. Not only that, but it's tough to swallow the idea the Villain Formerly Known as Paste-Pot Pete could be a threat to either hero--much less to both of them. And yet, writer Chris Claremont and artists Sal Buscema and Pablo Marcos managed to craft an interesting enough tale, complete with a very memorable speech on super-hero responsibility in panel six of the final page. Today's so-called super-heroes need to read Ol' Web-Head's sage speech!
Cover art by Al Milgrom


















5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I don't recall ever having this particular issue, but I have to say, I really liked Claremont's work on Marvel Team-up. I know most people focus on the issues he did together with Byrne (so that there's even a collected edition of those), but personally I think the entirety of Claremont's MTU work should have been collected.

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  2. Always loved the 70's Ghost Rider, when the demon Zarathos became prominent in the story line that was when it hit its "groove" (see what I did there?)

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  3. Man, that's kinda harsh on the ol' Trapster. As I recall, the Water Wizard got the same treatment, the soul-searing absolutely horrifying hell-fire treatment, in the pages of Ghost Rider. He's hard on those second-raters.
    Personally, I'd prefer to get tied up in webbing and hung from a lamp post, which is how Spidey usually deals with 'em, rather than wake up screaming every night in an asylum for a couple years.
    M.P.

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  4. Omg, I would love for this last page to be adapted into a motion picture film ☺ the pathos, the conflict, the contrast, the Nicholas Cage, the Tobey McGuire, the good storytelling...love it, I would 😎

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  5. I miss Pablo Marcos' inks. He always brought a great finish to whomever he was teamed with.

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