Monday, July 24, 2017

Marvel-ous Monday: "Cry--Vengeance!" by Claremont, Byrne, and McLeod

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Ya know. a lotta folks think that Chris Claremont and John Byrne's final ish of Marvel Team-Up was MTU #79 (December 1978)--you know, the legendary Spider-Man/Red Sonja classic. Well, Ol' Groove's here to tell ya, that the X-Men teameo-supremeo did one more ish of MTU--although it was "just" the back-up in MTU #100 (September 1980). But what a back-up: Black Panther and Storm! Seems the two had a history from back in their younger days--so of course that "history" came back to cause 'em problems! (They are superheroes, after all!) The only bad thing about this story is that in 2006, somebody at Marvel must've mis-read it and got the idea that the two should be married. Oh. well, at least we'll always have "Cry--Vengeance!" (with those sweet Bob McLeod inks!)

"Wait, Groove!" you say? "If that was the back-up, what was the lead story in MTU #100?" You could look it up...or you could just hang in there 'til next month (unless Ol' Groove forgets. Then you'll have to remind him...)


  1. Man, it would be nice if Byrne could just go back to having somebody ink his art and maybe just co-plotting when it comes to writing...

  2. "Years passed... both had become superheroes"
    What are the odds, eh?

    Still, thats old Marvels for you. As you say, Groove, the Byrne/McLeod team-up is the thing. Thanks for posting.




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