What’s smelly, green and a ton of fun? Man-Thing!
This issue has everything that makes for a great team up. It starts with a mysterious first meeting, where the two characters don’t know each other yet, and then is followed by a long drag-out battle between them. Spider-Man drops Manny off a building, turning him into a swampy blot, and then….
In fact, this issue is a lot like one of the greatest Spider-Man stories of all time–and one of the best comic books of all time, period, Amazing Spider-Man #229-230: Nothing Can Stop The Juggernaut. It’s a few pages of exposition and about 15 pages of Spider-Man trying to stop Man-Thing.
Wonderous 1980s cartoony fun. Not every issue of Marvel Team-Up was great, and several were rushed hack-jobs. But every three or four issues you’d get a gem like this. So I looked forward to this book every week.