Amazing Spider-Man #255
Issue(s): Amazing Spider-Man #255
...who needs the Fox to steal a component to a device that he calls - no kidding - the Cosmicizer.
The initial introduction to the Fox is designed to mislead us into thinking it might be Spider-Man who is breaking into an apartment.
The Red Ghost insists that the Black Fox bring the Super-Apes along with him on the job, which is a really dumb idea because the apes aren't exactly designed for subtlety.
It makes you wonder why the Ghost bothered to ensnare the Fox if he was going to send his apes. Does he not know how they behave?
Anyway, Spider-Man gets involved, "rescues" the Black Fox (and lets him get away with a bag of jewels), and then tracks down the Red Ghost.
The Ghost himself has apparently become agoraphobic, but when Spidey and the police show up at his apartment, he uses his intangibility to flee. The apes also escape.
At the end of the issue, we see someone waiting by the Hobgoblin's battle-van with a planted Spider-Tracer, disappointed that Spidey didn't show up.
Silly stuff. But the Black Fox has some surprising longevity.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Moved back in publication time because of Marvel Graphic Novel #17 (Revenge of the Living Monolith). Takes place before Spider-Man and the Black Cat's break-up in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #93. Takes place after Marvel Team-Up #142-143 and before Marvel Team-Up #144.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Tales #269
Inbound References (1): showAunt May, Black Fox, Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley), Igor (Super Ape), Mamie Muggins, Mikhlo (Super Ape), Nate Lubenski, Peator (Super Ape), Red Ghost, Spider-Man, Venom Symbiote
funny that the black fox shows up right when spidey is in black as well.
Posted by: kveto from prague | November 7, 2011 5:02 PM
Being so aged, this Black Fox would have been active at the same time as the Lost Generation's Black Fox.
Posted by: Erik Robbins | October 5, 2013 10:38 PM
The Black Fox is always a fun character for more light-hearted stories.
Posted by: Thanos6 | September 8, 2014 9:13 PM
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