Characters Appearing: Dino Manelli, Dum Dum Dugan LMD, J. Jonah Jameson, Nick Fury, Spider-Man
Marvel Team-Up #139
Issue(s): Marvel Team-Up #139
She's kidnapped by a Dreadnought.
Julie is dating ex-Howling Fury Dino Manelli. Nick Fury and Dum Dum get involved to help him get his girl back...
...but it turns out that Julie is actually working for the Maggia and the whole plot was a scam, and poor Dino's heart is broken.
The artwork is pretty amateurish, but it's a decent enough little story.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: See the Chronological Placement Considerations for Amazing Spider-Man #249-251. This issue takes place during Amazing #251. Spider-Man is using his Spider-Tracker Receiver this issue.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Cary Burkett primarily wrote for DC, usually on Superman and Warlord.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | October 2, 2011 4:46 PM
You call that amateurish?
Pull out some 90s Marvel and read them. I've been going through Darkhawk lately and the Starlin Infinity stories, and yea. There is art in the second 25 issues of Darkhawk especially that makes this stuff look like Jack Kirby.
This looks like fairly generic stuff that at least seems familiar with the house style and how a comic should be drawn. After Shooter that became a real rarity, so you ought to appreciate these comics - if this timeline project ever gets to the 90s, you may look back at this issue with fondness.
Posted by: Paul | January 16, 2013 3:41 PM
One thing i've definitely learned to appreciate as i've worked on this project is the way even "average" or "bad" artists from the 80s and earlier typically had a great sense of storytelling flow, layouts, and basic competence that essentially gets thrown out in the 90s and really doesn't come back.
Posted by: fnord12 | January 16, 2013 5:36 PM
This was my second issue of MTU, at the beginning of my monthly collecting! I was little enough to not mind the DeFalco corniness (the Sandman's gone straight, how cool!); it seemed a style to bring home the sentiment, when you are still at the beginning of your reading life.
Posted by: Cecil | July 9, 2015 12:45 AM
The cover to this issue looks like a callback to a Steranko splash page in Strange Tales #154 of the Dreadnought crashing his way through the Heli-Carrier, tweaked to account for Spidey, of course.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | October 10, 2017 6:03 PM
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