Marvel Two-In-One #78
Issue(s): Marvel Two-In-One #78
Simon Williams, aka Wonder Man, plays the role of Monster Man in the show. Note that there's even a Monster Dog.
The first sign that this isn't just going to be a repeat of Marvel Two-In-One #46 is when we see the Kirby Cams they are using to film Wonder Man's show.
And indeed the producer turns out to be Xemnu the Titan.
He's attempting a repeat of an earlier plot to brainwash the world through television (i do complain that villains don't re-try plans that almost work enough), which means we get an easily explainable Wonder Man vs. Thing fight...
...as well as some fun insanity thanks to Xemnu's animation abilities.
Xemnu escapes, noting that each time he fails he learns more, and eventually he'll get it right.
I like Xemnu and i really think he could be an A-lister. Unfortunately his next few appearances will be in She-Hulk's satirical series and between that and a more recent jokey fight with the Red Hulk, his goofball status has probably solidified.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP places this between Fantastic Four #231-232. As Jake notes in the comments, this should take place before the Avengers lineup change in Avengers #211. Since my Daredevils are bound up in trades at this point, i have Matt Murdock's brief appearance, telling the Thing that they can't legally do anything about the show, between Daredevil #182-183. I should note that in DD's appearance Foggy & Murdock are in their storefront office and Foggy and Becky appear to be in the office as well, although the MCP doesn't list them.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showAlicia Masters, Beast, Becky Blake, Daredevil, Foggy Nelson, Franklin Richards, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Wonder Man, Xemnu the Titan
Beast and Wonder Man are working out at Avengers Mansion so this should be before Avengers #211
Posted by: Jake Amidon | May 16, 2016 8:07 PM
Agree, thanks Jake.
Posted by: fnord12 | May 17, 2016 7:29 AM
It's funny that Wonder Man believes Mr. Silverberg when he threatens to put Wonder Man in jail for breaking an acting contract. If only such an action was a jailable offense in the real world...
Posted by: Peter Niemeyer | March 30, 2018 6:15 PM
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