Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64
Issue(s): Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64
This issue introduces Cloak & Dagger, who would go on to become fairly popular secondary characters.
They are runaway children that were experimented upon by the mob, who were looking for a new synthetic type of drug.
All of the other runaways died, but Cloak & Dagger received strange powers instead.
Dagger shoots beams of light that make her victims feel cold. And Cloak can catch people in his cloak which surrounds them in total darkness and again makes them feel cold. He can also use the cloak to teleport himself and Dagger.
Cloak & Dagger are depicted as much more vengeful and ruthless than their later appearances.
They are hunting down the members of the mob that experimented on them, and they have every intention of killing, and they eventually do despite Spider-Man's mixed efforts.
The true heartless vigilantism of Cloak & Dagger elevates Mantlo's typical writing style, and i can see why these character became popular so quickly, even if they were ultimately softened quite a bit.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP places this between Amazing Spider-Man #225-226.
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: N/A
i dont like C & D but i have to admit Mantlo brought his "A" game to this first appearance.
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