Untold Tales Of Spider-Man #-1
Issue(s): Untold Tales Of Spider-Man #-1
Review/plot: Well, this was a pointless story. It's actually a little damaging - making Peter Parker's parents exotic ruins the "everyman" aspect of his character, although that is the fault of Amazing Spider-Man annual #5, not this issue.. Richard and Mary Parker are spies. Richard was recruited by Nick Fury. Mary worked a desk job at the CIA and started doing field work when Richard started working there. They go to investigate a Baroness Adelicia Von Krupp who turns out to be working for Hydra. This leads them to India, where Wolverine - at this point "Agent 10", working for the CIA - is held captive by Baron Von Strucker, who is dressed like a gimp.
They manage to fight off the goons (who are not wearing Hydra uniforms) and rescue Wolverine, but the Baron and Baroness escape. Then Mary finds out that she's pregnant.
It's cute to do a story about Parker's parents from an UTOS "flashback" issue, but this wasn't really necessary. Nice classic style art by John Romita, Sr.
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place ~15 years before Amazing Fantasy #15.
Continuity Insert? Y
My Reprint: N/A
It's impossible to escape meeting Wolverine in the MU. Past or present the little bastard's always popping up.
Posted by: Robert | February 3, 2016 4:56 AM
Not a great story, but kind of fun. A few nice touches-- Pete's father referring to "the old Parker luck running true to form"; and I did kind of enjoy the story about his angelic parents with their
Posted by: intp | September 20, 2017 6:43 PM
The title is the opening line to Johnny Rivers' classic song "Secret Agent Man".
Posted by: Brian Coffey | September 20, 2017 8:13 PM
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