Characters Appearing: Arthur Chekov, Aunt May, Harriet Rose Palermo, Martha (Aunt May's Boarder), Nate Lubenski, Sophie (Aunt May's Boarder), Spider-Man, Stilt-Man, Vic Martinelli, Victor Palermo
Amazing Spider-Man #237
Issue(s): Amazing Spider-Man #237
The big fight occurs at CordCo, a Stark International subsidiary (with an appearance by Vic Martinelli, Stark's Security Chief).
Spidey winds up getting himself knocked out saving Stilt-Man from an out of control sonic disruptor. In return, Stilt-Man opts not to kill Spider-Man when he has the chance. But he does get away scott free, and with a new suit that he built at Stark.
One little blooper (?) is that Spider-Man continues to talk after he's supposed to be holding his breath when Stilt-Man throws some gas pellets. Or maybe, like Thor, he's got such powerful lungs that he can continue to exhale and talk while holding his breath.
This issue has the first appearance of Aunt May's boardinghouse tenants in a proper Spidey book (their first appearance was in Marvel Team-Up #124).
Serviceable art by Bob Hall and a script by Bill Mantlo. So this is mostly a fill-in, but it's pretty good for that.
Quality Rating: B+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Stilt-Man hears a radio report regarding Spider-Man's team-up with Tigra, so this takes place the same day as Marvel Team-Up #125.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
This issue got some criticism for having only one guard at Stark's plant.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | January 27, 2013 6:27 PM
Now this is more like it. A "B+". Finally, Stilt-Man gets some respect. I can't wait until you get up to 1993 for your reviews of Daredevil #317-318.
Posted by: Thelonious_Nick | June 20, 2013 11:30 AM
"No one takes the Stilt Man seriously anymore!"
Dude, no one took you seriously in the first place.
Posted by: Erik Beck | May 7, 2015 6:10 PM
Shouldn't there be a reference to the fact that Tony Stark purchased Cord Conglomerate in Iron Man 156?
Posted by: Michael | September 1, 2016 11:23 PM
Just because it's the setting for this issue? I didn't see any footnotes or any actual reference to Stark acquiring Cord. It's just said to be a subsidiary.
Posted by: fnord12 | September 2, 2016 3:17 PM
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