Characters Appearing: Ape Man, Bird Man, Cat Man, Daredevil, Foggy Nelson, Spider-Man
Marvel Team-Up #25
Issue(s): Marvel Team-Up #25
As for your actions this issue, well, i guess kidnapping the daughter of an industrialist for the ransom money is about your speed (although i notice you can't even get your brand out there properly since they're calling you the Unholy Three instead of the Unholy Trio; another reason to go with the much more intuitive Ani-Men).
But when you've collected the ransom and you're heading back to your base and you get attacked by one super-hero...
...and then another super-hero shows up to fight him instead of you?
That's a set-up. That should be setting off alarm bells in your head.
I know it's a Marvel Team-Up issue and they always start off with a Misunderstanding Fight, but at least watch your back and don't take a direct route home. Or you'll just lead the two super-heroes back to your base where they will whomp you and rescue the girl.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP place this between Daredevil #112-113 and Amazing Spider-Man #135-136
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
"Unholy Three/Trio" is probably taken from the silent & sound Lon Chaney films.
The cover of the issue of Crazy Spider-man is reading doesn't correspond to any actual cover at the time. Is that supposed to be an observatory telescope or a Dalek?
Posted by: Mark Drummond | January 26, 2015 11:15 AM
The Ani-Men are actually decent Daredevil (or other low powered or inexperienced hero types)--you've got a mix of strength, speed, agility--they could have been DD's Enforcers!
Posted by: MikeCheyne | January 26, 2015 5:35 PM
Some weird bits in this one: the "Rash of pseudo-political kidnappings" thing early int he story seems like a Patty Hearst thing and Spider-Man drops an Amos 'N' Andy reference with his "Ruby Begonia" line. WTH, Len Wein?
It occurs to me that there could easily be a retcon 60s story where everyone thinks Spidey is another one of the Ani-Men since his codename is similarly constructed.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | October 16, 2016 3:46 PM
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