Marvel Team-Up annual #3
Issue(s): Marvel Team-Up annual #3
Nightshade convinces the Hulk that she's his friend.
It's a good scheme and it's surprising that villains don't try it.
But Luke Cage and Iron Fist have been hired to guard whatever mcguffin Nightshade is after, and after some initial fisticuffs...
...Cage does a good job talking the Hulk down...
...even though Machine Man, who the Hulk really doesn't like, is also there (The company that hires Power Man & Iron Fist is actually the insurance company that Machine Man works for. In fact, the agent working the case is Brock Jones, who is the minor super-hero known as the
Describing Nightshade, the Hulk tells Luke that she looks "like you", meaning that she's black.
Brief cameo by Spider-Man just checking out a crime that's already been taken care of by Cage and Fist...
...but otherwise it's another issue of Marvel Team-Up without Spidey.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The Hulk starts and stops this issue leaping through the wilderness. The appearances of Luke & Danny are context free. For Machine Man, i've placed this between issues #15-16. Beginning with #16 Machine Man has lost an arm and is then looking for Sunset Bain and then has a problem with his face, and in #19 he's no longer working at the insurance company, so this works better before all that starts.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (3): showEddie Harris, Hulk, Iron Fist, Jennie Royce, Joy Meachum, Luke Cage, Machine Man, Maggie Jones, Nightshade, Pamela Quinn, Spider-Man, Torpedo
I know absolutely nothing about Dave Humphrys.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 10, 2011 11:13 PM
John Byrne was the announced artist for this, but left due to taking over Captain America. Trimpe was only available because Shogun Warriors got cancelled.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 2, 2012 6:28 PM
Brock Jones was the third Torpedo (see Daredevil 127).
Posted by: Guido | January 12, 2013 5:19 AM
The other two Torpedoes only appear in one story each, though. So at the time i didn't want to mark this one with a III designator.
Will be covering the other Torpedoes soon. Well, the first one soon and the second one "soon".
Posted by: fnord12 | January 12, 2013 10:17 PM
Or maybe you were pointing out that i accidentally called him "Tornado" instead of "Torpedo" in this entry. If so, thanks! Fixed it.
Posted by: fnord12 | January 12, 2013 10:24 PM
I notice a lot of superheroes compare their experiences to previous ones. Do they get a sense of deja vu and just want to let us know?
Posted by: clyde | February 20, 2015 10:31 AM
Dave Humphrys may have been an understudy for Josef Rubinstein. He inked along with Joe on the second story in PPTSSM #49.
Posted by: Vin the Comics Guy | November 8, 2015 9:58 PM
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