Characters Appearing: Human Torch, Thing
Marvel Two-In-One #59
Issue(s): Marvel Two-In-One #59
As for the story: can you call it a bucket list if it's a list of things you want to do before you get married? I guess it depends on your views on marriage (ha, ha!). Anyway, this story is about a random guy that has the equivalent of a bucket list before he hits age 30 and gets married (both of which are about to happen), and the Human Torch and the Thing have to follow him around town to prevent the disasters he's causing.
The first one is "be a cowboy".
The second one is apparently "fake your way into the fire department and almost let someone die during a fire at the World Trade Center".
And the third one is "be a detective".
The fourth item, though, is "Be a husband".
Awwww! Isn't that sweet? No, it's not sweet. Lady, your fiance is a lunatic. Dump him and get the hell out of there.
One thing to realize is that this story follows the cool and serious Pegasus Project storyline in this book. A change of pace is one thing, but this is garbage fluff. If i bought this in realtime i'd be pretty disappointed.
Here's a random shot of a guy holding a newspaper with a funny headline. Was Terry Austin inking Howard Chaykin on something particularly detailed?
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP places this between Fantastic Four #214-215.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
That newspaper is a reference to some kind of prank pulled on Austin that Chaykin was involved in.
This story was actually plotted during Wolfman's earlier run on MTIO, but was left unfinished.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 27, 2015 3:58 PM
Based on the length of the Torch's arms in that first panel, I suspect this is actually the Super-Skrull impersonating him...
Posted by: S | March 7, 2015 11:28 PM
During the museum robbery, a painting can be seen in the background of an eyeball lying in a pool of something. I think this is a reference to Rick Griffin, who used to stick such eyeballs in his rock concert posters and Zap Comix stories.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | April 22, 2016 10:47 PM
"This story was actually plotted during Wolfman's earlier run on MTIO, but was left unfinished." I suspected as much! It stunk of that lousy stint. Thank you for calling out Norman's nearly fatal irresponsibility, which outraged me as well.
Posted by: Matthew Bradley | June 29, 2017 2:58 PM
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