Marvel Two-In-One #70
Issue(s): Marvel Two-In-One #70
Oddly, Alicia is treated like a background character throughout this process. There's nearly nothing from her point of view and it's not clear that she actually wants to give up her own apartment and move in with Ben.
Two low level goons named Shellshock and Livewire...
...attempt to steal Alicia's statues during the move but the Thing stops them with the help of the Yancy Street Gang, who, in keeping with tradition, never fully appear on panel.
Shellshock and Livewire were previously the Psycho-Man's henchmen. Livewire is also associated with the Circus of Crime. Neither are remotely interesting, as far as i can tell.
There's no real team-up this issue. The cover has a question mark where the guest usually goes. The Yancy Street Gang is the surprise guest, i assume, but they don't get much screen time (This is the second time the Yancy Street were the co-stars in this series, the first time being Marvel Two-In-One #47, when they actually got cover billing). It's mainly a Thing/Alicia story, which would be fine if there was more of a focus on character development.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: See the note in Marvel Two-In-One #68's entry. I've placed this between FF #218-219.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (2): showAlicia Masters, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Livewire, Mr. Fantastic, Shellshock, Thing
I believe you're one issue off with the second reference. #67 was the one where Ben saw Alicia with the art dealer.
Some faces this issue are drawn well, while others have bizarrely inappropriate expressions. There's a panel of Reed welcoming Alicia to the FF where he looks like he should be making a supervillain proclamation.
I'm not sure what to make of this run bringing back (two of) Psycho-Man's uninteresting trio ten issues after bringing back Dr. Doom's uninteresting trio.
Posted by: Mortificator | February 7, 2017 2:07 AM
Fixed the Reference. Thanks Mortificator.
Posted by: fnord12 | February 7, 2017 1:00 PM
Livewire must have been inspired by old back issues of Kid Colt, Outlaw for the design and color scheme of his his costume.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | March 21, 2018 8:18 PM
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