Characters Appearing: Blonde Phantom, Electro, Gopher, She-Hulk
Issue(s): She-Hulk #58
This features the return of the Gopher.
It also features a lackluster, unfunny fight with Electro.
Whatever you think of J.M. DeMatteis' work with Electro in Spider-Man #38-40, i think it's kind of a sign of the times that he could be used here in such a generic way after that. There was a time when characters were "reserved" when things were happening with them in other books. Maybe it's just because this is a joke book. But it's still meant to be in continuity. I mean, to be clear, this isn't the main problem with the book. It's just not good / not funny / not interesting. But on top of that just annoying to see Electro deflated and allowing himself to be arrested and then just appearing here with no acknowledgement of that.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: A jokey scene is meant to show an appearance of Moon Knight as cab driver Jake Lockley.
The MCP count it as an actual Moon Knight appearance and push this way back in publication time (before Infintiy Crusade) to account for the fact that Moon Knight should be unavailable after Crusade. But Moon Knight had not been using the Lockley identity throughout the Marc Spector run, so this doesn't really fit even before Crusade. I'm just writing it off as a joke; in-universe we can assume it's just some other cabbie named Lockley.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Ooh ooh, do I get to do it this time?
"Shock the Shulkie" is a reference to Peter Gabriel's 1982 hit, "Shock the Monkey"
Posted by: cullen | March 29, 2017 1:05 AM
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