Saturday, July 28, 2012

Marvel Team-Up #91 (March 1980)

Title: Carnival of Souls!
Cover: Rich Buckler, Al Milgrom
Writer: Steven Grant
Penciler: Pat Broderick
Inker: Bruce Patterson
Colorist: George Roussos
Letterer: Jim Novak
Editor: Denny O’Neil
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Price: $0.40
Cover Date: March 1980
Release Date: December 1979
Synopsis: Spider-Man and Ghost Rider team up in Carnival of Souls!  Peter Parker and Glory Grant attend a carnival in Connecticut and Peter is shocked to find Ghost Rider appearing as the Blazing Skull in the carnival’s freak show. He returns after hours as Spider-Man and is ambushed by the carnival swami who claims to be an old foe, but the Wall Crawler doesn’t recognize him. Ghost Rider is dispatched to fight Spider-Man and the two former allies do battle until the hero is finally ambushed and knocked unconscious.  Spider-Man awakes in chains to learn that his foe is Moon-Dark the Magician who first appeared in Marvel Team-Up #12 (August 1973). The magician has imprisoned the soul of Johnny Blaze and intends to do the same with Spider-Man. The Web Slinger thwarts the magician’s efforts and frees both himself and Johnny Blaze’s soul, restoring Ghost Rider’s consciousness and setting in motion a cascade of misfortune for the villain that results in his death at the hands of the demon that was his true master.

Source: Kraalo Archives, Wikipedia

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Marvel Tales #113 (March 1980)

Title: The Green Goblin Lives Again!
Cover: John Romita, Sr.
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciler: Ross Andru
Inkers: Frank Giacoia, Dave Hunt
Colorist: Linda Lessmann
Letterer: Artie Simek
Editor: Roy Thomas
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Price: $0.40
Cover Date: March 1980
Release Date: December 1979
Synopsis: Marvel Tales #113 reprints Amazing Spider-Man #136 (September 1974).  A blissful Sunday afternoon with Mary Jane Watson comes to a shocking end when the couple returns to Peter Parker’s apartment. A bomb detonates when the lock is opened, destroying the apartment and knocking Mary Jane unconscious! Concluding that this attack must be the work of the Green Goblin, Peter changes into his Spider-Man costume and searches an old warehouse that Norman Osborn previously used as a hideout.  After waiting for hours, Spider-Man’s patience is rewarded as the Green Goblin makes an appearance on his glider. The two fight to a standstill and Green Goblin stops short of a killing blow when his glove blaster runs out of power. The villain flies off, promising revenge by either killing the hero or revealing his secret identity. The issue ends with Peter Parker clearly shocked by the realization that his friend and roommate Harry Osborn must now be the Green Goblin. Among other highlights, this issue is notable for Ross Andru’s art, particularly the gorgeous rendering of Mary Jane on the opening splash page and the striking double-page spread of the Green Goblin on his Bat Glider.

Source: Kraalo Archives, Marvel Comics, Marvel Wikia
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