Marvel Two-In-One #29-32 (1977): Spider Woman, Invisible Girl, Shang Chi


Thing is still lugging Deathlok’s rotting body around with him, looking for a cure for his condition.  Doesn’t Thing live with one of the smartest men on the planet?  I guess it might make sense, him not going to Reed Richards, though, if you think of how many times Reed said he could fix Thing’s body situation only to make it worse.  So OK, he’s on the road.  And oddly enough, he brought his blind, nonpowered girlfriend with him.  I guess she wanted to experience the trip, seeing as how Thing’s next stop is London, England, to see an expert in cybernetics who gets kidnapped and Shang Chi arrives to assist.

What the hell is Shang doing in London?  Not explained.  And how the hell can he possibly go toe-to-toe with Thing for two pages?  Also, not explained.

Anyway, it turns out Hydra is behind the kidnapping.  And they’re in London.  And they go after Alicia.  You getting it figured out yet?

Yeah, Spider-Woman gets involved.  Hydra have the formula that created Spider-Woman and they use it on Alicia.

It doesn’t work out as planned…

Yeah, she gets turned into a mutated spider-demon thing because Hydra is trying to clone Spider-Woman and they got it very, very wrong.  Then Invisible Girl arrives.  Why is she in London too?  You guessed it, not explained.

The story is just stupid in this arc.  But I like Ron Wilson’s art.  And you gotta love this interaction between Shang and Thing.

Creators: Marv Wolfman and Ron Wilson
Grade: C-
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