Marvel Two-In-One #24 (1977)

I try not to be snarky as I am reading through every single Marvel comic ever published because I love these stories.  They’ve given me so much throughout the years.  But sometimes a snarky review just writes itself.  The title of this issue is:

“Does anyone remember… the Hijacker!?”

Answer: No.

He was an obscure Hank Pym villain from Tales to Astonish #40.  I could leave it at that, but there’s actually some cool stuff in this tale so I  won’t.  Bill Foster asks Thing to help him test a space suit that is intended to be worn by astronauts exploring Venus.  That alone is pretty neat idea: If you need a test pilot for a suit designed to withstand pressure at 150 times Earth’s atmosphere, using a dude made of rocks seems like a good bet.

While Thing is in the test chamber, The Hijacker shows up and, well, hijacks Thing.  Bill Foster turns into Goliath, and the fisticuffs begin.

Also worth noting: Everyone says how Ms. Marvel’s original, exposed-belly costume was sexist.  But Bill Foster has the same thing on his costume.  So there.

Creators: Bill Mantlo and Jim Shooter (script), Sal Buscema (pencils)
Grade: C+
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