Iron Fist #12 (April 1977)

No, you didn't stumble onto my The Tao of Iron Fist site. (Not yet, at least.) Much more than your average guest appearance, this issue near the end of Iron Fist's first 15-issue series (following nearly a year's run in Marvel Premiere, all collected here) is more like an issue of Marvel Team-Up or Marvel... Continue Reading →

Marvel Team-Up #52 (December 1976)

This second issue of Marvel Team-Up to co-star Captain America alongside the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man actually provides important if not essential story detailsĀ  between issues #203 and #204 of Cap's main title, exemplifying what I explained in the post on Marvel Team-Up #13 regarding the impressive interconnectedness of Marvel's team-up books, especially compared to those... Continue Reading →

Marvel Two-in-One #4-5 (July and September 1974)

This two-parter represents Captain America's second appearance in a Marvel team-up title, this time in the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing's book Marvel Two-in-One. This story also fits in between Captain America #175 and 176, after he had learned the extent of the Secret Empire's reach into the highest echalons of the American government, but before he... Continue Reading →

Marvel Team-Up #13 (September 1973)

This comic is the first team-up book featuring Captain America, and serves better as an example of how Marvel did team-up books versus DC than a meaningful Cap story as such. Future issues of Marvel Team-Up with Spidey will do much better by Cap (I cited both #106 and #128 in my book), and his... Continue Reading →

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