Ben Grimm spent a good chunk of 1977 in London. Like many vacations, it started off fairly strong but readers were likely getting homesick by this point. You've got to check your brain at the door when reading Marvel Two-In-One, and I'm okay with that - but this Spider-Monster arc will test the patience of even the most die hard FOOMer. Since leaving U.S. shores, Ben has helped Namor in he mid-Atlantic, Shang-Shi in London and even assisted the fledgling Spider-Woman deal with some Stonehenge-related mystical mumbo jumbo. For some reason, Marv Wolfman decides to end this English sojourn with something even more ludicrous. For some reason, HYDRA has decided that the best way to deal with the Thing is to turn Alicia Masters into some sort of Spider-Monster. The only 'Mystery Menace' here is the odour that emanates from this book. To paraphrase Mr. Grimm - 'It's Shreddin' Time'.
Flippin’ through Previews – July 2015
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