Issue by Issue – Marvel Two-In-One #3

Writer – Steve Gerber
Artist – Sal Buscema
Inker – Joe Sinnott
Colours – Petra Goldberg
Letters – Dave Hunt

Continuing from the previous issues is the mystery of Wundarr, the extremely powerful young man that essentially grew up in a bubble and discovered a strange world around him when set free. At the moment, The Thing who is aided and abetted by Mister Fantastic, is trying to figure out why Wundarr is the way he is and if there is anyone who can get to the bottom of it, it is Reed Richards. After an accident, Daredevil enters the picture for a little chat and is soon off chasing down leads so as to stop the Black Spectre organization. Eventually, as was bound to happen, Daredevil and the Thing team up to take them on, discovering there hideout in a giant mechanical blimp-like rocket. It is there that Daredevil and his partner find that Mandrill is the leader of the criminal organization and that the Black Widow has fallen under his spell. While this issue was no less fun than the last two books, it did tend to drag a little bit for the first two-thirds or so. Most of this storyline carries over from Daredevil’s ongoing title and thus, while there is no need to read those particular issues as Steve Gerber lets the reader know what they need to know, this would have made a little more sense for having done so. Seeing the two heroes team up is a little funny as they are not exactly the most obvious two to put together, but then again, that is what this book is all about and for the most part, Gerber makes it work. By the end of it all, the heroes find themselves in a bit of a predicament as they decided to take on the whole gang of crooks by themselves, but knowing them as readers should, they will most likely find a way out of it. As for Wundarr, Reed does indeed help the poor guy out and he gets a new pair of duds in the meantime to help him regulate his powers, though the mystery that he embodies is no closer to being solved. Stepping in for this issue on th artistic front is Sal Buscema whose incredible pencils give the story some extra punch. All around this was a solid issue that could have used just a bit more excitement to keep things moving along.

3 out of 5

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  1. Reblogged this on The Inner Circle and commented:
    In the third issue of Marvel Two-In-One,The Thing teams with with Daredevil,The Man Without Fear. Of course adding the Black Widow and Reed Richards into the mix is never a bad idea…
    After the first two issues where as Ben has teamed up with two equally strong heroes,we see The Thing matched up with the street hero Daredevil. Heroes and villains are classified in comics based on their power sets and where most of their action takes place.
    Daredevil mostly fights street level crime at this point in his career,squaring off against the Mob,the Syndicate or the Kingpin.
    You rarely saw him even consider matching up with many of the super-powered variety at the same level Ben and the Fantastic Four did. So it’s refreshing change to see a pairing like this in order to save the day!
    Another great review by the minds of the Tell Tale Mind.

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