Saturday, 21 March 2015

Marvel Flashback: Marvel Two-In-One #20

Marvel Two-In-One Vol 1 20

Marvel Two-In-One #20 (Marvel Comics)

Roy Thomas (w) Sal Buscema (a)

One of two "team up" titles published by Marvel Comics in the seventies and eighties was Marvel Two-In-One which featured Ben Grimm aka The Thing of Fantastic Four fame. This issue features the Liberty Legion, a minor group of old heroes that hailed from the 1940's.

Going back in time to recover a vibranium cylinder that in the wrong hands could lead to the Nazi's winning the Second World War, the action continues.

The opening sequence has one of the most bizarre of super-villain creations, a rocket powered, rotating flying swastika shaped craft flown by Brain Drain, literally a disembodied brain with eyes. You couldn't make it up.

Oh yeah they did.

This is fiction and add Meranno, a bad guy from Atlantis, Skyshark and Masterman the heroes have a fight on their hands.

Of course the Ratzi's lose as you would expect.

Fun Fact: The Thing doesn't actually have his own superpowers for this adventure and wears a Thing "exo-skeleton.

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