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1994: Marvel Spotlight #17 (v1)

" In the Shadow of the Serpent! "
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Marvel Spotlight #17 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Ron Wilson
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Jim Mooney
Inkers: Sal Trapani
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: September 1974
Release Date: June 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 169                 Times Rated: 111
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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In the present... calamities occur planet-wide while the flame-serpent Kometes continues to hover over St. Louis. In the ancient past... Hellstrom and his companions seek out the sorceress Zhered-Na in Atlantis but run into complications.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Son of Satan
Son of Satan last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #16 (v1). Son of Satan next appears in Marvel Spotlight #18 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Katherine Reynolds
Katherine Reynolds last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #16 (v1). Katherine Reynolds next appears in Marvel Spotlight #18 (v1).
  Byron Hyatt
Byron Hyatt last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #16 (v1). Byron Hyatt next appears in Marvel Spotlight #23 (v1).
  King Kamuu
King Kamuu last appeared in Sub-Mariner #63b (v1). King Kamuu next appears in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23d.
  Queen Zartra
Queen Zartra last appeared in Sub-Mariner #63b (v1). Queen Zartra next appears in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23d.
Zhered-Na last appeared in Adventure into Fear #15. Zhered-Na next appears in Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #33b.
  Dan Crandall
Dan Crandall last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #16 (v1). Dan Crandall next appears in Marvel Spotlight #19 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Spyros in the mainstream continuity. Spyros next appears in Ghost Rider #0.1 (v7).
Kometes last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #16 (v1).
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
#17 sends Daimon and his supporting cast far back in time for a story that kinda makes sense (sorta) but is certainly enjoyable. 6/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2013-04-23 14:02:29  
  That went in quite an interesting direction actually.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-04-23 14:05:22  
  I also quite like how Gerber ties all of his stories together across different series. Zhered-Na's story was told back in a Man-Thing (Or Adventure into Fear) issue a while ago.  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-08-07 19:06:14  
  That was a quite a journey for such a easily beaten foe. Although, I must admit I like how they tied this with the Tales of Atlantis stories.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-03-16 23:41:30  
  That was just gibberish with a profound veneer.  

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-08-11 14:46:30  
  That was different.  

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2015-04-06 15:18:25  
  Whenever I see Gerber's name in the credits I know at the least it won't be boring. His stuff is one of the highlights of this time period for me...  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-12 20:25:05  
  Slo... I mean Adam wants a Baby Ruth.  

  butters911 Says:    
  2015-07-04 21:04:15  
  Gerber is prolly the best writer,at this point in the order.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-09-16 20:00:52  
  You know, Adam's a little different than I have seen on TV and illustrated Bibles.
With all the things she has seen Daemon do, how is Dr. Reynolds asking "how do you do that" when he simply removes her chains? The flying and time travel not enough to make you wonder that?
While the Earth as a whole was saved, judging by those pictures at the beginning of the issue there was still a very steep body count.

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2016-04-18 21:21:02  
  That story was a complete mess.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-20 18:19:28  
  It was a bit of a mess, but it did have a few twists and turns to keep it interesting enough. I did like the connections with the Tales of Atlantis backup in Sub-Mariner's mag with Zhered-Na from the Man-Thing story in Adventure into Fear #15.

2 stars. Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-11-27 22:21:09  
  These are so hard to rate. On the one hand, this was a terrible premise, why would so many people get so worried about a bunch of holes? On the other hand, it wasn't actually painful to read, I got through it pretty quickly. So uhh, 2 stars? Maybe?  

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Date User Name Update
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   January 10, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   November 19, 2016 Drax Added Petra Scotese (Goldberg) creator listing.
   November 19, 2016 Drax
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Kad-Mon.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Kad-Mon to the issue.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Dan Crandall to the issue.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Kometes to the issue.
   November 20, 2015 fragsel Added Zhered-Na to the issue.
   November 20, 2015 fragsel Added Queen Zartra to the issue.
   November 20, 2015 fragsel Added King Kamuu to the issue.
   August 11, 2014 Neskit Added Byron Hyatt to the issue.
   July 6, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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