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2026: Marvel Team-Up #23 (v1)

" The Night of the Frozen Inferno "
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Marvel Team-Up #23 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: Gil Kane
Inkers: Mike Esposito, David Hunt
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: Charlotte Jetter
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: July 1974
Release Date: April 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 227                 Times Rated: 133
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Marvel Team-Up #22 (v1)
Giant-Size Spider-Man #1
Marvel Team-Up #23 (v1)
Werewolf by Night #20 (v1)
Fantastic Four #145 (v1)
2024: Marvel Team...
#22 (v1)
2025: Giant-Size ...
2027: Werewolf by...
#20 (v1)
2028: Fantastic F...
#145 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
As Spider-Man flies off for his own adventure the Torch is left with a lead from the Web-Slinger to investigate. See fire and ice collide in more ways that one in this volatile tag-team affair!
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Human Torch
The Human Torch last appeared in Giant-Size Spider-Man #1. The Human Torch next appears in Fantastic Four #145 (v1).
Iceman last appeared in Captain America #175 (v1). Iceman next appears in Giant-Size X-Men #1.
Supporting Characters
Cyclops last appeared in Captain America #175 (v1). Cyclops next appears in Adventure into Fear #20.
  Marvel Girl
Marvel Girl last appeared in Captain America #175 (v1). Marvel Girl next appears in Giant-Size X-Men #1.
Angel last appeared in Captain America #175 (v1). Angel next appears in Giant-Size X-Men #1.
Spider-Man last appeared in Giant-Size Spider-Man #1. Spider-Man next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #134 (v1).
Equinox last appeared in Giant-Size Spider-Man #1. Equinox next appears in Marvel Team-Up #59 (v1).
Group Appearances
NYPD last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #133 (v1). NYPD next appears in Fantastic Four #149 (v1).
The X-Men (Roster V)
The X-Men last appeared in Captain America #175 (v1). The X-Men next appears in Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4.
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Cyclops' Visor
Cyclops' Visor last appeared in Captain America #174 (v1). Cyclops' Visor next appears in X-Men #109 (v1).
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Issue Notes

Issue Notes

This issue takes place during the second half of Giant-Size Spider-Man #1.
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
Iceman and Human Torch do the whole hero vs hero misunderstanding bit, before eventually going after real baddie. The baddie's end/fate is certainly interesting, and it's nice to see the Uncanny X-Men, but mostly it's a rather ordinary tale. 5/10
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  Calthor Says:    
  2012-12-14 02:39:08  
  What is this, 'Rock, Lasso, Scissors'?  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-05-02 05:05:12  
  I liked the art in this issue, earned it an extra star. I DEEM THIS COMIC... average.  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-08-13 11:03:37  
  An villain with both the powers of Iceman and the Human Torch... How original!  

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-08-16 17:06:21  
  Bring back spiderman!  

  podgejeff Says:    
  2014-09-04 12:55:41  
  I see that Johnny Storm discovered how to be Green Lantern again.  

  Tarquinnff3 Says:    
  2014-10-08 02:07:53  
  The Antipode twins are together again. I always thought their personalities were to similar. Now that they are together it's double the sarcasm, double the fun, double the annoying. I will say this. I'm glad Bobby is leaving the X-Men. Hey fire face. Hey ice brain. Hey match head. Hey popsicle. It gets a little old after a while. At least the villain was an interesting idea. I love the picture of the ice and fire rippling up his body.  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-03-19 23:24:47  
  I liked the fact that torch and ice were together again. Story was kind of lame. The Equinox was mildly interesting. Hope to read more about him in the future.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-17 21:21:46  
  What the crap was this?!  

  j52y Says:    
  2015-08-18 00:23:48  
  I was more interested in the X-Men's mission.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-10-07 17:36:15  
  Ooh, and the X-Men next appear in their Giant-Sized return. I guess their mission doesn't go to well, requiring the reinforcements.
As for this story, meh. Once again a hero attacking another hero based on circumstantial evidence when they could have talked it our in five minutes. Would have been nice to actually know what's going on with the bad guy too. He just happens to have the power of these two, and he needs a really accurate clock... not a lot to try to make a compelling villain out of.

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-09-01 12:53:42  
  Anyone else reminded of the old video game "Satan's Hollow" by that last panel of Equinox's face?

Thank you Gil Kane for making this bearable

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  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-31 13:41:36  
  This read like an above-average issue of Strange Tales. Yeah, you know the one. Torch and Iceman have shared a couple of adventures in the past but this kind of read like they were twins of each other, except for the different powers. At least this was a Marvel Misunderstanding that made a little bit of sense. Sort of.

Nice to see the X-Men again, and quite interesting to learn that they're all going on some major mission without a hint as to where they're going, or what book to pick up to learn about it. Maybe they're just going to do some island-hopping! But, why their school uniforms?

2 stars. It would've also been nice to learn more about Equinox and how he got his powers, too.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-12-28 21:35:29  
  My ratings at the moment keep being based on the fact that I was expecting worse. Especially when the villain is called Equinox.  

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Marvel Masterworks: X-Men, Volume 8
This collection includesAvengers #110 (v1), Avengers #111 (v1), Incredible Hulk #180 (v1), Incredible Hulk #172 (v1), Incredible Hulk #181 (v1), Captain America #172 (v1), Captain America #173 (v1), Captain America #174 (v1), Captain America #175 (v1), Marvel Team-Up #23 (v1), Marvel Team-Up #38 (v1), Defenders #15 (v1), Defenders #16 (v1), Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4
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   February 12, 2018 TStarnes Added Cyclops[appost] Visor listing.
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
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   December 28, 2017 fragsel Moved this issue.
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   March 31, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 16, 2014 Neskit Added NYPD to the issue.
   March 15, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The X-Men.
   March 8, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The X-Men.
   December 6, 2013 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for Angel.
   December 6, 2013 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for Jean Grey.
   December 6, 2013 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for Cyclops.
   December 6, 2013 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for Iceman.
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