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2080: Marvel Team-Up #25 (v1)

" Three into Two Won't Go "
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Marvel Team-Up #25 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: Jim Mooney
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: September 1974
Release Date: June 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 208                 Times Rated: 123
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Marvel Spotlight #22 (v1)
Giant-Size Defenders #2
Marvel Team-Up #25 (v1)
Marvel Team-Up #26 (v1)
Savage Tales #6 (v1)
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#22 (v1)
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2081: Marvel Team...
#26 (v1)
2082: Savage Tale...
#6 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
When Spidey bumbles into a delicate operation he comes to blows with a frustrated DD. If he's going to make things right they'll need to work together.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Spider-Man last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #24 (v1). Spider-Man next appears in Giant-Size Spider-Man #2.
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #112 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Daredevil #113 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Foggy Nelson
Foggy Nelson last appeared in Daredevil #112 (v1). Foggy Nelson next appears in Daredevil #113 (v1).
  Ape-Man (Gordon Keefer)
Ape-Man (Gordon Keefer) last appeared in Daredevil #41 (v1). Ape-Man (Gordon Keefer) next appears in X-Men #94 (v1).
Bird-Man last appeared in Daredevil #41 (v1). Bird-Man next appears in X-Men #94 (v1).
Cat-Man last appeared in Daredevil #41 (v1). Cat-Man next appears in X-Men #94 (v1).
Group Appearances
NYPD last appeared in Giant-Size Defenders #2. NYPD next appears in Captain America #177 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Web-Shooters last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #24 (v1). Web-Shooters next appears in Giant-Size Spider-Man #2.
Daredevil's Billy Club
Daredevil's Billy Club last appeared in Daredevil #112 (v1). Daredevil's Billy Club next appears in Daredevil #113 (v1).
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Issue Review
   February 9, 2015
Weak start (as Daredevil attacks Spider-Man for no apparent reason) but it quickly develops into an enjoyable case-of-the-week yarn with interesting baddies, crime and location. 7/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-09-14 09:06:36  
  Why does a team-up with DD mean ultra-lame villains? I guess he's under contract to fight the dumbest villains, because those are the only ones he can beat. Had to look up the Ruby Begonia reference. Weaksauce! Len Wein is my least favorite writer at this point and he seems to be scripting just about everything in '74.  

  Calthor Says:    
  2012-12-17 15:17:16  
  Someone had fun writing the text in this one... 'So -- the prodigal cat returns!' And that wasn't even the worst one. Silly issue, but there was some entertainment value nonetheless.  

  john54542 Says:    
  2013-03-03 01:01:10  
  I really like the Unholy Three! They rock lol seriously this could have been better but it was a high three stars for me.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-05-18 11:43:54  
  These dudes are helpless without Frog-Man.  

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-08-17 13:15:37  
  It's rough when Spiderman can't even help you to a good story DD.  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-03-29 10:54:08  
  Some lame kidnapping scheme by some lame low level criminals. Still waiting for the good stuff, but it is taking a long time to get there.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-20 06:27:58  
  I'm not going to complain about the villains. Given the type of story, I was pleased with the issue. It was fun, told a street crime type of story and used street crime type of villains. It all worked well.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-10-15 22:59:07  
  As I was reading this I started thinking about how stupid the villain names were. Like, you just take any animal and add "Man" to the end and there you go. So stupid. Then I realized I was reading a story starring Spider-Man. I hear there's some guy called Batman that is somewhat successful as well.
I'm not sure why they always make Spider-Man vs Other Heroes fights seem so even. I mean, I know Spidey's not using all his strength because he would easily kill someone like Daredevil if he did, but there's really no way that a punch from DD should really hurt him all that much.

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-09-05 11:02:39  
  Is that a Dalek on the cover of that issue of Crazy Spidey is reading?

Peter with the Amos ’n Andy reference and accent I imagine (Ruby Begonia)

Unnecessary hero misunderstanding is unnecessary, DD knows Catman sucks - oh, ok it just became a little more necessary. That was a fun whiplash from Len Wein and co.

This was one of the first Marvel Team-Ups I actually enjoyed, partially because it so quickly made me want to hate it

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  Russ Says:    
  2017-11-11 07:08:03  
  I liked this one. It was inconsequential, silly fun, the type of story Marvel Team-Up works best with. The only part I didn't like was the Marvel Misunderstanding: probably the most forced and contrived one I've seen yet, and that's saying something. Daredevil must've really caught Spidey by surprise in order to actually rattle him like that. Otherwise, Spidey is more than capable of turning DD into hamburger without working up a sweat.

Sure, the plot and the villains were pretty Silver Age, but I can see Steve Ditko working these Unholy Three jokers into an early Spider-Man story and actually making a decent story with it. Heck, the Three would've worked better than the Circus of Crime one waaay back in Amazing Spider-Man #16! Although, I have to bear in mind here that Daredevil's B-list villains at this stage would make Spidey's D-list.

3 stars. Pretty entertaining for what it was.

  Katryn Says:    
  2018-01-22 22:54:13  
  Here's the problem I have with DD attacking Spidey - he doesn't know what the villains are going to do when Cat-Man gets back. Pretty awkward if they decide to cut their losses and shoot the hostage because now Daredevil and Spider-Man are involved.  

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   February 12, 2018 TStarnes Added Daredevil[appost]s Billy Club listing.
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes Added Web-Shooters listing.
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   August 17, 2014 Neskit Added NYPD to the issue.
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