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1903: Marvel Two-in-One #3

" Inside Black Spectre! "
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Marvel Two-in-One #3
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Sal Buscema
Inkers: Joe Sinnott
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: David Hunt
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: May 1974
Release Date: February 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 204                 Times Rated: 136
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Marvel Two-in-One #2
Daredevil #109 (v1)
Marvel Two-in-One #3
Daredevil #110 (v1)
Daredevil #111 (v1)
1901: Marvel Two-...
1902: Daredevil
#109 (v1)
1904: Daredevil
#110 (v1)
1905: Daredevil
#111 (v1)
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Preoccupied with his search for Black Spectre, DD gets caught in an accidental blast from the Baxter Building. This accident, however, proves serendipitous as he will need the Thing's help if he is to finally get to the bottom of the mystery.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Thing
The Thing last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #2. The Thing next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  The Black Widow
The Black Widow last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). The Black Widow next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
  Shanna the She-Devil
Shanna the She-Devil last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Shanna the She-Devil next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
  Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic last appeared in Fantastic Four #144 (v1). Mr. Fantastic next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #4.
Wundarr last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #2. Wundarr next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #4.
  Candace Nelson
Candace Nelson last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Candace Nelson next appears in Daredevil #111 (v1).
  Commissioner O'Hara
Commissioner O'Hara last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Commissioner O'Hara next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
  Black Spectre Leader
Black Spectre Leader last appeared in Shanna the She-Devil #4 (v1). Black Spectre Leader next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
Nekra last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Nekra next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
Group Appearances
Black Spectre
Black Spectre last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Black Spectre next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
The Fantastic Four (Roster V)
The Fantastic Four last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #2. The Fantastic Four next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco Police Department last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). San Francisco Police Department next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Daredevil's Billy Club
Daredevil's Billy Club last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Daredevil's Billy Club next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
Black Widow's Gauntlets
Black Widow's Gauntlets last appeared in Daredevil #109 (v1). Black Widow's Gauntlets next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
Fantasticar MK II
Fantasticar MK II last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #17 (v1). Fantasticar MK II next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
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Issue Review
   July 16, 2015
Superior Daredevil/Thing team-up from Steve Gerber continuing the story arc from Daredevil & Shanna the She-Devil. We also get more on Wundarr the Aquarian (always one of my favourite Marvel Comics Characters) and lots of other goodness too: Black Widow as a baddie (!!) and a couple of murders that are, honestly, quite shocking. Plus: Quality art from Sal Buscema & Joe Sinnott. 9/10
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  sewixo Says:    
  2012-08-10 04:13:04  
  I love how they connect so many titles together. It makes probably one of the few times that Daredevil story is actually very interesting.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-02-09 23:17:06  
  That was a one star bloody awful mess of a story, with some of Sal Buscema's worst art to date, but it gets one full extra star for the two panels where DD kicks Ben. That was priceless.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-28 19:39:47  
  I didn't hate this issue. No hate hate hate for me.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-06 18:00:01  
  The story nicely dovetails the Daredevil mystery with Thing's Wundarr narrative. I think that's one this the Two in One series has over the Marvel Team-Up, where it seems that the story has no connection to the guests' books.
Between Subby's outfit, and now Wundarr's, is anyone else picking up a "homo-erotic stripper" vibe from Reed's new costume designs? Almost afraid that Ben's going to show up in a new thong that Reed made for him.
That was one hardcore play.

  jareth Says:    
  2016-05-18 20:12:22  
  The two pages of the avante garde play will stick in my mind for a long time. I forgot every other detail of the blah mish-mash plot the moment I closed the comic.  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-06-23 03:27:07  
  "So weird, it has to be Steve Gerber." I enjoy this more than I should.  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-06-29 09:12:19  
  itís nice to see the FF remember DD helped them in the pas, at least thatís what i think by how un-Marvel-like cordial they are in their greetings

This issue makes me wish Rick Vetch and Steve Gerber had collaborated on something - it would have been hilarious and grotesque

That play is amazing, The Living Theatre mets Vienna Actionism

I canít find the Gerber Sub-Marinerís anywhere (even from less than savory sources) I see they get two stars consistently but I want to read his corpus

I love that the ďfightĒ with The Thing doesnít devolve into the typical super-hero fight but instead DD is given the benefit of doubt because of past relationship

Itís like a Shane Black cop-buddy picture - I would watch this version of Lethal Weapon

Marvel Two-In-One is, so far, kind of fun. A much better start than Marvel Team-Up

Now Playing "There's No Business Like Show Business" Ethel Merman

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-12 13:08:48  
  Actually an excellent issue. I really liked the way the two disparate storylines intersected and played off each other. In an interconnected universe like Marvel, it's fascinating to see the various storylines and how they affect each other, since it has to be noted that because one thing comes up, it doesn't mean the other event stops; just like real life.

IIf it weren't for Black Spectre, I'd say that was the Firesign Theater that put on that play! But poor Candace; I don't know her purpose behind inviting Matt (if she just wanted company, or is actually romantically interested in Matt) but this is one first date that isn't exactly going to be the most romantic in history. This is the sort of thing that kills budding relationships (in addition to actors).

Also like the way this story has involved multiple players without hyping it; Shanna, the Black Widow, "Captain America", and the various Black Spectre people such as Nekra. Not a real fan of her spouting the word "hate" like a mantra, however; not even the Hate-Moonger was that cheesy.

4 stars. I also agree that Two-in-One also is superior to Team-Up at this point in regards to quality and continuity flow. It's almost as if the stories in Team-Up are written to not be canon.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-14 18:14:56  
  Smart move by Daredevil at the end claiming the Black Spectre fight as his fight. It's not like they've wiped the floor with him multiple times by now or anything.  

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   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Fantasticar MK II listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Black Widow[appost]s Gauntlets listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Daredevil[appost]s Billy Club listing.
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   April 9, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Wundarr.
   December 11, 2015 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   November 22, 2015 fragsel Added San Francisco Police Department to the issue.
   May 17, 2015 sewixo Changed comic details.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Black Spectre Leader.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Nekra.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Black Spectre to the issue.
   March 16, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The Fantastic Four.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Mr. Fantastic.
   February 21, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Thing.
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