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2204: Marvel Team-Up #27 (v1)

" A Friend in Need! "
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Marvel Team-Up #27 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Jim Starlin
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: Jim Mooney
Inkers: Frank Giacoia, David Hunt
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: November 1974
Release Date: August 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 227                 Times Rated: 135
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Power Man #21
Defenders #17 (v1)
Marvel Team-Up #27 (v1)
Defenders #18 (v1)
Defenders #19 (v1)
2202: Power Man
2203: Defenders
#17 (v1)
2205: Defenders
#18 (v1)
2206: Defenders
#19 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
What could be stranger than Spider-Man trying to break a criminal out of prison? How about The Hulk finishing the job for him?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Spider-Man last appeared in Giant-Size Spider-Man #2. Spider-Man next appears in Marvel Team-Up #28 (v1).
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). The Hulk next appears in Defenders #18 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #137 (v1). J. Jonah Jameson next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #139 (v1).
  Ned Leeds
Ned Leeds last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #133 (v1). Ned Leeds next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #140 (v1).
Chameleon last appeared in Incredible Hulk #154 (v1). Chameleon next appears in Daredevil #134 (v1).
Group Appearances
Daily Bugle
Daily Bugle last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #137 (v1). Daily Bugle next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #139 (v1).
NYPD last appeared in Dracula Lives #9a. NYPD next appears in Defenders #18 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Web-Shooters last appeared in Giant-Size Spider-Man #2. Web-Shooters next appears in Marvel Team-Up #28 (v1).
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   August 16, 2013
A fun Hulk/Spider-Man tale with lots of action and a surprisingly sad ending. I like the way this fits into events in concurrent Defenders issues, and there's something rather wonderful about The Hulk learning that his friends are in trouble via police radio, and getting directions from Spider-Man so he can go help them! 7/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2013-06-25 18:00:08  
  One of the better stories from Marvel Team-Up... still not great though.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-03-03 17:50:22  
  great Starlin cover.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-05-18 13:20:18  
  Hulk just happens to land in front of the Chameleon? Talk about your lazy writing...  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-06-08 13:29:22  
  Why does the Hulks dialogue suffer when he's a guest in another comic series?  

  butters911 Says:    
  2015-07-28 22:37:09  
  Been a while since we have seen the Chameleon. Always one of my favorite comic book villains. I really like how he has been written in the past few years. Chris Yost and Fred Van Lente did some great stuff with him.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-11-21 01:49:54  
  Hey, the Hulk needs to land somewhere! Right in front of the Chameleon's car is as likely a place as any. I liked the little touches of Spidey knowing it was the Chameleon that impersonated him due to him forgetting to change his pants, as well as the fact that the Hulk was too stupid to notice. To be fair, so was I until Spidey mentioned it.
"On tonight's very special episode of Marvel Team-Up, the Hulk learns about the true meaning of friendship!" Although it doesn't really address what he thought was the issue when he left his friends to begin with.

  jwerth Says:    
  2016-02-03 17:39:13  
  I'm not sure why, but even Len Wein's better issues, like this one, leave me feeling meh. They always seem so by-the-numbers.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-01 18:46:51  
  This was a decent enough story, although it's generally hard to call a team-up with Hulk a team-up. It also threw me that, after Hulk and Spidey spent most of the second half of the story trading blows, Hulk was asking the web-head questions on the last page. I'd think Hulk would still be pissed, but maybe his short-term memory just works funny when he's a monster.

3 stars, but kinda disappointed that, while it was recognized that Chameleon was Spidey's first super-foe, nothing was mentioned about him facing off against the Hulk back in Tales to Astonish.

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   February 23, 2018 TStarnes Added Web-Shooters listing.
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   April 17, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed blurb for this issue.
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   September 28, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for J. Jonah Jameson.
   September 28, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Spider-Man.
   September 28, 2014 Neskit Added NYPD to the issue.
   September 28, 2014 Neskit Added Daily Bugle to the issue.
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