Issue by Issue – Marvel Two-In-One #17

It’s 9:45 pm

Well,we’re back with another reaction commentary to the TellTale Mind’s review of the classic series Marvel’s Two-In-One featuring the Ben Grimm aka The Thing.
At the same time this series was rolling along,Marvel had another series called Marvel Team-Up which basically was the same concept except it featured Spider-Man being paired up with various A-list heroes or helping to launch new ones to fans everywhere.
The Thing and Spider-Man shared a lot of the same guests and as see here,even got to drop by the other’s team-up book.
This is another issue that I do remember collecting and enjoying. The villain in this story,The Basilisk,was a pretty rough customer back in the day and was a handful for any one superhero. The Basilisk was a petty thief named Basil Elks who while trying to steal gems,is covered with a Kree artifact called the Alpha Stone which transforms him.
As noted in the review,this issue of Two-In-One was the middle story that started and ended in Marvel Team-Up.

The Telltale Mind

Writer – Bill Mantlo
Artist – Sal Buscema
Inker – Mike Esposito
Colours – Don Warfield
Letters – Jean Hipp

The storyline from last issue continues here and it begins with Spider-Man who finds himself out of sorts after returning from a trip through time. Bill Mantlo then goes on to recount what happened to Peter during his most recent exploits and then does the same with the Thing, summarising the last issue’s events. All in all, that takes up the first few pages of the book until it finally gets into the swing of things and it soon continues with Benjamin J. Grimm heading into the volcano by himself to see just what is going on. It is here that the villain of the tale is revealed and it is none other than the Basilisk, last seen being defeated at the hands of Spider-Man, but somehow back from the…

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