Erik Larsen's picture
Posted by: Erik Larsen | December 30, 2011

How awesome is THAT?

Quite awesome, I tell ya!

Yeah, the issue is a bit silly--DD, Spidey and Thor tackling the FF for next to no reason but damn--what an awesome book! Sinnott makes Kirby's Spidey on model to what Romita had going on at the time and a good lime was had by all. A terrific page!

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Posted by: Krackles | August 26, 2011

THAT is fantastic of course!

This issue is one of the few that has been omitted from the french FF edition.
I would guess that it was due to the fact that it followed a story from Daredevil comic?

Anyway, I discovered it much later when I started to buy US comics.
I must agree, I didn't find the story convincing at all but it was just so much fun to have Jack Kirby drawing all these characters in the same book.

A true fanboy comic!

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Posted by: MRE1957 | August 26, 2011

Very fond memories of this issue.

I remember seeing Mr. Fantastic, the Thing and the Human Torch squaring off against Daredevil, Thor and Spider-Man on the cover and thinking "What th-?" Turns out that one needed to be up on what was happening in Daredevil's mag to fully understand what was going on. Nevertheless, it was a lot of fun seeing these two groups battling each other. Jack drew an amazing full-page panel of the Thing and Thor that has to be seen to be believed! Also, I'm pretty certain that John Romita, Sr. drew and inked all the Spider-man figures. Can anyone confirm that for me?

Erik Larsen's picture
Posted by: Erik Larsen | December 30, 2011

I doubt it.

Could Romita resist adding a spider to Spider-Man's chest in panel two? Fixing Spidey's belt (the webs should go up and down--not sideways) and funky foot in panel four? Having Spider-Man shoot his web properly in panel five? That, and the ink line--thickness, color, etc. matches what Sinnott put down too perfectly. I think Sinnott was told to put it on model and he did--fairly successfully.

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