Marvel Two-in-One #3: Inside Black Spectre!
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Sal Buscema
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Letterer: Dave Hunt
Colorist: P. Goldberg
Editor: Roy Thomas
The Guest Star:
Mr. Fantastic; Wundarr; Shanna the She-Devil; Black Widow
The Set Up:
The story starts with Mr. Fantastic running some tests on Wundarr, and effectively deducing that Wundarr was brought up in isolation (and is thus simply uneducated, and not mentally disabled). Some sort of shock wave explodes off Wundarr as Reed explains that Wundarr is a kind of radiation sponge and expels the excess energy when he reaches his storage limit. The shock wave sends rubble blowing out of the Baxter Building, nearly clipping Daredevil, who's swinging by, and knocking him loose from his billy club. After breaking his fall thanks to a handy wrecking crane, a flagpole, and an awning, Daredevil gets up and heads for the Baxter Building to retrieve his billy club.
Inside, DD runs into Ben and retrieves the club with Reed's help, during which time we learn Reed has made Wundarr a special suit to control the energy. While Ben goes to dress the kid, Daredevil departs.
Daredevil meets up with Shanna the She-Devil, who tells him about the Mandrill, and goes on a date (in his civilian ID as Matt Murdock) with his partner's sister. A bizarre murder occurs on stage at the theater, and Daredevil discovers the Black Widow fleeing the scene. After she escapes in an unusual aircraft, Daredevil returns to the FF for help...
Page 27, Panel 4. "Attack! With the living power of Hate! So speaks Nekra, Princess of Darkness!" To which Ben replies: "Yeah? Then -- It's Clobberin' Time! So speaks the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing! Nyaaah!"
Nope. not in this issue.
The Thing last appeared in Giant-Sized Fantastic Four #2, and next appears in Daredevil #110, which continues directly from this issue.
Daredevil, the Black Widow, Shanna the She-Devil, Mandrill, Nekra, Commissioner O'Hara, and the Mandrill's Black Spectre organization all appear here between Daredevil #109 and #110. Foggy Nelson's sister Candace Nelson appears here between Daredevil #109 and #111.
Mr. Fantastic appears here between Giant-Sized Fantastic Four #2 and MTIO #4. Wundarr appears here between MTIO #2 and #3.
Things of Interest:
This is the first part of a two-parter that finishes up in Daredevil 110. By the by, I heartily recommend that you _don't_ pick up Daredevil 110 if you're a Ben Grimm fan. When that issue starts, Daredevil immediately hops out of the Fantasticar and swings away- Ben doesn't appear in the issue after page two.
The letters page includes a Marvel Value Stamp- unfortunately, its been torn out of my issue so I can't tell you which one. However, the good people at Marvel Value Stamps: The Unofficial Index tell me that its #89: Hammerhead.