Marvel Two-in-One #31: My Sweetheart.. My Killer!
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Ron Wilson
Inker: Sam Grainger
Letterer: Irv Watanabe
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Editor: Marv Wolfman
The Guest Star:
a mutated Alicia Masters; Hydra
The Set Up:
Ben and Spider-woman are in the Thames River after a surprise explosion. Ben resuces Spider-woman, totalling a "Hydra-foil" full of Hydra baddies in the process. Back on land, Ben questions S-W, who seems to have been shocked out of her hypnosis by the explosions. Though her memories are a bit vague, she promises to help Ben recover the kidnapped Alicia from the many hands of Hydra.
We cut away to our ongoing subplot, and the band of burglars who have been committing odd thefts around London. It seems they're looking for a treaure worth untold millions that was lost in London in World War II.
Elsewhere, Hydra has Alicia trusssed to a huge machine, and we learn that they're going to test the serum (based on Spider-woman's body chemistry) that they got a few issues backs from Professor Kort on poor Alicia...
Cut to Ben and Spider-woman examining an empty Hydra base. Spider-woman still can't remember exactly where she took Alicia to, and Ben throws a tantrum, totalling the ex-base. The two step outside, where they are almost immediately attacked by a hideously mutated Alicia Masters, now a spider-woman herself with eight poisionous spider-legs...
What, you think he's going to yell "It's Clobberin' Time" while fighting Alicia?
Things of Interest:
Yes, at least once in the lives of every hero's significant other they have to be turned into some sort of hideous monster for their superhero lover to fight. Today, its Alicia's turn. Y'know, I betcha the insurance premiums on "hideous monster transmogrification coverage" are incredibly high if you're dating a superhero.