Marvel Two-in-One #32: And Only the Invisible Girl Can Save Us Now!
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Ron Wilson
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: J. Costanza
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Editor: Marv Wolfman
The Guest Star:
a hideously mutated spidery Alicia Masters; Hydra
The Set Up:
The spider-Alicia has Ben trapped in a web and is moving in for the kill when Spider-woman leaps in from behind to save him. Hydra, watching from afar, is more than a little unhappy with this, and orders Alicia to kill Spider-woman instead. After he frees himself, Ben wades into the fight to protect Alicia from Spider-woman, but S-W tells him that Alicia's increased metabolism could well kill her if they don't stop her soon. The two try to lead Alicia outside, and while S-W lures her into the air, Ben makes a phone call to the Baxter Building for help.
Meanwhile, our mysterious burglars from the last several issues have finally found their mysterius treasure chest. With a welding torch, they manage to open the box, only to be sucked inside it in a flash of light. Oops.
Ben rejoins the struggle, to find Spider-woman completely encased in webbing, and the British police going after spider-Alicia. Ben find hiself stuck in the middle- he's trying to protect Alicia from the police, and himself, Spider-woman, and everyone else from Alicia. Seeing a weird device on her forehead, Bens rips it off, which removes her from Hydra's control but still leaves her as a berserk monster. After a quick cutaway to a Hydra agent paying the price for his failure, we return to the fight, where the Invisible Girl has just arrived from America after Ben's phone call earlier in the issue...
I told ya last time- it's Alicia! No Clobberin'!
No Petunia either.
Things of Interest:
Yup, as previously mentioned, its still the "my lover my enemy" syndrome.
I'd also like to take issue with the standard pattern of attaching your mind control device in a highly visible spot on the center of your victim's forehead. "Hmmm. My lover is trying to kill me. There's a weird mechanical device on their forehead. What should I do?" At least this issue makes up for it a little by leaving her an out-of-control raging monster once it comes off...