Marvel Two-in-One #60: Happiness is a Warn Alien!

Writer: Gruenwald - Macchio
Penciller: Perez
Inker: Day
Letterer: Costanza
Colorist: Slifer
Editor: Stern

The Guest Star:
      Impossible Man

The Villain:
      Yogi Dakor; Bull Brogin; Harry Phillips

Guest Shots:
      The Puppet Master; Mr. Fantastic; George Perez; Mark Gruenwald; Ralph Macchio

The Set Up:
      Ben is at home working out and indulging in a little self-reflection when Mr. Fantastic gives him a little push to get him up and motivated to get ready for an opening of his girlfriend Alicia Masters' art show. His preparations are interrupted by the Impossible Man, who succeeds in driving Ben to no end of distraction. Ben finally agrees to let Impy come along (disguised as Ben's hat).
     The trip to pick up Alicia and get to the function is pretty innocuous for Ben, though the Impossible Man seems to have a lot of fun, and the fete is soon in full swing.
     Things are interrupted when three mystics looking for vengeance against Ben use their abilities to activate three of Alicia's life-sized statues. They all attack Ben, who is unable to defend himself for fear of destroying Alicia's work...

Clobberin' Time?:
      Page 26, panel 1. After having held himself back, Ben lets loose and smashes a couple of animated statues, and addresses the party-goers before doing so: "I'd advise all 'a you folks to get under cover for a minute-- 'cause I'm gonna straighten things out with these two granite goofballs right now! It's Clobberin' Time!"

Petunia's Patch:
      No Petunia.

Things of Interest:

     Our heroes... the Two-in-One Twins and George Perez make an appearance in the book...

      Okay, this is it, the issue of MTIO that I'd rate as the best and most enjoyable of the entire series. I could paste twenty 'unforgettable images' in this section, if I wanted to spoil the book. In any case, George Perez' art is amazing, the story is fun, the ending is sweet (in the old fashioned sense of the word), and the sense of humor is unequaled anywhere else in the series. From the moment Impy shows up until they get to the party, its just one great sight gag after another. One of the high points- it's very nice to see the Yancy Streeters get theirs...
     This issue was reprinted in the 1988 The Project Pegasus Saga trade paperback. It has, however, nothing to do with Project Pegasus.
     The three bad guys had previously appeared waaaay back in Fantastic Four volume 1 issue 23 and Strange Tales issues 122 and 129.