Marvel Two-in-One #94: The Power Trap!
Writer: David Anthony Kraft
Penciller: Ron Wilson
Inker: Ricardo Villamonte
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: George Roussos
Editor: Jim Salicrup
The Guest Star:
Power Man & Iron Fist
Some nameless, faceless corporate types.
The Set Up:
Alicia Masters (the Thing's girlfriend) is walking down a Greenwich Village street when she is accosted by some gang members. She's being dragged into an abandoned building when the thugs are hit with a hail of bricks, and they flee. Her rescuer (apparently a bum) reassures her that she'll be all right now, and the drifter walks her back to her home. She comments on his obviously educated background, and sculpts his face lightly into her clay.
Ben is coming up to Alicia's apartment and startles the two, and the man flees. After some initial suspicion, Ben sees the sculpted face, and recognizes him as Jeff Mann, a billionaire inventor. For Mr. Mann to be hiding in a tenement, something must be wrong, and Ben decides to look into it.
Elsewhere, Power Man and Iron Fist are playing video games while they wait for their newest client. It turns out they've been hired by Mann's company to find him. They track him to an apartment on Yancy Street right about the same time Ben does. Neither is willing to let the other have him, and the fight is on...
Page 22, panel 7. "Awright, Power Man! Ya forced my hand! Here I come! It's Clobberin' Time!"
Things of Interest:
Not much of interest at all in this issue, really.
The video game that had our heroes fascinated is titled "X-Factor", but has no relation to the later hero group of that name.
Power Man & Iron Fist had their own joint comic at this time (it made it all the way up to issue 125 or so, though it was just Power Man until about issue 50).
Its not just my scanning job, by the by- the cover really is that awful...