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Marvel Feature #12: Review

Nov 1973
Mike Friedrich, Jim Starlin

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Story Name:

The Bite of the Blood Brothers!

Review & Comments

4 stars

Marvel Feature #12 Review by (September 18, 2013)
Review: Exciting team-up tale doesn’t add anything to the Thanos story going on elsewhere but it makes a nice diversion. PS Shellhead could have at least radioed for a plane or helicopter to pick up the Thing. Jerk.

Comments: Final issue of this try-out title; the Thing team-up series continues in MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE. Cameos by Mentor and Eros (Starfox) as prisoners of Thanos.

Marvel Feature #12 Review by (September 22, 2013)
TV included this issue as a follow-on to the the fight with these baddies in IM#54. As a continuity geek (what, you never noticed!) I am compelled to point out that the Official Index puts this issue after IM#55. In IM#55 Shellhead goes to the Avengers to tell them about Thanos. Then they all get mixed up in the Captain Marvel/Thanos tussle TV mentions. Then IM does this issue.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Marvel Feature #12 Synopsis by T Vernon

Ben Grimm, the Thing, stranded in the Southwestern desert at the end of last issue, is walking back to civilization when Iron Man flies overhead. Shellhead can’t stop for him as he is on his way to the ruined base where he first met Thanos (in IRON MAN #55) to see if he can find a way to defeat the alien conqueror who has gained possession of the Cosmic Cube (CAPTAIN MARVEL #28-29).

Arriving there, he is spotted by the Blood Brothers who contact Thanos for instructions, then attack Iron Man. The Golden Avenger has a rough time against the monstrous twins and zooms toward the exit—and collides with the Thing who has followed him there. The heroes recover and do battle with the vampiric brothers and teamwork enables them to defeat their foes.

Thanos, watching from Titan, teleports his minions away to punish them for their failure.

Iron Man, his power low, is unable to carry Ben back to civilization; he jets off, leaving Ben again stranded in the desert.

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Barberoids 1 cover original artwork on ebay

Jim Starlin
Joe Sinnott
Linda Lessmann
Jim Starlin (Cover Penciler)
John Romita (Cover Inker)
Letterer: Mike Royer.
Editor: Roy Thomas.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

(Ben Grimm)

Plus: Blood Brothers.

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