Continuing my Friday afternoon filler with cameos that don’t quite make the cut to be included in the Spider-Man Complete Chronology.
After the break see such groundbreaking panels as:
- Peter saying hello!
- Peter saying nothing!
- Peter saying nothing, but thinking something!
- Peter in someone else’s book for no reason other than his Spider-Sense to go off!
Ms. Marvel 1 (January 1977) – True to their word on the cover, Carol Danvers world ties in pretty tightly with Spidey’s off the hop in her first issue. She fights the Scorpion, a long time Spider-Man villain. She works at the Daily Bugle. She has numerous run-ins with J. Jonah Jameson. She even has a coffee date with Mary Jane Watson. Peter’s appearance however is mostly a sidenote:
Daredevil 54 (July 1969) – I don’t get superheroes sometimes. For as often as they team up and create super teams, they sure don’t take kindly to another hero trying to lend a helping hand when they think they have it covered.
Incredible Hulk 152 (June 1972) – The Hulk has been captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. and is being brought in to stand trail or something. Peter is on hand to take pictures while JJJ is there to be a jerk.
Incredible Hulk 153 (June 1972) – Continuing from last issue, not surprisingly at some point Hulk wants to smash puny lawyers!!! (Ok, puny reporters and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, but everyone enjoys a good smash lawyers joke.) This looks like a job for Spider-Man, so Peter has to make up some excuse to run off and change…
But it looks like Peter should have just stayed behind the camera. Remember I mentioned above about heroes not wanting help…I mean, it’s only the Hulk…
Sub-Mariner 68 (Jan 1974) – The following issue, number 69, is actually on my chronology, but is one of the weaker appearances and is mostly a glorified cameo. This issue leads into that and has the Sub-Mariner showing up at the Empire Statue University campus and guess who is a face in the crowd?
Journey into Mystery 513 (October 1997) – And finally, a more recent cameo with the common Peter/Spider-Man making a one to two panel appearance for no other reason than to have his Spider-Sense go off to show the reader “whatever is going on, this is a serious threat!”