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Essential Marvel Team-Up - Volume 1 (Essential Marvel Team-Up #1)

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Spider-Man teams up with Marvel's most celebrated super heroes! The Fantastic Four, the greatest team of adventurers ever assembled! The X-Men, Children of the Atom! And the Avengers, Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Plus: Namor the Sub-Mariner! Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance! Captain Marvel, legendary intergalactic guardian! Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts! And the Incr

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Paperback, 496 pages
Published August 2nd 2006 by Marvel (first published 2002)
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Dan Schwent
As I said in my review for the DC Comics Presents collection, my favorite comics as a kid were the team up ones. Marvel Team Up seems to hold up a lot better than its contemporaries. In the days before there were crossovers in every other issue, this was the place to see Spider-Man interact with the rest of the Marvel universe on a regular basis.

As unfathomable as it may sound to today's comic fans, back in 1972, Spider-Man was only in one comic a month. Marvel Team Up was the test to see if Spi
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Adam Graham
The book features the first 24 issues of Marvel Team Up featuring Spider-man and a special guest (with the exception of two issues which feature the Human Torch filling in as the lead character.)

The book delivers several great guest appearances. Every member of the Fantastic Four save for Medusa (who was filling in for Sue Richards at the time) makes an appearance as well as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, the Spirit, the original X-men, Captain Marvel, and the Black Panther
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Rich Meyer
Marvel Team-Up was one of those comics that I grew up with, and was one of the books that helped me fall face first into the Marvel Universe. I remember Marvel Team-Up #5 being one of the very first Marvel books I ever bought, and the #9-11 was one of the first multi-issue story arcs I ever followed, reading them over the course of several months while I was hospitalized as a kid.

This Marvel Essentials volume is fairly good, featuring the first 24 issues of the series, and has a lot of Marvel s
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Travis
Lots of fun stories with Spiderman teaming up with various other super heroes. A nice mix of big cosmic stories and smaller street level ones.
Nice attempts to link stories and give the series a feeling of continuity.

Some forced writing where they try to write out one hero so they can move onto the next team up, even if they are mid-crisis.
Not as good a series as 'Marvel two in one', but that might just be because I'm not a big Spider man fan.
Craig Tyler
Seeing some of the villians from the 70's was great. I also liked that spider-man at this time was going of mean and sarcastic. Not always the nice guy you think peter parker is portayed in the cartoons and movies.
Sean Brennan
The title was still finding it's feet during these issues. Personally I had two problems with this volume. Firstly Gil Kane was one of my least favourite artists, Peter Parker just didn't look like Peter Parker, plus the way he always drew the shading under a person's nose annoyed the hell out of me.

Secondly, Johnny Storm(The Torch) gets on my proverbial tits, this guy has a great name, good looking, he's a super-hero he can even fly for God's sake but is this guy happy is he heck THE SPOILED BR
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Angela
This is essentially Spiderman teams up with lots of other heroes to battle baddies. There are 2 stories where other superheroes team up, but this is Spideys book. It concentrates on fights more than characters and is definitely of its time. A good read.
Jim
The stories were decent but got too repetitive for my taste all stories follow the same script something bad happens spiderman goes to the location discovers another superhero there say they should team up and they foil the villains plans thats all that really happens its the basic formula for these stories
Christopher Ryan
Very fun, 70's era title matching Spider-Man with a creative variety of guests. Well worth the price, even in black and white.
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