Friday, February 13, 2009


Tonight's Friday night fracas is a special Valentine's Day-themed one; ringmaster Spacebooger hath decreed that it shall be called Valentine Saturday Edition: Love Tap!, with an emphasis on lovers' quarrels. At first, I didn't know if I was going to be able to come up with anything or not, but suddenly, inspiration struck like a bolt out of the blue, and I remembered a comic I had when I was a kid, in which the Wonderful Wasp found herself needing to battle Giant-Man. Or to be honest, an impostor, "Second-Story Sammy" by name, who (through a complicated series of circumstances) manages to steal Hank Pym's costume and size-changing abilities, then sets out to rob and pillage, oblivious to the story's other menace, a rapidly-spreading plant, which Pym accidentally unleashed and was knocked unconscious before he could do anything about it. Anyway, this leads to the Wasp encountering and having to subdue the bogus GM, and while I suppose it's technically not a "lover's quarrel" per se, it's still Giant-Man versus the Wasp.

Script by Smilin' Stan Lee, art by Capricious Carl Burgos and Devastatin' Dick Ayers. That's what it says in the credit box anyway. From Tales to Astonish #62, cover-dated December of 1964.

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