Saturday, December 27, 2008


courtesy of the CBR

86. Spider-Man vs. Firelord (Amazing Spiderman # 269 )

The former herald of Galactus, Firelord, is visiting Earth for some Earth cuisine when he is attacked by some construction workers who think he’s a mutant. As he is about to kill the worker for the affront, Spider-Man shows up, and spends the rest of Amazing Spider-Man #269 and 270 fighting Firelord throughout New York.

Writer Tom DeFalco and artist Ron Frenz handle the tale, which is very reminiscent of Spider-Man’s battle against the Juggernaut, in that Spider-Man does everything he can to stop Firelord, but Firelord basically shrugs it all off.

Spidey actually tries to steer the battle towards other heroes he feels better suited to stop Firelord, like the Fantastic Four and Avengers, but that does not work out for him.

Ultimately, Spider-Man tricks Firelord into exploding a gas station. The gigantic explosion softens Firelord up enough for Spider-Man to finally really go on the offensive, and begin pummeling the herald with blows until eventually, all of Spider-Man’s punches begin to have an effect. Spider-Man won’t quit and just keeps at it, constantly punching Firelord until a hand stops Spidey. He turns and sees it is Captain America. The Avenges are here just in time to have seen Spider-Man pummel Firelord into unconsciousness!!

See what you can do when you put your mind to it, kids?

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