Dave Galanter
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Doc Shallot

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Fiasco

Subj: That's a good volume
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 10:24:25 pm EST
Reply Subj: You just convinced me to get the MTU essentials vol 2 (nt) [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 09:17:19 pm EST

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> Ah, here's another favorite old villain of mine....Brian DeWolff, the Wraith! I've always liked this guy. Not only was he related to famous police captain Jean DeWolff, but he was one mixed up customer! His telepathic powers drove him wacky, although his father had a hand in the things he did in his first appearance in MTU. The Wraith became a good guy for a short while in IRON MAN #103-108 before he went zonkers again in MTU #72, when he took over the Maggia and hired Whiplash to do his dirty work. He also used to be a cop, too. On an interesting note, Bill Mantlo, who created the Wraith, wrote all of his appearances in the 70s.
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> But what some of you may or may not know, the Wraith survived, becoming a disembodied consciousness that took over some nutjob who ran a cult of vampire-wannabes. The Wraith ran afoul of Morbius and Deathlok and was killed off again by Morbs at the end of the two-part story. Being a disembodied consciousness, who's to say that Brian DeWolff is really dead? Unfortunately, Marvel has left him in the ground, at least for now. Maybe someday....
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Not just for the Wraith storyline. There's a couple "monster" issues where Spidey faces off against Frankenstein and Werewolf by Night and my all time personal fave-the 4 part wild and crazy Spidey/Scarlet Witch/Vision/Moondragon/Dr. Doom vs The Dark Rider/Cotton Mather saga. After those issues there were a couple fun ones where Spidey meets up with Killraven and the original Deathlock trying to get back to his own time.

Good times. Good times.



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