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Merzah the Mystic

Subj: Re: mtio vs mtu
Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 at 12:17:18 pm EDT
Reply Subj: mtio vs mtu
Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 at 09:01:44 am EDT

> > > There were some real stinkers in the old Marvel Team-up days, but the enduring popularity of Spider-Man as the main headliner kept the series going for 150-ish issues. The Thing had lesser popularity, so the analogous Marvel Two-in-One series didn't last as long. I think better storytelling may have added some longevity for that title.
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> > What's the webcrawler's secret?
> its hard to say. maybe spidey has that everyman appeal, hard luck case that people like. but i guess you could make a great arguement for ben being hard luck too. maybe bens a bit more of a one trick pony.
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> > Seems just about anyone's more popular than Ben is. Why is that?

Okay, MTU lasted 150 issues. Fine, but it's no shame that Ben's 2-in-1 'only' lasted a mere 100 issues. And It was only cancelled to make way for Ben's solo title.

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