REVIEW CORNER: Marvel Team-Up # 1

Marvel Team-Up (2019) # 1

Writer: Eve Ewing
Artist: Joey Vasquez
Colorist: Felipe Sobreiro
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Cover Date: June 2019


This week, I’ll be taking a look at Marvel Team-Up, the last volume that came out back in 2019 that features Kamala Khan teaming up with various heroes from the Marvel Universe, and it’s only fitting that she teams up with the hero that headlined the original volume from 1972 to 1985- The Amazing Spider-Man.

Does anyone remember those old movies from the 1980s or 1990s where two of the main characters switch bodies due to a freak accident from a science experiment or some ancient ritual?! Well, this concept makes a definite comeback for this first issue as Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel find themselves switching bodies due to a …..yep, a freak accident!

I like how this issue starts things off with this plotline being seen from the point of view of both Peter Parker and Kamala Khan
as it gives the readers a fresh perspective on the story while making sure that the creativity shines, but the whole switching bodies factor feels like a last-minute idea that doesn’t bring anything new to the table since it’s been done so many times (It’s true); However, I like how The Jackal is used as the antagonist due to his scientific background (Remember The Clone Saga?!?)
and how good he is at causing havoc for Spider-Man and with Ms. Marvel thrown in the mix, it makes for a good story. While I enjoyed Eve Ewing’s scripting, it’s Joey Vasquez’s artwork that enhances the story as every detail and moment is invigorated to perfection. This new volume of MTU had promise and it felt more like a Spider-Man featuring Ms. Marvel story, but if the swapping bodies factor was wiped from existence then this issue would have been terrific but for a Spider-Man/Ms. Marvel team up to work, it would have been best to leave the old standard cliches off the table in favor of doing something original.

Well, that’s it for me. Thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.

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