Marvel Comics Presents #98 (1992): Werewolf By Night, Gladiator

Issue #98 has Werewolf fighting Sabretooth.  It’s a short vignette that has the fight cut short by some hunters who stumble upon the scene and start shooting at them.  

It’s a cool idea and I wish it had gone on a little longer.

By Len Kaminski and S. Clarke Hawbaker.  

Also in #98, Scott Benson and John Stanisci offer a story about Gladiator.  I appreciate this because (a) he’s not a commonly used character and (b) he has cool buzz saws that shoot from his gloves.

Melvin Potter is in his costume shop when a customer asks for a Gladiator costume, and it gets Potter thinking about the days when he was a super villain.  And he gets curious about the customer, so he breaks into the guy’s apartment and finds out that the dude is a Daredevil stalker.  The guy arrives home and there’s a brief confrontation.

Great ideas—I wish they could have gone somewhere or been expanded upon.  Grade: C, because it’s a good concept but very brief.  8-page tales that provoke imagination should be applauded.

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