When they try to make Marvel Team-Up a non-Spider-Man team up, the result is usually flat. Mainly because they usually use Human Torch, who is one of the most boring characters in the Marvel Universe. Ask anyone who their favorite hero is, they’ll never say Torch. Ask them who their favorite Fantastic Four member is, and I bet they won’t say Torch.
Here, they team him up with Iceman, which has all kinds of possibi…zzzzz.
Iceman’s another one nobody cares about. Ask anyone who their favorite mutant is, they’ll never say Iceman. Ask them who their favorite founding member of the X-Men is, and I bet they won’t say Iceman. Ask them who their favorite X-Man who can control ice and then…Maybe. Thor and Storm can create blizzards, and they’re both better than Iceman. Marvel even made Bobby gay and still nobody bought his solo book.
In this issue, he has the power level of “stupid Green Lantern.” Why would you try to cut a fire lasso with ice scissors? While they are squabbling, Cyclops and Jean drive up in a green limo.
Why would anyone have a green limo? They break up the fight and then the two fight Equinox, in his first appearance, a guy who can control BOTH fire and cold.
That either makes him twice as cool, or twice as lame, as Iceman and Torch combined.
And speaking of combining powers, when Iceman and Torch combo-blast Equinox they literally blow him to smithereens.
That means they both killed a villain. Not what I was expecting, even if it was by accident. And they don’t seem all that broken up about it. (Pun intended.)