Marvel Team-Up #31 (1975): Iron Fist

Spidey and Fist fight a guy named Drom who is aging backwards.

Not just that, he also TALKS backwards. It turns out, he was born this way but actually was born as a baby and then suddently became an adult and…You know what, it doesn’t make sense. Or matter.

Because he just gets punched anyway. And then he de-ages into a baby and disappears.

One thing I really liked about Marvel Comics in the ’70s and ’80s was how much of New York was in the stories. 

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, and when they’d do stuff like explain real-life city planning, it made Marvel’s books more vital to me. It’s why I preferred Marvel to DC.

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