WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #77-78 (1991): 1st Firebrand 2

Peter and MJ take Aunt May and her boyfriend Willie Lumpkin to a party at a hotel that is about to be rechristened as a homeless shelter, and some Morlocks live underneath…

…And quite obviously, they disrupt the rich people’s party.  And Firebrand really doesn’t like one of the rich people, who has a history of being exploitative, so, you know, there’s a fight and all.

This is a new Firebrand, Russell Broxtel, who stole the original character’s suit and weapons from Stark International.

He also enhanced the suit’s “pyronic” abilities. (Is that a thing?)

And also Cloak and Dagger, probably because Terry Kavanagh, who wrote this story, was the last person to write their solo comic.

This is a very “old” feeling comic.  It’s the kind of gang-bang you’d expect from the 1970s.  And it’s not done in a nostalgic way–or particularly well.

Creators: Terry Kavanagh, Alex Saviuk
Grade: D

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