Hello, and welcome to episode 169 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.
It's time for another tremendously titanic team-up! Marvel Team-Up #17 sees Spider-Man teaming up with Mr Fantastic and Captain Marvel to battle the Mole Man, his moloids, and the Basilisk. With more heroes and villains than your shake a shaky shaking stick at, it's a wonder that Len Wein, Gil Kane and the suspiciously-named Everybody found the space to tell a riveting story.
What's that you say?
Oh... well... There's also the Kree stones, Spider-Man using panel borders to stick his webbing to, an incredibly fortuitous piece of timing for the Mole Man, and the surprising revelation that Gil Kane cannot tell the difference between gas and spaghetti.
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