Marvel Two-in-One #51: Another Comic That Time Forgot

KC’s latest Westfield column reminds us of a fun diversion: the Marvel Super-Hero Floating Poker Game. He tracks its first appearance as well as digressing into a little bit of information on the Thing’s solo series. This is the kind of fun downtime story that makes ongoing superhero comic series so much fun. As KC says,

While largely inconsequential, the Super-Hero Floating Poker Game stories have been very popular with readers, giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite characters in a behind-the-scenes situation. There was something inherently and poetically “human” about seeing these characters kicking back with a beer and some salty snacks after saving the universe (again). These days, with more and more godlike depictions of superheroic characters, there just aren’t enough poker stories.

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