Marvel Team-Up (3rd Series)

 MTU3   (Marvel, 2005-2006)

™ and © 2004 Marvel Characters, Inc.

One problem with the old Marvel Team-Up title was its limitation of having Spider-Man, à la The Brave and the Bold, only appear with one other super-hero per issue. This new incarnation is a lot looser; absolutely everyone can show up for a single-panel appearance or an extended stay.

Another problem with the original series was that most of the stories read like the lukewarm leftover inventory issues they were. It’s clear writer Robert Kirkman has been dying to get his hands on Marvel characters from the way sparks invariably fly between whoever’s in a panel. And it should go without saying that Scott Kolins’ art is nothing short of spectacular.

The plot, a nice spin on the “we must save the poor innocent mutant” trope, is a sprawling mess that has an alternative-universe version of a familiar character and an attempt to create a major new “big bad” unnecessarily shoehorned into it. Unfortunately, Titannus reads like another generic armored creep that keeps his lady in a jar (not unlike Kang and his Ravonna). Ultimately, though, it’s good, old-fashioned fun.

— S.A. Bennett

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#1

  1/1/2005
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Spider-Man; WolverineRobert KirkmanScott Kolins

#2

  1/1/2005
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Spider-Man; WolverineRobert KirkmanScott Kolins

#3

  2/1/2005
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Dr. Strange; The Fantastic FourRobert KirkmanScott Kolins

#4

  3/1/2005
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Iron Man and The HulkRobert KirkmanScott Kolins

#5

  4/1/2005
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Spider-Man; X-23Robert KirkmanScott Kolins

#6

  5/1/2005
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Captain America; Black WidowRobert KirkmanScott Kolins

#7

  6/1/2005
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Spider-Man; Moon KnightRobert KirkmanScott Kolins

#7 (2nd printing)

  6/1/2006
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Spider-Man; Moon Knight; Marvel Legends (Modok Series) action figure insert comicRobert KirkmanScott Kolins

#8

  7/1/2005
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 Robert KirkmanJeff Johnson

#9

  8/1/2005
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 Robert KirkmanScott Kolins

#10

  9/1/2005
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 Robert KirkmanScott Kolins

#11

  10/1/2005
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Triptych cover; Giant image forms with Marvel Team-Up (3rd series) #12 & #13Robert KirkmanPaco Medina

#12

  11/1/2005
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Triptych cover; Giant image forms with Marvel Team-Up (3rd series) #11 & #13Robert KirkmanPaco Medina

#13

  12/1/2005
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Triptych cover; Giant image forms with Marvel Team-Up (3rd series) #11 & #12Robert KirkmanPaco Medina

#14

  1/1/2006
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Invincible (Image Comics) appearanceRobert Kirkman, Chris Eliopoulos, Marc SumerakCory Walker, Chris Eliopoulos

#15

  2/1/2006
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 Robert KirkmanPaco Medina

#16

  3/1/2006
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 Robert KirkmanPaco Medina

#17

  4/1/2006
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 Robert KirkmanPaco Medina

#18

  5/1/2006
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 Robert KirkmanPaco Medina

#19

  6/1/2006
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Wolverine & CableRobert KirkmanCory Walker

#20

  7/1/2006
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 Robert KirkmanAndy Kuhn

#21

  8/1/2006
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 Robert KirkmanAndy Kuhn

#22

  9/1/2006
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 Robert KirkmanAndy Kuhn

#23

  10/1/2006
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 Robert KirkmanAndy Kuhn

#24

  11/1/2006
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 Robert KirkmanAndy Kuhn

#25

  12/1/2006
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Final IssueRobert KirkmanAndy Kuhn

Book #1

  2/1/2006
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Collects Marvel Team-Up (3rd Series) #1-6Robert KirkmanScott Kolins

Book #2

 
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Collects Marvel Team-Up (3rd Series) #7-13; ca. 2005Robert KirkmanScott Kolins, Jeff Johnson, Paco Medina

Book #3

 
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Collects Marvel Team-Up (3rd Series) #14–18; ca. 2006Robert KirkmanPaco Medina, Cory Walker

Book #4

  1/1/2007
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Collects Marvel Team-Up (Vol. 3) #19–25Robert KirkmanAndy Kuhn, Cory Walker, Roger Cruz