Classic Comic Review #10: Spider-Man, Storm and Power Man…Battle Smokescreen!
In honor of The Amazing Spider-Man Film arriving in theaters and the many fans who will sit down and watch it this Fourth of July weekend, the Classic Comic Review presents:
Spider-Man, Storm and Power Man…Battle Smokescreen! 1982
Publisher: Marvel Comics Group
No one knows who the creative team was. There’s no listing for a writer, penciller, inker, etc. So it’s all a mystery.
The story is basically a PSA (Public Service Announcement) alerting comic book readers about the dangers of smoking. It features Power Man aka Luke Cage whose coaching a track team in the inner city. The star of the team Bret keeps performing worse and worse and it’s revealed that he’s been smoking. Power Man follows the teen to a club where he discovers this as well as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The two heroes enlist the help of the X-man Storm.
Readers find out about the bad guys plan when they’re introduced to the villains’ leader Smokescreen. He plans to influence the results of the high school track meet in order to control the local betting scene. Smokescreen intends to that by getting Bret hooked on cigarettes until he’s physically out of shape. Of course our heroes help out and stop Smokescreen’s plan.
For its time, it was a good PSA. The art is nice and the story though a little cheesy, is a good one.
It was nice to read and it was awesome to see Spider-Man, Power Man, and Storm.1980's, Classic Comic Review, Comicmaniacs, comics, Marvel, Power Man, PSA, Smoking, Spider-Man, Storm