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Amos Jardine

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Real Name
Unknown
Current Alias
Amos Jardine
Identity
Alignment
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Occupation
Cowboy; circus owner
Origin
First appearance

Marvel Team-Up #68{{Comic Template Release Date| Image = Marvel Team-Up Vol 1 68.jpg | Month = April | Year = 1978

| Editor-in-Chief = Archie Goodwin | CoverArtist1 = John Byrne

| Quotation = | Speaker =

| StoryTitle1 = The Measure of a Man! | Writer1_1 = Chris Claremont | Penciler1_1 = John Byrne | Inker1_1 = Bob Wiacek | Colourist1_1 = Phil Rachelson | Letterer1_1 = Bruce Patterson | Editor1_1 = Archie Goodwin | Synopsis1 = When Peter Parker takes Mary Jane out on a date to a local circus, the two find that the Man-Thing is one of the exhibits on display in the circus. When Parker tries to use his press credentials to inquire about the bog-monster, the owner of the circus kicks him and Mary Jane out. Feeling sorry for the Man-Thing, Peter returns as Spider-Man and breaks Man-Thing free with the help of the circus' security guard, who is a big Spider-Man fan.

With the help of Curt Connors' pilot Nina, Spider-Man arranges to travel back to Florida to return the Man-Thing to his swamp. Along the way, the plane experiences an explosion and crashes. Only the quick thinking of Spider-Man saves them from permanent damage. Leaving Nina and her co-pilot behind to get help, he follows the Man-Thing, hoping the revitalized bog monster will bring him to civilization.

Instead, Spider-Man finds a strange cabin where Dakimh and Jennifer Kale have been tied up. This is really a disguised spire erected by the demon named D'Spayre, who hopes to plunge the universe into a state of deep despair. When the Man-Thing cannot help but burst into flames due to its fear of D'Spayre, Peter tries to fight off the demon but succumbs to its attacks, which cause him to become a sobbing coward.

Eventually, Spider-Man gets over his fear, and in a fit of rage beats D'Spayre into unconsciousness until he is stopped by Kale and Dakimh. The two mystics destroy D'Spayre's tower and return to their mystical realm with D'Spayre. With the memories fleeting in his mind, Spider-Man wonders if the whole experience was only a dream or if it really happened.

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| Notes = ===Continuity Notes===

  • Spider-Man wonders if the Man-Thing remembers him from their last encounter, that happened in Giant-Size Spider-Man #5. He also recalls Man-Thing's rampage in Atlanta, that happened in Man-Thing #19-22.
  • The man who pays for Spider-Man and Man-Thing's chartered flight is Dane Gavin of the New York Ecological History Museum. He examined the Man-Thing in Giant-Size Man-Thing #2.

| Trivia = * On page 10, panel 5, the words "Steve Gerber Was Here" is carved into one of the wood planks of the cabin. This is a nod to Steve Gerber, who wrote the majority of the stories in the original Man-Thing Series.

| Recommended = | Links =

|Marvel Team-Up Vol 1 68=Marvel Team-Up Vol 1 68|Marvel Team-Up #68=Marvel Team-Up Vol 1 68|=|=|%ARGS%=§ Image = Marvel Team-Up Vol 1 68.jpg § Month = April § Year = 1978

§ Editor-in-Chief = Archie Goodwin § CoverArtist1 = John Byrne

§ Quotation = § Speaker =

§ StoryTitle1 = The Measure of a Man! § Writer1_1 = Chris Claremont § Penciler1_1 = John Byrne § Inker1_1 = Bob Wiacek § Colourist1_1 = Phil Rachelson § Letterer1_1 = Bruce Patterson § Editor1_1 = Archie Goodwin § Synopsis1 = When Peter Parker takes Mary Jane out on a date to a local circus, the two find that the Man-Thing is one of the exhibits on display in the circus. When Parker tries to use his press credentials to inquire about the bog-monster, the owner of the circus kicks him and Mary Jane out. Feeling sorry for the Man-Thing, Peter returns as Spider-Man and breaks Man-Thing free with the help of the circus' security guard, who is a big Spider-Man fan.

With the help of Curt Connors' pilot Nina, Spider-Man arranges to travel back to Florida to return the Man-Thing to his swamp. Along the way, the plane experiences an explosion and crashes. Only the quick thinking of Spider-Man saves them from permanent damage. Leaving Nina and her co-pilot behind to get help, he follows the Man-Thing, hoping the revitalized bog monster will bring him to civilization.

Instead, Spider-Man finds a strange cabin where Dakimh and Jennifer Kale have been tied up. This is really a disguised spire erected by the demon named D'Spayre, who hopes to plunge the universe into a state of deep despair. When the Man-Thing cannot help but burst into flames due to its fear of D'Spayre, Peter tries to fight off the demon but succumbs to its attacks, which cause him to become a sobbing coward.

Eventually, Spider-Man gets over his fear, and in a fit of rage beats D'Spayre into unconsciousness until he is stopped by Kale and Dakimh. The two mystics destroy D'Spayre's tower and return to their mystical realm with D'Spayre. With the memories fleeting in his mind, Spider-Man wonders if the whole experience was only a dream or if it really happened.

§ Appearing1 = Featured Characters:

  • {apn§Peter Parker (Earth-616)§Spider-Man (Peter Parker)§§Defenders #62}
  • {apn§Theodore Sallis (Earth-616)§Man-Thing (Ted Sallis)§Howard the Duck #24§Marvel Two-In-One #43}

Supporting Characters:

  • {apn§Mary Jane Watson (Earth-616)§Mary Jane Watson§Excalibur #53§Avengers #168}
  • {apn§Jennifer Kale (Earth-616)§Jennifer Kale§Howard the Duck #24§Doctor Strange Vol 2 #41}

Antagonists:

  • {apn§D'Spayre (Earth-616)§D'Spayre§Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #33§Doctor Strange Vol 2 #32} {1st}

Other Characters:

  • {apn§Amos Jardine (Earth-616)§Amos Jardine§-§Marvel Team-Up Vol 1 89} {1st}
  • Character Index/B#Bruno§Bruno {1st}
  • {apn§Dakimh (Earth-616)§Dakimh the Enchanter§Howard the Duck #22§Man-Thing Vol 2 #11}
  • Character Index/N#Nina§Nina {1st}
  • {Mentioned§Curtis Connors (Earth-616)§Curt Connors}

Races and Species:

  • {a§Homo sapiens§Humans}
  • {a§Demons}

Locations:

Items:

  • {a§Web-Shooters§Spider-Man's Web-Shooters}


§ Notes = ===Continuity Notes===

  • Spider-Man wonders if the Man-Thing remembers him from their last encounter, that happened in {c§Giant-Size Spider-Man #5}. He also recalls Man-Thing's rampage in Atlanta, that happened in {c§Man-Thing #19}-{c§Man-Thing #22§22}.
  • The man who pays for Spider-Man and Man-Thing's chartered flight is Dane Gavin of the New York Ecological History Museum. He examined the Man-Thing in {c§Giant-Size Man-Thing #2}.

§ Trivia = * On page 10, panel 5, the words "Steve Gerber Was Here" is carved into one of the wood planks of the cabin. This is a nod to Steve Gerber, who wrote the majority of the stories in the original Man-Thing Vol 1§Man-Thing Series.

§ Recommended = § Links =

}}


HistoryEdit

The burning Man-Thing passed Jardine Circus on their way to their winter quarters in Citrusville. Jardine took the near-dead Man-Thing and dumped it in the octopus tank until a habitat was finished for Man-Thing to show it as part of Jardine's freakshow to an audience. Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson visited Jardine's freakshow and Parker, who knew Man-Thing, asked Jardine questions about the Man-Thing. They were soon surrounded by Jardine's henchmen and asked to leave. That night Spider-Man stole Man-Thing and his habitat to bring him back to his swamp. Jardine and his henchmen were webbed up by Spider-Man when they entered the exhibition room. Jardine asked the night watchman to shoot Spider-Man, but the watchman quit his job and left because he realized Spider-Man was doing the right thing[1].

Character Powers and Equipment


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Powers

None, human.

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Weapons

Henchmen

Bruno (Earth-616)

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Bruno

Bruno escorted Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson to the door, after Parker asked Jardine questions about the Man-Thing[1].


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