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Quote1 I expect photos from you Parker -- Great photos .. OR ELSE! Quote2
-- J. Jonah Jameson

Appearing in "A Friend in Need!"Edit

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Synopsis for "A Friend in Need!"Edit

When the Chameleon disguises himself as Spider-Man in an attempt to break his friend Joe Cord out of prison, his initial attempt fails. When reports about "Spider-Man's" break in at the prison gets to Peter Parker, he decides to investigate using his press credentials to try and get the story. When he arrives there, he finds himself stuck with J. Jonah Jameson and Ned Leeds, who have also come to cover the story.

Meanwhile, the Hulk is bounding through the city following his last adventure with the Defenders. When he crashes into the Chameleon's get-away vehicle, the Chameleon puts on a Rick Jones disguise, hoping to trick the Hulk into breaking Joe out of prison. The Hulk, believing that the Chameleon is really his friend Rick Jones, travels to the prison and begins breaking in.

Peter manages to slip away and change into Spider-Man and attempt to stop the Hulk from breaking Joe out. However, the Hulk is too strong and succeeds in his appointed task. However, Spider-Man follows the Hulk to the Chameleon, where Spider-Man reveals his old foe's true identity. The Hulk violently attacks the Chameleon, but Spider-Man fights him off.

When the Chameleon tries to escape, Spider-Man stops his getaway car with a web net, and when a police officer tries to shoot the Chameleon, Joe takes the bullet and dies. After, the Chameleon turns himself over to the police, and the Hulk and Spider-Man leave the scene, Spider-Man leaving J. Jonah Jameson with a web-gag parting gift when Jameson orders the police to arrest Spider-Man.

  • Inks: some backgrounds by Hunt (uncredited).
  • The Hulk appears next in Defenders #18 which ties into this story line.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Mail It To Team-Up. Letters are published from (Pat Hanner, Mark Jackson, Steve Jackson & Brain Hanner), Kenneth Valentine, "The Dunlap", Richard Leonards, and T.E. Pouncey. The letters page also contains a Series "A" Marvel Value Stamp #68 Son of Satan.

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See AlsoEdit

  • None.

  • The Marvel Value Stamp Site [1]


  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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