When one thinks about Spider-Man team-ups one thinks of The Human Torch, Hulk, Daredevil, Captain America and all the stars of the Marvel Universe. But in October of 1978, Marvel Team-Up #74 featured one of the least likely team-ups ever….Spider-Man and the Not Ready For Prime Time Players!!! At the time Saturday Night Live was one of the hottest shows on television so what better than to guest star the stars of that program with Comicdom’s hottest character Spider-Man.
The Not Ready For Prime Time Players consisted of: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtain, Garrett Morris Bill Murray, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner; but not only did we get them but the story also featured Stan Lee and Lorne Michaels (creator and producer of Saturday Night Live). The highlight of the story is the duel between John Belushi’s Samurai character and Marvel’s villain “The Silver Samurai”!!!
The creative talent on the book includes: Chris Claremont, Bob Hall and Marie Severin.
With the recent celebration of Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary it some how seems fitting to dust this 37 year old comic book off and let the world rediscover it!!!