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This is the first in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces looking at particularly odd/strange/interesting instances of retroactively connecting different comic book characters (for instance, Uncanny X-Men #268 retroactively established that Wolverine knew both Captain America and the Black Widow from World War II). Here is an archive of all of the past pieces.
Today we look at an amusing retroactive connection between Spider-Man and Misty Knight!
In Marvel Team-Up #63 and 64 (by Chris Claremont and John Byrne), Misty Knight (and her partner, Colleen Wing) team-up with Spider-Man to help their friend, Danny Rand (AKA Iron Fist).
Spidey is curious about Misty Knight a few times in both #63 and #64…
And finally, at the end of #64, we learn where Spidey knew Misty from…
Yep, Claremont and Byrne decided that Misty Knight is the following woman from the classic Marvel Team-Up #1 (the Christmas issue with Spider-Man, Human Torch and Sandman)…
Pretty interesting decision by Claremont, huh? Byrne apparently was the one who initially noted that the woman from MTU #1 looked like Misty, so he mentioned it to Claremont who liked the idea and went with it.
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