Spider-Man Issue 268 Featuring…Duke?
When the Marvel Comics iteration of the GI Joe comic was going on, a few references to the Marvel Universe made it into the series. But do you remember what appeared to be Joe appearances within the main line Marvel comics?
Although he’s not referred to by name (though he is called Sargeant) Duke’s appearance in this issue of Spider-Man is unmistakable. From the uniform to the hairstyle, this is at least an homage to the Joe team’s field leader. None of the other Joes are here, although there are some generic soldiers and sailors around.
On the vehicle front, an F-14 Tomcat with a very familiar deco is also flying about throughout the issue.
I don’t want to get into a Marvel-616 canon argument, but I do find these little throw-away moments interesting parts of the comics. Even when it’s Scarlett landing on a costumed Hulk actor at a mall opening.