(March 1970)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except November, semi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

And Then Came Electro! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin; John Romita
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Electro
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

John Romita stated in Marie Severin: Mirthful Mistress of Comics that Marie drew the cover. Nick Caputo belives that Marie inked the backgrounds on her own, with Romita inking the Electro and Spider-Man figures. Updated info per Nick Caputo, August 2012.

And Then Came Electro! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils:
John Romita (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson; Mrs. Watson (MJ's aunt Anna); JJ Jameson; Electro [Max Dillon] (origin recap); Capt. Stacy; Flash Thompson; Harry Osborne; Robbie Robertson; Marvin (talk show host)
Synopsis:
Peter decides that it would be good for his public image to go on a TV talk show. Unfortunately he chooses a network where Max Dillon [Electro] works. In collusion with Jameson, Electro attacks Spider-Man live on stage. Spidey defeats him, but it is a Pyrrhic victory - Peter is as beat up as Max.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

The "Midnight Talk Show" host, Marvin, appears to be modelled after Merv Griffin (with his co-host modelled after Arthur Treacher) and it looks that Marie Severin has redrawn their faces (pencils and inks) on pages 14 and 15.

There is a great two-panel scene where the web-head - in Peter-civvies with a bag on his head - swings into a laundromat to wash his costume in preparation for the show.

["Dear Stan, John R., John B., Jim and Sam,..."] (Table of Contents)

The Spider's Web / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Dan Barrett; Stan Reynolds; Jay Richardson; Jeffrey Morgan; Dan Dlugonski; Christine Cassello; and Marc De Matteis. Includes two panels reproduced from a previous issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. And Then Came Electro!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. And Then Came Electro!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. ["Dear Stan, John R., John B., Jim and Sam,..."]
    The Spider's Web
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Dennis Forcier
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Merlin Haas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Ford
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jordan Inman
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Max Capp