(April 1978)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Archie Goodwin
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Copyright ©1978 by Marvel Comics Group, a Division of Cadence Industries Corporation.


Dark Swamp, Deep Fear! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Man-Thing
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

The Measure of a Man! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man and Man-Thing / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
Phil Rachelson [as Phil R.]
Letters:
Bruce Patterson

Genre:
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Man-Thing; Mary Jane Watson; Amos Jardine; Nina (a pilot); Dakimh The Enchanter; Jennifer Kale; D'Spayre (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Peter and MJ discover Man-Thing being exhibited in a circus. Spidey returns it to the Florida swamp where it rejuvenates and sets out with purpose toward a house where d'Spayre holds an old sorcerer and his cute apprentice. They defeat d'Spayre. Spidey and Manny end the adventure sitting together in the swamp.
Reprints:
Keywords:
horror; monster; sorcery

Web-Zingers (Table of Contents)

Web-Zingers / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers Doug Milliken, John Scutchin and Michael Higgins. Letters page replies by Chris Claremont.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins [April 1978]; Stan's Soapbox (Table of Contents)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Stan Lee hypes "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way." Preview of cover to Marvel Premiere #41.

McBrain's Brain Drain (Table of Contents)

Daredevil; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; McBrain (villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Dark Swamp, Deep Fear!
    Spider-Man and Man-Thing
  2. 1. The Measure of a Man!
    Spider-Man and Man-Thing
  3. 2. Web-Zingers
    Web-Zingers
  4. 3. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins [April 1978]; Stan's Soapbox
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  5. 4. McBrain's Brain Drain
    Daredevil; Hostess Twinkies
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Patrick Lemaire
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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