([July] 1981)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.50 USD
Pages:
68
On-sale date:
1981-04-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
DC and Marvel Present
Barcode:
0774860293028
Editing:
Al Milgrom
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Tabloid-size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Produced in conjunction with DC Comics. Full indicia:

MARVEL TREASURY EDITION™ featuring SUPERMAN® and SPIDER-MAN® is published by MARVEL COMICS GROUP, James E. Galton, President. Stan Lee, Publisher. Michael Hobson, Vice-President, Publishing. Milton Schiffman, Vice-President, Production. OFFICE OF PUBLICATION: 575 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022. Copyright© 1981 by Marvel Comics Group, a division of Cadence Industries Corporation and DC Comics, Inc. All rights reserved. Vol. 1, No. 28, 1981 issue. Price: $2.50 in the U.S. and Canada. This periodical may not be sold except by authorized dealers and is sold subject to the conditions that it shall not be sold or distributed with any part of its cover or marking removed, nor in a mutilated condition. Spider-Man, Peter Parker, Incredible Hulk, Bruce Banner, Doctor Doom, J. Jonah Jameson, Glory Grant, Robbie (Joe) Robertson, Aunt May, and the Daily Bugle, and the visual depictions thereof the trademarks of Marvel Comics Group, a division of Cadence Industries Corp. All Rights Reserved. Superman, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, The Parasite, Lana Lang, Morgan Edge, Steve Lombard, Wonder Woman, and The Daily Planet, and the visual depictions thereof are trademarks of DC Comics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Murderous Menace of... Doctor Doom and the Parasite! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Romita (layouts); Bob Larkin (painting, signed)
Inks:
Bob Larkin (painting, signed)
Colors:
Bob Larkin (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Doctor Doom; Parasite; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints:

[Spider-Man and Superman Origins and Powers] (Table of Contents)

Superman and Spider-Man / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Miller ?
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein ?; Bob Wiacek ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A summary of how each man got his powers, and what he can do with them. Located on the inside front cover.

Pencils/inks: Fred Snyder suggested Miller pencils and Rubinstein or Wiacek inks (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3795)

The Heroes and the Holocaust! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Spider-Man / comic story / 62 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter (script); Marv Wolfman (plot suggestions)
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (figures); Terry Austin (backgrounds); Klaus Janson (backgrounds); Bob McLeod (backgrounds); Al Milgrom (backgrounds); Steve Leialoha (backgrounds); Walt Simonson (backgrounds); Bob Layton (backgrounds); Brett Breeding (backgrounds, for Bob Layton but uncredited); Joe Rubinstein (backgrounds); Bob Wiacek (backgrounds)
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Doctor Doom (villain); Hulk [Bruce Banner]; J. Jonah Jameson; Glory Grant; Robbie (Joe) Robertson; Aunt May (cameo); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lana Lang; Morgan Edge; Steve Lombard; Parasite (villain); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Cindy (cameo); Nick (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from Superman Vs. the Amazing Spider-Man (DC / Marvel, 1976 series) #1; continued in part in DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #27 (Fall 1981).

Jim Shooter posted in his blog that Marv Wolfman was originally scheduled to be the writer for this issue, and had started working with Jim on plotting it when Marv's employment agreement expired. Marv then decided to go to DC, and Jim had to quickly come up with a new writer, finally deciding on himself (as the only Marvel writer who had written both characters).

In the comments section of Shooter's blog, Brett Breeding says that "I was Bob Layton's assistant back then, so I actually inked all of his allotment of the backgrounds."

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Two house ads. The first from DC shows recent covers (including New Teen Titans #1), while the Marvel one features the Hulk (by Al Milgrom). Appears on pages 65 and 66.

[Preliminary Cover Design] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A preliminary cover design for this issue with Superman breaking chains and Spider-Man swinging; reproduced directly from John Buscema's pencils. Located on the inside back cover.

[Confrontations] (Table of Contents)

Superman and Spider-Man / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema [as B]
Inks:
Joe Sinnot [as S]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]

Indexer Notes

The Hulk clashes with Superman, and Spider-Man confronts Wonder Woman, previewing the story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Murderous Menace of... Doctor Doom and the Parasite!
    Superman and Spider-Man
  2. 1. [Spider-Man and Superman Origins and Powers]
    Superman and Spider-Man
  3. 2. The Heroes and the Holocaust!
    Superman and Spider-Man
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Preliminary Cover Design]
  6. 5. [Confrontations]
    Superman and Spider-Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Per Sandell
  • Mark Boyer
  • Allen Ross
  • Jim Stangas
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  • Lou Mougin
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