(November 1982)

Marvel, 1976 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Tom DeFalco
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Letters page replies by Tom DeFalco.


Waiting For Doctor Octopus! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ed Hannigan (painted)
Inks:
Ed Hannigan (painted)
Colors:
Ed Hannigan (painted)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Ollie Osnick
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"Waiting For Doctor Octopus!" (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Ed Hannigan (breakdowns); Al Milgrom (finished art); Rick Magyar (finished art)
Inks:
Al Milgrom; Rick Magyar (backgrounds)
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Spider-Man; GUESTS: Milton and Zelda Osnick; Brad Rossi; Dr. Bailey Kuklin; DEBRA Whitman; VILLAINS: Ollie Osnick (1st); Dr. Octopus; CAMEOS: Moon Knight; Frank Miller (page six, panel one)
Synopsis:
Inspired by Doc Ock, a bratty rich kid constructs his own mechanical arms and heads out on a crime spree.
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Indexer Notes

There are a lot of in-jokes and pop culture details in the background of this story; Frank Miller is portrayed as an obsessive artist drawing water towers; Ollie's gang sits around his house listening to classical records while reading Playduck (a Howard the Duck movie reference); Ollie has Star Wars toys in his room including a Tie-Fighter, a B-Wing Fighter and a Darth Vader poster; Ollie passes a graveyard sporting tombstones for Elektra, Gwen Stacy, Jean Grey and Denny O'Neil; Cops find issues of Ka-Zar and other Marvel comics on the floor of a vandalized convenience store; Ollie steals Rom and G.I. Joe toys from FAO Toys (whose sign exclaims "Amusements for the Well Heeled").

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Waiting For Doctor Octopus!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. "Waiting For Doctor Octopus!"
    Spider-Man
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