(27th October 1984)

Marvel UK, 1984 Series
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Price:
0.25 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Weekly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Ltd.
Brand:
Marvel
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Ian Rimmer
Color:
Colour cover; Colour interior?
Dimensions:
British Magazine Size (21.6 cm [8.5 inches] wide x 28 cm [11 inches] tall
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue came with a free gift of Spider-Man rub-down transfers to create your own Spider-Man battle scene.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Paris
Inks:
Jerry Paris
Colors:
Jerry Paris
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man

Welcome Web Slingers! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ian Rimmer ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Introduction to the issue and instructions on how to use the rub-down transfers given away.

A Hero's Welcome (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Collins
Pencils:
Jerry Paris (1); Barry Kitson (2-10)
Inks:
Jerry Paris (1); Mark Farmer (2-10)
Colors:
Jerry Paris ?
Letters:
Mike Scott

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man (Peter Parker); George; Thunderclap; Betty Brant; J. Jonah Jameson; Joe Robertson; Andrew Booth (Assassin-8)
Synopsis:
Spider-Man is invited to appear on a UK TV show while J. Jonah Jameson sends Peter Parker over to Britain to photograph whatever Spider-Man gets up to there.

Indexer Notes

Only the first story page is in colour. This is the first Spider-Man story featuring original material for the UK market.

Prelude! (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Stern
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Annette Kawecki
Editing:
Jo Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hulk; Moe Taylor; Fred Sloan; Leonard Samson; Clay Quartermain; Senator Andrew Hawk; Senator Eugene K. Stivak; Dr Karla Sofen; Isla Sloan
Synopsis:
When the Hulk stops an attack on him, Fred Sloan takes him home for the night. Meanwhile Senators arrive at Gamma Base to demand more action.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Only story pages 1-2, 5-6 and 9 remain in colour.

Great Spidey Video Competition (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Unscramble the names of the 5 characters on the TV screens, and in 1984 you could have won a Spider-Man video.

Spotlight (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fran Rowe; Bret Blevins
Inks:
Fran Rowe; Tony Salmons
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Promo page with illustrations.

The Last Starfighter Part 1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Bret Blevins
Inks:
Tony Salmons
Colors:
Christie Scheele
Letters:
Rick Parker
Editing:
Tom DeFalco

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Maggie Gordon; Mrs. Rogan; Louis Rogan; Alex Rogan; Centauri
Synopsis:
At a Mid-West USA trailer park Alex Rogan dreams of a life in the stars.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Only story pages 1-2, 5-6 and 9-10 remain in colour. This is a film adaptation.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Welcome Web Slingers!
  3. 2. A Hero's Welcome
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Prelude!
    The Hulk
  5. 4. Great Spidey Video Competition
  6. 5. Spotlight
  7. 6. The Last Starfighter Part 1
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