Marvel Comics Digest #1 [Newsstand]
(July 2017)

Archie, 2017 Series
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Price
6.99 USD
Pages
228
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
2017-06-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel
Barcode
074820648728

Issue Notes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man

Road to Riverdale (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Just a Guy Named Joe! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Ned Leeds; Harry Osborn; Norman Osborn; Flash Thompson; Gwen Stacy; Aunt May Parker; Joe Smith (villain, introduction); Mary Jane Watson
Synopsis
Average Joe, Joe Smith, fails at being a fighter and tries his hand at acting. Dressed up as a robotic monster, he is zapped with electricity and chemicals which causes him to go on a violent spree against those who doubted his abilities. Meanwhile, Norman Osborn puts a price on Spider-Man’s head and our hero is plagued with goons trying to bump him off. Peter narrowly misses meeting Mary Jane.
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Indexer Notes

Ditko turned his last art for Marvel late the last week of November 1965.

The Greatest Origin Story of All Time (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 4)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko; John Romita
Inks
Steve Ditko; John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; Gaspar Saladino; Danny Crespi ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Mirage; Ned Leeds; Betty Brant; Dr. Octopus
Synopsis
Small reprints of the covers of Amazing Spider-Man #38, #156 and #157.

On a Clear Day You Can See...The Mirage! (Table of Contents: 5)

Spider-Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito; Dave Hunt (backgrounds)
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; GUESTS: J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May Parker; Betty Brant; Ned Leeds; Mary Jane Watson; Robbie Robertson; Harry Osborn; Flash Thompson; Liz Allen; Randy Robertson; Mrs. Muggins; Mirage [Desmond Charne] (introduction, villain); Doctor Octopus (villain, cameo)
Synopsis
Peter and his friends are attending the wedding of Betty and Ned when the party is crashed by the villainous Mirage who plans on robbing the guests.
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Relatively Color Cuddly Characters (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Ghost That Haunted Octopus (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito; Dave Hunt (backgrounds, uncredited)
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Octopus; Hammerhead; Harry Osborn; Flash Thompson; Liz Allen; Aunt May Parker; Hammerhead (flashback, cameo)
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Indexer Notes

Continued in the next 2 issues.

Archie Over the Edge (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Hammerhead Is Out! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Ross Andru (breakdowns); Mike Esposito (finished art, figures); Dave Hunt (finished art, backgrounds)
Inks
Mike Esposito; Dave Hunt (backgrounds)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (original printing); ? (reprint)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Marv Wolfman (lab technician)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Hammerhead; Doctor Octopus; Glory Grant; Mary Jane Watson; Robbie Robertson; Aunt May Parker
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Josie and the Pussycats Take the Stage (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Josie and the Pussycats / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm With Doctor Octopus (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Ross Andru (breakdowns); Mike Esposito (finished art, figures); Dave Hunt (finished art, backgrounds)
Inks
Mike Esposito; Dave Hunt (backgrounds)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (original printing); ? (reprint)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Joe Rosen

Job Number
JV 339
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Octopus; Hammerhead; Terrible Tinkerer; Toy; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Aunt May Parker
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Inhumanity Goes Prehistoric (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 13)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru; Ross Andru; Mark Brooks; Mark Brooks; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Frank Giacoia; Mark Brooks; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?; ?; ?; ?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?; Danny Crespi ?; ?; ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Doctor Octopus; Hammerhead; Vulture
Synopsis
Small reproductions of the covers of Amazing Spider-Man #158 and #159 and Marvel Age Spider-Man #1 and #6.

Duel to the Death with the Vulture (Table of Contents: 14)

Spider-Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (Plot); Steve Ditko (Plot); Daniel Quantz
Pencils
Mark Brooks
Inks
Mark Brooks
Colors
?
Letters
Randolph Gentile

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [also appears as Peter Parker]; Vulture [Adrian Toomes]; Aunt May Parker; Flash Thompson; J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant
Synopsis
Spider-Man defeats the Vulture, a winged crook that the police can't catch, and Peter Parker sells pictures of the battle to J. Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle newspaper, which enables his aunt to pay the rent.
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Indexer Notes

Story title and plot elements taken from The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #2.

The Return of the Vulture (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Stan Lee (Plot); Steve Ditko (Plot); Daniel Quantz
Pencils
Mark Brooks
Inks
Mark Brooks
Colors
?
Letters
Randolph Gentile

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [also appears as Peter Parker]; Vulture [Adrian Toomes]; Flash Thompson; Aunt May Parker; Betty Brant; J. Jonah Jameson
Synopsis
The Vulture escapes from prison and goes on a crime spree that leads to a showdown with Spider-Man at the Daily Bugle.
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Indexer Notes

Title and plot elements taken from The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #7.

Jughead Volume One and Volume Two (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 17)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?; ?; ?; ?
Pencils
Tony S. Daniel; Tony S. Daniel (signed); ?; ?
Inks
Tony S. Daniel; Tony S. Daniel (signed); ?; ?
Colors
?; ?; ?; ?
Letters
typeset; typeset; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Vulture; Electro; Kraven; Doctor Octopus; Sandman; Mysterio
Synopsis
Small cover reproductions of Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #2 and #3, Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #1 and Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors #8.

The Sinister Six (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Erica David
Pencils
Patrick Scherberger
Inks
Norman Lee
Colors
Guru eFX's Wes Hartman; Guru eFX's Robby Bevard (original printing); ? (reprint)
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; GUESTS: Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Human Torch; The Thing]; Aunt May Parker; J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant; Sinister Six [Dr. Octopus; Kraven the Hunter; Mysterio; Sandman; Electro; Vulture] (villains)
Synopsis
Spider-Man’s abilities go on the blink and he begins to enjoy the life of a normal teenager with no power and no responsibility. That is, until the Sinister Six abduct Aunt May and J. Jonah Jameson.
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The Sinister Six Part Two (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Erica David
Pencils
Patrick Scherberger
Inks
Norman Lee
Colors
Wes Hartman; Robby Bevard (original printing); ? (reprint)
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Sinister Six [Doctor Octopus; Mysterio; Vulture [Adrian Toomes]; Sandman; Kraven the Hunter; Electro]; J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May Parker
Synopsis
Spider-Man fights the Sinister Six to free the kidnapped Jameson and Aunt May.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Man of Action
Pencils
Nuno Plati
Inks
Nuno Plati
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Caramagna of Virtual Calligraphy (as VC's Joe Caramagna)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So, about a year ago...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Shocker
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Ultimate Peter Parker (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Dan Slott (plot); Ty Templeton
Pencils
Ty Templeton
Inks
Ty Templeton
Colors
Wil Quintana
Letters
Clayton Cowles

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [also appears as Peter Parker]; Nick Fury; Madame Hydra; HYDRA; SHIELD; Principal Coulson; Mary Jane Watson; Flash Thompson; Harry Osborn; Ms. Hughes
Synopsis
While SHIELD is using Spider-Man to force HYDRA out into the open, they have also created a Peter Parker android to cover for Spider-Man at school.
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It's Back to Beginning from Sabrina (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

...That Time I Took Over Spider-Man's Lame Comic Book and Made It Awwwesssome! (Table of Contents: 23)

Spider-Man / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Man of Action; Ed Valentine
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Deadpool
Reprints
  • Reprint data is currently unknown because the original source has not yet been indexed.

Get More Than 50% Off Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Next Issue (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Avengers / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Based on the New Hit TV Series from CW (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

Riverdale / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Catch Up on the New Archie with These Three Graphic Novel Collections (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Road to Riverdale
  3. 2. Just a Guy Named Joe!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. The Greatest Origin Story of All Time
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. Cover Gallery
    Spider-Man
  6. 5. On a Clear Day You Can See...The Mirage!
    Spider-Man
  7. 6. Relatively Color Cuddly Characters
  8. 7. The Ghost That Haunted Octopus
    Spider-Man
  9. 8. Archie Over the Edge
    Archie
  10. 9. Hammerhead Is Out!
    Spider-Man
  11. 10. Josie and the Pussycats Take the Stage
    Josie and the Pussycats
  12. 11. Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm With Doctor Octopus
    Spider-Man
  13. 12. Inhumanity Goes Prehistoric
    Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
  14. 13. Cover Gallery
    Spider-Man
  15. 14. Duel to the Death with the Vulture
    Spider-Man
  16. 15. The Return of the Vulture
    Spider-Man
  17. 16. Jughead Volume One and Volume Two
    Jughead
  18. 17. Cover Gallery
    Spider-Man
  19. 18. The Sinister Six
    Spider-Man
  20. 19. The Sinister Six Part Two
    Spider-Man
  21. 20. ["So, about a year ago..."]
    Spider-Man
  22. 21. Ultimate Peter Parker
    Spider-Man
  23. 22. It's Back to Beginning from Sabrina
    Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  24. 23. ...That Time I Took Over Spider-Man's Lame Comic Book and Made It Awwwesssome!
    Spider-Man
  25. 24. Get More Than 50% Off Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man
    Spider-Man
  26. 25. Next Issue
    Avengers
  27. 26. Based on the New Hit TV Series from CW
    Riverdale
  28. 27. Catch Up on the New Archie with These Three Graphic Novel Collections
    Archie
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