Marvel Tales #137 [Nabisco Exclusive Variant]
(March 1982)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-01 ?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Tom DeFalco (reprint editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (#1-33 squarebound)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #137 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

This variant is identified as having the black-costumed Spider-Man pictured in the UPC box.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Burglar
Reprints

Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Spider-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[V-789]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (introduction, origin); Ben Parker (introduction); May Parker (introduction); Crusher Hogan; Flash Thompson (introduction); Liz Allan (introduction); the Burglar
Synopsis
Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains the abilites of a spider. When he fails to stop a burglar who runs past him, his uncle is later killed as a result. He therefore swears never to shirk his responsibility again.
Reprints

[Amazing Fantasy #15] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Burglar

Indexer Notes

Unused cover for Amazing Fantasy #15 published for the first time in color.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Marvel Mails / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
John Romita; Jack Kirby; Frank Miller; Steve Ditko (illustrations)
Inks
John Romita; Bob Wiacek; Steve Ditko (illustrations)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial on background of Spider-Man and the publication of his various origin stories. Includes a cover repro of the following issue.

The Origin of Dr. Strange (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange] (origin); Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo] (origin); Ancient One [Yao]
Synopsis
Dr. Stephen Strange, a top neurosurgeon, damages his hands in an accident and seeks out a mystic for help. He saves the seer from his treacherous student, becoming his pupil and finding a new purpose.
Reprints

The Deciding Factor! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Captain America; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (Table of Contents: 6)

Dr. Strange / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
Reprints

Peter Parker as.. Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. [Amazing Fantasy #15]
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Mails
  5. 4. The Origin of Dr. Strange
    Dr. Strange
  6. 5. The Deciding Factor!
    Captain America; Hostess
  7. 6. Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts
    Dr. Strange
  8. 7. Peter Parker as.. Spider-Man
    Spider-Man
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