(November 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Non-Pareil Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color cover; black & white interior (#1); color interior (#2)
Dimensions
magazine size
Binding
saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Romita (signed)(painting)
Inks
John Romita (signed)(painting)
Colors
John Romita (signed)(painting)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]
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Keywords
Goblin glider

The Spider-Man Saga (Table of Contents: 1)

Spider-Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita ? (layouts ?, pencils ?) ; Larry Lieber ? (layouts ?, pencils ?)
Inks
John Romita ?; Frank Giacoia ?; Jim Mooney ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Ben Parker; May Parker; Flash Thompson; Harry Osborn; Liz Allan
Synopsis
Brief retelling of Spider-man's origin story.
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Indexer Notes

As can be seen from the credits and from the notes below, it is difficult to reconcile the printed credits for this comic, Romita's recollections, and the opinions of experienced art spotters.

According to John Romita, Sr. Larry Lieber penciled the "Spider-man Saga" origin recap, even though Lieber's name doesn't appear on the contents page credits. Lieber is credited, however for penciling the origin story in Spectacular Spider-man #1. John Romita, Sr. stated that he did the inks, recalling that during this period he and Lieber were working in the same office on several issues simultaneously, including the Spectacular Spider-man 1 and 2, the Amazing Spider-man monthly issues and Amazing Spider-man Annual #5.

Nick Caputo suspects that Romita was in error and the inking is actually the work of Frank Giacoia. Giacoia is given credit under layout and illustration on the table of contents, and his hand is evident as inker on several pages of the story. Romita likely laid out the page and provided corrections.

Charles Underwood believes that Romita's contributions are larger, perhaps executing the entire piece, perhaps with Jim Mooney's inks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Spider-Man / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita; Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney; John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

additional credits include John Romita, Jim Mooney, Frank Giacoia (layout and illustration); Sol Brodsky, John Verpoorten, Morrie Kuramoto, Sam Rosen, Artie Simek (production and lettering); Roy Thomas, Gary Friedrich, Archie Goodwin, Jerry Siegel, Linda Fita, Robin Green (research and advisory)

The Goblin Lives (Table of Contents: 3)

Spider-Man / comic story / 58 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita (layouts) Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney (pp.1-25, 27, 41-54); Frank Giacoia (pp 26, 28-40); John Romita (pp. 55-58)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Captain George Stacy; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Harry Osborn; J. Jonah Jameson; May Parker; Gwen Stacy; Mary Jane Watson
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Indexer Notes

Romita layouts, Jim Mooney pencils and Frank Giacoia inking per Nick Caputo, November 2013. Previous indexer credited Romita with full pencils.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Sock it to...Spider-Man / letters page / 4 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

letters section, interspersed with ads. Letters from Neal Christensen, Andrew Smith, Kenneth Kroft, Robert Kowalski, Terry Kolb, Jeff Verney, Eric Nash, and Achille Di Bacco.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. The Spider-Man Saga
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. The Goblin Lives
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Sock it to...Spider-Man
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Charles Underwood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Martin Burch
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Martin O'Hearn