The Amazing Spider-Man #78 [Regular Edition]
(November 1969)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, except November, semi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

The Night of the Prowler! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Romita (signed as Romita)
Inks
John Romita (signed as Romita)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Prowler
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Night of the Prowler! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited) (layouts); Jim Mooney (credited) (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The city is quiet tonight!
Feature Logo
The Amazing Spider-Man
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Gwen Stacy; Flash Thompson; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Prowler [Hobie Brown] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Peter tries to see Gwen only to find that she is (apparently) on a date with Flash. Hobie approaches his boss with ideas for new safety devices for his job as window-washer, only to be rebuffed. He implements them in private, adds a cloak and a mask, and thus creates The Prowler. Hobie plans to rob a newspaper as the Prowler then return the money as Hobie, making himself a hero. Naturally Peter (as Peter) discovers the Prowler in the act and J. Jonah discovers Peter in front of an empty safe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued in the next issue.

A note on the splash page explains: "Thanks to John Romita, Jr. for suggesting the Prowler."

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

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

Spider's Web / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (illustration)
Inks
Steve Ditko (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mark A.H. Drobnick, Jean Laidig, Ronald Gayda, and Michael J. Susko, Jr.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Night of the Prowler!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. ["Secret muscle building "tools""]
  3. 2. The Night of the Prowler!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
  6. 5. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
  7. 6. ["Do you need extra money?"]
  8. 7. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
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