The Amazing Spider-Man #79 [Regular Edition]
(December 1969)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except November, semi-monthly
On-sale Date
1969-09-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co. Inc.
Publisher's Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A. by World Color Press, Inc., Sparta, Illinois 62286
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress with a correction factor of plus 28 days.
This issue has variants:

To Prowl No More! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Peter Parker; The Prowler [Hobie Brown]; J. Jonah Jameson
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

To Prowl No More! (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
Someone in a costume... robbing Jonah Jameson in his office!
Feature Logo
The Amazing Spider-Man
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Prowler [Hobie Brown]; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Gwen Stacy; Mindy (Hobie's girlfriend, reference only)
Synopsis
Spider-Man and the Prowler fight. The Prowler gets away using a gas bomb, then plans another robbery to make himself (Hobie) a hero when the loot is recovered. Peter anticipates the move and gets there during the robbery. This time the Prowler's gas has no effect and Peter unmasks him to find a well-intentioned kid like himself. Spider-Man lets him go.
Reprints

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

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
John Buscema; Jim Mooney (illustration)
Inks
Jim Mooney (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, John, and Jim, It seems that you can't win!
Characters
Lizard [Curt Connors]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Star Ellis, Brion Houlihan, John O'Grady, and Don Dewsnap; includes a panel reproduced from issue #75.

[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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. To Prowl No More!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
  3. 2. To Prowl No More!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, John, and Jim, It seems that you can't win!"]
    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"]
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Chris Boyko
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Peter Croome
  • Björn Eklöf
  • Dennis Forcier
  • Mark Gordon
  • Del Gruber
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Van Dore