The Amazing Spider-Man #81 [Regular Edition]
(February 1970)

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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched; #200 square bound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The Coming of the Kangaroo! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

The Coming of the Kangaroo! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May Parker; The Kangaroo (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Aunt May decides Peter is sick and puts him to bed. The Kangaroo escapes Feds who seek to deport him, then steals what he thinks is money but is actually a vial of deadly bacteria. Peter sneaks out to catch the Kangaroo and get the vial back. He succeeds, but Aunt May collapses when she finds the web dummy Peter left in his bed. Now Peter feels more guilt than ever.
Reprints

Mixed-Up Mementos Modestly Garnished with Machiavellian Memorabilia! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Pick a Pair of Winners from Mighty Marvel! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

The Spider's Web / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, John, and Jim, I've just finished reading Spider-Man #75...
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from John Orris; Gerald Palma, Robert Sison, Mike L. Lusk, Frank Hickey, J. Allen Tyler, Mrs. Lisa Sekellick, and Perry L. Wolf; includes a panel reproduced from a previous issue and Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Coming of the Kangaroo!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. The Coming of the Kangaroo!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. Mixed-Up Mementos Modestly Garnished with Machiavellian Memorabilia!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Pick a Pair of Winners from Mighty Marvel!
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, John, and Jim, I've just finished reading Spider-Man #75..."]
    The Spider's Web
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dennis Forcier
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