The Amazing Spider-Man #82 [Regular Edition]
(March 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.


And Then Came Electro! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin; John Romita (see notes)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

Indexer Notes

John Romita stated in Marie Severin: Mirthful Mistress of Comics that Marie drew the cover. Nick Caputo believes that Marie inked the backgrounds on her own, with Romita inking the Electro and Spider-Man figures. Updated info per Nick Caputo, August 2012.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

And Then Came Electro! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils); Marie Severin (see notes)
Inks
Jim Mooney; Marie Severin (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Weary and dejected, a brooding youth sits motionless in the silence of his room...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson; Mrs. Watson (MJ's aunt Anna); J. Jonah Jameson; Electro [Max Dillon] (origin recap); Captain Stacy; Flash Thompson; Harry Osborne; Robbie Robertson; Marvin (talk show host)
Synopsis
Peter decides that it would be good for his public image to go on a TV talk show. Unfortunately he chooses a network where Max Dillon [Electro] works. In collusion with Jameson, Electro attacks Spider-Man live on stage. Spidey defeats him, but it is a Pyrrhic victory - Peter is as beat up as Max.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The "Midnight Talk Show" host, Marvin, is modeled after Merv Griffin (with his co-host modeled after Arthur Treacher). Marie Severin redrew their faces (pencils and inks) on pages 14 and 15.

There is a great two-panel scene where the web-head - in Peter-civvies with a bag on his head - swings into a laundromat to wash his costume in preparation for the show.

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The Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, John R., John B., Jim and Sam,...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Human Torch

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Dan Barrett, Stan Reynolds, Jay Richardson, Jeffrey Morgan, Dan Dlugonski, Christine Cassello, and Marc De Matteis. Includes two panels reproduced from a previous issue.

[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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. And Then Came Electro!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. ["I put 2 full inches on my arms - 3 inches on my chest and trimmed 4 inches off my waist in just 7 weeks..."]
  3. 2. And Then Came Electro!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  5. 4. ["Incredible items and inconceivable info of inestimable importance!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. ["Dear Stan, John R., John B., Jim and Sam,..."]
    The Spider's Web
  7. 6. ["204pc. Revolutionary War soldiers set"]
  8. 7. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
  9. 8. ["Do you have art talent worth developing?"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Merlin Haas
  • Dennis Forcier
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Ford
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jordan Inman
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Max Capp