The Amazing Spider-Man #97 [Regular Edition]
(June 1971)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except December, semi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

No Comics Code seal on this issue.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Romita (signed as Romita)
Inks
John Romita (signed as Romita)
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spidey fights the Goblin -- and lots, lots more!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In the Grip of the Goblin! (Table of Contents: 2)

Spider-Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited); John Romita (pages 7, 15, 16, 18 and 19); Tony Mortellaro ? (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Job Number
575-Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's happening again!
Feature Logo
The Amazing Spider-Man
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [also appears as Peter Parker]; Harry Osborn; Mary Jane Watson; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn] (villain); Gwen Stacy (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Spidey battles the Goblin while Harry starts popping pills to deal with the brush-off MJ has given him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the following issue.

Drug references in the story meant that it could not be approved by the Comics Code.

Backgrounds likely inked by Tony Mortellaro, as he was the background inker on ASM #98 (a billboard seen on the splash page of #98 reads "BACK BY MOR").

John Romita credited as "artist emeritus"

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

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

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

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

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

Spider's Web / letters page / 1.6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane; John Romita (illustrations)
Inks
John Romita (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, It seems that your competitors have come up with a winner, and a format which is popular.
Characters
Spider-Man; Gwen Stacy; George Stacy

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment by readers Evan Katten, Jean Laidig, Jeffrey Lustman, Todd Bake and Ken Campbell.

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

The Avengers [superhero]; The Hulk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Spidey fights the Goblin -- and lots, lots more!"]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash"]
  3. 2. In the Grip of the Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  5. 4. ["Hints of hilarious hi-jinx and homogeneous happenings happily harvested for heroes like you!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. ["Dear Stan, It seems that your competitors have come up with a winner, and a format which is popular."]
    Spider's Web
  7. 6. ["Maybe lightning doesn't strike twice--but Harlan Ellison does!!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]; The Hulk
  8. 7. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
  9. 8. ["More and more men report Telepander Training helps develop power-packed muscles in only 35 days!"]
  10. 9. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
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