The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 [Regular Edition]
(December 1976)

Marvel, 1976 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1976-09-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860219912
Editing
Gerry Conway
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Stinging Return of the Tarantula! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema; John Romita ? (see notes)
Inks
Sal Buscema; John Romita ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Tarantula; Mary Jane Watson; Flash Thompson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inker credits provided 2006 by Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited John Romita on corrections and Nick suspects he may have touched up the Tarantula and Spider-Man faces.

Twice Stings the Tarantula! (Table of Contents: 1)

Spider-Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Mike Esposito (finished art, figures); Dave Hunt (finished art, backgrounds)
Inks
Mike Esposito; Dave Hunt (backgrounds)
Colors
Dave Hunt
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Tarantula (villain); Abe Beame; Mary Jane Watson; Flash Thompson; Glory Grant; Vice Chancellor Lansky
Synopsis
The Tarantula first kidnaps Vice Chancellor Lansky and then tries to kill the mayor of New York. Spider-Man stops him from killing the mayor but is unable to prevent him from escaping.
Reprints

Notes From Myself (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Sal Buscema; John Romita (illustrations)
Inks
Sal Buscema; Mike Esposito (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Tarantula; Aunt May Parker; Harry Osborn; J. Jonah Jameson; Mary Jane Watson

Indexer Notes

No letters, commentary about why another Spider-Man book was needed and the upcoming stories.

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

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; ?
Letters
typeset

The Spider-Man and the Fly! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Stinging Return of the Tarantula!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Twice Stings the Tarantula!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. Notes From Myself
    The Spider's Web
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. The Spider-Man and the Fly!
    Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Benjamin Beck
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Eric Rom
  • Steven Tice
  • Clint Maxwell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Ford
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Greg Simpson
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mark Gordon