(November 25, 1972)

Marvel UK, 1972 Series
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Price
0.05 GBP
Pages
40
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management London Ltd.
Editing
Pippa M. Melling
Color
Colour front and back covers; Black and White with some Colour interior
Dimensions
Magazine size

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Starlin (layouts); Al Milgrom
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The amazing Spider-Man? Bah! You are nothing against Dr. Octopus!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Doctor Octopus

Indexer Notes

Starlin layouts and Milgrom finished pencils per Milgrom. Info per Jason Schachter.

The Gladiator from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Hulk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
superhero
Reprints
  • US from The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series) #4 (November 1962) [Story page 7 is deleted in its entirety, with the caption of the first panel of page 8 rewritten to connect the Hulk's jump at the end of page 6 to the hole he is now emerging from]

Indexer Notes

All references to anything "Soviet", "Communist" or "Red" are amended throughout this story (as they generally are in Marvel UK's reprints); examples are "jet" for "MiG", "to the homeland" for "behind the Iron Curtain", "ya creeps" for "comrades", "the Hulk's foes" for "the wily Reds" and "would-be conquerers" (sic) for "Communists".

The Incredible Hulk (Table of Contents: 2)

The Mighty World of Marvel Pin-Up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Between pages 7 and 8 of the Hulk story.

The Fight to the Finish with Dr. Octopus (Table of Contents: 3)

Spider-Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Letters
John Duffy

Reprints
  • US from The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #3 (July 1963) [Reprints the final 12 pages of the story, bar story page 15, which is omitted entirely (to allow for a new splash page on page 12 of the comic, to introduce this second half)], #3 (July 1963) [Used on new Splash Page.]

Indexer Notes

Page 12 introduces the second half of the story with a "new" splash page, which appears to be composed of diverse elements from elsewhere: there is an inset top right of Dr Octopus which is clearly by Ditko, a blurb in the bottom left corner ("Plus: a special guest appearance by the Human Torch!") which from its style is definitely from a previous US Marvel (splash page or cover), and between those two elements a full-page illustration of Spidey which is also by Ditko, not enlarged from within a story but perhaps taken from a splash page or pin-up.

The new splash page featuring the figure of Spider-Man is the pin-up page from The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #3, with all the text elements replaced. The figure of Doctor Octopus is from the original issue, story Page 5, panel 3.

Here It Is! More Wild Info about Your Free Full Color Poster! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

The Secret of Spider-Man's Mask! (Table of Contents: 5)

Spider-Man / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Between page 3 of the Spider-Man story and the letters page.

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

The Mighty Marvel Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, when the Human Torch "flames on" he can melt metal, turn rock into boiling lava, and create a burst of nova-like brightness.

Indexer Notes

Between the Spider-Man's mask pin-up and page 4 of the Fantastic Four story.

Three colour panels from earlier issues (one each from Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the Hulk) accompany the letters.

Letters from: Rory Calhoun (Dublin), John Williams (Fulham), Jerry Collins (Ramsgate), Rick Jones (Swansea) and Gaynor Davis (Cardiff).

Beware -- the Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Reprints
  • US from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #4 (May 1962) [The bottom two panels of story page 11 (Chapter 3 splash page) are omitted], #4 (May 1962) [The splash panel of this chapter's opening page (story page 14) is deleted in this reprint which, combined with the two omitted panels from page 11, reduces the overall page count by one], #4 (May 1962)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The amazing Spider-Man? Bah! You are nothing against Dr. Octopus!"]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. The Gladiator from Outer Space!
    The Hulk
  3. 2. The Incredible Hulk
    The Mighty World of Marvel Pin-Up Page
  4. 3. The Fight to the Finish with Dr. Octopus
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. Here It Is! More Wild Info about Your Free Full Color Poster!
  6. 5. The Secret of Spider-Man's Mask!
    Spider-Man
  7. 6. ["Dear Stan, when the Human Torch "flames on" he can melt metal, turn rock into boiling lava, and create a burst of nova-like brightness."]
    The Mighty Marvel Mailbag
  8. 7. Beware -- the Sub-Mariner!
    The Fantastic Four
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