(November 25, 1972)

Marvel UK, 1972 Series
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Price:
0.05 GBP
Pages:
40
Indicia frequency:
Weekly
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

[none] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Jim Starlin ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (15 March 2007).

The Gladiator from Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

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

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.

Beware -- The Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents)

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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Three colour panels from earlier issues (one each from Spidey, the FF and the Hulk) accompany the letters.

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Spider-Man
Synopsis:
Along with coupon no. 7 for the poster, Spidey reveals the answer to the previous issue's "puzzle": SIX SUPER-HEROES will appear on the poster! Next week their identities will be revealed [for a comic publishing the adventures of the Hulk, Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, this won't be much of a surprise ...] and how to claim your poster will be explained in #10 [not this issue, as originally claimed].
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [none]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. The Gladiator from Outer Space!
    The Hulk
  3. 2. The Fight to the Finish with Dr. Octopus
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Beware -- The Sub-Mariner!
    The Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Marvel Mailbag
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
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