The Amazing Spider-Man #222 [Direct]
(November 1981)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1981-08-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [various positions]
Editing
Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ed Hannigan (cover sketch); Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed as Simonson (brontosaurus))
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Speed Demon [James Saunders]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From a cover sketch by Ed Hannigan.

Faster Than the Eye! (Table of Contents: 1)

Spider-Man / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Pencils
Bob Hall (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited as Sean)
Letters
Rick Parker (credited as Parker)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Please don't shoot us!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Speed Demon [James Saunders] (first and introduction; formerly the Whizzer; changes his identity); J. Jonah Jameson; Lance Bannon; Robbie Robertson; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Grandmaster; Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Goliath [Clint Barton]
Synopsis
Super-speedster Whizzer first appears in his new identity as the Speed Demon! He robs department stores and boutiques, initially succeeding in making a fool out of Spider-Man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The origin and early history of Whizzer/Speed Demon is revealed in flashbacks.

A Lesson to be Learned! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Hostess Cup Cakes; The Thing / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from John Hardy II, Michael Quentin Lee, and Mike Halterman; includes list of winners from Marvel's Win-Yourself-Some-Big-Bucks-Contest and editorial from Tom DeFalco.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Faster Than the Eye!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. A Lesson to be Learned!
    Hostess Cup Cakes; The Thing
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
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  • Clyde Balazs
  • Chris Boyko
  • Peter Croome
  • Björn Eklöf
  • Del Gruber
  • David Haglund
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Q
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Eric Rom
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steven Tice
  • Jim Van Dore