Marvel Tales #159 [Direct Edition]
(January 1984)

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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Danny Fingeroth (reprint editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#1-33 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Beetle [Abner Jenkins]
Reprints:

Where Flies the Beetle (Table of Contents: 1)

Spider-Man / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Andy Yanchus
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Beetle [Abner Jenkins]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Betty Brant; Flash Thompson; Aunt May Parker; Doris Evans; J. Jonah Jameson
Synopsis:
When the Beetle is released from prison he plans to take his revenge on the Human Torch and ends up fighting both the Torch and Spider-Man.
Reprints:

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints:

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

Marvel Mails / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob DeNatale
Pencils:
Steve Ditko; ?
Inks:
Steve Ditko; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

For Assistant Editor's month Bob DeNatale includes a parody of updating dialogue and art on Amazing Spider-Man # 19.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Where Flies the Beetle
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Mails
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  • Per Sandell
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