Marvel Tales #159 [Direct]
(January 1984)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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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 [standalone or inside vertical box]
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.

Editing
Related Scans
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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