(13 December 1986)

Marvel UK, 1986 Series
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Price
0.30 GBP
Pages
24
Indicia Frequency
Weekly
On-sale Date
1986-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Ltd.
Brand
Marvel
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The Soul of the Spider! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Larry Lieber (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
Robin Bouttell
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Aunt May Parker; Green Goblin; Gwen Stacy; Captain George Stacy; Jean DeWolff; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Flash Thompson; Harry Osborn
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Intro / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Inside / table of contents / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Black Zoid Part Two (Table of Contents: 3)

Zoids / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Morrison
Pencils
Kev Hopgood
Inks
Dave Hine
Colors
Stuart Place
Letters
Richard Starkings

Genre
science fiction

Lo, There Shall Come a Champion! (Table of Contents: 4)

Spider-Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Frenz (layouts); Jack Fury (art assist); Tom Morgan (finished pencils); James Fry (finished pencils)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; John Romita; Russ Steffens (background inks)
Colors
George Roussos; ? [as & Co.]
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Beyonder; Thomas Fireheart [Puma]; Aunt May Parker; Nathan Lubensky; Anna Watson; Mary Jane Watson; Mephisto (Villain); Zarathos (Villain); Kingpin (Villain); Arranger (Villain); Zarathos Illusions [Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Richard Parker; Mary Parker; Captain George Stacy; Gwen Stacy; Uncle Ben Parker] (Villains); Eternity (Cameo flashback); The Watcher (Cameo flashback); Dr. Strange (Cameo flashback); Molecule Man (Cameo flashback)
Synopsis
The Beyonder makes a deal with the devil: he agrees not to destroy the cosmos if a hero can sustain his life's purpose in the face of overwhelming adversity. He chooses Spidey and frees Zarathos to torment him. Spidey overhears plans for the murder of Kingpin. Resolved to rescue him, Spidey is hampered in his quest by dead friends and foes from the past who accuse him of being a failure. Spidey is beaten down and begins to give in to despair. The source of the illusions, Zarathos, confronts Spider-Man and tries to convince him to let Kingpin be killed. Spidey finds the strength to fight back.
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Keywords
Secret Wars II

Indexer Notes

First 21 pages of story reprinted in Secret Wars II (Marvel UK, 1986 series) #71. Story continues in Secret Wars II (Marvel UK, 1986 series) #77.

Black Watch: Though Some Have Named Thee So-- (Table of Contents: 5)

Strikeforce: Morituri / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Peter B. Gillis
Pencils
Brent Anderson; Whilce Portacio (pages 5, 6, 10, uncredited)
Inks
Scott Williams
Colors
Christie Scheele [as Max Scheele]
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Watch [Clinton Brian Rogers; Bruce Higashi; Woodrow Joshua Green]; Strikeforce: Morituri [Vyking [Harold Carl Everson]; Snapdragon [Lorna Leigh Raeburn]; Adept [Jelene Anderson]; Radian [Louis Armanetti]; Blackthorn [Aline Pagrovna]; Marathon [Robert Greenbaum]]; Commander Beth Luis Nion; Dr. Kimmo Tuolema; The Horde
Synopsis
Harold is accepted into Strikeforce Morituri, and he must decide if he wants to commit to the process that will give him super-powers but kill him within a year.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Strikeforce: Morituri team; Black Watch team predated them in comic time.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Soul of the Spider!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Intro
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Inside
  4. 3. The Black Zoid Part Two
    Zoids
  5. 4. Lo, There Shall Come a Champion!
    Spider-Man
  6. 5. Black Watch: Though Some Have Named Thee So--
    Strikeforce: Morituri
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