Marvel Tales #97 [Regular Edition]
(November 1978)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860247611
Editing
Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief); Jim Salicrup (reprint editor); Roy Thomas (original)
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The Smasher Strikes! The Disruptor Destroys! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Disruptor; Smasher
Reprints

Countdown to Chaos! (Table of Contents: 1)

Spider-Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Gerry Conway
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita; Jim Mooney; Tony Mortellaro
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Job Number
1291Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Disruptor [Richard Raleigh] (identity revealed in this issue, villain, dies); The Smasher (villain); Mr. Thaxton (villain)
Synopsis
The identity of the Disruptor is revealed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The final panel in the original story has an image of the Hulk. That image is removed in this issue.

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox [November 1978] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Good Overcomes Evil! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Thor; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Smasher Strikes! The Disruptor Destroys!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Countdown to Chaos!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox [November 1978]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  4. 3. Good Overcomes Evil!
    Thor; Hostess
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