Marvel Tales #197 [Direct]
(March 1987)

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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD; 0.40 GBP; 0.95 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1987-01 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel 25th Anniversary
Editing
Jim Salicrup
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (#3-33 squarebound)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Steel Serpent Wants Iron Fist's Life Force-- Only Spidey Can Stop Him! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
M. D. Bright
Inks
Mike DeCarlo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Iron Fist; Steel Serpent

Night of the Dragon (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Dave Hunt
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Genre
martial arts; superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Iron Fist [Danny Rand]; Misty Knight [also as Maya Korday]; Steel Serpent [Davos] (villain); Bushmaster [John McIver] (villain); Raul (villain)
Synopsis
Steel Serpent drains the Iron Fist out of Danny Rand.
Reprints

The Bet! (Table of Contents: 2)

Hercules / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Layton
Pencils
Bob Layton
Inks
Bob Layton
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Steel Serpent Wants Iron Fist's Life Force-- Only Spidey Can Stop Him!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Night of the Dragon
    Spider-Man; Iron Fist
  3. 2. The Bet!
    Hercules
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