Marvel Tales #230 [Direct]
(Mid-November 1989)

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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Marv Wolfman (original editor); Jim Shooter (original consulting editor); Jim Salicrup (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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Todd McFarlane (signed)
Inks
Todd McFarlane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Bewitched, Bothered and Be-Dazzled! (Table of Contents: 1)

Spider-Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Keith Pollard (breakdowns); Mike Esposito (finished art); ? [as Friends] (finished art)
Inks
Mike Esposito; Jim Mooney (uncredited); ? [as Friends]
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Jim Novak

Job Number
LF68
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A peaceful night,
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Dazzler; Harry Osborn; Flash Thompson; Lightmaster (villain); Aunt May Parker (cameo)
Synopsis
Lightmaster tries to use Dazzler's mutant powers to augment his own, but Spidey gets in the way.
Reprints

Cult of Dolts (Table of Contents: 2)

Spider-Ham / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Danny Fingeroth
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Joe Albelo
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Spider-Ham [Peter Porker]; Betty Brant-Eater; Mary Jane Water Buffalo; Larval Zombies (villain); Jim Salamander (villain)
Synopsis
Peter Porker is captured and bewitched by a band of hero worshiping Larval Zombies.

Indexer Notes

Story is poking fun of the "Marvel Zombie" fanboy who slavers over Marvel Comics no matter what the quality; Jim Salamander is a parody of editor Jim Salicrup.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man; Dazzler
  2. 1. Bewitched, Bothered and Be-Dazzled!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. Cult of Dolts
    Spider-Ham
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