The Spider-Man Project

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 001, Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 052, The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 163

Posted by dave, April 30, 2008 at 12:03 am · No Comments ·

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 001Twice Stings the Tarantula!
Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist/storyteller: Sal Buscema
Inker/embellisher: Mike Esposito
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Dave Hunt
Originally published: December 1976

Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 052Danger: Demon on a Rampage!
Guest writer: Gerry Conway
Artists: Sal Buscema, Mike Esposito
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Don Warfield
Originally published: December 1976

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 163All the Kingpin’s Men!
Writer: Len Wein
Illustrator: Ross Andru
Embellisher: Mike Esposito
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Originally published: December 1976

man, it’s been ages since I read amazing spider-man! and, we have the start of a brand new spidey series!

alright, so spectacular 1 has a reference to amazing 163, and amazing 163 has a reference to spectacular 1. i guess they intersect, with everything up to and including the surprise party in amazing 163 comes first, then all of spectacular 1, then all of marvel team-up 52, then the rest of amazing?

in asm 163 pete thinks MJ is mad at him, and she is kinda chummy with flash. later, in spectacular, pete says that mj has been dating flash. however, pete and mj were just hanging out together in marvel treasury edition 12, and mj expressed jealousy about pete recognizing bev switzer. hmm… maybe that’s what pete was apologizing for.

  • spidey runs into the kingpin’s goons
  • peter’s apartment gets furnished in a surprise “please-provide-for-peter-parker’s-pad” party
  • harry and liz are makin’ time
  • spidey fights the tarantula, who escapes and kidnaps some guy named lansky
  • pete and mj have an off-panel talk
  • tarantula, under somebody’s orders (i suspect the guy that originally got “kidnapped”) tries to fake-kidnap-but-really-kill the mayor, but spider-man stops him
  • tarantula gets away
  • spidey’s swinging home and a interdimensional portal opens, spitting out a monster, the falcon, a cowboy, some crazies, and captain america
  • the monster runs afoul of batroc the leaper, who enlists him to rob a shield hovercar
  • cap and spidey stop them and capture batroc, but the monster gets away
  • spider-man acknowledges that the monster is lost, confused and trying to get home, but kills him anyway. nice.
  • pete and mj pick up aunt may from the hospital
  • spidey tracks down kingpin’s men, but really it’s a trap and he has to face the kingpin himself
  • they fight like mad, and spidey gets captured, gassed, strapped into some kinda contraption

overall, these issues were all kind of boring. not a great return to amazing, and not a great debut for spectacular. i give these three one big “meh”.

Rating:

XX/__

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