Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #1

Published
1977
Page count
52
Cover price
0.50 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover The Stinging Return of the Tarantula! (Spider-Man) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Tarantula; Mary Jane Watson; Flash Thompson

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sal Buscema, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Irving Watanabe, letterer
Editing
Gerry Conway, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 1976 series) #1 (December 1976)
The Stinging Return of the Tarantula!

Notes

Cover inker credits provided 2006 by Nick Caputo. Previous indexer listed John Romita on corrections.

Show/hide 1. Twice Stings the Tarantula! (The Spectacular Spider-Man) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Tarantula (villain); Abe Beame; Mary Jane Watson; Flash Thompson; Glory Grant; Vice Chancellor Lansky

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Sal Buscema, layouts (breakdowns)
 
Mike Esposito, penciller (finished art, figures)
 
Dave Hunt, penciller (finished art, backgrounds)
 
Mike Esposito, inker
 
Dave Hunt, backgrounds
Text
Joe Rosen, letterer
Editing
Gerry Conway, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 1976 series) #1 (December 1976)
Twice Stings the Tarantula!
Also printed
United States
Essential Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (2005)
Twice Stings the Tarantula!

Synopsis

The Tarantula first kidnaps Vice Chancellor Lansky and then tries to kill the mayor of New York. Spider-Man stops him from killing the mayor but is unable to prevent him from escaping.

Show/hide 2. Kraven Is the Hunter! (The Spectacular Spider-Man) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Tarantula (villain); Kraven (villain); Curt Connors; Richard Gorman (introduction); Glory Grant; Robbie Robertson; Kingpin (flashback); Otto; Aunt May; Anna Watson; J. Jonah Jameson

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Sal Buscema, layouts (breakdowns)
 
Mike Esposito, finishes
 
Mike Esposito, inker
 
Dave Hunt, backgrounds
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer (page 1)
 
Irving Watanabe, letterer (pages 2-16)
 
John Costanza, letterer (pages 17-31)
Editing
Gerry Conway, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 1976 series) #2 (January 1977)
Kraven Is the Hunter!

Synopsis

Tarantula and his new partner are sent to kidnap Richard Gorman. Spider-Man later arrives and captures Kraven.

Show/hide 3. ...And There Was Lightmaster! (The Spectacular Spider-Man) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; The Lightmaster [Dr. Lansky] (Intro; Villain); Tarantula; Sha Shan; Richard Gorman; Flash Thompson; Glory Grant; Robbie Robertson; Mr. Yuschek; Mr. Goldin

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, plotter
 
Jim Shooter, scripter (script)
Art
Sal Buscema, penciller
 
Mike Esposito, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer (page one)
 
Karen Mantlo, letterer [as Joe Rosen] (miscredited)
Editing
Archie Goodwin, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 1976 series) #3 (February 1977)
...And There Was Lightmaster!

Synopsis

Spider-Man discovers who has been kidnapping college officials.

Notes

The lettering credit error is noted in the letters page to Spectacular Spider-Man #6.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 62680

Entry created

  • 04/06/2016

Cover added

  • 23/02/2018

Index completed

  • 10/04/2020

Last updated

  • 10/04/2020