|The Spectacular Spider-Man|
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|Publication date||(vol. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc 1): December, 1976 - November, 1998|
(vol. 2): September, 2003 - June, 2005
|Number of issues||(vol. 1): 263|
(vol. 2): 27
The Spectacular Spider-Man is the name of several comic books and one magazine series starring Marvel Comics' Spider-Man. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The character's main series, The Amazing Spider-Man, was extremely successful, and Marvel felt the character could support more than one title. The Amazing Spider-Man is the name of several media Presentations which feature the Marvel Comics Superhero Spider-Man, This led the company in 1968 to launch a short-lived magazine, the first to bear the Spectacular name. In 1972, Marvel more successfully launched a second Spider-Man ongoing series, Marvel Team-Up, in which he was paired with other Marvel heroes. Marvel Team-Up is the name of several American Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. A third monthly ongoing series, Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, debuted in 1976.
The Spectacular Spider-Man was initially a two-issue magazine published by Marvel in 1968, as an experiment in entering the black-and-white comic-magazine market successfully pioneered by Warren Publishing and others. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Warren Publishing was an American Magazine company founded by James Warren, who published his first magazines in 1957 and continued in the business for It sold for 35 cents when standard comic books cost 12 cents and annuals and giants 25 cents.
The first issue (July 1968) featured a painted, color cover with a 52-page black-and-white Spider-Man story, "Lo, This Monster!", by writer Stan Lee, with art by penciler John Romita, Sr. and inker Jim Mooney. Black-and-white is a number of Monochrome forms in Visual arts. A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters A penciller (or penciler) is one of a number of types of Artists working within the Comic book industry John Romita Sr (better known as simply John Romita) (born January 24, 1930) is an Italian-American Comic-book artist best known The inker is one of the two line artists in a traditional Comic book, or Graphic novel. James Noel "Jim" Mooney ( August 13, 1919 &ndash March 30, 2008) was an American comic book artist best known A 10-page origin story, "In The Beginning!", was by Lee, penciler Larry Lieber and inker Bill Everett. Larry D Lieber (born October 26, 1931, New York City, New York) is an American Comic book artist and writer and the younger William Blake "Bill" Everett, also known as William Blake and Everett Blake ( May 18, 1917, Cambridge Massachusetts –
The feature story was reprinted in color, with some small alterations and bridging material by Gerry Conway, in The Amazing Spider-Man #116-118 (Jan. Gerard F "Gerry" Conway ( September 10, 1952 -) is an American Writer of Comic books and Television shows The Amazing Spider-Man is the name of several media Presentations which feature the Marvel Comics Superhero Spider-Man, -March 1973) as "Suddenly. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. . . The Smasher!", "The Deadly Designs Of The Disruptor!", and "Countdown To Chaos!" (with additional inking by Tony Mortellaro on the latter two). These versions were themselves reprinted in Marvel Tales #95-97 (Sept. -Oct. 1978). Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar)
The second and final issue (Nov. 1968) also sported a painted cover, and now the interior was in color as well. Lee, Romita and Mooney again collaborated on its single story, "The Goblin Lives!", featuring the Green Goblin. The Green Goblin is a name shared by several fictional Supervillains that appear in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. A next-issue box at the end promoted the planned contents of the unrealized issue #3, "The Mystery of the TV Terror". A version of the Goblin story, trimmed by 18 pages, was reprinted in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #9 (1973), and portions of the "TV Terror" costume were reused for the costume of the Prowler.
Both issues of the magazine were reprinted in their entirety (albeit reduced to comic size) in the collection Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man #7 (ISBN 0-7851-1636-2). The first issue was also reprinted exactly as it was originally presented in 2002, known as the Facsimilie Edition.
Titled Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man on its December 1976 debut, and shortened to simply The Spectacular Spider-Man with #134 (Jan. Mike Zeck is an American Comic book illustrator He was born in Greenville Pennsylvania on September 6, 1949 to Michael and Kathryn Jean 1988), this was the first Amazing Spider-Man monthly comic-book spin-off series. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The monthly title ran 263 issues until 1998.
Scripting initially alternated between Gerry Conway and Archie Goodwin until mid-1977, when Bill Mantlo took over, staying on the title for almost seven years. Gerard F "Gerry" Conway ( September 10, 1952 -) is an American Writer of Comic books and Television shows Archie Goodwin ( September 8, 1937 &ndash March 1, 1998) was an American Comic book writer editor and artist Bill Mantlo (born November 9, 1951) is an American Comic-book Writer, primarily at Marvel Comics, and an Attorney During this time, the book also focused more on Peter Parker's campus life at Empire State University than Amazing did (as well as giving more attention to Peter's colleagues than to the more long-running supporting characters who featured in Amazing). The first regular artist was Sal Buscema, who drew the title until mid-1978. Silvio "Sal" Buscema (born on January 26, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York) is an American Comic After Buscema’s departure, a succession of artists (including Mike Zeck, Frank Miller, Jim Mooney, Ed Hannigan and Greg LaRocque) penciled the series for approximately five years. Mike Zeck is an American Comic book illustrator He was born in Greenville Pennsylvania on September 6, 1949 to Michael and Kathryn Jean Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American Writer, Artist and Film director best known for his dark James Noel "Jim" Mooney ( August 13, 1919 &ndash March 30, 2008) was an American comic book artist best known Ed Hannigan has been a Writer, Artist and editor of Comic books for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Greg LaRocque is an American Comic book illustrator His career began in the mid-1980s with the Marvel Comics series Marvel Team-Up starring
Al Milgrom took over scripting (as well as art) in early 1984, following writer Roger Stern's 1980-1981 run mid-Mantlo. Allen "Al" Milgrom is an American Comic book Writer, Penciller, Inker and editor, primarily for Marvel Comics Roger Stern (born September 17 1950) is an American Comic book Author and Novelist. Milgrom imbued the book with a whimsical tone, for example pitting Spider-Man against The Spot, an enemy so ridiculous he gave Spider-Man fits of laughter. Jim Owsley, then editor of the Spider-Man books, disapproved of this approach and had Milgrom replaced as writer by newcomer Peter David in 1985. For the Grenadian politician see Peter David (politician. Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) (born September 23 David and artist Rich Buckler, said Owsley, had the series "focusing on stories with a serious, 'grown-up' tone and more complex themes". For the US Representative from Minnesota, see Rich T Buckler.  One notable storyline is their "Death of Jean DeWolff" arc (#107-110). "The Death of Jean DeWolff" is a story arc from the popular Marvel Comics comic book Spider-Man. David continued scripting Spectacular until early 1988.
With issue #134, the "Peter Parker" part of the title was removed and the series became simply The Spectacular Spider-Man. The logo changed from a distinctive design to using the same design as The Amazing Spider-Man and the title would not sport a unique logo design until 1996. Sal Buscema became the regular artist, staying with the title from early 1988 to late 1996; throughout the series' run, Buscema drew over 100 issues, making him by far its most frequent contributor.
After his "Return of the Sin-Eater" arc (#134-136, Jan. -March 1988), David was removed as writer. Editor Owsley said editor-in-chief Jim Shooter "disliked Peter's work intensely". James Shooter (born September 27 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American Writer, occasional fill-in artist editor, and David, in a 2005 interview, believed, "I was fired off Spider-Man because it was felt at the upper editorial level that a novice comic-book writer shouldn't be handling the adventures of Marvel's flagship character".  Gerry Conway, who additionally wrote Web of Spider-Man from 1988 to 1990, returned to the series after which he left both books to become a story editor on the TV series Father Dowling Mysteries. Web of Spider-Man is the name of a Comic book series starring Spider-Man published by Marvel Comics for 129 issues between 1985 and A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Father Dowling Mysteries (also known as Father Dowling Investigates in the UK) is an American Television mystery series
J.M. DeMatteis became the regular writer in mid-1991, beginning his run with the story arc "The Child Within" (#178-184, July 1991 - Jan. John Marc DeMatteis (born December 15 1953) is an American Writer of Comic books. 1992), featuring the return of the Harry Osborn Green Goblin, who would be killed in #200 (April 1993). Harry Osborn is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Green Goblin is a name shared by several fictional Supervillains that appear in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. DeMatteis injected a grim, psychological tone into the book, exemplified by the arc "Kraven's Last Hunt", a six-part collaboration with artist Mike Zeck that crossed over the three Spider-Man titles in 1987. Kraven's Last Hunt (also known as Fearful Symmetry) is an acclaimed Comic book story by J Mike Zeck is an American Comic book illustrator He was born in Greenville Pennsylvania on September 6, 1949 to Michael and Kathryn Jean In a 2003 interview, DeMatteis revealed that scripting Spectacular in 1991-1992 was his favourite run on Spider-Man: "I really loved the two years on Spectacular Spider-Man that I wrote with Sal Buscema drawing. Talk about underrated! Sal is one of the best storytellers and a wonderful collaborator. I loved that run. "
DeMatteis left the book in mid-1993 to write The Amazing Spider-Man. Steven Grant and other writers followed through late 1994, when former Amazing Spider-Man writer Tom DeFalco took over. Steven Grant (born October 22, 1953) is an American Comic-book writer best known for his 1985-1986 Marvel Comics mini-series Tom DeFalco (b June 26 1950) is an American comics Writer and Editor, well-known for his association with Marvel By this time, all the Spider-books were affected by the controversial "Clone Saga" that culminated with Spectacular Spider-Man #226 (July 1995). The Clone Saga or Spider-Clone Saga was a major story arc in Marvel Comics which ran from 1994 to 1996 involving many clones of This story revealed (though it was later reversed) that the Spider-Man who had appeared in the previous 20 years of comics was a clone of the real Spider-Man. This tied into a publishing gap after #229 (Oct. 1995), when the title was temporarily replaced by The Spectacular Scarlet Spider #1-2 (Nov. The Spectacular Scarlet Spider is the name of a Comic Book series starring the Scarlet Spider, published by Marvel Comics for 2 issues from November -Dec. 1995), featuring the "original" Peter Parker. The series picked up again with #230 (Jan. 1996).
Todd DeZago then wrote for a year before DeMatteis returned through May 1998. Todd Dezago is an American Comic book writer He is best known for his collaborations with Penciller Mike Wieringo on The Sensational Luke Ross succeeded Sal Buscema as the artist and remained until the series ended, but there was no regular writer for the last half-year with Glenn Greenberg, Roger Stern, John Byrne and Howard Mackie all contributing during this time. Glenn Greenberg (b in New York City) is an American Comic book and fiction writer Roger Stern (born September 17 1950) is an American Comic book Author and Novelist. John Lindley Byrne (born July 6 1950) is a British -born Canadian - American author and artist of Comic books Since the Howard Mackie (born January 22 1958 is an American Comic book editor and Writer. The final issue was #263 (Nov. 1998).
Spectacular Spider-Man vol. 2, titled without the definite article "The", is a 27-issue monthly series published between 2003 and 2005. The month is a unit of Time, used with Calendars which is approximately as long as some natural period related to the motion of the Moon; Each issue was written by Paul Jenkins (except #23-26, by Samm Barnes). Paul Jenkins (born December 6 1965) is a British Comic book Writer. Sara "Samm" Barnes is a Television and Comics writer as well as a Television producer. The book's primary pencillers were Humberto Ramos and Mark Buckingham. Humberto Ramos (born 27 November 1970) is a Mexican Comic book Penciller, best known for his work on American comic books Mark Buckingham is a British Comic book artist. He is best known for his work on Marvelman and Fables. This series replaced the cancelled Peter Parker: Spider-Man vol. Peter Parker Spider-Man is the name of two Comic book series published by Marvel Comics, both of which feature the character Spider-Man 2.
The comic included the storyline Spider-Man: Disassembled where Spider-Man met a new enemy called the Queen who wanted him as her mate. Avengers Disassembled, referred to in some participating series as Disassembled, is a crossover event between several Marvel Comics Her kiss caused him to slowly mutate into a giant spider who metamorphosed into human form with enhanced strength and agility along with organic webbing and a psychic link with insects and arachnids.
Spectacular Spider-Man Adventures is a title published by Panini Comics in the UK, although the Adventures portion of the title is often dropped from the cover page. Panini Comics is an Italian Comic book publisher (a division of Panini Group which also makes collectible stickers — see Panini (stickers) that publishes The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located It features a mix of reprinted American material as well as originally produced British material. Spectacular is aimed at a younger audience than Panini's other Spider-Man reprint title Astonishing Spider-Man, and is loosely based on the continuity of the 1990s animated series. Astonishing Spider-Man is part of Marvel UK's 'Collector Edition' line Spider-Man (also known as Spider-Man The Animated Series) is an American Animated television series featuring the