Sunday, January 15, 2012

Spectacular Sunday 70s SPIDER-MAN Strip! "Freedom Can Be Subjective!" 1977 Marvel Comics!

It's all over for the corpulent crime-lord known as the Kingpin!  But, as all things in Spidey's woeful world, even a titanic triumph can seem like a devastating defeat! Looks like our Webbed Wunderkind is back to being the favorite whipping boy of pompous publisher J. Jonah Jameson, the crusading (if severely misinformed) newspaper publisher! Can our well-meaning Web-Spinner ever find happiness in a world that constantly rails against him? More 1977 Marvel mayhem from the minds of Stan Lee and John Romita Sr.! Click to enlarge!

Notice how effective the seemingly simple coloring is on this strip! In panel 2, the single color
 "batching" and "grouping" of objects (in the foreground and background) creates
a real sense of depth and direction! Same for panel 6!


Matt said...

Hey Al,
Matt here again,I recently commented on you Captain America posters post. I wanted you to know right now in this strip right now that it's Thor vs Spidey, I guessing it to be a lead into both the upcoming films: "The AVENGERS" and of course "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN" later this upcoming summer. Two last things did you know that the strip is celebrating 35 years this month, and at the spider-man website called "Crawlspace" has the current strips posted every day, I as well write about these strips at my site I happen to be almost ready to release this one as well? OK, sorry I fibbed about only two more things....

Al Bigley said...

Great stuff!

Don't really keep up with the latest incarnation of the SPIDEY strip, except for what I see in COMIC SHOP NEWS and such!