Sunday, May 19, 2013

Stupendous 70s SPIDER-MAN Sunday Strip! "The Hunch and the Horror!" Marvel Comics!

Last time, we looked on in utter horror, as Spider-Man was blackmailed into performing his second indecent deed, all at the behest of a female foe who knows his secret identity, and is willing to reveal it to the world if the Wall-Walker doesn't snap to her every whim! Now, the action heightens as Spidey is forced to make each task more personal, and more dangerous, than the last! How far will the superhero go to protect his well-guarded secret? Will he tumble to his faceless foe's identity and location before he has to go too far? More 1978 Sunday color Spidey strips, from writer Stan Lee and artist John Romita, Sr.! Click below to enlarge, web-heads!

Note how artist Romita sets up each scene, careful to give a real sense of
location. A retreating Spider-Man's distance from the target's home is established
in panel five, the nearness of the railroad station is seen in panel six, leading us
to the station (and Peter's way back to NYC) in the final panel! This also gives
readers a sense of pacing, and the passage of time.

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