Wednesday, August 21, 2013

All About SPIDER-MAN! 1972 MONSTER TIMES Spotlight Spectacular! MarvelMania!

Back before the internet, most comic maniacs depended on news and fan magazines to give them full histories of comics and their cavortin' characters, and this piece from MONSTER TIMES is a great example of that! This 1972 Spidey overview is more than just another round-up of the Web-Crawler's most famous friends and foes, but also features a peek at his (then) latest writer, merry Gerry Conway, as well as dishing the latest scoops on the comic that was about to shake up the world, with the controversial  "death of Gwen Stacy" storyline! Check those great pics of Conway and Spider-artist supreme, John Romita, Sr.! Click below to enlarge, faithful one!

In addition to stellar Romita images, this feature also 
contains art by Spidey's co-creator, sturdy Steve Ditko!

Can it be? A copy of NEW GODS (from Marvel's competitor, DC 
Comics) perched in the hallowed Marvel Bullpen?!

Can any True Believer pinpoint what's on
Johnny's art table in that pic?

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