Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sensational SPIDER-MAN 70s Sunday Strips! Time for Cocoa! 1979 Marvel Madness!

Last time, we sat in disbelief, watching a desperate Peter Parker try to figure out how he could be committing horrific crimes (like robbing restaurant patrons dining at the World Trade Center) in his Wall-Crawling identity! Now, we see that it's the creepy Kingpin who's pulling the web-lines behind the entire scheme! But, will Spider-Man tumble to those facts in time? Will he be able to clear his good name? And--why does the Kingpin's prison playmate look like actor Gene Hackman (then wowing fans in SUPERMAN-THE MOVIE)? More rare 1979 daily strips, from writer Stan Lee and artist John Romita, Sr.! Click below to enlarge, then web-sling over to here for the next (full color) installment!

Above: Note how, in that second tier of strips, that Stan and Johnny
visualize the risk of an out-of-control Spidey, with Peter demonstrating
his powers. It woulda been enough to have him simply vocalize his fears,
but to also show (and remind) readers was another masterful Marvel touch...

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