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Friday, 10 February 2017
SPIDER-MAN COMICS WEEKLY #1 - FORTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY...
February 10th 1973 was the day SPIDER-MAN COMICS
WEEKLY went on sale (and the secret of FOOM was revealed to
the waiting world). After sharing the first 19 issues of The MIGHTY
WORLD Of MARVEL, the web-spinner was awarded his own mag,
backed up by The MIGHTY THOR, with ol' Shell-head, The
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, joining them in issue #50.
Today, Friday, is the 44th anniversary of this collectors' item
classic, so I thought I'd treat you to a selection of covers and images
from SM's very first pulsating periodical in the U.K. He'd previously
appeared in POW! back in the '60s and then TV21 at the start of the
'70s, but this was the first British weekly that presented full, uncut
adventures in a publication with him as the title star.
So feast your eyes on the pics that follow, and indulge yourself
in warm recollections of when you first laid eyes on them 44 years
ago. (And dig that dynamic JIM STARLIN illo on the back page.
Terrific stuff, eh?) Okay, ready for your trip back in time?
Then let's go!
And below is the
paper bag mask given away with this first issue.
(This is a slightly revised post of one that was first
published on Tuesday, February 5th 2013.)
Posted by Kid at Friday, February 10, 2017