Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stan Needed To Recharge His Thesaurus!

For 3 consecutive issues in 1970...



Spider-villains did an awful lot of coming.

I'm just sayin'.

5 comments:

George Chambers said...

Two forgettable villains around one tired retread. I guess Stan was phoning it in by this time.

SF said...

My first thought on seeing that first cover was John Romita Jr, but it looks like it might actually have been John Romita Sr? From the latter's wikipedia page: "Romita then stepped back for six issues, drawing only covers while John Buscema laid out issues #76-81"...

Oculus Orbus said...

Romita Jr. was still many years away from doing comics, much less cover, at the time those were done.

I'm curious about #82. Kinda looks like Buscema, but that is a really interesting ink job on top. Any guesses as to whose work that is?

snell said...

George--hey, now, The Schemer is an important figure in the Kingpin's history.

SF & Oculus--GCD says about the cover of #82: "John Romita stated in Marie Severin: Mirthful Mistress of Comics that Marie drew the cover. Nick Caputo belives that Marie inked the backgrounds on her own, with Romita inking the Electro and Spider-Man figures. Updated info per Nick Caputo, August 2012.

SteveAsat said...

LOL at "J. Romita Fashions" on the far side of the street. Considering the way the Kangroo's dressed, I wouldn't let JR sell me a pair of socks.