|lbd_nytetrayn (lbd_nytetrayn) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2010-01-03 03:43 am UTC
|Entry tags:||char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: jim shooter, genre: promotional, publisher: marvel comics|
First up is a 1974 Electric Company tie-in, showing Spider-man teaming up with... The Reader? But what villainy could possibly necessitate these two forces for good coming together in a tale like no other?
Like yesterday's, this too comes by way of The Retroist, whose old comic scans I promise to stop grabbing so much after this. Speaking of which, I rather like his analysis:
The Reader seems to have the ability to force people to prance, almost mince, merrily down the street reading whatever they lay their eyes on.
Lucky for Spidey he had passed this way, because a motorcycle driving scofflaw, who cannot read, happens by at the same time and runs the very Stop sign that the Reader was pointing out. Spider-man, who has no other crimes to fight in early 1970s New York, shoots a web at guy, pulls him from his seat and shatters his spine. It might seem like an inappropriate response, but I’ll have you know that guy enrolled in an adult learning classes at the hospital. 8 months later, when he got out, he could read! He couldn’t walk anymore, but 6 of one. Out of sight!
All in a days work for the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
The main reason I'm posting, however, is this next scan. But since I wasn't sure if it was sufficient on its own, I opted to piggyback it on the above, since they come from the same source. I guess you can sort of call this an endorsement of the site:
I always wondered what Jim Shooter looked like, but never actually cared enough to look. I was content to just think of him as a mysterious man behind the curtain. I never imagined that he was one of the Beatles.