The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set

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Chuck Gower

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The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set

 

I bought this beat up copy for $10

 

It's something I had never owned before, or even held in my hands, so I was excited to see it at the local comic book shop - and with that John Romita cover and $10 price, I had to have it.

 

Of course, I wondered how I'd listen to it, but... it's 2020 and You Tube has everything:

 

The Invasion of the Dragon Men Recording

 

Mark of the Man-Wolf Recording

 

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(The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set - 1977 - with cover art by John Romita)

 

 

The back cover uses art from two sources - bot the stories inside. The first, 'The Invasion of the Dragon Men', looks like a hodge podge of artists - Romita, Buckler, Adams - most likely very much Giordano inks. Comics.org has it as Buckler? art and Giordano? inks.

 

The bottom part is from Amazing Spider-man #124 - from September 1973 (on newsstands June 12, 1973) and we know is Gil Kane with inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro.

 

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(The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set - 1977 - with art by unknown on the top and Gil Kane on the bottom from Amazing Spider-man #124 - from September 1973 on newsstands June 12, 1973)

 

The record is in ok shape!

 

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(The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set - 1977 - with art on the 33 1/3 LP by Gil Kane on the bottom)

 

The inside front cover and inside back cover features art from some of the other records and it definitely looks like Neal Adams with Giordano.

 

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(The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set - 1977 - with art by unknown, but it looks like Neal Adams to me with Giordano inks)

 

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(The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set - 1977 - with art by unknown, but it looks like Neal Adams to me with Giordano inks)

 

 

The Dragon Men story is pretty lame, but at times it has some pretty cool artwork. Parts of this make me think Neal Adams, but I'm so unfamiliar with if he'd ever done Spider-man, so I'm hesitant to make that complete claim. 

 

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(The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set - 1977 - with art by unknown. Comics.org has it listed as Rich Buckler? with inks by Giordano?)

 

 

Throughout you can definitely see signs of cut and paste. And swipes. It's interesting to me now, because this is one Spider-man story from the 70's I had never read! I wasn't missing much, but I'm sure glad I found this. It's a pretty cool piece of memorabilia! 

 

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(The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set - 1977 - with art by unknown. Comics.org has it listed as Rich Buckler? with inks by Giordano?)

 

 

I'm not going to go into much detail on the Man-Wolf story, as I'm sure I'll find a beat-up copy of ASM #124 sometime and do a full posting on it. But man, did Gil Kane's art look a LOT better with Romita's inks and then Motellaro's inks on top of that.

 

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(The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set - 1977 - with art by Gil Kane and inks by John Romita and Tony Motellaro from Amazing Spider-man #124 - from September 1973 on newsstands June 12, 1973)

 

 

 

 

 

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