The Dark Wings Of Death!


Main Details
Volume 1
Issue 127
Date 1973-12
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 32
Language English
  • Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
  • Supporting Characters:
  • Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
Story Location New York; New York City, Manhattan
Notes Chronology Notes
Numerous mentions are made regarding the death of Gwen Stacy, who died in Amazing Spider-Man #121.
Despite what Spider-Man things, this Vulture is not his old foe, but an impostor as revealed next issue.
The Human Torch can be seen here wearing a red and yellow costume. He adopted this uniform to pay respect to the original Human Torch of the 1940s in Fantastic Four #132. He will continue to wear this uniform until Fantastic Four #159.
Mention is also made of the supposed death of Norman Osborn. Norman, secretly the Green Goblin, was seemingly killed in Amazing Spider-Man #122. In reality, Norman survived as revealed in Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal #1, he will resurface in Amazing Spider-Man #412. Meanwhile, Harry removed his father's costume in Amazing Spider-Man #123, the general public will not know about Norman's double identity until Spider-Man: Legacy of Evil #1.
Flash Thompson makes comment about the Draft Board. This should be considered a topical reference per the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616.


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