Suddenly ... The Smasher!


Main Details
Volume 2
Issue 95
Date 1978-09
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 32
Language English
  • Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Story Location New York: New York City; Manhattan
  • UPC — 0714860247609
Notes Reprinted Issue:
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #116, January, 1973

This issue adapts the first 19 pages of Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #1. The story was heavily re-drawn and edited to fit the continuity of the time. However, as Richard Raleigh had been seen dead as well in Daredevil #42, it remains unclear which of the two versions are to be considered in continuity.
There are various art changes to update the clothing and hairstyles of the characters to match the times. Likewise, some of the dialogue has been re-written to eliminate dated slang, as well as address then-current continuity.
Spider-Man starts this story wearing an imitation Halloween mask as he lost his usual mask in Amazing Spider-Man #113.
There are multiple references to Gwen spending a lot of time with Flash Thompson (Amazing Spider-Man #108-109, Spider-Man's battle with Doctor Octopus and Hammerhead, as well as Aunt May living in Doc Ock's mansion as seen in Amazing Spider-Man #112-115.


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