Spider-Oracle Petitions (22-Apr-2019)

From cclay21a

I'm trying to identify an issue of a Spider-Man comic that I think exists. At the end of the story, Spider-Man removes his mask and is revealed not to be Peter Parker, but a Black man. I also think he hugs a Black child after revealing his identity. This is not a Miles Morales story. I also don't believe it's a Hobie Brown story. Thank you for any help you can provide.

This story is Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #35 written by Paul Jenkins from back in 2001.

  Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #35
Story: “Heroes Don't Cry”
Summary: (#133)
Editor: Axel Alonso
Writer: Paul Jenkins
Pencils: Mark Buckingham
Inker: Wayne Faucher
Cover Art: Humberto Ramos
From Todd

Just a quick note that there is no Spider-Man appearance in marvel Saga #16.

You list it as a recap of ASM #25, but that's in Marvel Saga #18.

No other Spidey cameo or appearance in #16.

You are quite correct. The database has been amended, and the careless Acolyte responsible has been severely punished.

From Shredderine

Hello! Where could I download or read online Spectacular Spider-Man (UK) Vol 1 209 and 220? And if they are not available online but you have them (since you wrote synopsis for them), could you please tell me if Iron Man and Loki are interacting there? And if they are, how? (Battling, talking etc).

These issues are unlikely to be available online.

In Spectacular Spider-Man (UK Magazine) #209, Loki uses a magic amulet to send Thor berserk, causing him to attack Hulk, Spider-Man, and Iron Man. Iron Man is KO'd. Spider-Man steals the amulet from Loki and causes it to be destroyed. Loki departs before Iron Man recovers consciousness and the two do not interact.

In Spectacular Spider-Man (UK Magazine) #220, Spider-Man and Iron Man are among 100 heroes assaulting the goddess Amora who has usurped Asgard. Loki joins the heroes mid-battle, and performs an exposition to the crowd at the conclusion. Iron Man is among the crowd, but does not speak to Loki or appear to interact with him in any way.

From Jason D

Okay, Spiderman lives at Peter Parker's apartment - got it. Now, do we have a street address for where Peter Parker lives?

Peter's scruffy college apartment was never given a formal address. After getting married, Peter and Mary Jane resided in the fictional "Bedford Towers". But then a strange thing happened. When the newlyweds were forced to leave in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #314, they returned to Aunt May's home in Queens. This was Peter's childhood home, later Aunt May's boarding house.

A pair of partial panels in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #316 and Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #317 (when combined across the two issues) revealed Aunt May's home as "20 Ingram Street", a real address. The residents of the address then started receiving fan mail.

From Jim

I was wondering if you know what edition the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 is that has a blank back cover and blank inside cover? I have been offered one but I didn't know if it was the Canadian version and/or had less value than the regular US version with the ads.

The generally accepted theory seems to be that this was indeed a Canadian version intended to be published as a "split-run" printing. The fact that they were released with blank pages suggests that either there was a timing problem, or else that Martin Goodman ran afoul of the Canadian laws attempting to put a stop to that process.

From Mark

I used to have a compilation book of Amazing Spider Man that I read when I was a kid that I loved. It was probably around 1980 or so when I found it. Of course, over the years I lost it and I'd love to find someone out there who has a copy.

Here's the thing...it was a book-book and probably about 120 pages that had full color illustrations and had about 10 different stories in it. I can disctinctly remember the Sandman and Doc Ock were two of them. It was the size of a larger paperback and bound just like it (not like comic book.)

I'm not expecting anyone to help me find it...but is there a specific term for a book like that which could help me with my search? Compilation? Annual? Mini-Book?

This sounds like one of the Marvel Pocket Comics. These were "paperback novel" collections of early Spider-Man stories, printed in color. Assuming that the Sandman and Doc Ock stories were the origins in ASM #4 and ASM #3 respectively, then it would be this one: