Electric Company Magazine (Page 1 of 5)

This is a magazine format title for kids, designed to tie in with the Electric Company, and the Spidey Super Stories comic. Spidey made his first cameo in issue #16 (July 1975), and starting with issue #22 (Feb 1976), the magazine featured a 4 or 5 page Spidey story in a similar style to the Super Stories plots.

Spidey was a regular feature in the following hundred-odd issues until late 1984 where the original stories began to fizzle out, replaced by reprints of earlier stories, or by no Spidey at all.

The final issue was July 1988. From September 1988 the magazine "Electric Company Magazine" was replaced by "Kid City".

Like many magazines, especially those aimed at kids, these issues are hard to find in good grades, or even in any grade. The prices are typically on the high side to reflect this.

Note that some issues were printed with dated and undated versions, presumably for home delivery vs. newsstand sales. At SpiderFan, we consider these versions to be equivalent and interchangeable, the same as we do not differentiate between newsstand and direct distribution (or between U.S.-priced and UK-priced) covers for regular comics.

  Electric Company Magazine #16
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Story: “Spidey and Question Mark Play Hangman”
Summary: Spider-Man 2-page B&W Story
Editor: Brenda Thomas
  Electric Company Magazine #19
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Summary: Spider-Man Appears (No Story)
  Electric Company Magazine #20
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Story: “Behind the Scenes With Spidey: Spider-Man at a Printing Plant”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears (No Story)
  Electric Company Magazine #21
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Story: “Spider-Man at the Rose Bowl Parade”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears in Article and on Cover
Editor: Brenda Thomas
Cover Art: John Romita, Sr.
  Electric Company Magazine #22
Story: “TV Terror”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
  Electric Company Magazine #23
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Story: “Spidey In Wonderland”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
  Electric Company Magazine #24
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Story: “War of the Webs”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
  Electric Company Magazine #25
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Story: “Shark Bait”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
  Electric Company Magazine #26
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Story: “Car Crisis”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
Editor: Brenda Thomas
  Electric Company Magazine #27
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Story: “Future Shock”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
Editor: Brenda Thomas
Pencils: Sal Buscema
Inker: Mike Esposito
Colorist: George Roussos
  Electric Company Magazine #28
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Story: “The Hero and the Hulk!”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
  Electric Company Magazine #29
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Story: “Green Grows the Goblin”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
Pencils: Sal Buscema
Inker: Mike Esposito
  Electric Company Magazine #30
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Story: “The Smartest Artist”
Summary: Spider-Man Story; Spider-Man on cover
Pencils: Bob Brown
Inker: Mike Esposito
Cover Art: John Romita, Sr.
  Electric Company Magazine #31
Review:  No Review Yet
Story: “Printer's Devil!”
Summary: Spider-Man Story (Incorrectly Listed as #30 in Indicia); Spider-Man on Cover
Pencils: Sal Buscema
Inker: Mike Esposito
Cover Art: Christopher Hunt
  Electric Company Magazine #32
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Story: “The Hero and the Hunter!”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
Editor: Ellen Weiss
Pencils: Sal Buscema (Spidey Story)
Inker: Mike Esposito (Spidey Story)
  Electric Company Magazine #33
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Story: “Thundra on the Tracks!”
Summary: Spider-Man Story (Incorrectly Listed as #32 in Indicia)
Editor: Ellen Weiss
  Electric Company Magazine #34
Review:  No Review Yet
Story: “Panic at the Pet Fair”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
Editor: Ellen Weiss
  Electric Company Magazine #35
Review:  No Review Yet
Story: “The Game of Life”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
Writer: Len Wein (Spidey Story)
Pencils: Sal Buscema (Spidey Story)
Inker: Mike Esposito (Spidey Story)
  Electric Company Magazine #36
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Story: “A Crook Grows in Brooklyn”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
  Electric Company Magazine #37
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Story: “How it Began”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
  Electric Company Magazine #38
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Story: “Mind Over Matter!”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
Writer: Len Wein (Spidey Story)
Pencils: Sal Buscema (Spidey Story)
Inker: Mike Esposito (Spidey Story)
  Electric Company Magazine #39
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Story: “Sherlock Spidey”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
  Electric Company Magazine #40
Review:  No Review Yet
Story: “The Spider and the Stretcher!!!”
Summary: Spider-Man Story (Mislabeled as #32 in indicia)
Writer: Len Wein (Spidey Story)
Pencils: Ross Andru (Spidey Story)
Inker: Mike Esposito (Spidey Story)
  Electric Company Magazine #41
Review:  No Review Yet
Story: “From Beyond the Stars!”
Summary: Spider-Man Story [Mislabeled as #32 in indicia]
Editor: Ellen Weiss
Writer: Marv Wolfman (Spidey Story)
Pencils: Sal Buscema (Spidey Story)
Inker: Mike Esposito (Spidey Story)
Cover Art: Todd Schorr
  Electric Company Magazine #42
Review:  No Review Yet
Story: “The Concrete Jungle!”
Summary: Spider-Man Story
Editor: Ellen Weiss
Writer: Len Wein (Spidey Story)
Pencils: Sal Buscema (Spidey Story)
Inker: Mike Esposito (Spidey Story)
Cover Art: Paul Krosnick, Sue Krosnick