Spider-Man Comics Weekly (1973)
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Publisher: Marvel UK (Marvel)
Publication Date: February 1973 - December 1985
Country: United Kingdom
Probably the longest running UK Marvel comic and probably the best selling. Due to this, other UK Marvel weeklies who's sales were dropping were usually eventually merged with this Spider-Man title.
Originally called 'Spider-Man Comics Weekly' it underwent LOTS of name changes over the years.
Some of these are:
From Issue 158 it became 'Super Spider-Man With The Super-Heroes' and also changed orientation to become a landscape format comic. This was so two pages of US artwork could be fitted onto one UK sized (like magazine sized) page.
From issue 199, 'Super Spider-Man and the Titans',
231 'Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain' which featured original Captain Britain strips after this comic had merged with Captain Britain Weekly.
311 'Spider-Man Comic',
334 'Spectacular Spider-man Weekly',
376 'Spider-Man And Hulk Weekly',
450 'Super Spider-Man TV Comic',
553 'Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends'
Issue 631 finally gave us the black costume strips.. but with issue 634 is became 'The Spider-Man Comic' and was aimed at younger children! It also included 'Fraggle Rock' strips!! (Personally I remember being devastated!)
With issue 652 it became even worse by becoming 'Spidey Comic' before finally dying a death with issue 666!
Three months later the 'Spider-Man and Zoids' comic appeared with new numbering.
Issues 607 to 610 featured original UK Spider-Man strips based in London fighting 'Assassin-8'. Strips by Mike Collins, Barry Kitson and Mark Farmer.
Number of issues cataloged: 32