5957Re: [DCU] Re: Spiderman is simply the best! Nothing can compare.
- Aug 6, 2009If it wasn't printed by Marvel or Curtis, then it would be either an underground comic, or something altogether different. It sounds more like the Tarantula, who also had web-guns. I am guessing it was not Peter Parker in any case. Lessee...late 70s...I was in the army off in Germany, so I would never havs seen it. But the age and equipment really sounds like the Tarantula. Now, there have been a few of those as well. The Golden Age one, likely printed by Fawcett and absorbed by DC (like Captain Marvel, Ibis, Bulletman and others.) The second one was a 2-bit villain for Spiderman, 1st appearing in Spectacular Spider-man #1. An acrobat with poisoned points on his boots (yeah, seriously lame.) Then you have the Tarantula from Atlas Comics who was a villain that occasionally took out other villains. He was the result of a family curse ala the Wolfman. It lived on human flesh. Cheesy to say the least. Not the Atlas that pre-dated Marvel, but a short-lived company in the mid-70s.
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Subject: [DCU] Re: Spiderman is simply the best! Nothing can compare.
About 30 years ago I read a Spider-man book, in a smaller book format instead of tabloid. Spider-man was in his 50s, wore no mask, and had a costume a lot like the one the Punisher has. Spider-man also used guns to shoot his webs.
He was a more cynical character, and I think killing wasn't a problem for him anymore. Anybody ever read that book? It wasn't published by Marvel.
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