Friday, 30 March 2012

1985: SECRET WARS' SPIDER-MAN EXCLUSIVE



Here's Spider-man's little secret!  Here's a three-page Marvel UK SECRET WARS exclusive strip, penned by Marvel USA Editor-in-Chief (and Secret Wars scribe) Jim Shooter himself, created on TV-am's (ITV's national breakfast broadcaster) WIDE AWAKE CLUB (or WAC for short).

The Wide Awake Club aired live on Saturday mornings and Jim Shooter and UK artist Barry Kitson appeared live in October 1985 to promote Marvel UK.  As part of the appearance, Kitson started work on this strip which appeared in SECRET WARS issue 25 (21 December 1985), and nowhere else.

The strip appeared one week after Spider-man's own weekly (languishing under THE SPIDEY COMIC title) finally shuttered after 666 issues making it an unofficial (and short-lived) merger.  




Here's the preview from SECRET WARS issue 24.

SECRET WARS
ISSUE 25
21 December 1985

More from the Secret Wars... Coming soon.



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