Super Spider-Man & Captain Britain
|Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain|
The cover of Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain #231, published the week of July 13, 1977.
|Publication date||July 13, 1977 – Dec. 14, 1977|
|Number of issues||22|
Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain was a weekly comic book magazine published by Marvel UK from July–December 1977. It was a continuation of the ongoing Marvel UK Spider-Man weekly reprint comic, previously known as Super Spider-Man and the Titans, hence the high issue numbers (Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain started with issue #231).
The title's main features were black-and-white reprints of stories from the American The Amazing Spider-Man comic, with new eight-page black-and-white Captain Britain stories, continuing the stories from the cancelled Captain Britain solo comic, Captain Britain Weekly.
Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain lasted 22 issues before being renamed simply Super Spider-Man (and the Captain Britain stories being replaced by Captain America). The high-note of the run was the six-issue finale, written by Chris Claremont with art by John Byrne, featuring both Spider-Man and Captain Britain and the debut of the villain Arcade. (This storyline originated in the American Marvel title Marvel Team-Up #65 & 66, published in the U.S. shortly before being reprinted here. The storyline was again reprinted in England in the 1979 Marvel UK book Captain Britain Summer Special.)
With his ouster from Super Spider-Man, Captain Britain would not be seen again for over a year, eventually doing a team-up with The Black Knight in Marvel UK's Hulk Comic in 1979, during the "Otherworld Saga."
- Marvel Team-Up #65 bears a cover date of January 1978. During this period, comics published by Marvel Comics carried a cover date three months in advance of the actual date of publication. This means the actual publication date of Marvel Team-Up #65 was October 1977. The first issue of Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain to feature the Claremont-Byrne storyline was published in England on November 8, 1977.