Super Spider-Man & Captain Britain

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Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain
The cover of Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain #231, published the week of July 13, 1977.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel UK
Schedule Weekly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date July 13, 1977 – Dec. 14, 1977
Number of issues 22
Main character(s) Spider-Man
Captain Britain
Creative team
Writer(s) Bob Budiansky
Jim Lawrence
Chris Claremont
Penciller(s) Ron Wilson
John Byrne
Inker(s) Pablo Marcos

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).

Publication history[edit]

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.[1] 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."

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

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