Monday, December 21, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: "Webbing In a Winter Wonderland!" with Spidey and Ice Man

Hey, you guyyyyys! The Electric Company, the Children's Television Workshop's follow-up to the phenomenal Sesame Street was must-see TV for Young Groove. By the time Spider-Man started making appearances on the show, I was a little bit old for the EC, but had, had, had to watch Spidey "live and in person". When Marvel teamed with CTW to produce Spidey Super Stories, an easy-to-read mag aimed at younger comicbook fans, I just had to try an ish or two (though they were hard to find in Southeast Kentucky, lemme tell ya!). While the stories were a bit simple (that was the purpose, duh!), I dug the ad-less format that allowed for more than one story per ish. The extras, like one-page origins of guest-stars and villains, really turned me on. I couldn't figure out why Marvel could produce a mag with no ads while the rest of their mags were filled to the brim with 'em. Heck, I still don't know, but what's life without a few mysteries?

Anywho, for today's 12 Days of Christmas post we're focusing on Spidey Super Stories #6 (December 1974), which featured future Amazing Friend Bobby Drake, aka Ice Man (ya think this ish might've inspired that legendary cartoon?). This is a fun little ditty, perfect for the Christmas Season, written by Jean (Night Nurse/former Mrs. Roy) Thomas with art by Win Mortimer, Mike Esposito, and Tony Mortellaro (Guest-starring John Romita and Esposito on the covers). The Easy Reader says, "Can you dig it?"

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