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4154: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #40 (v1)

" The Terrible Turnabout! "
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Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #40 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein
Writers: Bill Mantlo
Pencilers: Frank Springer
Inkers: Ricardo Villamonte
Colourists: Ben Sean
Letterers: Diana Albers
Editors: Al Milgrom
Cover Date: March 1980
Release Date: December 1979
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.40
Times Read: 121                 Times Rated: 74
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #38 (v1)
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1)
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #40 (v1)
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #41 (v1)
Spider-Woman #21 (v1)
4152: Peter Parke...
#38 (v1)
4153: Peter Parke...
#39 (v1)
 
4155: Peter Parke...
#41 (v1)
4156: Spider-Woma...
#21 (v1)
 
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Spider-Man has become the Spider-Lizard, and it’s up to Curt Connors to find a cure for his friend before the police manage to finish him off for good!
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Curt Connors
Curt Connors last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1). Curt Connors next appears in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #42 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson last appeared in Marvel Premiere #49. J. Jonah Jameson next appears in Daredevil #163 (v1).
     
  Barney Bushkin
Barney Bushkin last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1). Barney Bushkin next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #201 (v1).
     
  The Wizard
The Wizard last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1). The Wizard next appears in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #42 (v1).
     
  Sandman
Sandman last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1). Sandman next appears in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #42 (v1).
     
  Electro
Electro last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1). Electro next appears in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #42 (v1).
     
  The Trapster
The Trapster last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1). The Trapster next appears in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #42 (v1).
     
Villains
  Spider-Lizard
Spider-Lizard last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1). Spider-Lizard next appears in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #41 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
Daily Bugle
Daily Bugle last appeared in Marvel Premiere #49. Daily Bugle next appears in Daredevil #163 (v1).
   
     
The Fightful Four
The Fightful Four last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1). The Fightful Four next appears in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #42 (v1).
   
     
New York Police Department
New York Police Department last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1). New York Police Department next appears in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #41 (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Web-Shooters
Web-Shooters last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #39 (v1). Web-Shooters next appears in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #41 (v1).
 
     
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Issue Review
 
RikerDonegal
   June 15, 2017
An issue without Spider-Man, as Curt Connors plays hero.

Peter has been turned into a lizard creature (I hate when that happens!) and we follow his mindless rampage for much of the issue. Definitely a different type of Spider-Man comic!

Eventually Connors finds him and, while they fight, is able to cure him.

No real surprises, it plays out as you'd expect, but it's fun to see a story like this.

8/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Gym1963 Says:    
  2014-10-11 16:22:28  
  Did that guy really try to take out a super-powered lizard with a shock from a car battery?

This was a somewhat disappointing issue. An interesting idea, but not used to anything like its full potential. I think they could have done so much more with it. Maybe they should have had Spider-Lizard kidnap Aunt May. I can just imagine her reaction: "That nice Mr. Spider-Lizard, so polite and well-mannered. Not at all like that awful Spider-Man!"
 
 
 

  danico Says:    
  2015-07-18 14:24:57  
  They finally revealed the mystery villain with the electric powers and pointed mask! The suspense was killing me, haha  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-12-09 04:52:29  
  How in the flying muck did the water retain in the sewer area with a grate? How did the water miraculously subside after the grate was opened?!? And a car battery? Really? If this was Pokémon, that attack may be just as useless as Splash.  
 
 

  phogbear Says:    
  2018-02-22 21:49:32  
  Seems Marvel has been paying closer attention to its covers lately. This is yet another eye catching cover that's recently made me think "I need to have it on my wall!". I think they've all been 1980 comics. I assuming this is Shooter's doing.

The idea of Spider Lizard is interesting, but this story is idiotic.
 
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   April 4, 2018 skywalker3880 Added Web-Shooters listing.
   October 13, 2014 Gym1963 Added blurb for this issue.
   July 28, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for J. Jonah Jameson.
   July 28, 2014 Drax Changed comic details.
   July 28, 2014 Drax Changed comic details.
   July 28, 2014 Drax Added New York Police Department to the issue.
   July 28, 2014 Drax Added Daily Bugle to the issue.
   September 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 21, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for The Trapster.
   August 21, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for Electro.
   August 21, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for Sandman.
   August 21, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for The Wizard.
   August 21, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for Curt Connors.
   May 9, 2013 TStarnes Moved this issue.
     
 
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