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2259: Giant-Size Spider-Man #3 (v1)

" The Yesterday Connection! "
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Giant-Size Spider-Man #3 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: Ross Andru
Inkers: Mike Esposito
Colourists: Stan Goldberg
Letterers: Joe Rosen
Editors: Len Wein
Cover Date: January 1975
Release Date: October 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 33
Cover Price: $0.50
Times Read: 205                 Times Rated: 132
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Power Man #24
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Giant-Size Spider-Man #3 (v1)
Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #2
Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4
2257: Power Man
#24
2258: Power Man
#25
 
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Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #2
Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4
 
 
Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Spider-Man
Spider-Man last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #140 (v1). Spider-Man next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #141 (v1).
     
  Doc Savage
Doc Savage last appeared in Doc Savage #8 (v1). Doc Savage next appears in Doc Savage #1 (v2).
     
Supporting Characters
  Ham
Ham last appeared in Doc Savage #8 (v1). Ham next appears in Doc Savage #1 (v2).
     
  Johnny
Johnny last appeared in Doc Savage #5 (v1). Johnny next appears in Doc Savage #1 (v2).
     
  Long Tom
Long Tom last appeared in Doc Savage #5 (v1). Long Tom next appears in Doc Savage #1 (v2).
     
  Monk
Monk last appeared in Doc Savage #8 (v1). Monk next appears in Doc Savage #1 (v2).
     
  Renny
Renny last appeared in Doc Savage #8 (v1). Renny next appears in Doc Savage #1 (v2).
     
Villains
  Desinna
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Desinna in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Tarros
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Tarros in the mainstream continuity.
     
 
Group Appearances
New York Police Department
New York Police Department last appeared in Thor #232 (v1). New York Police Department next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #141 (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Web-Shooters
Web-Shooters last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #140 (v1). Web-Shooters next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #141 (v1).
 
     
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Issue Notes
 

Issue Notes

Strangely, the giant on the cover bears no resemblance to anyone in the actual story.
 
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Issue Review
 
RikerDonegal
   April 6, 2016
Good. Gerry Conway finds a clever way to pair Spidey with Doc Savage and tell a story thatís a lot more than it appears at first. 9/10
 
 
 
 
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Issue Synopsis
 
Spider-Man answers a more-code distress call and finds a strange woman with a story to tell. She tells him of Doc Savage, a crime fighter from the 30's, that in some way involves spider-man in the present. The woman is knock unconscious and a phantom giant appears that Spider-Man must defeats. Victorious, Spider-Man wakes the woman who continues her story. She told of how the Aura of a scientist from her world was sent to 30's earth, and she followed it. Of how Doc Savage helped her seal the scientists Aura in the corner stone of the building where she and Spider-Man stand. She tells Spider-Man he must destroy Tarros, but he realizes it is a trick and frees the scientist instead. Tarros then takes the woman home for good and Spider-Man swings off into the night.
 
 
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Comments
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  john54542 Says:    
  2013-05-27 21:09:27  
  I don't quite understand what went on in this comic. If the monster was trapped in the stone, what the heck was it doing out earlier in the issue fighting Spidey? The way Spiderman put the pieces together that the blue lady was the bad guy also didn't really float with me.  
 
 

  Nexus Says:    
  2013-06-03 09:52:28  
  Damn, this is bad and have a lot of loose and "filler" things.

It's, basically, a Doc. Savage homage.
 
 
 

  Kez Says:    
  2013-07-08 16:03:00  
  The ending was kinda lame.  
 
 

  Drax Says:    
  2013-09-08 19:39:25  
  Reading this, and I'm glad I didn't read that Doc Savage stuff.  
 
 

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-06-06 22:28:30  
  Mildy interesting throughout, but that ending was so abrupt and horrible. Almost like they ran out of room. Maybe they should have ended it properly instead of adding a reprint at the end.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-06-30 19:58:20  
  Crap. Crap. Crap.  
 
 

  j52y Says:    
  2015-11-05 21:42:50  
  I gave this 1 star in protest, since this issue is the reason I read 8 horrible issues of Doctor Savage. Screw you, Spidey.  
 
 

  podgejeff Says:    
  2015-11-19 09:49:42  
  Doc Savage is the worst. He's a genius level intellect at the forefront of all human knowledge and disciplines. Also, he just happens to be the most athletic man in the world, strong enough to lift a construction beam and use it as a weapon.

The police allow him to break any law because HE'S DOC SAVAGE. He has a team of guys who are all the best in the world at what they do, but he's still better than all of them at everything they do, thus making them useless.

So he's basically Batman the more I think about it.
 
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-12-03 15:35:22  
  Actually podgejeff, the creators of Superman said that they took a lot of inspiration from Doc Savage.
The thing that really bugged me about this one, believe it or not, was how they treated Savage like a moron. I know none of us actually liked his comics, but this was one of the most popular and enduring characters from the 30s and 40s with 181 novels at the time this was printed, and he gets tricked like a chump, but Spider-Man figures it out no problem. And the reasoning given? Because Doc was "a product of his time". You know, the stupid ages.
 
 
 

  VirtualAdept Says:    
  2016-03-06 01:49:44  
  The best thing about this comic is the Note section on the site about the cover and how it looks nothing like anyone actually in the comic.  
 
 

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-12-12 04:22:16  
  Another Conway attempt to do comic history like Englehart, and cosmic like Starlin, gone horribly wrong.  
 
 

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-11-15 05:56:32  
  Conway really hates women, doesn't he?

This issue was even worse than the Doc Savage stories I've had to read before.
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-11 19:26:39  
  Uhmmm, what the heck did I just read? This made absolutely zero sense. About all it did was tie Doc Savage to the 616-universe, which does neither franchise any favors really. I guess this was done because of the Doc Savage movie that was released a few months after this. Honestly, move along, nothing to see here.

1 star. Spidey taking a course on comparative languages cracked me up. You mean Peter actually managed to sit through a class without being interrupted by crime-fighting?
 
 
 

  grayrender Says:    
  2018-05-23 19:44:14  
  This was actually a nice quick read for its length and I was thoroughly entertained.  
 
 

 
 
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   June 24, 2018 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   May 23, 2018 Neskit Changed comic details.
   March 1, 2018 TStarnes Added Web-Shooters listing.
   March 1, 2018 TStarnes
   March 1, 2018 TStarnes
   January 13, 2018 fragsel Updated the listing for Monk.
   January 13, 2018 fragsel Updated the listing for Ham.
   April 6, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   January 30, 2016 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   July 23, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Monk.
   July 23, 2014 fragsel Added Renny to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 fragsel Added Monk to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 fragsel Added Long Tom to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 fragsel Added Johnny to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 fragsel Added Ham to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 fragsel Added Tarros to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 fragsel Added Desinna to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 fragsel Added New York Police Department to the issue.
   July 23, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Doc Savage.
   December 20, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Doc Savage.
   December 20, 2013 Drax Added Doc Savage to the issue.
   July 10, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
     
 
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