Thursday, January 10, 2013

Movie Marquees from Amazing Spider-Man #203

It's fun to see Stark Trek and The Black Hole on competing marquees when Peter Parker goes to the movies in Amazing Spider-Man #203. Both films were released in December 1979 and would have still been in theaters in January 1980 when Marvel's titles dated April 1980 were released. In retrospect, it's an impressive bit of coordination and forecasting given the lead time involved in getting a comic into production. Marvel could easily have missed the mark by months, but they nailed it perfectly with this panel and the Heroes World ad that ran that month.

Source: Kraalo Archives

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