13 SPIDEY SUPER STORIES COVERS: An ELECTRIC COMPANY Anniversary Salute

The Children’s Television Workshop first gave us the power in 1971…

When I was a kid I dug Sesame Street and I dug The Electric Company. How could you not?

Well, this week marks the 50th anniversary of the latter, which debuted Oct. 25, 1971, to be precise. The show holds a special place for comics fans, of course, because it gave us the cult-fave Marvel series Spidey Super Stories, which was published from 1974 to 1982 — outlasting the program’s first run by about five years.

So how about 13 COVERS? (And if you’d like a second selection, click here! And if you want to check out an interview with The Electric Company’s on-screen Spider-Man, click here!)

Groo. Vy. Groovy.

John Romita

Al Milgrom

Milgrom

Back cover for Issue #1. Win Mortimer pencils, John Romita alterations.

Romita

Sal Buscema pencils, Frank Giacoia inks

Milgrom

Back cover to Issue #2. Win Mortimer pencils.

Milgrom pencils, Jack Abel inks

Romita

Romita pencils, Mike Esposito inks

Romita

Romita

MORE

— 13 SPIDEY SUPER STORIES COVERS to Give You the Power. Click here.

— The ELECTRIC COMPANY’s SPIDER-MAN Breaks His Silence. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I actually learned how to read by watching Sesame Street and (especially) The Electric Company. My first comic book purchase was an issue of Spidey Super Stories. (I quickly graduated to The Amazing Spider-Man, buying issue 144.) I loved Spider-Man’s appearances on The Electric Company, and that’s what set up my Spidey Super Stories purchase. I was hooked on comics from then on. And those Romita covers were phenomenal! They really grabbed my attention. The other artists who took over the cover art did a good job, too. (The one above by Sal Buscema is particularly good!)

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  2. Wishing a happy birthday to “The Electric Company.” These “Spider-Man” covers are amazing!

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