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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963-98; 2003-13) #139
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Gil Kane/John Romita cvr; 1st app. of the Grizzly (Maxwell 'Crazy Max' Markham)
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Gil Kane/John Romita cvr; 1st app. of the Grizzly (Maxwell 'Crazy Max' Markham)
"Day of the Grizzly!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane (pencils) and John Romita Sr. (inks). Peter Parker finds a new place to live at 410 Chelsea Street! And when he stops by the Daily Bugle to tell his friends...the Grizzly attacks! Whoa, were did this 9-foot super-villain come from? There's no time for questions or answers as the web-slinger leaps into action! But the Grizzly is loaded for bear and then some! All the amazing one can do is save J. Jonah Jameson while the Grizzly escapes! However courtesy of the Jackal, the rematch is coming next issue! First appearance of the Grizzly. Cameo appearances by Betty Brant, Liz Allan, and Joe Robertson.

Artists Information

Ross Andru was an American comics artist and editor. He is best known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and The Metal Men, and for having co-created The Punisher. During Andru's long career he also worked on Sgt. Rock, the Suicide Squad features in the Brave and the Bold, Rip Hunter, Time Master and Sea Devils at DC. At Marvel Andru contributed to Marvel Feature (where he drew the 1st appearance of The Defenders) and Marvel Team-Up among others.

Frank Giacoia (July 6, 1924 – February 4, 1988) was an American comics artist known primarily as an inker. He sometimes worked under the name Frank Ray, Giacoia made the rounds to almost every Golden Age publisher, notably working on Flash and Batman stories, he also worked at Timely during this period. In the Silver Age Frank worked on many Jack Kirby pages, particularly in Captain America, and he also notably inked the first appearance of the Punisher in AMS #129.

Gil Kane was a Latvian-born American comics artist whose career spanned the 1940s to the 1990s and virtually every major comics company and character. Kane co-created the modern-day versions of the superheroes Green Lantern and the Atom for DC Comics, and co-created Iron Fist with Roy Thomas for Marvel Comics. He was involved in such major storylines as that of The Amazing Spider-Man #96–98, which, at the behest of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, bucked the then-prevalent Comics Code Authority to depict drug abuse, and ultimately spurred an update of the Code. Kane additionally pioneered an early graphic novel prototype, His Name Is... Savage, in 1968, and a seminal graphic novel, Blackmark, in 1971. In 1997, he was inducted into both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Harvey Award Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

John Romita was one of the driving forces behind Marvel's Silver Age, he took up the reins on Spider-Man following the departure of Steve Ditko with issue #38. Romita's run on Spider-Man would be long and significant, introducing characters including Mary Jane Watson, the Kingpin and many others. He would be a major contributor to the entire Marvel line throughout the 1970s including designing the look of The Punisher.