Ross Andru

Holiday War of the Reptile-Men

Now here’s how do to a holiday issue.
The Amazing Spider-Man #166
March 1977 print date but came out December of 1976.



Writer/Editor: Len Wein
Artist: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Glynis Wein

Cover: John Romita

Starts out with a beautiful splash page.
Note: This comic is about 37 years old, so don’t mind the wear and tear.


No time wasted – page two and we jump right into the action…


Need a brief synopsis with plot points if you missed the previous issue?
I’ll see if Mrs. Connors can’t help us out with that…


The pages that follow have some plot threads that will lead into subsequent issues so I’m going to skip those and throw you right back into the thick of things.

No more interruptions from here on in…




A fun roller coaster of a story courtesy of Len Wein and Ross Andru – with enough dinosaurs to make the ten-year-old in me just giddy.

“And God bless us… every one!”

Artist Spotlight Ross Andru

Ross Andru – Peter and MJ’s First Kiss

This post was prompted by an incredibly poorly researched piece on Newsarama.
10 Biggest Spider-man Status Quo Changes.

It prompted the following exchange on my Facebook page.

Nathan Webster mentions Peter and MJ’s first kiss – and I couldn’t agree more.
The scene begins on the bottom of page 10 in the Amazing Spider-Man #143 – April 1975. No in-depth analysis here, I’m just going to let the scene speak for itself.

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Ross Andru
Inkers: Frank Giacoia & David Hunt
Letterer: Artie Simek
Colorist: Jan Cohen
Editor: Len Wein

A definite game changer…

And if you need a reminder on just how good an artist Andru truly was, check out the Superman vs the Amazing Spider-Man treasury edition (the subsequent reprints that were printed regular comic book size DO NOT do it justice).

Last but not least, a piece that ran in Marvel Age upon Andru’s death back in 1993.