The Spider

Lion (Original Run 1965-1969)

Black & white serials, printed at between two and five pages per week. Eps. denotes the number of episodes or parts to a story.

Story
Writer
Artist
Eps.
Printed  
The Spider
Ted Cowan
Reg Bunn
10
Lion 26/06/1965 -
Lion
04/09/1965
Return of the Spider
Ted Cowan
Reg Bunn
17
Lion 11/09/1965 -
Lion
01/01/1966
The Spider v. Dr. Mysterioso
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
12
Lion 08/01/1966 -
Lion
26/03/1966
The Spider v. The Android Emperor
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
11
Lion 02/04/1966 -
Lion
18/06/1966
The Spider v. The Exterminator
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
14
Lion 25/06/1966 -
Lion
17/09/1966
The Spider v. The Crook from Outer Space
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
18
Lion 24/09/1966 -
Lion
28/01/1967
The Spider v. The Crime Genie
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
16
Lion 04/02/1967 -
Lion
20/05/1967
The Spider v. Spider-Boy
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
20
Lion 27/05/1967 -
Lion
07/10/1967
The Spider v. The Sinister Seven
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
31
Lion 14/10/1967 -
Lion
11/05/1968
The Spider v. The Snake
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
18
Lion 18/05/1968 -
Lion
14/09/1968
Ordini the Terrible
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
21
Lion 21/09/1968 -
Lion
01/02/1969
The Death-Master
Ken Mennell
Reg Bunn
4
Lion 08/02/1969 -
Lion 01/03/1969
The Spider v. The Ant
Ken Mennell
Reg Bunn
8
Lion 08/03/1969 -
Lion 26/04/1969

Lion Annual (1967-1974)

Mixture of strip stories (denoted by [s]) and illustrated text stories (denoted by [t]). Sometimes an annual would contain more than one story. If an annual is omitted, it means there was no Spider content.

Story
Writer
Artist
F
Printed  
The Spider in Cobra Island
?
Reg Bunn
[s]
Lion Annual 1967 09/1966
The Spider & The Stone of Venus
?
Reg Bunn
[s]
Lion Annual 1968 09/1967
Starring... The Spider!
?
?
[t]
Lion Annual 1969
09/1968
The Spider versus the Red Baron
?
Reg Bunn
[s]
Lion Annual 1969
09/1968
The Spider Meets the Fly
?
?
[t]
Lion Annual 1970
09/1969
Island of Menace
?
Reg Bunn
[s]
Lion Annual 1970
09/1969
The Fabulous Spider
?
?
[t]
Lion Annual 1971
09/1970
The Spider & the Molecule Man
?
?
[t]
Lion Annual 1975
09/1974

Super Library - Fantastic/Stupendous Series (1967-1968)

Self-contained stories - 132 page books (albeit with only 2 frames per page on average). The Spider alternated with the Steel Claw, taking the even numbers, though one book for each character was released each month. #1 & #2 were titled Fantastic Series; from #3/#4 onwards, the title was renamed Stupendous Series.

Story
Writer
Artist
Printed  
The Professor of Power
Jerry Siegel
Aldo Marculeta
Fantastic Series
#2 01/1967
Crime Unlimited
Donne Avenell
Giorgio Trevisian
Stupendous Series
#4 02/1967
The Bubbles of Doom
Ted Cowan
Ogeras
Stupendous Series
#6 03/1967
The Man Who Stole New York
David Morton
Aldo Marculeta
Stupendous Series
#8 04/1967
The Chessman
Ken Mennell
Aldo Marculeta
Stupendous Series #10 05/1967
The Animator
Donne Avenell
Silio Romagnoli
Stupendous Series #12 06/1967
The Scarecrow's Revenge
Donne Avenell
Francisco Cueto
Stupendous Series #14 07/1967
Mr. Stonehart
Ken Mennell
Ogeras
Stupendous Series #16 08/1967
Dr Argo's Challenge
Ken Mennell
Aldo Marculeta
Stupendous Series #18 09/1967
The Immortals
David Morton
Francisco Cueto
Stupendous Series #20 10/1967
The Shriveller
M. Scott Goodall
Aldo Marculeta
Stupendous Series #22 11/1967
The Melody of Crime
Ted Cowan
Francisco Cueto
Stupendous Series #24 12/1967
Child's Play
David Morton
Francisco Cueto
Stupendous Series #26 01/1968

Lion (1972-1973)

Reprinted serials from the original Lion run. "The Spider v. Spider-Boy" reprinted the first 14 episodes, with a rewritten concluding part pencilled by John M. Burns. "The Death-Master" was edited to form a single continuous story, simply billed as "The Fantastic Spider".

Story
Writer
Artist
Eps.
Printed  
Return of the Spider
Ted Cowan
Reg Bunn
17
Lion 22/04/1972 -
Lion
12/08/1972
The Spider v. Dr. Mysterioso
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
12
Lion 19/08/1972 -
Lion
21/10/1972
The Spider v. The Android Emperor
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
11
Lion 28/10/1972 -
Lion
13/01/1973
The Spider v. The Exterminator
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
14
Lion 20/01/1973 -
Lion
14/04/1973
The Spider v. The Crook from Outer Space
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
18
Lion 21/04/1973 -
Lion
25/08/1973
The Spider v. Spider-Boy
Jerry Siegel [Pt 1-14]
? [Pt 15]
Reg Bunn [Pt 1-14]
John M. Burns [Pt 15]
15
Lion 01/09/1973 -
Lion
08/12/1973
The Death-Master
Ken Mennell
Reg Bunn
1
Lion Annual 1976
09/1975

Vulcan (1975-1976)

Reprinted serials from the original Lion run. All episodes were rearranged to be four pages long. The first four serials were printed in the Scottish-only 'pilot' version of Vulcan. The conclusion of "The Spider v. The Android Emperor" was edited so the first nationwide edition on 27th September 1975 could start with a fresh reprint serial. "The Spider v. The Crook from Outer Space" was left incomplete when Vulcan was folded into Valiant from 10th April 1976. The version of "The Death-Master" from the 1977 annual was the omnibus version used in the 1976 Lion Annual.

Story
Writer
Artist
Eps.
Printed  
The Spider
Ted Cowan
Reg Bunn
5
Vulcan 01/03/1975 -
Vulcan 05/04/1975
Return of the Spider
Ted Cowan
Reg Bunn
9
Vulcan 05/04/1975 -
Vulcan 31/05/1975
The Spider v. Dr. Mysterioso
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
7
Vulcan 07/06/1975 -
Vulcan 02/08/1975
The Spider v. The Android Emperor
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
7
Vulcan 02/08/1975 -
Vulcan 20/09/1975
The Spider v. The Exterminator
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
14
Vulcan 27/09/1975 -
Vulcan 20/12/1975
The Spider v. The Crook from Outer Space
Jerry Siegel
Reg Bunn
14
Vulcan 03/01/1976 -
Vulcan 03/04/1976
The Death-Master
Ken Mennell
Reg Bunn
1
Vulcan Annual 1977
09/1976

Lion Holiday Special (1980)

A one-off guest appearance in a new Robot Archie strip.

Story
Writer
Artist
Eps.
Printed  
Robo Archie vs. The Spider
?
M. David Harwood
1
Lion Holiday Special
1980