PETER PARKER THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #67

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In 1982, Frank Miller killed Elektra.  The issue was one of the most influential comic books of all time.  But his run, too, made seismic changes in the industry.  In this simply issue of the “b-list” Spider-Man comic, we see a page that is right out of Miller’s playbook.  The widescreen layout, detailed combat, the characterization of Kingpin, the inking and shading, the curling smoke from Kingpin’s cigar…And it’s worth noting that this looks nothing like Ed Hannigan’s other art in other comics–or even in other pages of this same comic book.  Jim Shooter, Marvel’s editor-in-chief at the time, was known for forcing creative teams to work in a particular style.  I wonder if he dictated that the page look this way?

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