Sunday, May 15, 2022

Today in Comics History, May 15: Happy birthday, Nicholas Hammond!

A very spidey birthday to Nicholas Hammond, who was television's second live-action Spider-Man (after The Electric Company)! He played Peter Parker (and shh, don't tell Jonah) in 13 episodes of CBS's The Amazing Spider-Man TV series from 1977-1979.

from "Aunt May's Photo Album" in Marvel Treasury Edition #18 [The Astonishing Spider-Man] (Marvel, 1978), text by Jim Salicrup (?), letters by Jim Novak (?)

Well, aside from that, Mr. Lee, how did you enjoy the show?

from Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir (Simon & Schuster, January 2019), script by Peter David and Stan Lee, art by Colleen Doran

Over in the UK, fans got to see the pilot on the big screen! Because the BBC wasn't "hip" enough to run the series!

from Spider-Man Summer Special 1979 (Marvel UK, Summer 1979), text by Sam Deli
(Click top picture to tarantula-size)

Happy birthday, Nicholas Hammond!

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