Audio : Spider-Man: Invasion of the Dragon Men (PR24 re-released, reformatted)

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This review was first published on: 2004.


Power Records (aka Peter Pan Records, aka Zap Records) produced two distinct Spider-Man Book & Record sets as part of their range of that time. Their range also included various other Marvel character stories, plus Frankenstein, Dracula, and various Planet of the Apes tales. The two Spidey Book & Record sets were Spider-Man: The Mark of the Man-Wolf (PR10) and Spider-Man: Invasion of the Dragon Men (PR24).

Power Records also released a number of listen-only stories (no book to read) in various other formats. You can find more about those no-book stories and various other CDs and Vinyl elsewhere in our Spider-Man Audio Section. But here we're just going to review the two Book & Record sets, including their various reprinted forms.

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Spider-Man: Invasion of the Dragon Men (PR24 re-released, reformatted)
Year 1982 : SM Title
Summary: Book with 7", 33 1/3 rpm
Producer:  Arthur Korb
Record Label:  Peter Pan Records, Power Records
Writer:  Arthur Korb
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This is a 1982 re-release of the 1974 Spider-Man: Invasion of the Dragon Men (PR24), it's the same book but just with a different cover. The disk itself is now also marked "Peter Pan Records". The code is "2003". The story is the same, except that in order to fit the book into the format (7.5" tall, instead of 10") the panels have been cut and pasted onto different pages. Naturally, there are more pages required since they are smaller. The story and soundtrack are unchanged.

Overall Rating...

It's a re-release, let's give it the same rating as the original.