Letters : Spider-Oracle : 2004 : Spider-Oracle Petitions 01/07/2004

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Here's Oracular Wisdom a-plenty. Note the increasing politeness of supplicants. While we do include as many Oracle responses as possible, it has become clear that the Mighty One showers his Sapient Favours more freely on those whose missives contain due deference to his Superior Status.

If you wish to see your response printed, or wish the Oracle to answer more difficult questions in great detail, you would be well advised to begin your request with a sufficiently submissive introduction. "O Mighty Oracle" is a good starting point, but don't feel limited in your entreatments.

From protoman10887

Do you know if they are releasing or are planning on releasing the "Spider-Man: The Animated Series" that aired on Fox, on DVD any time soon of in the near future. I know they have been releasing DVD's of the different episodes, but I was wondering if they would release them in like a box set of by season.

Actually, we get this question quite a bit. All we can offer is the same answer... there hasn't been an announcement yet, Proto, but you can be sure we'll let you know when one is made!

From gsg9

How come some copies of Amazing Spider-Man #194 that are sold for example on eBay have a line through the upc code? Are they supposed to be like that? I can't seem to find an answer anywhere.

Those copies with the diagonal line through the UPC are early examples of "Direct Market Editions". Being sold through specialty shops, those Marvel comics circa ASM # 190-210 didn't need a UPC and so were printed with it crossed out. Later direct market comics simply left out the barcode part altogether and instead had a shot of a Spidey-head, or some other picture. Today's direct market copies simply have "Direct Edition" printed on them.

From Jim

I remember reading a Spider-Man book that gave you a timeline by events in years. Which comic is that?

Sounds like THE SPIDER-MAN SAGA, a 4-issue limited series from the 90's.

From lundmark.anna

I was just wondering, what is Carnage saying in the panel (under his character factsheet) where he is on top of J. Jonah Jameson's desk, and what issue is that panel from?

Carnage's quote was "Can you guess who's gonna help me go on a Venom-Hunt? I'll give you a hint: He's turning a sickly shade of green right before my eyes." And the issue in question, lundmark, is Spider-Man Unlimited (Vol. 1) #1.

From Yanni

I just wanted to know what issue was the first appearance of cosmic Spider-Man and what issues from then on did he appear in.

There're nine issues to the story of "Cosmic Spider-Man", Yanni, and it goes like this:

  1. Spectacular Spider-Man #158
  2. Web of Spider-Man #59
  3. Amazing Spider-Man #327
  4. Spectacular Spider-Man #159
  5. Web of Spider-Man #60
  6. Amazing Spider-Man #328
  7. Spectacular Spider-Man #160
  8. Web of Spider-Man #61
  9. Amazing Spider-Man #329

All nine issue are collected in the SPIDER-MAN: THE COSMIC ADVENTURES trade paperback, which you might be able to find at a comic book store or on eBay. You might also be interested in WHAT IF? (vol.2) #31 (What if Spider-Man had kept his cosmic powers?)

From grandizer80

I recall from my teen years reading in an unremembered comic a story that stated at some point in the future, an invading alien race takes over Earth. These aliens build a shrine to Spider-man because he was the last hero standing. I can't find any proof online that this story ever existed. I know I read it, perhaps it wasn't in a Spidey comic at all.

You read it all right, grandizer. In fact, what you read was GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #54.

From mbarton

In the 1960's, what was the name of the coffee house Peter Parker and his friends hung out at?

There were two of them, Mr. Barton. The Coffee Bean Barn and the Silver Spoon.

From peletier

In the Senator Ward storyline (I know, I don't want to bring it up either, but...) weren't Electro and Mysterio (Danny Berkhart, right?) an ally of Ward's? They were with him at the end of PPSM #12 (110) but nothing was ever said about it again. Also, what could Mysterio have done to get a guy with Electro's power under his control?

Sorry I can't offer more info, Peletier, but all I can tell you is- It was a Howard Mackie story, and he was basically making it up as he went.

From mcleverley

Two questions:

  1. Have Venom and Carnage, despite all their hateful differences, teamed up to take out old webhead, be it in or out of mainstream continuity?
  2. Since Electro has encountered Daredevil on a few occasions, has he ever teamed up with, fought or even just encountered his counterpart Electra?

Two answers:

  1. No. They hate each other too much for any kind of team-up.
  2. No.

From captainchrisef

What issues involved Spider-Man teaming up with Howard the Duck? And is it even remotely possible that Marvel's Mighty Mallard may cross paths with the webslinger again in the foreseeable future?

Peter and Howard have run into each other a few times. Among them Howard the Duck (Vol. 1) #1, Marvel Treasury Edition #12, Marvel Team-Up #96, and Spider-Man Team-Up #5. And unfortunately, captain, there's no meeting between the two planned for the foreseeable future.

From amheitkemper

When was the first time that Spider-Man used his Spider-Tracer?

Peter invented them in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol.1) #11 to help him keep track of Dr. Octopus, who had just been released from jail.