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In early 1994, comic books were hot! And one of the hottest properties was Spider-Man. His comics were selling millions, he had a successful cartoon, and a newspaper strip.
Marvel did a crossover between the newspaper strip and the comics in 1994 called The Mutant Agenda. Issue #0 was just a blank issue with spaces in which you could glue the daily strip to act as a prequel to the Mutant Agenda mini-series. This storyline was adapted into the cartoon during the Neogenic Nightmare season.
I bought issue 0 of the mini-series and glued in about 1/3 of the strips from the paper. I wish I had finished. Did anyone else follow this story, or, more importantly, does anyone know where I can find the rest of the story online?


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    In early 1994, comic books were hot! And one of the hottest properties was Spider-Man. His comics were selling millions, he had a successful cartoon, and a newspaper strip.


It's hard to imagine comics selling in the millions any more.


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    Marvel did a crossover between the newspaper strip and the comics in 1994 called The Mutant Agenda. Issue #0 was just a blank issue with spaces in which you could glue the daily strip to act as a prequel to the Mutant Agenda mini-series.


Looks like there was also a retelling of Spidey's origin, right? Was that a reprint? In any case - Imagine charging $1.25 for a comic that was mostly blank!


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    This storyline was adapted into the cartoon during the Neogenic Nightmare season.


Interesting! Are you a fan of the cartoon?


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    I bought issue 0 of the mini-series and glued in about 1/3 of the strips from the paper. I wish I had finished. Did anyone else follow this story, or, more importantly, does anyone know where I can find the rest of the story online?


Hmm. It wouldn't shock me if the comic strip is collected in hardcover or TPB. But the comic book portions will probably be hard to find.






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Nose Norton


Location: Plainville
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 6,624



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      In early 1994, comic books were hot! And one of the hottest properties was Spider-Man. His comics were selling millions, he had a successful cartoon, and a newspaper strip.



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    It's hard to imagine comics selling in the millions any more.



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      Marvel did a crossover between the newspaper strip and the comics in 1994 called The Mutant Agenda. Issue #0 was just a blank issue with spaces in which you could glue the daily strip to act as a prequel to the Mutant Agenda mini-series.



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    Looks like there was also a retelling of Spidey's origin, right? Was that a reprint? In any case - Imagine charging $1.25 for a comic that was mostly blank!


It reprinted the origin from the 90's newspaper strip by Lee and Romita.
I was thinking the same thing about buying a blank comic as I flipped through the pages that had only about 1/3 of the strips pasted in.


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      This storyline was adapted into the cartoon during the Neogenic Nightmare season.



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    Interesting! Are you a fan of the cartoon?


I loved the cartoon. While I can admit that the Batman cartoon was technically better, Spider-Man was my show. First off, he's my favorite character. Secondly, I liked that the show had continuous storylines. I remember recording the show while I was at work or school, and then, at night, taking the vcr from the living room and hooking it up to my vcr so I could put the series in order and cut out all the commercials. Those tapes are still my go-to shows on those rare occasions when I get a flu or something and can't get off the couch.


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      I bought issue 0 of the mini-series and glued in about 1/3 of the strips from the paper. I wish I had finished. Did anyone else follow this story, or, more importantly, does anyone know where I can find the rest of the story online?



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    Hmm. It wouldn't shock me if the comic strip is collected in hardcover or TPB. But the comic book portions will probably be hard to find.


I think it is collected, but I have issues 1-3 of the mini. I'd like to find the rest of the newspaper story, though I don't believe that it is that vital to the comic book parts.
I forget why I stopped clipping and pasting. Probably because I was 24 at the time and had other things to do. Or maybe we stopped our newspaper subscription.




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