CIRCA 1978

“Live From New York, It’s Saturday Night!” Guest-starring Spider-Man and the Not Ready for Prime Time Players. Script by Chris Claremont. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Marie Severin. Cover by Dave Cockrum and Marie Severin. In a crossover ahead of its time, Marvel’s premier superhero meets the cast of one of the hottest TV comedy shows of the 1970’s! Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker have tickets to Saturday Night Live! But before the show begins, John Belushi receives a package that contains a mystic ring. The ring seems harmless, so John puts the ring on his finger. However, someone else wants that ring very badly…the Silver Samurai! When Peter sees an SNL production member being attacked, the Amazing Spider-Man leaps into action! And on stage with the bright lights shining and the cameras rolling, the wall-crawler and John Belushi cross swords with the Silver Samurai! SNL cast members: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, and Lorne Michaels (producer). Cameo appearances by Stan Lee as the host of SNL; and the Muppets characters, Statler and Waldorf, as real people sitting in the balcony. (Note: The letters page of Marvel Team-Up 80 describes the development of this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.