Joined Mighty Crusaders:
Spiderman is not a member of the Mighty Crusaders
Harvey Comics proposal February 8, 1954
Young Tommy Troy finds a magic ring, when he polishes it, a genie
appears and grants him one wish, to become a super
Joe Simon prototyped Spiderman in the early 1950s. Spiderman was Tommy Troy, a young boy who morphs into a
full-grown superhero after wishing on a spiderweb-covered mystical
ring that he finds in the attic of an old house. Note that the
sketch you are viewing has been dithered and altered so as not to be
reproduced. The original is in our library. Joe Simon plans to do a
reproduction of this historic character, this time in full color!
The curious lineage of The Silver Spider, The Fly, and Spider-Man
makes for a mysterious thread of comic book history, weaving among
the talents of Joe Simon, CC. Beck, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and Steve
Ditko. For the full story on the Silver Spider and the birth of
Spider-Man, see The Comic Book Makers as well as Jack Kirby's
interview in Will Eisner's Spirit magazine.
Powers & Weapons:
The Comic Book Makers
Joe and Jim Simon's
the Comic Book Makers
ART BY: Jack Kirby top, Joe Simon below
Note: The Spiderman is available for
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is created and copyrighted © Joseph H.
Simon. All Rights Reserved.