Classification: Terrestrial automobile (see comments)
User/Possessors: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
First Appearance: Spider-Man remote control car box art (RE-EL, 1978)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: Spider-Man's car had the same functions as a normal automobile. Any other out of the ordinary functions were unrevealed.
(Spider-Man remote control car box art) - While swinging through the city, Spider-Man noticed a group of criminals robbing a bank. As the police radioed the call in, Spider-Man jumped into his car and raced to the scene. Leaping from the moving automobile, Spider-Man made short work of the bank robbers. After webbing the robbers up for the arriving police, Spider-Man relaxed next to his automobile.
Comments: Created by an uncredited writer and artist.
This item was never seen in the actual books but rather, a comic strip on the back of the box of the 1978 Spider-Man remote control car by RE-EL. As such, the story is not entirely canon (possibly pushing it into the extradimensional realm), but I see no reason to say it wasn't on Earth-616. Perhaps it was the prototype model of the Spider-Mobile before it was retooled into a dune buggy?
Spider-Man seemed kind of depressed in that final panel. Perhaps he was bummed at using a car instead of just web-swinging to the villains? I mean, he was already swinging through the air on patrol before he even stopped to get into the car. Maybe he was depressed because he didn't have a driver's license? Or maybe, if the car WAS the prototype for the Spider-Mobile, he was down because the idea of him having a car was silly ... the world may never know.
Perhaps it was a (failed)
temporary endorsement by a local car dealer?
I've included an image (right) of the actual toy as well, which includes the box with the comic strip on it (thank you, eBay!) so that one can see how the comic strip car was reflected in the toy.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Spider-Man's car has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Spider-Man remote control car box art, pan4 (Spider-Man's car main image)
Spider-Man remote control car box art, pan7 (Spider-Man's car image with Spidey sitting on its trunk)
Spider-Man remote control car box art comic story (1978) - uncredited writer & artist
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Last Updated: 11/14/12
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