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    Default Golden Age Tarantula (John Law) Appreciation 2021

    NOTE: This thread is to serve as continuation of the previous "Golden Age Tarantula (John Law) Appreciation Thread"(s), which can be found at https://community.cbr.com/showthread...ciation-(2019) and https://community.cbr.com/showthread...ciation-Thread

    By the way, even before Roy Thomas made use of this Golden Age character in All-Star Squadron, DC had previously brought up the character in various comic books.

    There was a "Fact File" on Tarantula in several comic books cover-dated December 1968 (this one from Batman #207):

    And in the November 1971 issue of World's Finest Comics (November 1971), there was a reprint of an old Golden Age Tarantula story (which was my first exposure to the character):



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    The cover of All-Star Squadron #24 (August 1983), the issue where Tarantula would get a new costume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    The cover of All-Star Squadron #24 (August 1983), the issue where Tarantula would get a new costume.
    I generally prefer characters as created, but Tarantula's redesign was a marked improvement.

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    Writer turned superhero. I'm surprised more hasn't been done with this concept.

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    cameo appearance of pre-Tarantula Jonathan Law from the Sandman's origin story in Secret Origins #7 (October 1986)

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    From Tarantula's first appearance in Star Spangled Comics #1 (October 1941):


    To be continued . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    From Tarantula's first appearance in Star Spangled Comics #1 (October 1941)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    The cover of All-Star Squadron #24 (August 1983), the issue where Tarantula would get a new costume.
    I was just a kid when this came out but I recall thinking the new Tarantula costume was awesome.
    Please Remain Calm

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    I was just a kid when this came out . . .
    I feel ancient now . . .

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    From Tarantula's second adventure in Star Spangled Comics #2 (November 1941):


    To be continued . . .

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    More from Star Spangled Comics #2 (November 1941):


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