The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Prodigy! [Marvel/Planned Parenthood Federation of America comic book]

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Title

The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Prodigy! [Marvel/Planned Parenthood Federation of America comic book]

Description

Informational comic book aimed at teenagers provides basic facts about sex, reproduction and birth control, as well as suggested sources to learn more.

Story: The Amazing Spider-Man discovers that the alien villain, the Prodigy, is convincing teenagers to have unprotected sex. Prodigy plans to use the resulting children as child laborers on his home planet, Intellectia. Spider-Man unmasks the villain in front of TV cameras to thwart the plot.

From title page: "This comic was produced by Marvel Comics Group in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc."

"Stan Lee presents: A special Planet Parenthood issue of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Ann Robinson, writer
Ross Andru, artist
Mike Esposito, inker
Jan Cohen, colorist
Joe Rosen, letterer"


Story dialog: 

Prodigy: "Remember, all those people who tell you DON'T--'Don't do it'--'Don't get into heavy stuff'--they just try to scare you into thinking it's easy to get pregnant. But I say, how else can you prove you're a man: How else are you going to get a man?"

Spider-Man: "My webbed head! I'm no Marcus Welby, but there's gotta be some way these kids can get the RIGHT info.*

*(See page 16--Stan.)

Spider-Man: "I see it all now!...He wants them to be baby machines! Changing diapers, going nowhere in dead-end jobs...Sitting home every night trying to find the time and money to go to a movie or buzz out to the burger stand."

Creator

Robinson, Ann, writer

Source

Comic Arts Collection, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1976

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). 
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Notes

Learn more: 
Comics on a Mission: Educational and Public Service Comics, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

Robinson, Ann, writer, “The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Prodigy! [Marvel/Planned Parenthood Federation of America comic book],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed November 15, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/338.