Is your spider sense tingling?
September 13, 2010 7:54 AM Subscribe
Criminal Justice & Spider-man filter: According to the New York Times, the judge responsible for the invention of home-arrest monitoring bracelets was inspired by a Spider-man comic. Help me find that comic!
posted by activitystory to media & arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here's what I know (based on this NYT article
, and a few others with similar information).
Judge Jack Love got the idea for monitoring bracelets while reading Spider-man in 1979, in an storyline where a villain put a similar bracelet on Spidey. NYT implies it was the comic strip rather than book, but other than that, I don't have many leads.
Are there any mefites familiar enough with Spider-man story lines to give me a few more details? Perhaps the name of the villain?
I expect that I'll be going through some newspapers on microfilm to find this, as the earliest archives of Spider-man strips I can find online are from 2004. Any ideas for other places to look online or how to narrow down publication dates are much appreciated.