Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 147
"The Tarantula is a Very Deadly Beast!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Mike Esposito and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by John Romita Sr. Following his adventure in the Everglades (in Giant-Size Spider-Man 5), the wondrous wall-crawler returns to New York City! However everything is just as chaotic as when he left, thanks to the Gwen Stacy clone...and the Tarantula! The South American super-villain ambushes the spectacular one on the streets of Manhattan! And after a short skirmish, the Tarantula throws the web-slinger into a city bus! But this is no ordinary bus! For the driver is the Jackal...and the only passenger is Gwen Stacy! As for the bus' destination? Try the Brooklyn Bridge! Oh no, are the sins of the past coming back to haunt your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man? Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Ned Leeds, Aunt May, Anna Watson, and J. Jonah Jameson. Flashback cameo by Ben Parker. (Note: The Tarantula previously appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 135. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A #42 Man-Wolf by Gil Kane and Mike Esposito. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 124.) 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.