Nova (1976 1st Series) 12
"Who is the Man Called Photon?" Part 1 of 2 (Story continues in Amazing Spider-Man 171. Guest-starring Spider-Man). Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Frank Giacoia (with touch-ups by John Romita). It's the first meeting between the Human Rocket and the Amazing Spider-Man! Unfortunately though the two heroes meet under tragic circumstances as Nova's uncle, Dr. Ralph Rider, is discovered dead in his home. But at least there isn't a shortage of suspects! Who could be the one masquerading as the cold-blooded killer called Photon? The police, Nova, and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will endeavor to find out! Cameo appearance by Charles Rider. (Note: A limited distribution 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.30.