Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 138
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"Madness Means...the Mindworm!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane (pencils) and John Romita Sr. (inks). The web-slinger's unbelievable ordeal with the Green Goblin is over. But Aunt May's nephew needs a new place to live after his apartment was destroyed! To that end Peter makes a phone call to his old high school rival: Flash Thompson! And surprisingly Flash has extra space in his Far Rockaway apartment! So the wondrous wall-crawler is on his way to Long Island...and an unexpected rendezvous with the Mindworm! Keep your head on your shoulders Spidey! First appearance of the Mindworm. (Notes: The Mindworm returns in Spectacular Spider-Man 35. This issue includes a full-page ad for the first issue of Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) featuring Spider-Man. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A #41 The Gladiator by John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 115.) 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.