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  • Issue #142
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 142

    "Will" Script by Gerry Conway. Guest-starring the Punisher. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Finally, it's the blockbuster showdown between Tombstone and the Spectacular Spider-Man! The location...a construction site in Atlanta, Georgia. The mission...bring Tombstone to justice or die trying! Meanwhile, the Arranger and the Persuader continue their efforts to brainwash the captive Punisher. Cameo appearance by the clone of Gwen Stacy. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #143
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 143

    "Deadline in Dallas" Script by Gerry Conway. Guest-starring the Punisher. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. While still under the influence of the Persuader's brainwashing, the Punisher arrives in Big D on a mission to kill the Lobo Brothers! Upon learning of his arrival in the Metroplex, Peter Parker quickly schedules a "Webs" book signing at a local Dallas bookstore. Later that evening, the web-slinger pays a visit to the Lobo Brothers mansion in Grapevine, and shortly thereafter the battle erupts! Who is going to win the fight and who is going to pay the ultimate price? First appearance of Carlos Lobo and Eduardo Lobo. Cameo appearances by the Arranger, the Kingpin, and the clone of Gwen Stacy. (Note: The saga of Gwen Stacy's clone continues in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 8.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #144
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 144

    "An Ill Wind" Part 1 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Peter Parker's book signing tour for "Webs" continues in sunny San Diego. While web-slinging through the city, Spider-Man hears an explosion over at the Mission Bay Marina Club. Spidey goes to investigate and encounters Boomerang! Meanwhile at the Daily Bugle, Joe Robertson returns to work and is promptly arrested by federal authorities for keeping silent about Tombstone's past crimes. Cameo appearance by "Slaves of New York" author Tama Janowitz. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #145
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 145

    1st printing. "The Boomerang Return" Part 2 of 2. First printing. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. It's round two between the wall-crawler and Boomerang, and this time Spider-Man suffers a surprising defeat. When the web-slinger wakes up, he finds himself tightly chained in a boat loaded with explosives! How will the spectacular one get out of this mess and save the day? First appearance of Mary Jane's cousin, Kristy Watson. (Notes: The first printing has the standard barcode or Spider-Man's head in the UPC box. This issue includes a full-page ad for the upcoming Inferno storyline.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #146
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 146

    Inferno crossover. "Demon Night" Inferno crossover. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Bizarre events are taking place across New York City, and they have begun to affect the wondrous wall-crawler! While Peter Parker and Harry Osborn are walking through the Osborn chemical plant, the metal pipes come alive and attack the duo! Meanwhile, Glory Grant is enthralled by Eduardo Lobo when she meets him for the first time at the Daily Bugle Building. Story continues in Web of Spider-Man 47. Cameo appearances by the Arranger and the Hobgoblin. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #147
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 147

    Inferno; 1st new Hobgoblin. "When The Bugle Blows" Inferno crossover. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Story continues from Amazing Spider-Man 312. The Hobgoblin is licking his wounds after going down to defeat at the hands of Spider-Man and the Green Goblin (aka Harry Osborn). In a drastic move, the downtrodden Hobgoblin visits N'astirh at the Empire State Building and offers to exchange his soul for greater power. Memo to the Hobgoblin...be careful what you wish for. Meanwhile, the Inferno madness hits the Daily Bugle Building and also Hal's Studio where Mary Jane is shooting a photo spread. Will the web-slinger and J. Jonah Jameson join forces to beat the demons? Story continues in Web of Spider-Man 48. Brief first appearance of the Demogoblin. Cameo appearance by the Green Goblin. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #148
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 148

    "Night of the Living Ned!" Inferno crossover. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Amid the Inferno chaos, Betty Brant Leeds is still coming to grips with the death of her husband, Ned Leeds, several months ago. Flash Thompson is helping Betty cope with her stress and the Inferno madness, when suddenly two demons attack! The demons have disguised themselves as Spider-Man and Ned Leeds in order to drive up the fear factor in Flash and Betty! Can Peter Parker's two long-time friends muster the courage to beat the demons? (Notes: The letters page contains fans' responses to Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 8 and the revelations therein about the creation of the Gwen Stacy clone. The readers ask probing questions about Carrion and the Spider-Man clone that are to be addressed in the next issue.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #149
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 149

    "What About Carrion?!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Since learning the truth about the clone of Gwen Stacy several months ago, Peter Parker has been troubled by his memories of another clone from days gone by...Carrion (the clone of Professor Miles Warren killed in Spectacular Spider-Man 31). In the basement of the Empire State University laboratory building, Peter discovers Professor Warren's research journal and learns the deceased professor's startling secrets. Later on the web-slinger returns to the ESU lab searching for more answers, and he finds a lethal one...Carrion! How is this possible? Meanwhile at the Federal Court House in Philadelphia, Joe Robertson stands trial for failing to report a homicide he witnessed two decades ago. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #150
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 150

    "Guilty!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. In a stunning verdict, Joe Robertson is found guilty by the jury and sentenced to prison for three years. Robbie's family and friends are shocked. Spider-Man tries to cope with his frustration by web-slinging through the city, but instead ends up having his first encounter with one of the werewolves (aka Lobo Brothers)! Cameo appearance by Kingpin. (Note: The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 379,170; average paid circulation 228,340.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #151
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 151

    "Lock-Up!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. One small benefit for Joe Robertson in his going to prison is that he will not have to deal with Tombstone anymore. Unless of course, by the very slim chance, Tombstone is assigned to the same prison, the same cell block, and the adjacent cell. Oh my, it's been that kind of year for Robbie! Meanwhile back in New York City, Spider-Man confronts J. Jonah Jameson over his latest smear campaign against the web-slinger. Cameo appearance by the Puma. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #152
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 152

    "A Wolf's Tale!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The gang war intensifies as the wall-crawler intervenes in a shipment of automatic weapons intended for the Lobo Brothers. Also in this issue, Eduardo Lobo tells Glory Grant his origin. Meanwhile at the Lewisburg Penitentiary, Joe Robertson is learning about prison politics and tries to stay out of a looming showdown between Tombstone and Bruiser. Story continues in Web of Spider-Man 53. Cameo appearance by the Arranger. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #153
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 153

    "Siege!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. It's a tale of two battles: Spider-Man vs. Hammerhead in Midtown Manhattan, and Bruiser vs. Tombstone in the Lewisburg Penitentiary. One hero will achieve a stirring victory and the other will suffer a tragic defeat. And to add to one more crisis, Mary Jane's cousin, Kristy, is rushed to the hospital after collapsing at Aunt May's house. Story continues in Web of Spider-Man 54. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #154
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 154

    "Claws!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The Spectacular Spider-Man and the Puma fight one more time to settle the Puma's debt of honor to the web-slinger. Meanwhile, the Chameleon and Hammerhead prepare for the final showdown in the New York City gang war! The gang war among the Arranger, Chameleon, Hammerhead, Kingpin, and Lobo Brothers concludes in Web of Spider-Man 55. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #155
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 155

    "Crash Out!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Sal Buscema. Following the conclusion of the New York City gang war, Peter Parker decides that it's time for Spider-man to make another visit to the Lewisburg Penitentiary to check on Joe Robertson. However, Tombstone is lying in wait for the web-slinger and knocks him out in a surprise attack! Now the dazed wall-crawler is part of Tombstone's plan for a prison break via helicopter! Cameo appearance by the Black Cat. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #156
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 156

    irst printing. "The Search for Robbie Robertson!" First printing. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Sal Buscema. Spider-Man is feverishly searching the Susquehanna River Valley after both Tombstone and Joe Robertson plunged off the escape helicopter during the prison break last issue. The wall-crawler does not find Robbie, but he does find some very strange and strong backwoods people! What will these hillbillies do when they come eye to eye with a big city super hero? Meanwhile back in New York, Thomas Fireheart (aka the Puma) completes his hostile takeover of the Daily Bugle. Cameo appearance by the Black Cat. (Notes: The first printing has the standard barcode or Spider-Man's head in the UPC box. The Spectacular Spider-Man series goes bi-weekly for the next 3 issues.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #157
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 157

    "Shakedown!" Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Sal Buscema. Electro swoops in to rob a bank on Park Avenue, when he suddenly realizes that another super-villain has already cleaned out the vault! The master of electricity will literally be in for the shock of his life, when he discovers who it is. And, of course, the wondrous wall-crawler will be in the middle of all the action, when the two villains slug it out! Meanwhile in Amish country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Joe Robertson makes his final stand against Tombstone! Cameo appearances by the Chameleon and Hammerhead. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #158
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 158

    Acts of Vengeance crossover. 1st cosmic powered Spider-Man. "The Paste and the Power!" Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Sal Buscema. At the Empire State University physics laboratory, Peter Parker agrees to help Professor Lubisch with an experiment involving extra-dimensional energy transfer. According to the good professor, the experiment is harmless and nothing unexpected will happen. However, the energy transfer overloads the apparatus and flows incredible power into the Amazing Spider-Man! The web-slinger uses his new cosmic power to easily dispatch the Trapster, who had attacked him earlier in the day. Story continues in Web of Spider-Man 59. Cameo appearances by Doctor Doom, Kingpin, Magneto, and the Wizard. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #159
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 159

    "Acts of Vengeance" crossover. Cosmic powered Spider-Man. "These Shattered Senses!" Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Sal Buscema. The Brothers Grimm are the next villains ready to challenge the cosmic-powered Spider-Man! The ghoulish duo plans to lift Madison Square Garden high above Manhattan, and then let the world's most famous sports arena crash down to Earth! It is truly great that the wall-crawler has cosmic powers, because he is going to need them to save MSG and the civilians trapped inside! Story continues in Web of Spider-Man 60. Cameo appearances by Doctor Doom and the Wizard. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #160
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 160

    "Acts of Vengeance" crossover. Cosmic powered Spider-Man. "The Fear and the Fury!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The cosmic-powered Spider-Man is still wiping the floor with every super-villain he encounters! Up next is TESS-One ?the super adamantium robot. Is this battle going to be another easy victory for the web-slinger? Or is Doctor Doom planning something else? Story continues in Web of Spider-Man 61. Cameo appearance by the Kingpin. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #161
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 161

    Hobgoblin in "Pardoned!" Script by Gerry Conway. Part 1 of 3. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The President of the United States grants Joe Robertson a pardon for his silence 20 years ago. Robbie is a free man again! However, his days of bliss are short-lived after Hammerhead offers a contract to the Hobgoblin (aka Jason Macendale) to kill Joe. Can the web-slinger and the Puma stop the demonic Hobgoblin? Cameo appearances by Mr. Fantastic, Hammerhead, and Tombstone. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #162
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 162

    Hobgoblin in "The Demon and the Dead Man!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The Hobgoblin decides that he needs an ally in order to beat the wall-crawler, so naturally he recruits a dead guy ? Carrion! Strangely though, once Carrion (aka Malcolm McBride) is freed from the Vault, the first thing he wants to do is visit his mother. The bizarre McBride family reunion is first interrupted by the Amazing Spider-Man, and then by the Hobgoblin. Cameo appearance by Mr. Fantastic. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #163
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 163

    Hobgoblin in "The Carrion Cure!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Deep in the New York sewer system, the murderous Hobgoblin and Carrion hold the wall-crawler prisoner! The situation does not look good for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. He has only one hope left ? his wife! Can Mary Jane lead the charge to victory? Cameo appearances by Hammerhead and Tombstone. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #164
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 164

    "Bugged!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The Arranger hires the Beetle to rob an armored car loaded with industrial grade diamonds. But before the Beetle is scheduled to do the job, the Kingpin's right-hand man alerts Peter Parker about the upcoming crime. What angle is the Arranger playing? Regardless, it's a super slugfest between the web-slinger and the Beetle! Cameo appearance by the Kingpin. (Note: The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 350,110; average paid circulation 205,425.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #165
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 165

    "Knight and Fogg" Part 1 of 3. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The Arranger has been living on borrowed time since completely botching the gang war with the Lobo Brothers several months ago. Now virtually abandoned by his boss, the Kingpin; the Arranger begs Spider-Man for protection. But when the night falls and the fog rolls in, will the wall-crawler be able to save the Arranger? First appearance of Knight and Fogg. Final appearance of the Arranger. Cameo appearances by the Chameleon, Hammerhead, and Kingpin. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #166
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 166

    "The Deadly Lads from Liverpool" Part 2 of 3. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. To avenge the assassination of the Arranger, Peter Parker travels across the pond to England to hunt for the killers. After receiving help from Scotland Yard in London, the web-slinger travels to Liverpool to search for Knight and Fogg. But the deadly duo finds Spider-Man first! Will Spider-Man fair any better in his second encounter with Knight and Fogg? Meanwhile back in New York, the smooth talking Jason Jerome takes an interest in Mary Jane. Origin of Knight and Fogg. Cameo appearances by the Chameleon, Hammerhead, Kingpin, and Tombstone. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #167
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 167

    "A Misty Kind of Misery!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The Amazing Spider-Man is suffering from temporary amnesia after a long fall into the River Mersey last issue. The townsfolk are being helpful to the dazed Peter Parker and take him to a local pub for refreshments. When Knight and Fogg show up for a drink too, round three between the wall-crawler and the murderous English duo begins shortly thereafter! Can Spider-Man finally defeat this pair of assassins? And back in the states, Jason Jerome makes his move on Mary Jane. Cameo appearances by the Kingpin and Puma. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #168
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 168

    Avengers. "Sleeping Dogs" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. She-Hulk asks the web-slinger to help her explore an old abandoned building on the lower east side, but once inside she surprisingly traps the wall-crawler in a pit deep in the basement. After freeing himself from the pit, a furious Spider-Man busts into Avengers Mansion to payback She-Hulk! What's going on? Could a long-time Avengers foe be causing trouble again? Cameo appearance by the Puma. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Quasar, Sersi, She-Hulk, and Thor. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #169
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 169

    Avengers. "The Outlaw Trail" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The Amazing Spider-Man is not satisfied with the Avengers' explanation for the ambush by She-Hulk in the previous issue. But if the web-slinger is planning to take on Earth's Mightiest Heroes, he better recruit some heavy-weight talent to fight alongside him! How about the Prowler, Puma, Rocket Racer, and Sandman? Meanwhile, Mary Jane meets Jason Jerome at a bar with the intent of telling him to buzz off, but the meeting does not go as planned. Cameo appearance by the Kingpin and Space Phantom. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #170
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 170

    Avengers. "The Final Calculation!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. It's a battle royal between the Avengers and the Outlaws! If the heroes can quickly settle their differences, they will discover that the Space Phantom and a swarm of microscopic cannibal insects are the real enemies! Cameo appearance by Calculus of the Young Gods. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #171
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 171

    "Ordeal" Part 1 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Peter Parker and Thomas Fireheart travel to New Mexico to settle their "debt of honor" business for the final time! But the Spectacular Spider-Man may be at a distinct disadvantage fighting the Puma in his tribal homeland! Will the wall-crawler regret his rash decision to search for redemption in the Land of Enchantment? 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #172
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 172

    "Savage Showdown" Part 2 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. This is it! The Amazing Spider-Man vs. the Puma in the New Mexico desert! Can the web-slinger and Thomas Fireheart settle their debt of honor...once and for all? Meanwhile back in Manhattan, perhaps an even bigger showdown looms between Mary Jane Watson and Jason Jerome! Can Mary Jane end the threat to her marriage...once and for all? 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #173
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 173

    Doctor Octopus. "Creatures Stirring!" Part 1 of 3. Plot by Gerry Conway. Script by Gerry Conway and David Michelinie. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Christmas time is here in New York City! And Peter Parker has two holiday parties to attend: one at the Daily Bugle and another at Aunt May's house in Queens. Peter's problem at the first party is Nick Katzenberg, and at the second...Doctor Octopus! (Note: The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 359,195; average paid circulation 215,441.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #174
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 174

    "Dedication or Jonah Goes to Pieces!" Part 2 of 3. Plot by Gerry Conway. Script by Terry Kavanagh and David Michelinie. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The new Daily Bugle Building is ready for dedication and everyone is present for the happy occasion! However, Doc Ock has other plans! The six-armed villain grabs Mary Jane, and then demands $20 million from J. Jonah Jameson or the evil mastermind will destroy the new building! (Note: The statement of ownership included in the previous issue is reprinted again on the letters page.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #175
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 175

    Doctor Octopus. "Spouse Trap!" Part 3 of 3. Plot by Gerry Conway. Script by Terry Kavanagh and David Michelinie. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The web-slinger is trapped deep in the basement of the new Daily Bugle Building with the deadly tremblor device! Can the wall-crawler shut off the powerful device and save the building? Even if he can accomplish that though, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man must still rescue his wife, then J. Jonah Jameson's wife, and, of course, defeat Doctor Octopus! All in a day's work for the Amazing Spider-Man! 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #176
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 176

    "The Love of Power" Part 1 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Joy Mercado and Peter Parker visit the Forrester Building for a Daily Bugle feature story on the eccentric Dr. Cedric Forrester and his scientific discoveries. The interview is proceeding rather insipidly until the super-powered Corona (aka Dagny Forrester) attacks! This brother and sister duo used to be business partners! Now they just want to destroy each other! Talk about a sibling rivalry! And of course your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is caught in the middle! Meanwhile, many New Yorkers including Mary Jane are stricken with a mysterious ailment called the Soho fever! Could there be a connection between the deadly disease and Dr. Forrester's experiments? First appearance of Corona. Cameo appearance by Ben Urich. (Note: This issue features a full-page ad for the Deadly Foes of Spider-Man Limited Series.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #177
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 177

    "Fever Pitch" Part 2 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Tragically the antidote to the deadly Soho fever was destroyed last issue during the battle among the web-slinger, Corona, and Dr. Forrester's private army! Now the wall-crawler is in a race against time to reproduce the special antidote in order to save Mary Jane and many other sick patients! But the CEO of Osborn Chemical, Harry Osborn, is ready and willing to work with Dr. Forrester to create additional life-saving serum. However, somebody has to keep Corona at bay while the new antidote is being developed! And that task falls directly to the Spectacular Spider-Man who also has the Soho fever! Can a woozy web-slinger control Corona? And keep an eye on her treacherous brother? Cameo appearances by Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch, and Roger Hochberg. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #178
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 178

    "Up From the Depths" Part 1 of 6. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Vermin is back! And on another murderous rampage! The web-slinger hasn't clashed with the man-like rat or the rat-like man since the conclusion of Kraven's Last Hunt in Spectacular Spider-Man 132. But now the wondrous wall-crawler must suppress his fears, descend into the sewer, and find Vermin! Meanwhile, Harry Osborn is hearing voices in his head from his dead father Norman Osborn (aka the original Green Goblin). That can't be good for Harry...nor the Amazing Spider-Man! (Notes: Vermin previously appeared in the Avengers "Death Trap, the Vault" graphic novel. This issue begins the six-part Child Within storyline.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #179
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 179

    "Wounds" Part 2 of 6. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. While exploring his new found freedom, the tormented Vermin pays a visit to his parents' home in the suburbs. It's not a very happy family reunion to say the least! And the harrowing encounter sets off another wild streak in Vermin as he rushes back to his psychologist's office. But that's where the Spectacular Spider-Man intercepts the man-rat and starts pounding lumps on him! However, Dr. Kafka asks the web-slinger to stop...and that might just be a fatal mistake! Meanwhile inside the Osborn residence, Harry gets closer to falling over the edge, and the Green Goblin gets closer to rising from the ashes! 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #180
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 180

    "Shame" Part 3 of 6. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Part 3 of the Child Within storyline takes an interlude so the four main participants (Peter Parker, Harry Osborn, Vermin, and Dr. Kafka) can take an introspective look at their respective personal situations. Three of the four central figures begin to gain a sense of understanding and inner peace about their life circumstances. But the fourth one, the fourth one...becomes the Green Goblin! Oh my! The Amazing Spider-Man and the Green Goblin throw down on the rooftops of Manhattan just like old times! 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #181
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 181

    "Guilt" Part 4 of 6. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The Green Goblin hurls one of his psychedelic pumpkin bombs at the web-slinger! And the little orange pumpkin sends the wall-crawler into his own green and purple haze! Reeling from the effects of the mind-altering drugs, the Spectacular Spider-Man desperately turns to Dr. Kafka for help! Meanwhile, Vermin returns to his parents' house for a second time...and he's about to take domestic violence to a whole ?nother level! 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #182
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 182

    "Reckonings" Part 5 of 6. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Vermin is back at his parents' house in the suburbs! And the rats have come home to roost so to speak! Mr. and Mrs. Whelan are in serious mortal danger unless salvation arrives quickly! Fortunately, the web-slinger has shaken off the effects of the goblin's pumpkin bomb and makes a mad dash to Scarsdale! Can the wall-crawler win another savage battle vs. the vindictive Vermin? Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man may have help this time though...from the Green Goblin! (if that's your idea of help!) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #183
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 183

    "Into The Dawn" Part 6 of 6. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. It's the dramatic conclusion to the Child Within storyline! A ferocious three-way battle awaits: The Amazing Spider-Man vs. the Green Goblin vs. Vermin! Who will be the first to fall? And who will be the last man standing? An emotional ending! 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #184
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 184

    "Aftermath" Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The colossal confrontation among the web-slinger, the goblin, and Vermin is over. Spider-Man has survived. Vermin has returned to the psychiatric ward. But the Green Goblin is still on the loose! Unfortunately, Harry Osborn has not come back to his senses like he did following his previous excursions in the costume of his deceased father. Now Peter and Mary Jane realize the serious problems their long-time friends face including their young son, Normie Osborn. The wall-crawler convinces the Molten Man to break the news to his sister, Liz Osborn, about what's happened to her husband. Cameo appearance by Frog-Man. Last $1.00 issue. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #185
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 185

    "Another Fine Mess!" Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The Fabulous Frog-Man is back! And he wants to team-up again with his favorite superhero buddy, the Spectacular Spider-Man! But the web-slinger remembers their previous adventure together (in Amazing Spider-Man 266) and strongly encourages Eugene to go back to normal college life. Frog-Man is ready to hang up his springs until his arch-enemy, the White Rabbit, resurfaces! When the White Rabbit and the Walrus being tearing up the city, Frog-Man leaps into action! Right alongside his web-slinging buddy! A fun story! First $1.25 issue. (Notes: The White Rabbit previously appeared in Marvel Team-Up 131. She returns in Spectacular Spider-Man 253.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #186
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 186

    "Settling Scores" Part 1 of 3. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The Vulture is on the prowl again! But after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Adrian Toomes may be conducting his final hunt! The old bird plans to even the score with a host of adversaries before he dies! And of course the Spectacular Spider-Man is at the top of his list! However, Aunt May is on the Vulture's list too! Who will protect Aunt May when the web-slinger's long-time foe drops by Queens for a visit? (Notes: This issue begins the three-part Funeral Arrangements storyline. The Vulture previously appeared in Spider-Man 23. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 337,633; average paid circulation 207,533.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #187
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 187

    "Desperate Measures" Part 2 of 3. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The vindictive Vulture swoops into Aunt May's bedroom! However, Adrian Toomes doesn't want revenge, he wants forgiveness (for the death of Nathan Lubensky in Amazing Spider-Man 336). Does Aunt May give him forgiveness? No, she gives him a slap to the face! Wow, Aunt May vs. the Vulture? That sounds like a mismatch…until an enraged Peter Parker shows up! Setting the stage for another super showdown between the Vulture and the web-slinger next issue! 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #188
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 188

    "Final Judgement" Part 3 of 3. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. This is it! The Vulture and the Amazing Spider-Man battle from cover-to-cover in the skies over Staten Island! Can the wall-crawler finally end his long-time foe's reign of terror? Or will Aunt May get the final word? Meanwhile, Harry Osborn is back on the scene. And it won't be long before the Green Goblin flies again! (Note: The Vulture returns in the Lethal Foes of Spider-Man Limited Series.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #189A
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 189A
    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 03/24/2014.
    • Label #1237284001

    The Osborn Legacy" First printing. Giant-Sized 30th Anniversary Special Issue. Silver hologram cover. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Harry Osborn has battled psychological problems his entire adult life, but this time hes really gone off the deep end! The Green Goblin kidnaps his wife, son, and brother-in-law (aka the Molten Man) and takes the trio to his fathers old house in the suburbs. For the first time Harry wears the goblin costume in front of his young son. However, Normie doesnt seems to understand the gravity or depravity of the situation and enjoys his fathers ranting and raving while the family sits down for dinner! Fortunately, the goblins diatribe buys the web-slinger time to track down his green and purple foe! And with help from the Molten Man, the Amazing Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin one more time! Second Story: The Night the World Died Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Bob McLeod. Aunt May still has nightmares about the night her husband, Ben Parker, was killed. But her recent encounter with Spider-Man (during the ordeal with the Vulture) has surprisingly brought her comfort. (Notes: This issue includes a fold out poster by Charles Vess featuring Spider-Man and the Hobgoblin. The second printing has a gold hologram cover and was published in November 1992.) 48 pages Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #189B
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 189B

    2nd printing with gold cover hologram. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #190
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 190

    "The Horns of a Dilemma!" Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Dr. Kafka begins therapy with Harry Osborn, but her efforts are a lost cause! With no immediate results, the local authorities send the delusional Harry to the Vault for incarceration. However despite being in prison, the Green Goblin still causes problems for Peter Parker! As Harry hires the Rhino to harass his former friend! The rampaging Rhino finds Peter, and then he finds trouble! A fighting mad Spider-Man! Cameo appearances by Liz Osborn, Normie Osborn, and the Molten Man. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.