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  • Issue #72
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 72

    Doctor Octopus cameo in "Waiting For Doctor Octopus!" Script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Al Milgrom and Rick Magyar. This issue features Ollie, the kid who idolizes Doc Ock. There are also lots of little treats (many probably placed by Hannigan): Moon Knight cameo; Frank Miller cameo (not art; he appears as himself in one panel of the story, drawing on a rooftop); another panel shows a graveyard with tombstones for Elektra, Gwen Stacy, and Denny Colt (the Spirit)! There are others, but we'll let you find them for yourself. Cool painted cover by Hannigan. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #73
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 73

    "Peter Parker, You Are The Spectacular Spider-Man!" Part 1 of 4. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. Peter Parker is covering Boomerang's indictment hearing for the Daily Bugle, when suddenly chaos erupts in the courtroom! Quickly the web-slinger busts in and makes short work of Boomerang, but during the tussle Spider-Man notices three suspicious characters standing around. Later that night, the wall-crawler follows the mysterious men to the American Museum of Natural History...and what's going on inside? How about the Owl (last seen in Marvel Team-Up 98) and Doctor Octopus plotting to take over New York City's mobs! Meanwhile, Debra Whitman's psychiatrist asks for Peter's help in curing Debra's mental condition. He would like Peter to dress up as...Spider-Man! 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #74
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 74

    "Fantasia!" Part 2 of 4. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Bob Hall and Al Milgrom. Peter Parker continues to be troubled by Debra Whitman's psychological problems and tracks down Biff Rifkin to learn about Debra's tragic past. Peter's heart sinks as Biff tells him that Debra was a battered wife in her troubled marriage. What is the Amazing Spider-Man going to do when he visits Debra in her east side apartment? It's a touching moment. Meanwhile, the three-way gang war among the Owl, Kingpin, and Doctor Octopus ramps up as each man tries to gain possession of the nuclear activator! What are the criminal masterminds planning? The Black Cat may have the answer! (Notes: Following this issue Debra Whitman departs the Spider-Man titles for many, many years. She finally returns in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man 14. The Black Cat previously appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 227.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #75
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 75

    "Ferae Naturae (Wild Beasts)" Part 3 of 4. Double-sized issue. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Al Milgrom (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. The Spectacular Spider-Man is overjoyed that the Black Cat is alive! However, there isn't much time for celebration once Doctor Octopus attacks! After Doc Ock takes off with the activator and Felicia, the wall-crawler turns to the Kingpin for information. The big crime boss directs the web-slinger to the Owl's Aerie, where the final showdown among Doctor Octopus, the Owl, the Black Cat, Spider-Man, and a host of henchmen takes place! Can the amazing one foil Dr. Octopus' plan to set off a neutron bomb? And also rescue the Black Cat? 48 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #76A
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 76A
    • Residue.

    Lakeside Tattooz Insert Variant (unopened inserts may or may not have the sample tattoo inside). While there is no definitive information about the Lakeside Tattooz inserts, they are known to occur over several different Marvel issues printed in March 1983. Unlike Amazing Spider-Man #238 and FF #252 where the insert was present in every copy, it appears only a limited amount of copies of this issue received the Lakeside insert (regional distribution?). Also, some of the inserts, although never opened, exist without the free tattoo sample inside.

    "At Death's Door!" Part 4 of 4. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. Despite the wall-crawler ripping off his mechanical arms in the previous issue, the deranged Doc Ock still fights on. He attacks the Black Cat one more time and pins her long enough for the Octopus gang to fire a hail of bullets in her direction. Spider-Man watches in horror as Felicia is hit multiple times. The web-slinger rushes Felicia to the hospital for emergency surgery, but it may be too late! Is this the end for the Black Cat? 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #76B
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 76B

    This issue does not have a Lakeside Tattooz insert (or insert opened and the sample tattoo removed).

    "At Death's Door!" Part 4 of 4. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. Despite the wall-crawler ripping off his mechanical arms in the previous issue, the deranged Doc Ock still fights on. He attacks the Black Cat one more time and pins her long enough for the Octopus gang to fire a hail of bullets in her direction. Spider-Man watches in horror as Felicia is hit multiple times. The web-slinger rushes Felicia to the hospital for emergency surgery, but it may be too late! Is this the end for the Black Cat? 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #77
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 77

    "Relapse Times Two!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. A group of robbers makes Melvin Potter don his old Gladiator costume to protect them from the police. The reluctant Gladiator can handle the cops, but how will Daredevil's long-time foe fare against Spider-Man? Meanwhile, Dr. Octopus attacks Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in an attempt to kill the Black Cat, but the web-slinger fights him off. However, Spidey knows another showdown with Doc Ock is coming soon! 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #78
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 78

    "The Long Goodbye!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. Peter Parker spends the day taking care of personal business in case he loses his upcoming fight with Dr. Octopus. He has lunch with old friends Flash Thompson and Harry Osborn, and then makes a special trip to Queens to visit Aunt May. Meanwhile back at the hospital, Captain DeWolff and her police officers are guarding the Black Cat until Spider-Man returns. With all the goodbyes said, the stage is now set for another great Spider-Man vs. Doc Ock showdown! Cameo appearances by the Punisher, Boomerang, and the Black Cat's mother (aka Lydia Hardy). (Notes: Due to Peter's decision in Amazing Spider-Man 243 to drop out of graduate school, this issue marks the final appearances of the ESU supporting cast (including Dr. Sloan and Marcy Kane) in the Spectacular Spider-Man title. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 377,302; average paid circulation 172,262.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #79
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 79

    "Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus -- The Final Battle!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Al Milgrom (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. It's a cover-to-cover slugfest between the Spectacular Spider-Man and his long-time foe, Doctor Octopus! The savage battle begins outside the hospital, but quickly moves inside. While the fight is raging, Captain Jean DeWolff leads the fleeing ambulance convoy carrying Felicia down the west side highway. But the mad villain with the four mechanical arms breaks contact with the web-slinger and follows the convoy! Under one of the highway bridges, the Amazing Spider-Man will make his final stand! Cameo appearances by the Punisher and Boomerang. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #80
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 80

    "I Cover The Waterfront!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Kevin Dzuban. Cover by John Romita, Jr. and John Beatty. To prove to Marla Madison that he's still a great reporter, J. Jonah Jameson takes over the Daily Bugle's stalled waterfront corruption investigation! Can Jonah recapture the magic from days gone by and break open the waterfront scandal? First, he'll need some information from the Kingpin; and second, a little help from your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #81
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 81
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    "Stalkers in the Shadows!" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Cloak and Dagger. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. With help from Boomerang, the Punisher busts out of the slammer! Now as a free man, the vengeful vigilante eyes a big target...the Kingpin! However, before the Punisher tackles the kingpin of crime, he shoots up some of the local riff-raff. And that draws the attention of Cloak and Dagger and the Spectacular Spider-Man! All signs point towards a huge showdown next issue! (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics artist Dave Gibbons.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #82
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 82

    "Crime & Punishment!" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring Cloak and Dagger. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Al Milgrom (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (inks). Cover by Al Milgrom. The Kingpin's office tower is the center of all the action! First, the web-slinger arrives in the Kingpin's office, then Cloak and Dagger, and finally the Punisher! Three of the four want to kill the Kingpin, and the fourth one can't believe he's fighting to save him! The web-slinger tries to hold off Cloak and Dagger, while the Kingpin tackles the Punisher one-on-one! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat and Vanessa Fisk. 32 pages. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 221. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #83
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 83

    "Delusions" Part 3 of 3. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Greg LaRocque. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Greg LaRocque and Al Milgrom. Peter Parker and Ben Urich attend the Punisher's arraignment hearing at the courthouse. It's a sad ending for Frank Castle as the once proud vigilante is sentenced to a mental institution for his attacks on the civilian populace. However, the one-man war against crime will return with a vengeance in his Limited Series! (Punisher 1st series 1986). Meanwhile, the Black Cat is gradually recovering from her injuries and suggests to the web-slinger the possibility of becoming his crime fighting partner. Brief origin on the Punisher. Cameo appearance by Captain Jean DeWolff. (Notes: This three-part story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 220, 221, and 222. There was some controversy at the time over the characterization (mentally unstable/borderline psychotic) of the Punisher in these issues, as his persona was somewhat different from his prior appearances.) 32 pages Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 222. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #84
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 84

    "Kidnapped!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils and Inks by Dave Simon. A city councilman running for mayor decides that his image would improve if voters were to see him walking through Central Park with his baby son. However, the councilman's clever plan backfires when his baby disappears! Can the web-slinger find the missing infant? Also in this issue, the Black Cat checks out of the hospital. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #85
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 85

    "The Hatred of the Hobgoblin!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. The Hobgoblin experiments with Norman Osborn's old chemical formula to gain the physical power of the Green Goblin. If the sinister villain is successful, that will spell big trouble for the web-slinger! Meanwhile, Peter Parker joins his friends (Harry, Liz, Betty, Flash, Sha Shan, and Mary Jane) for lunch at the Tavern-on-the-Green, where Harry and Liz have a big announcement for everyone! Later that evening, the wall-crawler and the Black Cat are swinging across the Manhattan rooftops, when suddenly the duo is ambushed by the Hobgoblin! Can the two heroes get out of each other's way long enough to defeat the goblin? (Note: The Hobgoblin appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 249. Mary Jane Watson's appearance is her first in the Spectacular Spider-Man title since issue 38.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #86
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 86

    The Black Cat and the Fly guest star in the Assistant Editors' Month story, "Bugs!" Script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Fred Hembeck and Al Milgrom, inks by Joe Albelo and Jim Mooney. One of the weirdest spider-Man stories ever published! Hembeck/Albelo cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #87
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 87

    "Mistaken Identities!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. Peter Parker decides to take the Black Cat to his Chelsea apartment and reveal his secret identity to her. Felicia will be overjoyed to see where Spider-Man lives and learn who he really is...or will she? Unfortunately, even the best laid plans of mice, men, and spider-men often go awry. Peter is stunned by Felicia's reaction. Where will the web-slinger and the Black Cat's relationship go from here? 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #88
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 88

    "Hyde and Seek!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. The Cobra (last seen in Amazing Spider-Man 232) is running for his life! Who is he running from? His deranged former partner...Mister Hyde! When Felicia and the wall-crawler come across the duo tearing up Manhattan, the free-for-all begins! Is the Black Cat ready to fight Mr. Hyde? 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #89
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 89

    "Power-Search!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. After struggling in her recent battles against super-powered foes, Felicia decides that she needs additional powers to complement her natural abilities. The Black Cat first visits the Baxter Building, then Avengers Mansion, and finally ends up at the former lab of Dr. Harlan Stillwell. Has anything good ever come out of Dr. Stillwell's laboratory? The Black Cat doesn't care; she wants more power! Meanwhile, the wall-crawler is drawn towards a mammoth citadel in Central Park...and suddenly disappears! Cameo appearances by the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Wasp, Hank Pym, and the Kingpin. (Note: This issue includes a full-page ad for the Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #90
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 90
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    "Where, Oh Where Has My Spider-Man Gone?" Script and Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. The Spectacular Spider-Man is missing! Where is he? The Black Cat is looking everywhere! She checks with everyone including Mrs. Muggins, Captain DeWolff, J. Jonah Jameson, Aunt May, and the Avengers! When the web-slinger finally reappears on the final page, he's wearing his new black costume! Cameo appearances by the Vision and the Scarlet Witch. (Notes: Spider-Man's new costume debuted this month in Amazing Spider-Man 252, Marvel Team-Up 141, and this issue. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 351,448; average paid circulation 172,290.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #91
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 91

    "If It Wasn't For Bad Luck" Script and Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. After the apparent death of his long-time friend, Unus the Untouchable; an enraged Blob goes on a rampage through the city! The web-slinger and the Black Cat intercept the fat mutant near Times Square, and the furious battle begins! Will Felicia's new bad luck powers lead the way to victory? Meanwhile, Peter Parker is adjusting to his new black costume (aka alien symbiote), and also avoiding a lot of questions from people that Felicia visited last issue. First appearance (cameo) of the Answer. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #92
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 92

    "And the Answer Is" Script and Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. The Black Cat and Spider-Man (wearing his black costume) tangle with a new villain, the Answer! Who is the Answer? Where did he come from? And why is he attacking the web-slinger? So many questions...but only one Answer! Cameo appearance by the Kingpin. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #93
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 93

    "A Hot Time in the Old Morgue Tonight!" Script and Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. Spider-Man in black costume. The Kingpin calls in his first favor from Felicia after granting her bad luck powers four issues ago. The Black Cat participates in a fake bomb plot in order to keep the wall-crawler occupied, so the Answer can steal a body from the morgue! Why does the Kingpin want a corpse? Meanwhile, Peter Parker's doubts concerning his relationship with the Black Cat continue to grow. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #94
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 94

    "How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down at the Morgue after They've Seen NYC?" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Cloak and Dagger. Script and Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. Spider-Man wears his black costume. The Kingpin and the Answer have resurrected the bionic Silvermane! And now the powerful cyborg is loose on the streets of Manhattan! Can the Spectacular Spider-Man beat Silvermane again? 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #95
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 95

    "The Dagger at the End of the Tunnel!" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring Cloak and Dagger. Spider-Man wears his black costume. Script and Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. After pulverizing the web-slinger last issue, Silvermane goes after his next target...Dagger! With Spider-Man temporarily out of action, the Black Cat tries to cut off the rampaging cyborg and warn Dagger of the impending danger! All the heroes and villains including the Answer, the Rose, and Silvermane converge on the west side docks for a major showdown! They all want Dagger! Who's going to get her? And if the wall-crawler didn't have enough problems already, the alien symbiote (aka black costume) is taking Peter Parker on web-slinging excursions during the night, even though he is sound asleep. Cameo appearance by the Kingpin. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #96
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 96

    "The Final Answer!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring Cloak and Dagger. Script and Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. After the events of Amazing Spider-Man 258, the Spectacular Spider-Man returns to his red and blue costume! Now the web-slinger is ready to payback Silvermane and also rescue Dagger from the clutches of the Kingpin! The action is fast and furious at the crime lord's office tower! It's the Answer and the Kingpin vs. Silvermane vs. Cloak and Dagger vs. the Black Cat and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Who will live...and who will die? Meanwhile on a surprisingly snowy August afternoon in New York, Mary Jane contemplates the new direction of her friendship with Peter. Cameo appearances by Vanessa Fisk and the alien symbiote. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #97
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 97

    "Hermit-Age!" Script by Al Milgrom. Pencils by Herb Trimpe. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. It's an unusual tale as an advertising executive, Timothy Quail, is forced to help a local crime boss plot his criminal activities. Poor Timothy just wants to be left alone. Can the web-slinger help him? Also in this issue, Spider-Man confronts the Black Cat about her bad luck powers and her connection to the Kingpin. Cameo appearances by the Kingpin, Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch and the alien symbiote. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #98
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 98

    "True Confessions!" Script by Al Milgrom. Pencils by Herb Trimpe. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. The Black Cat finally tells the web-slinger the truth about the Kingpin's involvement in her gaining new powers. Spider-Man is shocked. Is this the beginning of the end for the wall-crawler and Felicia? Meanwhile, the alien symbiote has escaped from the Baxter Building and is on the prowl...looking for Spider-Man! First appearance of the Spot. Cameo appearance by the Kingpin. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #99
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 99

    "Spider on the Spot!" Script by Al Milgrom. Pencils by Herb Trimpe. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. The web-slinger and the Black Cat journey to the Kingpin's tower to face the crime lord, but before they can do that...the Spot attacks! Fortunately, the new villain is relatively harmless to Spider-Man, but Felicia's bad luck powers may not be! Has the Black Cat subconsciously lost control of her powers? Last 60¢ issue. Cameo appearances by the Kingpin and the alien symbiote. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #100
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 100

    "Breakin'!" Double-sized issue. Script and Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Vince Colletta and Geof Isherwood. Cover by Al Milgrom. The wall-crawler returns to the Kingpin's skyscraper, but again runs into the pesky Spot! While Spider-Man fights the Spot, the Black Cat confronts the Kingpin and learns the tragic secret of her bad luck powers. A dejected Felicia elects not to attack the massive crime boss, but a few minutes later...the Spectacular Spider-Man does! It's a great slugfest between the Kingpin and the web-slinger! Meanwhile, as the battle is raging at the Kingpin's tower, the alien symbiote slips into Peter Parker's closet...and waits! (Note: The alien symbiote plot line continues in Web of Spider-Man 1.) 48 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #101
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 101

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    "Echoes" Script by Cary Burkett. Pencils by Juan Alacantara. Inks by Jack Abel. Cover by John Byrne. A new era begins for the Spectacular Spider-Man as the Black Cat has departed his life. However, the breakup with Felicia has left the web-slinger in a melancholy mood, so he visits the site of his greatest heartbreak...the Brooklyn Bridge. The events of Amazing Spider-Man 121 still haunt the wall-crawler, but life goes on...and so does crime in the big city. When Blacklash takes a hostage after bungling a burglary attempt, the spectacular one swings into action! Flashback cameos of Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin. First 65¢ issue. (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 337,108; average paid circulation 180,498.) 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #102
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 102

    "A Life for a Life!" Script by Cary Burkett. Pencils by Larry Lieber. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by John Byrne. It's a race against time as Spider-Man tries to locate the twin brother of a young woman who desperately needs a kidney transplant after being hit by a drunk driver. The web-slinger successfully locates the brother's apartment, but doesn't realize that Killer Shrike lives in the same building! Can the wall-crawler defeat Killer Shrike and then get the kidney donor to the hospital in time? 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #103
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 103

    "Compulsion!" Script by Peter David. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Armando Gil. Cover by Rich Buckler. Three bored Empire State University students create an imaginary villain called "Blaze" to harass Spider-Man. However, the prank goes too far; and the Human Torch and Captain Jean DeWolff have to get involved to teach the students a lesson. (Notes: This issue begins Peter David's writing on the Spectacular Spider-Man title. The story is loosely based on the infamous Leopold & Loeb murder case from the 1920's.) 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #104
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 104

    "The Last Race" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Vince Giarrano. Inks by Pat Redding. Cover by Tom Morgan and Brett Breeding. The Rocket Racer (last seen in Amazing Spider-Man 183) is down on his luck and robs a bank in order to pay off his debt to a crooked bail bondsman. However, the bondsman wants full payment now and sends the Bounty Hunter to capture the Rocket Racer! And of course the Spectacular-Spider-Man is caught in the middle! Origin of the Rocket Racer (aka Robert Farrell). (Note: This issue contains a full-page ad for "Fred Hembeck Destroys The Marvel Universe." Art by Fred Hembeck.) 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #105
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 105

    "United We Fall" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Wasp and Paladin. Script by Peter David. Pencils by Luke McDonnell. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Tom Morgan and Brett Breeding. After a local union leader is killed, the web-slinger and the Wasp team up to investigate a shady company called Consolidated Importers. Their mutual acquaintance, Paladin, happens to be working for Consolidated Importers. Is that going to bring the mercenary into conflict with the wall-crawler and the winged avenger? Yes, it is. 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #106
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 106

    "No Fury" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the Wasp and Paladin. Script by Peter David. Pencils by Luke McDonnell. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Mark Beachum and Joe Rubinstein. The Wasp, the wall-crawler, and Paladin have to intercept a drug shipment coming into town for Consolidated Importers' CEO Vince Granetti. But is the shipment coming by land, sea, or air? The trio of heroes must find out! Cameo appearance by Starfox. 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #107
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 107
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    "Original Sin" Part 1 of 4. Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Peter David. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Rich Buckler. The critically acclaimed Death of Jean DeWolff storyline begins with this issue. In a stunning development, police captain Jean DeWolff is found murdered in her apartment. The entire city is in a state of shock over the killing including the police department, the staff at the Daily Bugle, and the Amazing Spider-Man. The web-slinger (in his black costume) begins investigating the homicide by meeting with the detective assigned to the case, Stan Carter. However, another superhero, Daredevil, gets the first shot at stopping the murderous rampage of the Sin-Eater! First appearance of the Sin-Eater. 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #108
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 108
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    "Sin of Pride" Part 2 of 4. Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Peter David. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Kyle Baker, Brett Breeding, Pat Redding, and Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Rich Buckler. The Sin-Eater has struck again! This time fatally shooting a judge inside his chambers, while Matt Murdock helplessly looked on. Spider-Man catches up with the Sin-Eater outside the courthouse and a fierce battle ensues! But the Sin-Eater proves to be a difficult foe and escapes. Can anyone stop his rampage? Cameo appearance by Charles Bronson. 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #109
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 109

    "He Who Is Without Sin" Part 3 of 4. Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Peter David. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Rich Buckler. After a man of the cloth becomes the latest shooting victim of the sinister Sin-Eater, Daredevil and Spider-Man scour the city to locate the psychotic killer. But the duo cannot find him! In the meantime though, the Sin-Eater has found his next victim...Betty Brant Leeds! Is this the end for Peter Parker's long-time friend? Cameo appearance by the Kingpin. (Notes: This issue features a full-page ad for the first issue of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham; and a full-page ad for Saturday morning cartoons with Hulk Hogan featuring art by Gil Kane.) 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #110
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 110

    "All My Sins Remembered" Part 4 of 4. Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Peter David. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by (unnamed) many hands. Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Rubinstein. It's the dramatic conclusion to the Sin-Eater saga! The web-slinger and the Man Without Fear finally catch up to the Sin-Eater at the Jameson residence, and a tremendous battle follows between...Daredevil and Spider-Man?!? Will Peter Parker and Matt Murdock ever see eye-to-eye on justice for the Sin-Eater? Last 65¢ issue. (Notes: This four-part story was reprinted in 1990 in a trade paperback titled "The Death of Jean DeWolff." Stan Carter (aka the Sin-Eater) returns in Spectacular Spider-Man 128.) 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #111
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 111

    "And Then The Gods Cried" Secret Wars II crossover. Script by Jim Owsley. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by (unnamed) many hands. Cover by Rich Buckler. Following the events of Amazing Spider-Man 273, the Beyonder and the Puma meet in Japan. After their confrontation, Thomas Fireheart is convinced more than ever that the Beyonder must be destroyed, so he returns to New York and tries to recruit the reluctant wall-crawler to his cause. The high-powered showdown among the web-slinger, Puma, and Beyonder takes place at a nightclub! First 75¢ issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #112
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 112

    The Black Cat has a brief appearance in "You Never Make a Sound." Script by Peter David (based on a Christmas poem by J. Morris Jones), pencils by Mark Beachum, inks by Pat Redding. Kyle Baker cover. The letters page has a statement of ownership--average print run, 389,794; average paid circulation, 247,916. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #113
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 113
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    "Mayhem!" Script by Peter David. Pencils and Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Rich Buckler. The three thugs that Mr. Popchik shot on the subway three issues ago decide that it's time for payback! And they're taking the battle to Queens, specifically Aunt May's house! Can the Amazing Spider-Man sneak into his boyhood home and rescue Aunt May and her friends? Meanwhile, the Black Cat is back in town, and she's robbing the rich to give to the poor. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #114
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 114

    "The Key" Script by Len Kaminski. Pencils by Joe Brozowsky. Inks by Keith Williams and Del Barras. Cover by Keith Pollard. A small-time crook breaks into Peter Parker's apartment and steals his spare Spider-Man uniform and equipment! The two-bit thief dons the red-and-blue suit and commits robberies, but ends up being captured by the police. When a dishonest cop makes the phony Spider-Man fight a street gang, the real web-slinger (in his black costume) must come to the rescue! 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #115
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 115

    "Things Fall Apart" Guest-starring Doctor Strange. Script by Peter David. Pencils by Mark Beachum. Inks by Bob McLeod. Peter Parker has been having an unusual amount of bad luck lately, so he decides to visit the Master of the Mystic Arts to see if something odd is going on. Indeed, the wall-crawler is surrounded by a bad luck aura, but Doctor Strange can remove it from both Spider-Man and the original source, Felicia Hardy. But how is this going to affect the Black Cat, who happens to be in the middle of a caper? Cameo appearance by the Foreigner. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #116
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 116

    "102 Uses For A Dead Cat" Script by Peter David. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Bob McLeod. After losing her bad luck powers, the Black Cat barely survives a fierce encounter with the Foreigner's henchmen. Afterwards, the wall-crawler stops by Felicia's apartment to tell her about his visit to Doctor Strange. However, their not-so-friendly reunion is interrupted by Sabretooth, who is looking for a big kill in order to impress the Foreigner! How will the Amazing Spider-Man fare in his first battle against the savage Sabretooth? (Note: This issue was reprinted in Sabretooth Classics 4.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #117
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 117

    Missing in Action: Paret 2 of 4 - "Dinner Hour" Guest-starring Doctor Strange. Script by Peter David and Rich Buckler. Pencils by Dwayne Turner. Inks by Del Barras, Keith Williams, and Joe Rubinstein. Following the events of Web of Spider-Man 17, the web-slinger is missing in action! Where is he? Meanwhile, the Black Cat wants to talk to Doctor Strange about the loss of her bad luck powers; however, the Foreigner wants to talk to Felicia about the loss of his gold notebook! Also in this issue, a young boy named Alexander Woolcot is struggling to contain his new awesome power. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #118
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 118

    "Ashes to Ashes" Guest-starring Doctor Strange. Script by Peter David and Rich Buckler. Pencils by Mike Zeck. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Rich Buckler. The Spectacular Spider-Man wages a desperate battle across New York City to protect young Alexander from overzealous SHIELD agents and the Mandroids! Can the wall-crawler save Alexander? Meanwhile, the Foreigner and the Kingpin discuss their secret plans for Spider-Man. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #119
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 119

    "Catfight!" Script by Peter David. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Rich Buckler. Mary Jane throws a party for Peter at his apartment and invites many of his long-time friends. However, an unexpected guest is poised to crash the party...Sabretooth! The blood thirsty villain has traced Spider-Man's scent to Peter's apartment building and is craving vengeance! How can Peter protect his friends, much less his secret identity? Maybe the Black Cat will help! Cameo appearance by the Foreigner. (Note: This issue was reprinted in Sabretooth Classics 5.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #120
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 120

    Marvel 25th Anniversary Cover - "A House Is Not A Home" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Keith Giffen. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Mark Beachum and Joe Rubinstein. It's an off-beat tale as Peter Parker and a reporter from the Daily Bugle investigate a decrepit apartment building that has been taken over by a gang. Can the Amazing Spider-Man save the neighborhood? 32 pages Cover price $0.75.