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  • Issue #39MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 39MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Scourge of the Schizoid-Man!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by John Romita, Jr. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Jerry Bingham and Joe Rubinstein. Dr. Curt Connors warns Spider-Man that he was not properly shielded when he donned the enervator back in issue 34. The web-slinger believes that he is okay and sets out to find Chip Martin, the Schizoid-Man! A furious wall-crawler battles the Schizoid-Man on the ESU campus with a shocking ending to the fight! Cameo appearance by the Frightful Four. 32 pages. Cover price $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #40MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 40MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Terrible Turnabout!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Frank Springer. Inks by Richard Villamonte. Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Rubinstein. In a stunning turn of events, the Amazing Spider-Man has been transformed into the Spider-Lizard! Dr. Curt Connors is going to do everything he can to help the web-slinger, but will it be enough? New York's finest battle the Spider-Lizard and force the confused creature into the sewer system. And that's where Dr. Connors makes his final stand! Meanwhile, Electro joins the Wizard, Sandman, and Trapster to complete the new Frightful Four. (Note: The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 424,891; average paid circulation 219,169.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #41MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 41MJ

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  • Issue #42MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 42MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Mike Zeck. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Mike Zeck and Joe Rubinstein. Peter Parker is enjoying a boat cruise along the Hudson River with his fellow graduate students, when suddenly a flaming message appears in the sky summoning the Spectacular Spider-Man to the Statue of Liberty. The web-slinger thinks the message is from the Human Torch, but that assumption might just prove to be deadly! When the wall-crawler reaches Lady Liberty's torch, he doesn't find Johnny Storm; however, he does find the Frightful Four! The odds do not look good for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Story continues in Fantastic Four 218. (Note: This issue was reprinted in 2005 in the trade paperback "Fantastic Four Spider-Man Classic.") 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #43MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 43MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Pretty Poison" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Mike Zeck. Inks by Steve Mitchell. Cover by John Byrne and Joe Rubinstein. A new villain, Madam Belladonna, introduces the web-slinger to the dark side of the fashion industry! Why does the mysterious Belladonna want revenge against the sleazy clothing designer Roderick Kingsley? First appearances of Madam Belladonna (aka Narda Ravanna) and Roderick Kingsley. (Note: With this issue Roger Stern begins his two-year run as the writer for the Spectacular Spider-Man series.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #44MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 44MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Vengeance Gambit!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by Marv Wolfman and Steve Leialoha. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Steve Leialoha (layouts) and Alan Gordon (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Rubinstein. Since the Kingpin retired from organized crime in Amazing Spider-Man 197, various ganglords have tried to take control of New York's mobs. But now one of the web-slinger's old foes makes his own push to be the top crime boss in Manhattan! What's his strategy? Simple, kill the other candidates for the job...and perhaps even the score with the wall-crawler along the way! Cameo appearance by the Vulture. 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #45MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 45MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #46MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 46MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Deadly is the Cobra!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Mike Zeck. Inks by Bruce Patterson. Cover by Frank Miller and Bob McLeod. The Cobra (last seen in Daredevil 154) escapes from Ryker's Island prison and goes on another high-dollar crime spree! Spider-Man's first battle against the Cobra takes place across the rooftops of Manhattan! Cameo appearance by Mr. Hyde. First 50¢ issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #47MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 47MJ

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  • Issue #48MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 48MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Double Defeat!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Marie Severin. Inks by Bruce Patterson. Cover by Frank Miller and Al Milgrom. The fashion war between Belladonna and Roderick Kingsley is reaching its climax, and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is caught in the middle! Add the new Prowler to the mix and the web-slinger really has his hands full! Can the wall-crawler solve the mystery of Belladonna? (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 424,891; average paid circulation 219,169.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #49MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 49MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Enter: The Smuggler!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Jim Mooney (breakdowns) and Bruce Patterson (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Bob McLeod. The wall-crawler busts up a smuggling operation led by the former Power Man (aka Erik Josten), who is now calling himself the Smuggler. Also in this issue, Aunt May tells Peter that she is getting engaged. Back up story: "The White Tiger" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Denys Cowan. Inks by Jim Mooney. The parents and sister of Hector Ayala (aka the White Tiger) have been murdered. And now the White Tiger is out for blood! Origin of the White Tiger. 32 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #50MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 50MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Dilemma!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita, Jr. (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein. The web-slinger knocks out the Smuggler one more time before his scheduled lunch with Aunt May and her fiancé, Nathan Lubensky. Debra Whitman joins Peter as his lunch date, and the foursome enjoy a wonderful lunch...until the waiters turn into aliens! What information do the aliens want from May Parker? Brief retelling of Spider-Man's origin. Cameo appearance by Mysterio. Back up story: "Killer Elite!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Denys Cowan. Inks by Dave Humphrys and Joe Rubinstein. The White Tiger is hot on the trail of the killer of his family! The trail leads to the South Bronx and Gideon Mace! 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #51MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 51MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Aliens and Illusions!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Marie Severin (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein. The Master of Illusions is still after the lost treasure of gangster Dutch Mallone! Mysterio takes Peter Parker captive to learn the secrets of the missing treasure, but since Peter won't talk, Mysterio and his henchmen kidnap Debra Whitman too! The Amazing Spider-Man battles Mysterio one more time...with a small assist from Debra! Back up story: "The Menace of Gideon Mace!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Denys Cowan. Inks by Dave Humphrys. It's a savage battle between the White Tiger and Gideon Mace as Hector Ayala seeks to avenge his family! (Note: This issue includes a great full-page ad by Frank Miller for the Doctor Strange series. At one time Roger Stern and Frank Miller were supposed to team up on the title, however, another artist ended up penciling the series. 32 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #52MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 52MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Day of the Hero Killers!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Rick Leonardi. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Frank Miller and Bob Wiacek. The White Tiger (aka Hector Ayala) lies near death after being shot and dumped on the sidewalk outside the Daily Bugle Building. Now it's up to the Spectacular Spider-Man to bring his friend's vicious assailant to justice! The web-slinger wages a life and death struggle against Gideon Mace at the eastside armory! Will good triumph over evil? 32 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #53MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 53MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Toys of the Terrible Tinkerer" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Frank Springer. Cover by John Romita, Jr. and Al Milgrom. The wall-crawler renews acquaintances with the Terrible Tinkerer and his killer toys! Can your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man avoid the toy cannons, miniature soldiers, exploding jack-in-the-boxes, gun-toting dolls, and knife-wielding teddy bears? It's a fun battle for Spidey! (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 434,466; average paid circulation 211,327.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #54MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 54MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Spider-Man fights some samurai in "To Save the Smuggler!" Script by Roger Stern, plot and pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Jim Mooney. Frank Miller/Walt Simonson cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #55MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 55MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. 32 pages. "The Big Blow Out" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Luke McDonnell. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Frank Miller. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #56MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 56MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Peril...and the Pumpkin?" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Jim Shooter (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Frank Miller and Bob Wiacek. Second appearance of Jack O'Lantern (aka Jason Macendale). The evil terrorist, Jack O'Lantern, has taken the staff and patients at Bellevue Hospital hostage! And the hostage list includes Aunt May's fiancé, Nathan Lubensky! However, the wondrous wall-crawler is on the way; and Jack O'Lantern will soon be on the run! Meanwhile at Empire State University, Steve Hopkins' prank on Marcy Kane goes terribly wrong. Cameo appearances by Nitro and the Vulture. (Notes: Jack O'Lantern first appeared in Machine Man 19. Jason Macendale eventually became the Hobgoblin in Amazing Spider-Man 289. This issue includes a full-page ad for Marvel Treasury Edition 28 "Superman and Spider-Man.") 32 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #57MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 57MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "These Wings Enslaved!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Jim Shooter (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Frank Miller. J. Jonah Jameson hosts a high society party to celebrate Dr. Marla Madison's appointment as the Brand Corporation's new director of research. It's a wonderful evening for Jonah, until Killer Shrike crashes the party and abducts Marla! The web-slinger follows in hot pursuit and all roads lead to the Brand Corporation's special powers lab in New Jersey! The wall-crawler is ready to battle Killer Shrike, but is he ready for the return of Will-O'-the-Wisp? 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #58MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 58MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by John Byrne and Joe Rubinstein. The Beetle forces the reluctant Ringer to fight the web-slinger! Will the wall-crawler defeat the Ringer in time for his dinner date with Debra Whitman? Cameo appearance by Greg Salinger (aka the Foolkiller). 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #59MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 59MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "I Want Spider-Man!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Jim Shooter (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Bob Wiacek. The master plan of the Beetle continues! Poor Martin Blank (last seen in Amazing Spider-Man 112) is down on his luck and believes that a rematch with the web-slinger can turnaround his fortunes. The Gibbon and Spider-Man battle once again and just as their rooftop clash is ending...the Beetle strikes! Cameo appearance by Greg Salinger. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #60MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 60MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #61MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 61MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "By the Light of the Silvery Moonstone!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Ed Hannigan (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Ed Hannigan and Joe Rubinstein. While web-slinging through the Empire State University campus, the wall-crawler notices a shadowy figure breaking into the laboratory of Dr. Curt Connors. It's Moonstone stealing the portable enervator! Spider-Man battles Moonstone for the enervator, and unfortunately one of Peter's friends, Marcy Kane, is caught in the crossfire! Last 50¢ issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #62MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 62MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Gold Fever!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Ed Hannigan (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). The Maggia hires the Gold Bug to steal gold bullion from the Empire State University physics building. When the gold-seeking villain busts into the laboratory, an ESU grad student happens to be inside conducting a radiation experiment on the gold. It's too bad for the Gold Bug that the grad student happens to be...the Amazing Spider-Man! First 60¢ issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #63MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 63MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Firebug" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Greg LaRocque. Inks by Jim Mooney. The web-slinger helps the New York Fire Department battle a huge blaze on the lower east side. After the fire has been extinguished, the wall-crawler recalls that he fought an epic battle at that same location several years ago. Peter Parker puts two and two together, and makes a beeline for New Jersey to visit (or perhaps rescue) Liz Allan! Will Spider-Man get there first...or will the Molten Man?! Also in this issue, it is revealed that Harry Osborn and Liz Allan are now married. (Note: The Molten Man previously appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 173.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #64MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 64MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Cloak and Dagger!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Ed Hannigan. Inks by Al Milgrom. Cover by Ed Hannigan and Al Milgrom. On a quiet night in Manhattan, the web-slinger is traveling across the city when he suddenly hears a desperate plea for help from a man running for his life! The frantic pharmacist is trying to escape from...Cloak and Dagger! The wall-crawler quickly engages the light-and-dark pair, but falls in battle to the duo's unusual powers. The next day Peter Parker picks up the investigation, and the trail of Cloak (aka Tyrone Johnson) and Dagger (aka Tandy Bowen) leads to Ellis Island! Is the Spectacular Spider-Man ready for round two with Cloak and Dagger? First appearance of Cloak and Dagger. (Notes: This issue includes a full-page ad/pin-up of Spider-Man fighting Dr. Octopus and promoting his four monthly titles. Bill Mantlo's script provides a nice history of Ellis Island. On page two Jim Mooney is erroneously listed as the inker. Al Milgrom is acknowledged as the correct inker in the letters page of issue 68. The back cover contains a Dungeons and Dragons ad with art by Bill Willingham. Cloak and Dagger appear next in Spectacular Spider-Man 69 and 70.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #65MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 65MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Kraven the Hunter returns in "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter." Script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Bob Hall, inks by Jim Mooney. Bob Layton/Joe Rubinstein cover. The letters page has a statement of ownership--average print run, 414,166; average paid circulation, 171,839. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #66MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 66MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Electro Will Be Free!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Ed Hannigan. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Ed Hannigan and Al Milgrom. Electro busts out of Ryker's Island prison! And he has two things on his mind: first, blackout the entire city of New York; and second, destroy Spider-Man! The web-slinger and the master of electricity wage an awesome battle in Manhattan as J. Jonah Jameson, Lance Bannon, and Debra Whitman look on! Since Electro is more powerful than ever, the wall-crawler will have to come up with something unique to beat him. How about a rubber Spidey suit? A fun issue with an electrifying cover! 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #67MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 67MJ

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  • Issue #68MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 68MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Hell Hath No Fury Like A Robot Scorned!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Luke McDonnell (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Ed Hannigan and Al Milgrom. Aunt May, Nathan Lubensky, and Peter visit the grave of Uncle Ben to reflect on days gone by. After Aunt May and Nathan depart, Peter walks through the cemetery and comes upon a fracas in front of the crypt of Mendel Stromm! Why are government agents trying to bust into the crypt? Professor Stromm died way back in Amazing Spiderman (1st series) 37...or did he? There's only one way to find out! Meanwhile, after seeing Peter display super-strength for a second time, Debra Whitman begins to contemplate an amazing possibility. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #69MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 69MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "In Darkness Seldom Seen!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Cloak and Dagger. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Ed Hannigan. Inks by Al Milgrom. Cover by Ed Hannigan and Al Milgrom. Cloak and Dagger are back! And still waging their violent war on drugs! But now their activities are being noticed by criminal heavyweights...specifically Silvermane and the Kingpin! Is the duo ready for the big time? When Cloak and Dagger move in for the kill on Silvermane, the web-slinger will have a critical choice to make! Cameo appearance by Captain Jean DeWolff. (Note: This issue features a full page ad for the first Hercules Limited Series. Art by Bob Layton.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #70MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 70MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Great Cloak & Dagger Hunt!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Cloak and Dagger. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Ed Hannigan (breakdowns) and Al Milgrom (finishes). Cover by Ed Hannigan and Al Milgrom. Cloak and Dagger's war on drugs has been going great: punishing drug dealers and killing Silvermane! However, the young vigilantes are about to learn that the big boys play for keeps! Are Cloak and Dagger prepared for the new and improved bionic Silvermane? The final showdown takes place in the New York City subway system! And of course, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is caught in the middle! Cameo appearance by the Kingpin. (Note: The back cover contains an ad for Megaforce drawn by William Stout.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #71MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 71MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "With This Gun I Thee Kill!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Rick Leonardi. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by John Romita, Jr. and Frank Giacoia. The web-slinger stops two burglars from robbing a grocery store, but just as the wall-crawler is webbing up the thieves, the store owner emerges and fatally shoots one of the robbers. Later that night in the offices of the Daily Bugle; Joe Robertson, Lance Bannon, and Peter Parker have a long conversation about the positives and negatives of gun control. When a tip comes in that a shipment of Saturday night specials is inbound for Brooklyn, the Spectacular Spider-Man swings into action! (Note: Bill Mantlo's script concerning the controversial subject of gun control sparked a strong response from readers as shown in the two pages of fan mail in issue 77.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

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

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. 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 #73MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 73MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "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 #74MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 74MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "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 #75MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 75MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #76MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 76MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "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 #77MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 77MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "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 #78MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 78MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "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 #79MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 79MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "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 #80MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 80MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. J. Jonah Jameson takes center stage in "I Cover the Waterfront!" Script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Kevin Dzuban. Brief Kingpin appearance. John Romita Jr./John Beatty cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #81MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 81MJ

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

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cloak and Dagger, the Punisher, and the Kingpin guest star in "Crime & Punishment!" Script by Bill Mantlo, breakdowns by Al Milgrom, inks by Jim Mooney. Black Cat cameo. Milgrom cover. Cover price $0.60.

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

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "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 #84MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 84MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "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 #85MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 85MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "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 #86MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 86MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. 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 #87MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 87MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Black Cat guest stars in "Mistaken Identities!" Script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jim Mooney. Milgrom cover. Cover price $0.60.

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

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "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.