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

    "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

    NOTE: 1st appearance of Erik Josten as the Smuggler (formerly Power Man I, aka Goliath, aka Atlas of the Thunderbolts). Cover price $0.50.

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

    "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 #51
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 51

    "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 #52
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 52

    "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 #53
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 53

    "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 #54
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 54

    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 #55
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 55

    "The Big Blow Out" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Luke McDonnell. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Frank Miller. Thanks to a legal technicality, one of Captain Marvel's deadliest foes is released from Project Pegasus. And now the Spectacular Spider-Man has an explosive problem on his hands...Nitro! Neither hero nor villain knows much about the other's powers, but that doesn't prevent the pair from waging a terrific battle across Manhattan! (Note: Nitro previously appeared in Omega the Unknown 8.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #56
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 56
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    "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 #57
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 57

    "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 #58
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 58

    "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 #59
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 59

    "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 #60
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 60
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    Giant-size issue. The Beetle and the Gibbon guest star in "Beetlemania!" Script by Roger Stern, pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Jim Mooney. Spidey's origin retold in "The Birth of a Legend!" Script by Roger Stern, pencils by Greg LaRocque, inks by Bob Wiacek. And check out that incredible Frank Miller cover! Cover price $0.75.

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

    "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 #62
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 62

    "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 #63
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 63

    "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 #64
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 64
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    "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 #65
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 65

    "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Bob Layton and Joe Rubinstein. Still depressed from his defeat in Amazing Spider-Man 209, Kraven comes up with a new plan to beat the web-slinger! Kraven and Calypso ambush Spider-Man near his Chelsea apartment, and the battle is underway! It's a great slugfest between the Spectacular Spider-Man and Kraven the Hunter! Meanwhile, Dr. Sloan scolds Peter Parker for neglecting his graduate studies, but Marcy Kane offers to help Peter get back on track. (Notes: This issue includes a full-page ad for Marvel's Crazy magazine. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 414,166; average paid circulation 171,839.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #66
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 66
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    "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 #67
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 67

    "Boomerang, The Killer Who Keeps Coming Back!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Ed Hannigan. Inks by Al Milgrom. Cover by Ed Hannigan and Al Milgrom. Boomerang is looking for work in New York, so he seeks out the Kingpin to get a job. The Kingpin keeps it real simple for Boomerang...just kill Spider-Man. Meanwhile, Peter Parker has a bad day at Empire State University getting into arguments with Dr. Sloan, Marcy Kane, and Debra Whitman. So when Boomerang attacks the web-slinger, he gets a Spider-Man that's itching to fight! Flashback cameos by the Hulk and Iron Fist to recap Boomerang's past failures. (Note: This issue contains a full page ad for Marvel's first limited series: Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

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

    "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 #69
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 69
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    "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 #70
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 70
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    "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 #71
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 71

    "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 #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

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    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

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    "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
    • INCOMPLETE. Corner pieces missing from interior. Slight interruption of art and story.

    "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.