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  • 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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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.

  • Issue #121
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 121

    "Eye Witness!" Script by Peter David. Art by John Romita, John Buscema, Bob McLeod, Alan Kupperberg, Keith Williams, and Mark Texeria. Cover by Mark Beachum and Joe Rubinstein. J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker, and Mary Jane Watson are present at the Roshomon Bank and Trust, when suddenly an armed robber (wearing a Howard the Duck t-shirt) busts in! The Amazing Spider-Man makes short work of the hapless crook; but afterwards, Jonah, Peter, and Mary Jane all have different versions of who was the real hero! A fun story! 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #122
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 122

    "Father's Night Out" Script by Peter David. Pencils by Rich Buckler and Malcolm Davis. Inks by Mike Esposito, Bob McLeod, and Art Nichols. Cover by Rich Buckler. Peter Parker finds a baby boy abandoned in a street alley, and quickly takes him to St. Vincent's hospital for treatment. However, this baby has a super-powered father...the Mauler! And he will tear down the entire hospital to find his son! Can the web-slinger stop the Mauler's dangerous rampage through the maternity ward? 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #123
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 123

    "With Friends Like These" Script by Peter David. Pencils by Dwayne Turner. Inks by Art Nichols. It's the confrontation that Peter Parker has been dreading...the first formal meeting between Mary Jane Watson and the Black Cat. And, oh my, the sparks are going to fly! Meanwhile, the Foreigner's plan to bring down Spider-Man continues in this issue with help from the new Blaze! 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #124
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 124

    "When Strikes The Octopus!" Script by Roger McKenzie. Pencils by Greg LaRocque. Inks by Art Nichols. Cover by Bob Hall and Al Milgrom. In a story from Spider-Man's past, Doctor Octopus is stealing nuclear materials and components from various sites around New York City. What is the six-armed super-villain planning? Can the web-slinger (in his red and blue costume) foil his plans? It's another great slugfest between Spidey and Doc Ock! 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #125
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 125

    "Wrecking Havoc!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-woman. Script by Danny Fingeroth. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Vince Colletta and Art Nichols. Cover by Bob Hall and Al Milgrom. The story begins at the Dextron labs in Colorado as both the new Spider-woman (aka Julia Carpenter) and the Wrecking Crew are searching for a highly coveted computer disc. Despite her gallant effort, Spider-woman is unable to prevent the Wrecker, Bulldozer, Piledriver, and Thunderball from stealing the disc. A few days later in New York City, the Wrecker and Spider-woman renew their battle for the disc, but this time a third participant, the Spectacular Spider-Man, joins the fray! Are the two spider-heroes going to fight the Wrecker or each other? Meanwhile, the Wrecker's mother lies near death in Queens. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #126
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 126

    "Sudden Impact" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-woman. Script by Danny Fingeroth. Pencils by Alan Kupperberg. Inks by Art Nichols. Cover by Al Milgrom. The Wrecker is a man torn up inside as he must decide between fighting Spider-Man and Spider-woman or going to visit his dying mother. However, while the crowbar-wielding villain is contemplating his decision, one of his teammates, Thunderball, ambushes him! It's a wild four way fight among Spider-woman, Thunderball, the Wrecker, and the web-slinger! (Note: Spider-woman appears next in Avengers West Coast 70.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #127
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 127

    "Among Us Lurks A Lizard!" Script by Len Kaminski. Pencils by Alan Kupperberg. Inks by Alan Kupperberg and others. Cover by Al Milgrom. The sinister Owl has kidnapped Martha and Billy Connors and is holding them for ransom! Dr. Curt Connors is helpless to rescue his wife and son, but the Lizard is not! Can the wall-crawler control his long-time friend/foe? And is the Owl going to regret unleashing the savage Lizard? 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #128
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 128

    "Spider Hunt" Script by Peter David. Pencils by Alan Kupperberg. Inks by Alan Kupperberg. Cover by Al Milgrom. J. Jonah Jameson has a new plan to bring down Spider-Man...hire Silver Sable's henchmen to do the job! They will try their best against the wall-crawler over the skies of Manhattan! Meanwhile, the Black Cat (in her new costume) continues her plot to frame the web-slinger. Cameo appearances by Daredevil, the Foreigner, and Stan Carter. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #129
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 129

    "Foreign Affairs" Script by Peter David. Pencils and Inks by Alan Kupperberg. Cover by Al Milgrom. Peter Parker is furious when he discovers that the Black Cat has been secretly plotting with the Foreigner to frame Spider-Man! To clear his name, the web-slinger sets out to find and then fight the Foreigner! But even a victory over the master assassin may not be enough to exonerate the wall-crawler. Will Felecia have a change of heart and provide the key evidence to the police? Cameo appearance by Silver Sable. (Note: Following this story, the Black Cat exits the Spider-Man titles for a while in order to set the stage for Peter and Mary Jane's wedding.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #130
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 130

    "24 Hours" Script by Bob Layton. Pencils by Jim Fern. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Jim Fern and Bob Layton. The Hobgoblin has poisoned Harry Osborn in an effort to blackmail the web-slinger into doing the goblin's business! Now the Amazing Spider-Man has 24 hours to steal the Kingpin's European ledger book or Harry will die! Dr. Curt Connors is going to help the wall-crawler save Harry, but what about the Kingpin? (Note: This story takes place before the Gang War in Amazing Spider-Man issues 284 thru 288.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #131
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 131

    Kraven's Last Hunt - Part 3 of 6 - "Descent" Script by J. M. DeMatteis. Pencils by Mike Zeck. Inks by Bob McLeod. Story continues from Amazing Spider-Man 293. Kraven is basking in the glow of his triumph over Spider-Man as he has successfully taken over the web-slinger's crime fighting activities with a new violent twist, while the spectacular one lies six feet under. However, there is another vicious villain terrorizing the city...Vermin! The human rat is Kraven's next target, and a savage battle between the two killers erupts in the sewer system! Meanwhile, Mary Jane is frantically searching for Peter and visits Joe Robertson looking for help. Story continues in Web of Spider-Man 32. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #132
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 132
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    Kraven's Last Hunt - Part 6 of 6 - "Ascending" Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Art by Mike Zeck (breakdowns) and Bob McLeod (finishes). Story continues from Amazing Spider-Man 294. The hunt is almost over. Kraven is dead, but Vermin is still on the loose. Spider-Man must suppress his fears and enter the sewer to find Vermin. Can the web-slinger match Vermin's savagery and bring the rat-like killer to justice? It's an uplifting finale for the Amazing Spider-Man! (Note: This six-issue saga was reprinted as a trade book titled "Kraven's Last Hunt" in both 1989 and 2006.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #133
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 133

    "I Am Spider!" ("Mad Dogs") Part 3 of 3. Script by Ann Nocenti. Pencils by Cyndy Martin. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. Story continues from Amazing Spider-Man 295. Peter Parker is still trapped in the Mad Dog Ward and trying to shake off the effects of the drugs injected into his body. In this instance the inmates do need to (over) run the asylum! Can Spider-Man is his civilian identity lead the charge against the cruel hospital staff? Cameo appearances by the Arranger and the Kingpin. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #134
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 134

    "Sin-Cere" Part 1 of 3. Script by Peter David. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Sal Buscema. In a surprising decision, the city's mental health officials decide that Stan Carter has been adequately rehabilitated and can be released. Setting the Sin-Eater free -- is that really a good idea? Meanwhile, another criminal is also roaming the streets -- Max Dillon (aka Electro). The Spectacular Spider-Man has hands full in this one! 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #135
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 135

    "Sin-Thesis" Part 2 of 3. Script by Peter David. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The Amazing Spider-Man lies wounded in the streets of New York after being soundly defeated by Electro in the previous issue. As the angry mob closes in on the injured web-slinger, an unlikely good Samaritan comes to his aid -- the Sin-Eater! Later on when Stan Carter appears on a local television show to talk about Jean DeWolff, a furious Spider-Man jumps onto the set, only to be followed shortly thereafter by Electro! 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #136
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 136

    "Sin-ister" Part 3 of 3. Script by Peter David. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. It's the explosive conclusion to the Sin-Eater saga! When Electro takes over the main Con Ed power station and blacks out the city, the wondrous wall-crawler swings into action! But while Spider-Man battles Electro, the Sin-Eater and his sawed-off shotgun make their move. A powerful ending! Cameo appearance by New York Mayor Ed Koch. (Note: This issue concludes Peter David's three-year run on the Spectacular Spider-Man.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #137
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 137

    "Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. A new Tarantula is roaming the streets of Manhattan and assassinating political refugees from South America! Also, Mary Jane's hairdresser confesses to MJ that she is an illegal alien and living in fear of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Those two storylines collide at St. Jude's Church with the Spectacular Spider-Man (in his black costume) caught in the middle! Cameo appearances by Tombstone and Captain America (aka John Walker). Last 75¢ issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #138
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 138

    "Night of the Flag!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Captain America. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Captain America (aka John Walker) and the Tarantula are zeroing in on the web-slinger at the west side rail yard, while the INS is closing in on Mary Jane's friend. During the two-on-one battle, the shield-slinger has second thoughts about fighting Spider-Man, but will the INS have second thoughts about deporting MJ's friend? Cameo appearance by Tombstone. First $1.00 issue. (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 392,152; average paid circulation 213,758.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #139
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 139

    "Grave Memory" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Joe Robertson is a man haunted by his past. Many years ago in Philadelphia, he remained silent after witnessing Tombstone commit a homicide. Now Tombstone has come to New York, and Robbie decides that it's time to make amends. It's a decision that may cost Robbie his life, if the web-slinger doesn't get to Battery Park in time! Origin of Tombstone. Cameo appearance by the Arranger. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics publisher Charles Novinskie.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #140
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 140

    "Kill Zone" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. Joe Robertson lies paralyzed in a hospital bed after being crushed by Tombstone in the previous issue. Now the Amazing Spider-Man is scouring New York City trying to find Tombstone, but someone else is also hunting for Joe's assailant. The two searchers rendezvous at the Statue of Liberty. Cameo appearance by the Punisher. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #141
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 141

    "The Tombstone Testament!" Guest-starring the Punisher. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils and Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by Sal Buscema. The web-slinger has decided to work with the Punisher to bring down Tombstone. However, the Arranger and Tombstone have developed a special divide and conquer plan to defeat the two heroes! First at The Cloisters, the Arranger's henchmen ambush the Punisher, and second, Tombstone makes a house call to...Mary Jane! 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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