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Comic books in 'Spider-Man Gathering of Five'

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Amazing Spider-Man The Gathering of Five TPB (2014 Marvel) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998 1st Series) #440-441, Spider-Man (1990-1998) #96-98, Sensational Spider-Man (1996-1998 1st Series) #32-33, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976-1998 1st Series) #262-263. Cover by John Byrne. Power. Immortality. Wisdom. Madness. Death. All those who partake in the mysterious Gathering of Five will gain one of these mystical gifts - but whichever one the Green Goblin gets, Spider-Man's in for the fight of his life! What part do Madame Web, Molten Man and the Scriers play in Norman Osborn's sinister machinations? Which of Spider-Man's loved ones has risen from the grave, and how does her return spell doom for humanity? And after all this, will Peter Parker hang up the webs for good? The answers will shock you as a long-running era of Spidey history comes to an end! Plus: a collection of Spider-Man art from the industry's greatest talents! Softcover, 232 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #32
    Sensational Spider-Man (1996 1st Series) 32

    "Acquisitions" The Gathering of Five Part 1 of 5. Script by Todd Dezago. Pencils by Joe Bennett. Inks by Ralph Cabrera. At the Technomancer Building, Norman Osborn launches his next sinister scheme! And this underhanded plot involves gathering five ancient artifacts of untold power! However the Green Goblin's alter ego doesn't have all five in his possession yet! So he sends Override to the Technomancer HQ to get another piece! But the eagle-eyed web-slinger spots Override and decides to check out the Technomancer trouble himself! In the meantime Mary Jane receives a phone call... asking if she wants to return to the modeling business! Story continues in Amazing Spider-Man 440. Cameo appearances by Anna Watson, Joe Robertson, Alison Mongrain, and Scrier. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. The Gathering of Five storyline was reprinted in 2013 in the trade paperback: Spider-Man The Gathering of Five.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #440
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 440

    The Molten Man returns in The Gathering of Five part 2, "A Hot Time in the Old Town," script by John Byrne, pencils by Rafael Kayanan, inks by Bud LaRosa, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rafael Kayanan, and Rodney Ramos; Spider-Man is tracking Molten Man as he tears a path across the city; When he first encounters Molten Man, he appears to be in a trance, walking directly in a straight line through anything that stands in his way; Molten Man walks through a wall and activates the building's sprinkler system; As the water hits him, it turns in to scalding hot steam and Spider-Man must clear out the building instead of continuing his pursuit; Once the civilians are safe, Spider-Man returns only to find that the Molten Man is gone; Spider-Man gets a map and traces Molten Man's path. The story continues in Peter Parker 96. 38 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #96
    Spider-Man (1990) 96

    "Web of Despair" The Gathering of Five Part 3 of 5. Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Norman Felchle. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Norman Felchle. Story continues from Amazing Spider-Man 440. Norman Osborn continues assembling pieces and players for his ominous gathering of five! And surprisingly the aged clairvoyant, Madame Web, receives an invitation to the goblin's gathering! Whoa, where has she been since Amazing Spider-Man 239 many years ago? No one is quite sure! But Madame Web always remembers to contact her wall-crawling friend when danger is near! In the meantime at the Daily Bugle, Jonah grabs his sidearm and storms into Norman's office! Is JJJ going to end the menace of the Green Goblin all by himself? Story continues in Spectacular Spider-Man 262. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Anna Watson, Joe Robertson, Morris Maxwell, and Alison Mongrain. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. The Gathering of Five storyline was reprinted in 2013 in the trade paperback: Spider-Man The Gathering of Five.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #262
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 262

    "A Day in the Life" The Gathering of Five Part 4 of 5. Script by John Byrne. Pencils by Luke Ross. Inks by Al Milgrom. Cover by Norman Felchle. Story continues from Spider-Man (1990) 96. While the wall-crawler spends the day web-swinging around Manhattan, Mary Jane faces a critical decision in her life! A major modeling agency has made her an offer to return to the business! And it may be an offer she simply can't refuse! Meanwhile, Norman Osborn encounters difficulties in assembling the five people he needs for the Gathering! Story concludes in Sensational Spider-Man 33. First appearance of Martha "Mattie" Franklin. Cameo appearance by Morris Maxwell. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. The Gathering of Five storyline was reprinted in 2013 in the trade paperback: Spider-Man The Gathering of Five.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #33
    Sensational Spider-Man (1996 1st Series) 33

    "Gifts" The Gathering of Five Part 5 of 5. Final issue of the series. Script by Todd Dezago. Pencils by Joe Bennett. Inks by Al Milgrom. Cover by Joe Bennett. Story continues from Spectacular Spider-Man 262. The Gathering is drawing nigh! And one of the key participants, Override, has some last minute preparations to make! Namely stealing a million dollars in case he draws the short straw at the Gathering! But Override's hasty heist captures the attention of the Sensational Spider-Man! And the web-slinger is going to make Override pay for his overdraft! Meanwhile, Mary Jane decides to leave school and restart her modeling career! Now she just needs to tell her wall-crawling husband! Cameo appearances by Norman Osborn and Aura. (Notes: The formal Gathering takes place in Amazing Spider-Man 441. As part of Marvel's relaunching of the Spider-Man titles in late 1998, the Sensational Spider-Man (1996 1st series) series was cancelled and essentially replaced by the Spider-Man Chapter One (1999) series. This issue features a gatefold cover recapping the previous events in the Gathering of Five storyline. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 177,625; average paid circulation 94,643.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.