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Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual comic books

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

    "And Men Shall Call Him Octopus!" Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Rich Buckler and Jim Mooney. The story continues from Amazing Spiderman Annual 13 in which Spider-Man battled Doctor Octopus at a construction site and ripped off one of his mechanical arms. Now Peter Parker takes the leftover arm to Empire State University to study it, but the arm comes alive and escapes! The wall-crawler follows the arm to the East River, where Doc Ock is attempting to steal an atomic submarine. It's a great finishing battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus! (Note: This story takes place when Aunt May was presumed dead between Amazing Spiderman issues 195 and 200.) 48 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #2
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 2

    "Vengeance is Mine Sayeth the Sword!" Story by Ralph Macchio. Art by Jim Mooney and Mike Esposito. Cover by Bud Budiansky and Bob McLeod. Silvermane and his henchmen stop by the Daily Bugle and warn J. Jonah Jameson to stop running anti-organized crime stories. Spider-Man quickly retaliates, but Silvermane won't back off. Now the Rapier, Silvermane, and Spider-Man meet at the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park to settle their differences. Is the Rapier a friend or foe? First appearance of the Rapier. (Note: This issue features a one-page pinup of Spider-Man.) 48 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 3

    "Dark Side of the Moon" Story by David Kraft. Art by Jim Sherman, Alan Weiss, and Steve Mitchell. Cover by Alan Weiss and Josef Rubinstein. The story begins with the Man-Wolf on a rampage in Greenwich Village! After the Man-Wolf reverts back to John Jameson, Spider-Man brings him to Dr. Curt Connors' laboratory. Dr. Connors will attempt to remove the moonstone from John's neck and end the threat of the Man-Wolf forever! (Note: Spider-Man last encountered the Man-Wolf in Amazing Spiderman 190.) Back up feature #1: "Aunt May's Photo Album" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita and Marie Severin. 4 pages. Back up feature #2: "The Office!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Rick Parker, Bob Budiansky, and Al Milgrom. 1 page diagram of the Bio-physics department's office at Empire State University. Back up feature #3: "Peter's Pals and Gals" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Marie Severin and Frank Giacoia. 1 page. Back up feature #4: 4-page gallery of Spider-Man villains. Script by Marv Wolfman and Roger Stern. Art by Keith Pollard. 48 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #4
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 4
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.20) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1992107017

    "Memory Lane!" Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Kerry Gammill, Sal Buscema, and Carlos Garzon. Aunt May is making secret trips to the parts of Brooklyn where she spent her adolescence. Peter discovers that she has been receiving letters from a former suitor, Johnny Jerome, who has been recently paroled from prison. It's a touching story about days gone by. Note: Spider-Man is wearing the alien symbiote (aka black costume) in this issue. Back up story: "Cat and Mouse" Story by Bob Denatale. Art by Ron Randall. The Black Cat has lost a wine carafe that Spider-Man gave her as a gift. She spends the evening chasing it across New York City. 48 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #5
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 5

    "Ace" Story by Peter David. Art by Mark Beachum and Josef Rubinstein. Spider-Man gets involved in a street gang war in Harlem, where he encounters a mysterious motorcycle rider named Ace. The web-slinger and Bugle reporter Joy Mercado try to convince Ace to testify in court after he witnesses a gang shooting. (Note: This is the last appearance of Jean DeWolff before she is killed in Spectacular Spiderman 107.) 48 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #6
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 6

    "Ace II" Story by Peter David. Art by Mark Beachum and Josef Rubinstein. It's been several months since Spider-Man's first encounter with Ace, and now Ace is set to testify in court against his brother who shot and killed a local store owner in Harlem. However, the situation gets complicated and Spider-Man ends up fighting Ace again. 48 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #7
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 7

    Spider-Man's new costume. "The Honeymoon" Story by Jim Owsley. Art by Alan Kupperberg, Jim Fern, and Al Milgrom. Cover by John Romita. After getting married in Amazing Spiderman Annual 21, Peter and Mary Jane are off to the south of France for their honeymoon! Everything is romantic bliss in Cassis...until the Puma shows up! Thomas Fireheart has an employment offer for Spider-Man, but there's more to the job than meets the eye. Will Puma's interference ruin Peter and Mary Jane's honeymoon? 48 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #8
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 8
    • Signed by artist Mark Bagley and inker Keith Williams. Does not include certificate of authenticity.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.20) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #2029929011

    Evolutionary War. "Return to Sender" Guest-starring the Young Gods. Part 10 of the Evolutionary War storyline. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Mark Bagley and Keith Williams. Cover by Sal Buscema. After rescuing a young woman from two operatives of the High Evolutionary, the Spectacular Spider-Man suddenly finds himself face-to-face with the clone of Gwen Stacy. Peter Parker had not seen her since Amazing Spiderman 149, and now his long-buried memories and feelings are resurfacing. How will Peter handle the return of Gwen? And perhaps more importantly, how will his wife, Mary Jane? Meanwhile, the High Evolutionary is still trying to capture Gwen in order to study her genetic composition. Can the High Evolutionary discover the truth behind the Gwen Stacy clone? The Young Gods will try to help. The Evolutionary War storyline concludes in Avengers Annual 17. First back up story: "Opposing Forces" Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Mark Bagley and Mike Esposito. The Young Gods travel to Jerusalem and battle a mysterious creature. Second back up story: "The Young Gods Fact Pages" A 5-page telling of the backgrounds and powers of the members of the Young Gods. Third back up story: "The Son of Earth" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Ron Lim and Tony DeZuniga. The 10th chapter of the history of the High Evolutionary includes confrontations with Adam Warlock and Galactus. 64 pages Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #9
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 9

    Atlantis Attacks; Cloak and Dagger. "The Serpent in the Shadow" Guest-starring Cloak and Dagger. Part 6 of the Atlantis Attacks storyline. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Dave Ross, Andy Mushynsky, and Mike Gustovich. Cover by Alex Saviuk. A mysterious Dr. Tyrone is using a secret serum to miraculously cure drug addicts of their addictions. It sounds too good to be true, so Cloak and Dagger and Spider-Man investigate! Who is Dr. Tyrone and why does he want Cloak and Dagger? The Atlantis Attacks storyline continues in Daredevil Annual 5. First back up story: "Free Fall" Story by Glenn Herdling. Art by Scott McDaniel and Chris Ivy. After an accident at his construction site, Hobie Brown designs a new safety glider for his coworkers. However, when Hammer Industries gets a hold of the design, the Prowler must go into action! Second back up story: "The 25 Most Important Women In My Life" Story and Art by Fred Hembeck. A 3-page feature on the women in Peter Parker's life through the years. Third back up story: "Sweet Revenge" Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Dan Jurgens and Mark McKenna. On her birthday Mary Jane confronts Jonathon Caesar in her own special way. Fourth back up story: "The Saga of the Serpent Crown: Chapter Six Golden Serpent" Story by Peter Sanderson. Art by Mark Bagley and Bob Lewis. The history of the serpent crown continues as Naga, the Emperor of Lemuria, acquires the crown. 64 pages Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #10
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 10
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.05) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2039609018

    Todd McFarlane art on Prowler back-up story; 1 page Gil Kane. "Into the Microverse" Part 2 of the Spidey's Totally Tiny Adventure storyline. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Rich Buckler and Mike Manley. Cover by Steve Lightle. In Amazing Spiderman Annual 24, the wall-crawler teamed up with Ant-Man to stop techno-terrorists at a science expo. Unfortunately, during the adventure Spider-Man was exposed to Ant-Man's shrinking gas and reduced to ant-size. Now the web-slinger needs help from Mary Jane and Harry Osborn to regain his normal size. However, the Psycho-Man is planning to shrink Spider-Man even more to bring him into the Microverse! First back up story: "Pale Reflection" Story by Glenn Herdling. Art by Todd McFarlane. The Prowler decides to take up Silver Sable's offer to do some work for the Symkarian Embassy. Second back up story: "The Choice" Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Ross Andru, Alan Kupperberg, and Mike Esposito. The Wizard and the Trapster would like the Sandman to rejoin the Frightful Four. What choice will the reformed Sandman make? Third back up story: "What I Did On My Summer Vacation" Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Alan Kupperberg. A solo adventure of the Rocket Racer set in Ohio. (Note: The splash page for this annual was drawn by Gil Kane.) 64 pages Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #11
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 11
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.95) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case
    • Label #2029929013

    "The Ghost and the Machine" Guest-starring the Black Panther and Iron Man. Part 2 of the Vibranium Vendetta storyline. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Marie Severin. Cover by Erik Larsen and Terry Austin. Story continues from Amazing Spiderman Annual 25. Following Roxxon Oil Corporation's announcement that they have created a new synthetic vibranium; Spider-Man, the Black Panther, the Ghost, and Sunturion all converge on Roxxon's laboratory on the Empire State University campus to investigate or possibly steal the manufacturing secrets! The web-slinger and the King of Wakanda are having a tough time against the Ghost and Sunturion until the golden avenger enters the fray! After Shell-head forces the Ghost to retreat and Sunturion to stop fighting, order is restored to the ESU campus. However, there is also another villain trying to steal the synthetic vibranium...Ultron-13! What will happen when the three heroes bust into the Roxxon complex on Long Island the next day? Story continues in Web of Spiderman Annual 7. First back up story: "Outlaw Justice Part 2" Script by David Michelinie. Art by Alan Kupperberg. In Quebec a terrorist group has kidnapped the daughter of a parliament member and is demanding a ransom. Four heroes are on the way to free her, but Silver Sable, Rocket Racer, Prowler, and Will-O'-the-Wisp will have to defeat the Sandman first! Second back up story: "One Track Mind!" Plot by Gerry Conway. Script by Terry Kavanagh. Pencils by Ron Wilson. Inks by Bud LaRosa. Spider-Man battles the Rhino during an attempted bank robbery. Third back up story: "With Babysitting Comes Great Responsibility!" Script and Art by Fred Hembeck. Young Peter Parker babysits an infant and has quite an adventure out on the town. 64 pages Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #12
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 12

    Hero Killers Part 2; Venom"Down and Downer" Guest-starring the New Warriors. Part 2 of the Hero Killers storyline. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Scott McDaniel. Inks by Keith Williams. Cover by Mark Bagley and Randy Emberlin. Story continues from Amazing Spiderman Annual 26. At the Target Technologies headquarters in New Jersey, Spider-Man, Namorita, and Nova battle the new and improved Dreadnoughts! The three heroes are struggling against the super-powered robots until Firestar, Night Thrasher, and Silhouette arrive to turn the tide. Next the wall-crawler and the New Warriors decide to investigate another Target Technologies compound, and this time they run into a horde of super-villains including the Beetle, Blacklash, Boomerang, Constrictor, Hydro-Man, Rhino, and more! Story continues in Web of Spiderman Annual 8. First back up story: "First Kill Part 2" Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Aaron Lopresti. Inks by Bruce Jones. This story features an early adventure of Venom before he began fighting Spider-Man. Second back up story: "Sons of the Tiger" Script by Glenn Herdling. Pencils by Tod Smith. Inks by Don Hudson. The Prowler battles the White Dragon, and also learns about his father's death in Cambodia. Third back up story: "Ten Most Embarrassing Moments" Script by Tom Brevoort and Mike Kanterovich. Art by Aaron Lopresti. A 3-page feature detailing the web-slinger's most embarrassing moments. Fourth back up story: "Evil's Light Part 2 ? The Hunt Begins" Script by Eric Fein. Pencils by Vince Evans. Inks by Don Hudson. The Lightmaster has kidnapped Dagger and wants to steal her light. Meanwhile, Cloak is desperately trying to find his partner. (Note: The cover indicates that there is also a Black Cat story inside; however, none of the stories feature her.) 64 pages Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #13P
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 13P

    Polybagged with card. "Emergence" Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Jerry Bingham. Cover by Jerry Bingham. Following the conclusion of the Death of Vermin storyline in Spectacular Spider-Man 196, Dr. Kafka took in Baron Zemo's disfigured mutates. And each day she works with them in hopes of someday reverting them back to human form. However, one of Zemo's mutates elected not to undergo therapy and has since become a serial killer! An NYPD detective, Angela Cairn, is relentlessly pursuing the murdering mutate; but tragically one night the savage killer captures Angela and subjects her to Baron Zemo's mutation machine! And in that terrifying moment Nocturne is born! What are this new creature's powers? Will she become a force of good or a force of evil? The Spectacular Spider-Man is the first to clash with Nocturne over the skies of Manhattan! Can the web-slinger convince Nocturne to work with Dr. Kafka? Or will the winged vigilante go her own way? First appearance and origin of Nocturne. Flashback cameo by Vermin. Second story: "Through the Window" Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils by M.C. Wyman. Inks by Hector Collazo and Keith Williams. Nocturne (aka Angela Cairn) visits her mother's house, but can't bear to go inside and tell her mother what has happened. Third story: "Black Crow in Your Eyes" Plot by J.M. DeMatteis and Marc Levine. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Art by M.C. Wyman and company. Jesse Black Crow receives a visit from D'Spayre! Fourth story: "The Power of Resistance" Script by Glenn Herdling. Art by John Romita Sr. (breakdowns) and Al Milgrom (finishes). The Prowler battles Killer Shrike in the Sons of the Tiger's martial arts studio. (Notes: Nocturne appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 395. The polybagged annual includes a Nocturne trading card.) 64 pages Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #13U
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 13U

    Copy in not polybagged and does not include card. "Emergence" Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils and Inks by Jerry Bingham. Cover by Jerry Bingham. Following the conclusion of the Death of Vermin storyline in Spectacular Spider-Man 196, Dr. Kafka took in Baron Zemo's disfigured mutates. And each day she works with them in hopes of someday reverting them back to human form. However, one of Zemo's mutates elected not to undergo therapy and has since become a serial killer! An NYPD detective, Angela Cairn, is relentlessly pursuing the murdering mutate; but tragically one night the savage killer captures Angela and subjects her to Baron Zemo's mutation machine! And in that terrifying moment Nocturne is born! What are this new creature's powers? Will she become a force of good or a force of evil? The Spectacular Spider-Man is the first to clash with Nocturne over the skies of Manhattan! Can the web-slinger convince Nocturne to work with Dr. Kafka? Or will the winged vigilante go her own way? First appearance and origin of Nocturne. Flashback cameo by Vermin. Second story: "Through the Window" Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils by M.C. Wyman. Inks by Hector Collazo and Keith Williams. Nocturne (aka Angela Cairn) visits her mother's house, but can't bear to go inside and tell her mother what has happened. Third story: "Black Crow in Your Eyes" Plot by J.M. DeMatteis and Marc Levine. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Art by M.C. Wyman and company. Jesse Black Crow receives a visit from D'Spayre! Fourth story: "The Power of Resistance" Script by Glenn Herdling. Art by John Romita Sr. (breakdowns) and Al Milgrom (finishes). The Prowler battles Killer Shrike in the Sons of the Tiger's martial arts studio. (Notes: Nocturne appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 395. The polybagged annual includes a Nocturne trading card.) 64 pages Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #14
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Annual 14
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #2076671015

    Green Goblin in "Cycles and Circles" Plot by J.M. DeMatteis and Tom Lyle. Script by Ann Nocenti and D. Blaise. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Jerry Bingham (finishes). Cover by Joe Madureira. After breaking up an armed robbery, the Amazing Spider-Man finds himself next to the one of Osborn Industries' run-down buildings. Since Harry Osborn's death in Spectacular Spider-Man 200, the once great company and facility have fallen into disrepair. Against his better judgment, the web-slinger enters the building to have a look around. And sure enough he discovers another secret lair of the Green Goblin! His former friend has left behind a video recording that reveals new details about the childhood years of both himself and his father Norman Osborn. However, his former friend has also left behind an incendiary deviceā€¦that blows up the building and sets an adjacent apartment building on fire! Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swings into action to rescue the tenants! But to finish his mission, the spectacular one must get the voices of the goblin out of his head! Voices from beyond the grave! Second story: "Back to Basics" Script by Matt Idelson. Pencils by Yancy Labat. Inks by Bill Anderson. After the events of Spectacular Spider-Man 210, the Foreigner tries to regain control of his 1400 club for assassins! But Justin Hammer won't give it back without a fight! Flashback cameo by Spider-Man. Third story: "Shadows that Lead Home" Script by James Felder. Pencils by David Chlystek. Inks by Mark Nelson. The Shroud decides that it's time to embrace his family heritage and move his operations back to Manhattan. Cameo appearances by Cat and Mouse. 64 pages Cover price $2.95.