Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man (1976 DC/Marvel Treasury) comic books
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Very first Marvel/DC cross-over. Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man (1976) Treasury. Is this the Battle of the Century or the greatest superhero team-up of all time. The unthinkable has happened, the diabolical Lex Luthor has combined his unparalleled genius with the mad Doctor Octopus, and Spidey and the Man of Steel are too busy fighting each other to stop them. Can to of the biggest icons in comics history come to an understanding in time to stop these dastardly villains? Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. Also, included is a breakdown on how this legendary cover was conceived. 96 pages. Cover price $2.00.
Tags: Treasury Sized Editions
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Ross Andru/Dick Giordano art. 1st Marvel/DC crossover. Superman and Spider-Man battle Lex Luthor and Dr. Octopus. Treasury size, 100 pages. Limited Signed Edition of 2,000
Overstreet lists this a second printing limited edition of 5,000. However, an ad found inside select issues of Marvel Comics from that time period clearly contradicts Overstreet's claim. The ad, by Superhero Enterprises, identifies this as a special collector's offer limited edition of 2,000 copies signed by both Stan Lee and Carmine Infantino.
There is no evidence anywhere inside the book or advertisements that this edition is actually a second printing. With the ad casting strong suspicion on Overstreet's accuracy regarding this book, we assume this is a first printing.
Superhero Enterprises sold an unknown number of copies of the limited edition WITHOUT Carmine Infantino's signature, accompanied by letters informing recipients that Infantino was no longer employed with DC Comics effective the end of January 1976 (but rather than disappoint customers, Stan Lee agreed to continue signing and numbering 'only' 2,000 copies).
While there are known signed copies in circulation that are not numbered, the ONLY ones we can confirm to be the actual mail-order limited editions are the copies that are numbered to 2,000 on the cover.