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

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

    That Thompson Boy! - Written by J.M. DeMatteis. Art by Luke Ross & Dan Green. Cover by Luke Ross. Flashback! Go behind the scenes of young Flash Thompson's life and learn how he became the obnoxious teen we all came to know and hate! Who was his loud-mouthed bully role model -- someone in his neighborhood, or someone a little closer to home? The answer may change the way you look at Flash forever! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 1
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    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
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    • Label #0116283005
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 10/16/16.
    • Label #1323161025
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #0354434012
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    "Twice Stings The Tarantula!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Sal Buscema and John Romita. The first issue of a brand new series for Spider-Man! The story opens with a bang as the Tarantula kidnaps the Empire State University vice-chancellor, despite the best efforts of the web-slinger, Flash Thompson, and Mary Jane Watson! Next, the Tarantula tries to kill the mayor, but this time the Spectacular Spider-Man is ready! Can the wall-crawler beat the Tarantula and save Mayor Abe Beame? First appearance of Edward Lansky (aka Lightmaster). (Notes: The Spectacular Spider-Man series became the third monthly title for Spider-Man. The first issue of the series debuted the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 163 and Marvel Team-Up 52. The letters page contains an essay from Gerry Conway describing the plans for the new Spider-Man title.) 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #2
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 2
    • Extra staples (manufacturing).
    • Extra staples (manufacturing).
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1618377066

    "Kraven Is The Hunter!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Al Milgrom and Frank Giacoia. Kraven and the Tarantula team up to kidnap the Empire State University chancellor. When Peter Parker hears about the abduction, the web-slinger rushes to ESU to investigate, but the hunter is lying in wait! Kraven and the Spectacular Spider-Man battle from Central Park to the top of a movie theater marquee! And there the wall-crawler will come eye-to-eye with Kraven...and his sharp hunting knife! Meanwhile at the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson hires Glory Grant to be his new secretary. Cameo appearances by Dr. Curt Connors and Edward Lansky. The Hulk stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Green Thumb." (Note: The letters page features an essay from Gerry Conway.) 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #3
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 3
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #0251795017
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    • One corner of front cover worn.

    "And There Was Lightmaster!" Part 3 of 3. Plot by Gerry Conway. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Al Milgrom. At last the mastermind behind the ESU kidnappings and the city hall attacks stands revealed! It's a new villain...Lightmaster! Who is he? And what is his connection to Empire State University? Spider-Man will have to find out in order to turn off the Lightmaster! Cameo appearance by the Tarantula. (Note: The issue includes a half-page ad for What If issue 1: "What If Spider-Man Joined the Fantastic Four?") 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

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

    "Spider-Kill!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Archie Goodwin. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Dave Cockrum. An awesome three-way battle rages outside Peter Parker's apartment! The Vulture vs. the Hitman vs. the Spectacular Spider-Man! As the cover shows, the situation looks grim for the web-slinger as he dangles in midair with the Vulture closing in and the Hitman lining up the kill shot! Will the spectacular one survive? Meanwhile, Flash Thompson and Mary Jane Watson investigate the mysterious reappearance of Sha Shan. (Note: The Hitman returns in Amazing Spider-Man 174.) 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #6
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 6
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    "The Power to Purge!" Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Ross Andru and Frank Giacoia. Cover by Al Milgrom. This issue reprints most of Marvel Team-Up 3 where Spider-Man and the Human Torch teamed up to battle Morbius the Living Vampire. The first two pages and the last page of this issue are new story and art. The web-slinger is feeling sick and reflects on the last time he felt this way (MTU 3). Cameo appearance by Morbius. (Note: The artist for the three new pages is not credited.) 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #7
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 7
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #2121403009

    "Cry Mayhem, Cry Morbius!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Archie Goodwin. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Dave Cockrum and Al Milgrom. Morbius has returned to New York City! And the blood-lusting vampire chooses Glory Grant as his first victim! When Peter Parker sees the living vampire abscond with Glory, the web-slinger swings into action! It's a death-defying battle across the rooftops of Manhattan for the Spectacular Spider-Man! Can the wall-crawler save Glory, much less himself, from the fangs of Morbius? Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. (Note: A 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #8
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 8
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    • Paper: White
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2121403008

    "And Only One Shall Survive!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Archie Goodwin. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Paul Gulacy. A mysterious alien called the Empathoid is controlling Morbius. But during the wall-crawler's battle with the living vampire, the Empathoid decides that he would rather control Spider-Man instead! So now the web-slinger has two foes to fight! Meanwhile, Flash Thompson finally gets a chance to talk to Sha Shan, only to discover that she is married. (Note: A 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #11
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 11

    "A Life Too Far" Guest-starring Medusa and the Inhumans. Script by Chris Claremont. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Al Milgrom. It's a race against time as the web-slinger has to deliver a serum to a dying patient in the operating room! But wait, there's another superhero that desperately needs that serum too...Medusa! The Spectacular Spider-Man and the long-haired Inhuman battle at Coney Island! And if the wall-crawler successfully beats Medusa, he will face Gorgon, Karnak, Triton, and Black Bolt next! Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. Last 30¢ issue. (Note: A 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

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

    "Brother Power, Sister Sun!" Part 1 of 4. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Terry Austin. Flash Thompson and Peter Parker are playing tennis in Central Park when they notice a cult rally going on nearby. The leaders of the Legion of Light, Brother Power and Sister Sun, are preaching to the masses, when Flash moves in for a closer look...and discovers that Sister Sun is actually his former girlfriend Sha Shan! One thing leads to another and the headstrong Flash and the wall-crawler team-up to battle Brother Power and Sister Sun! First 35¢ issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

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

    "The Coming of Razorback!" Part 2 of 4. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Sal Buscema and Joe Sinnott. Flash Thompson and the web-slinger reluctantly pick up a new ally in their pursuit of Brother Power and Sister Sun: Razorback! He's a big man with a big rig from Texarkana, Arkansas! Is the wall-crawler ready for his new CB-talking partner? 10-4 good buddy! Meanwhile, the brain trust behind Brother Power and Sister Sun is revealed to be the sinister Hate Monger! Razorback, Spidey, and Flash may be in over their heads! First appearance of Razorback (aka Buford Hollis). 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #14
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 14

    "Killing Me Softly With His Hate!" Part 3 of 4. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns), Mike Esposito (finishes), and John Tartaglione (finishes). The wall-crawler, Razorback, and Flash are prisoners of the Hate Monger! The trio is chained to a wall and staring down a time bomb set to explode! Can the heroes escape the Hate Monger's trap? And get to Yonkers Stadium in time for the next Legion of Light rally? Cameo appearance by the Man-Beast. 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #15
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 15

    "The Final Rage!" Part 4 of 4. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Ernie Chan (finishes). The battle lines have been drawn for the final showdown in the Legion of Light saga! The Amazing Spider-Man, Razorback, and Flash Thompson vs. the Man-Beast, Brother Power, and Sister Sun! It's going to take a phenomenal effort from your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to achieve victory in this one! (Notes: Flashback cameos by Adam Warlock and the Hulk to recap Man-Beast's previous appearances in Incredible Hulk 176, 177, and 178. The Man-Beast returns in Thor 316. Cover contributors include Gil Kane, Keith Pollard, and Frank Giacoia.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #16
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 16
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case; Top edge label strip loose
    • Label #0808050004

    "The Beetle and the Badge!" Script by Elliot Maggin. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Marie Severin and Sal Buscema. In a surprising twist, the Beetle breaks into a police station! What does Spider-Man's long-time foe want to steal from the precinct? However once inside, the Beetle runs into super cop Joey Macone and the web-slinger! 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #17
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 17

    "Whatever Happened to the Iceman?" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Angel and Iceman. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and David Hunt (finishes). Cover by John Byrne and Joe Rubinstein. The Daily Bugle sends Peter Parker to Los Angeles to photograph the breakup of the Champions. Unfortunately, Peter arrives at the Champions' building too late, but he does get there in time to visit with the Angel and inquire about the rest of team. With his suspicions aroused by the Angel's vague answers, the wall-crawler returns to the building after hours just in time...to battle Rampage! Is the Angel going to team-up with Spider-Man? Or does the winged mutant have something else in mind? Flashback cameos by the Black Widow, Darkstar, Ghost Rider, and Hercules to recap the events of Champions 17. (Note: This two-part story basically served as an epilogue to the Champions series.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #18
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 18

    "My Friend, My Foe!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the Angel and Iceman. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by David Hunt. Cover by Gil Kane. In the city of angels, the Spectacular Spider-Man and the Angel battle the brainwashed Iceman! Can the duo bring Bobby Drake to his senses before someone gets killed? Meanwhile at Empire State University, Flash and Sha Shan get back together, while Hector Ayala (aka the White Tiger) meets Holly Gillis. 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #19
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 19

    "Again, the Enforcers!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Ernie Chan. The Enforcers (last seen in Marvel Team-Up 40) are back! Fancy Dan and Montana along with the new Ox set a trap for the web-slinger at the Coffee Bean Café near the ESU campus! The villainous trio takes several students hostage including Flash Thompson, Sha Shan, and Hector Ayala! When the web-slinger busts through the skylight, an awesome battle erupts! Cameo appearances by Lightmaster and Razorback. (Note: The letters page includes a special article taken from the Wichita Eagle in which the newspaper tells its readers that the daily Spider-Man comic strip will be returning to the paper after a one-week hiatus. A 3-panel strip with art by John Romita is also included.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #20
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 20

    "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" Part 2 of 2. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Ernie Chan. As part of his plan for revenge against the wall-crawler, Lightmaster kidnaps Hector Ayala and threatens to broadcast his (Spider-Man's) secret identity to the world! But hold on, is Edward Lansky confused? Hector is the White Tiger, not the amazing one. By the time Lightmaster realizes his error, he has two super heroes to fight! The White Tiger and the web-slinger team up to take down Lightmaster! Cameo appearances by the Enforcers. (Notes: Lightmaster returns in Amazing Spider-Man 203. The public disclosure of the White Tiger's identity will have tragic consequences for Hector's family beginning in Spectacular Spider-Man 49.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #21
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 21

    "Still Crazy After All These Years" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Keith Pollard and Terry Austin. The Scorpion (last seen in Ms. Marvel 2) is back, and he's still consumed by hatred for J. Jonah Jameson! This time in his quest for vengeance, Mac Gargan (aka the Scorpion) attacks the Daily Bugle Building in broad daylight! But fortunately for Jonah, Peter Parker happens to be in the building looking for a photo assignment. It's another great Spidey vs. Scorpion showdown! Also in this issue, Mary Jane further explains to Peter why she turned down his marriage proposal in Amazing Spider-Man 183. (Note: This issue was reprinted in 1987 as a Marvel Comics Mini Comic.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #24
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 24

    "Spider-Man Night Fever" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils and Inks by Frank Springer. It's 1978 in New York City and disco music is king! After coming up one class short of graduating from college in Amazing Spider-Man 185, Peter Parker joins his friends for a night of dancing at the Beyond Forever Disco! While Peter, Betty, Mary Jane, Flash, Harry, and Liz are grooving on the dance floor, the Hypno-Hustler makes his move! If the web-slinger can avoid the shimmering disco ball and the dangerous back-up singers, he might have a chance of stayin' alive vs. the Hypno-Hustler! A fun story from a unique era of American music. 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #25
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 25

    "Carrion, My Wayward Son!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Frank Springer. Cover by Keith Pollard and Bruce Patterson. The Maggia and Big M break into the Citicorp Center with their new powerful weapon...the Tri-Man! The web-slinger happens to be close by and swings into the bank to stop the robbery. However, the wall-crawler is not prepared to battle both the Tri-Man and the Masked Marauder in close quarters! Can the Spectacular Spider-Man stave off the Tri-Man and dodge Big M's opti-blasts at the same time? Meanwhile, the White Tiger (aka Hector Ayala) clashes with a street gang in South Bronx, and a new ghastly villain reveals his hatred for Spider-Man. First appearance of Carrion. (Notes: This issue begins a seven-issue run in the Spectacular Spider-Man series that features the best stories in the early years of the title. This issue also includes a full page ad for the Korvac saga taking place in the Avengers series. Art by George Perez.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #26
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 26

    1st Printing. "Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory" Guest-starring Daredevil. First printing. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Frank Springer. The Amazing Spider-Man is in very bad shape after being injured and blinded by the Masked Marauder during their battle at the Citicorp bank. If the web-slinger is going to have any hope of stopping Big M, he must have help. Maybe the Man Without Fear can lend a hand! Meanwhile, Mary Jane Watson and Betty Brant Leeds stop by Peter's apartment to visit him; however, Peter is not home...but Carrion is! Cameo appearance by the White Tiger. This is the original printing (a 1993 video game promo facsimilie reprint was also made, but the differences between the original and the reprint are easily apparent). 32 pages. NOTE: 1993 JC Penney reprint exists. It can be identified by having the words "The Amazing Spider-Man" printed in the UPC box. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #27
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 27

    1st Printing. "The Blind Leading The Blind" Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Frank Miller (1st work on Daredevil). Inks by Frank Springer. Cover by Dave Cockrum and Al Milgrom. One of the classic issues of the bronze age. Two blind super-heroes are on the trail of the Masked Marauder and the Tri-Man! Can Daredevil lead Spider-Man to the secret lair of the Maggia? The Man Without Fear and the web-slinger must hurry, because the Masked Marauder is set to launch his atomic bombdroid to destroy the city! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson and Carrion. (Notes: This issue includes a one-page retelling of Daredevil's origin. This issue was reprinted in 1984 in Spider-Man and Daredevil 1, in 1993 through JC Penney Catalog identifiable by having the words "The Amazing Spider-Man" printed in the UPC box, and again in 1994 in The Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man). 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #28
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 28
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Signed by Jim Shooter on 08/07/2016 and Frank Miller on 09/03/2016.
    • Label #1316599006

    "Ashes to Ashes!" Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Frank Miller. Inks by Frank Springer. Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. The situation is desperate indeed as the Masked Marauder's nuclear bombdroid is headed for the heart of New York City! Only one hero can stop the bomb...the Spectacular Spider-Man! But how is a blind wall-crawler going to do that? While Spidey tries to disarm the bombdroid, Daredevil battles the Masked Marauder one-on-one! Meanwhile, Carrion has trashed Peter Parker's apartment and is lying in wait for Peter at the Empire State University campus library! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson and Hector Ayala. (Note: This issue was reprinted in 1984 in Spider-Man and Daredevil 1, and again in 1994 in The Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man,) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #30
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 30

    "Secret as the Grave!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Frank Springer. Cover by Keith Pollard and Bob Layton. Carrion has charged Spider-Man with the murders of both Gwen Stacy and Professor Miles Warren! What is Carrion's connection to the people from Peter Parker's past? Now in the ESU campus gymnasium, the wall-crawler and the White Tiger will fight together against the evil of Carrion! First 40¢ issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #31
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 31

    "Till Death Do Us Part!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Frank Springer. It's the cataclysmic conclusion to the Carrion storyline that began seven issues ago! Carrion, the clone of Professor Miles Warren, and the Amazing Spider-Man have returned to the place where it all began: Professor Warren's secret laboratory on the ESU campus. Can the wall-crawler and the White Tiger end the threat of Carrion forever? Or will the deathly villain's plan succeed? (Note: The next incarnation of Carrion appears in Spectacular Spider-Man 149.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #32
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 32

    "A Zoo Story" Part 1 of 3. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Frank Springer. Cover by Bob Layton. A new era begins for Peter Parker as he enrolls in graduate school at Empire State University and also works as a teaching assistant for the science department. Peter's first assignment is to attend Dr. Curt Connors' lecture at the Bronx Zoo. Dr. Connors has been behaving rather strangely in recent days. Does this mean the Lizard is going to make an appearance? Not quite. First appearances of Marcy Kane and Dr. Morris Sloan. (Note: This issue contains a full page ad for Hostess Fruit Pies featuring the Thing vs. Torgo.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #33
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 33

    "Night of the Iguana!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Frank Springer. Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is up to his neck in reptiles at the Bronx Zoo! A new villain, the Iguana, is leading the reptilian revolt, and next plans to kidnap Curt Connors' wife and son! Can the web-slinger foil the plans of the Iguana? And when is the Lizard going to show up? 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #34
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 34

    "Lizards on a Hot Tin Roof!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Frank Springer. It's a 3-way super slugfest among the Lizard, Iguana, and the wall-crawler! Is the Lizard going to fight with or against Spider-Man? Either way Dr. Connors' enervator is the key to victory! Meanwhile, Dr. Sloan is hiding a mysterious skeleton in his laboratory. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #35
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 35

    "Labyrinth" Script by Tony Isabella. Art by Lee Elias (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito. The Mindworm, last seen in Amazing Spider-Man 138, is back to have his revenge against the web-slinger! The twisted villain has trapped his psychologist and the Spectacular Spider-Man in a strange labyrinth inside his own demented mind. Can the wall-crawler escape the Mindworm? 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #37
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 37
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    Swarm and the killer bees are still after Spidey in "Into the Hive!" Script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Pablo Marcos "Into the Hive!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Jim Mooney. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by Mike Nasser and Joe Rubinstein. Chaos reigns on the ESU campus as Swarm's killer bees are running amok! While Peter Parker and his fellow graduate students develop a super-strong insect repellent, Swarm builds a gigantic hive in the middle of campus to mutate his queen bee. There's only one way for the web-slinger to defeat Swarm...enter the hive! 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #39
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 39

    "Scourge of the Schizoid-Man!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by John Romita, Jr. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Jerry Bingham and Joe Rubinstein. Dr. Curt Connors warns Spider-Man that he was not properly shielded when he donned the enervator back in issue 34. The web-slinger believes that he is okay and sets out to find Chip Martin, the Schizoid-Man! A furious wall-crawler battles the Schizoid-Man on the ESU campus with a shocking ending to the fight! Cameo appearance by the Frightful Four. 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #40
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 40

    "The Terrible Turnabout!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Frank Springer. Inks by Richard Villamonte. Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Rubinstein. In a stunning turn of events, the Amazing Spider-Man has been transformed into the Spider-Lizard! Dr. Curt Connors is going to do everything he can to help the web-slinger, but will it be enough? New York's finest battle the Spider-Lizard and force the confused creature into the sewer system. And that's where Dr. Connors makes his final stand! Meanwhile, Electro joins the Wizard, Sandman, and Trapster to complete the new Frightful Four. (Note: The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 424,891; average paid circulation 219,169.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #41
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 41

    "Meteor Madness!" Guest-starring Giant Man. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils and Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Rubinstein. After dropping off his grad school term paper at Empire State University, the web-slinger runs into the Meteor Man inside the campus coliseum. Fortunately for Spidey, Bill Foster (aka Giant Man) is on campus delivering a lecture and helps the wall-crawler battle his long-time foe! However, the Meteor Man has plans to become a giant himself and give the two heroes a run for their money. (Note: The issue includes a full-page ad for the first issue of King Conan.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #42
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 42

    "Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Mike Zeck. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Mike Zeck and Joe Rubinstein. Peter Parker is enjoying a boat cruise along the Hudson River with his fellow graduate students, when suddenly a flaming message appears in the sky summoning the Spectacular Spider-Man to the Statue of Liberty. The web-slinger thinks the message is from the Human Torch, but that assumption might just prove to be deadly! When the wall-crawler reaches Lady Liberty's torch, he doesn't find Johnny Storm; however, he does find the Frightful Four! The odds do not look good for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Story continues in Fantastic Four 218. (Note: This issue was reprinted in 2005 in the trade paperback "Fantastic Four Spider-Man Classic.") 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #44
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 44

    "The Vengeance Gambit!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by Marv Wolfman and Steve Leialoha. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Steve Leialoha (layouts) and Alan Gordon (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Rubinstein. Since the Kingpin retired from organized crime in Amazing Spider-Man 197, various ganglords have tried to take control of New York's mobs. But now one of the web-slinger's old foes makes his own push to be the top crime boss in Manhattan! What's his strategy? Simple, kill the other candidates for the job...and perhaps even the score with the wall-crawler along the way! Cameo appearance by the Vulture. 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #48
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 48

    "Double Defeat!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Marie Severin. Inks by Bruce Patterson. Cover by Frank Miller and Al Milgrom. The fashion war between Belladonna and Roderick Kingsley is reaching its climax, and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is caught in the middle! Add the new Prowler to the mix and the web-slinger really has his hands full! Can the wall-crawler solve the mystery of Belladonna? (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 424,891; average paid circulation 219,169.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.