Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual comic books 1956-1969
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Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Sinister Six (Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, and the Vulture) in a new 41-page story, "The Sinister Six!" Script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Octopus organizes the Sinister Six, composed of other Spider-Man Villains; They capture Betty Brant and Aunt May and force Spider-Man to rescue them. Cameos by the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Iron Man, Giant Man, and the Wasp. Lots of back-up features (all art by Ditko): 14 pages of pin-ups (Spider-Man's most famous foes); 9-page "The Secrets of Spider-Man"; 3-page "How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man!"; and other miscellaneous pin-ups. Giant 76-page issue! Most of this issue reprinted in Marvel Tales # 150. 76 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.
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- Paper: Off white to white
- Slab: New, unblemished
- Label #0938183009
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Cover art by Steve Ditko. Doctor Strange guest stars in an all-new 20-page story, "The Wondrous World of Doctor Strange!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Xandu sends his two henchmen to retrieve half of the Wand of Watoomb from Dr. Strange; Spider-Man mistakes the henchmen for burglars and tries to stop them, leading to a team up between Spider-Man and Dr. Strange to stop Xandu's plan. Spider-Man, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man rescues John Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson's son, from his malfunctioning space capsule; reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man 1. The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; When Peter Parker discovers some alien modifications to a professor's radio he tracks down a group of aliens with plans to take over the Earth; reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man 2. Marked for Destruction by Dr. Doom!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Doom tries to trick Spider-Man into helping him defeat the Fantastic Four. Ditko also provides 5 pages of new pin-ups (Spider-Man's famous foes). Finally, there are three reprints from Amazing Spider-Man 1 ("Spider-Man"), 2 ("The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer!"), and 5 ("Marked for Destruction by Dr. Doom!"). Giant 76-page special! Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 167. 76 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.
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Cover pencils by John Romita and Steve Ditko, inks by Mike Esposito and Steve Ditko. Spidey faces the Avengers and the Hulk in a new 21-page story, "To Become an Avenger!", script by Stan Lee, layouts by John Romita Sr., pencils by Don Heck, inks by Mickey Demeo; The Avengers decide to ask Spider-Man to join the team but first he has to complete a test to prove himself; Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 181. The test is to capture the Hulk. Turning Point, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Betty's brother has gotten himself into trouble with gambling debts and Betty is forced to help in Doc Ock's plot to break Blackie Gaxton out of prison to keep her sibling alive; Spider-Man interrupts the escape and Blackie shoots Bennett during the conflict; reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man 11. Unmasked by Dr. Octopus, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Peter has the 24 hour flu when Doc Ock captures Betty Brant in hopes of luring Spider-Man into battle; Ock beats the sick web-head and unmasks him, but everyone thinks it is just Peter trying to be brave by impersonating Spidey; reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man 12. 76 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.
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All-new 41-page story "The Web and the Flame!" Guest-starring the Human Torch. Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Larry Lieber. Inks by Mike Esposito (aka Mickey Demeo) and Tony Mortellaro. Cover by Larry Lieber and Mike Esposito. The action starts with a bang as the Amazing Spider-Man spies the Human Torch running amok through the heart of Manhattan! What has gotten into Johnny Storm? The web-slinger swoops into stop the torch and discovers that the fiery member of the FF is just filming a movie! The embarrassed wall-crawler quickly departs, but an observant super-villain nearby begins to formulate a devious plan! One thing leads to another and both Spidey and the torch are invited to shoot a brand new movie in Hollywood! But the duo might want to check the identities of the director and producer first! After a mishap on the set, the temporary teammates at last find their adversaries and a giant mechanical gorilla! Roll the cameras for Spider-Man and the Human Torch vs. Mysterio and the Wizard! Cameo appearances by J. Jonah Jameson and actress Elizabeth Taylor. First backup feature: "The Coffee Bean Barn" Two-page illustration of Peter Parker and his friends. Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Larry Lieber. Inks by Mike Esposito. Second backup feature: "What the Well-Dressed Spider-Man Will Wear" Two-page illustration of the web-slinger's costume and web-shooter. Third backup feature: "Spidey's Greatest Talent" Four-page illustration of the wall-crawler's powers. Fourth backup feature: One-page pin-up of Spider-Man with the Thing, Thor, Hercules, Sub-Mariner, and the Hulk. Art by Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, and Mike Esposito. Fifth backup feature: "Say Hello to Spidey's Favorite Foes!" Two-page illustration of eight favorite foes including Dr. Octopus and the Green Goblin. Art by Larry Lieber, John Romita, Jack Kirby, Mike Esposito, and Joe Sinnott. Sixth backup feature: "A Visit to Petey's Pad!" Two-page illustration of Peter Parker and Harry Osborn's apartment. (Notes: Mysterio battles the web-slinger again in Amazing Spider-Man 66 & 67. John Romita contributed pencils to the inside front cover splash page. This story was reprinted in Giant-Size Spider-Man 6.) 64 pages. 25 cent cover price. Cover price $0.25.
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- 2 1/2" Spine split from bottom.
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First printing and first appearances of Richard Parker and Mary Parker in an all-new 40-page story "The Parents of Peter Parker!" Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Larry Lieber. Inks by Mike Esposito (aka Mickey Demeo). Consulting by John Romita (layouts). Cover by John Romita. While moving an old trunk in his Aunt's house, Peter finds pictures and newspaper clippings of his deceased parents. Apparently they were considered traitors by the U.S. government before their deaths in a plane crash in Algeria almost two decades ago. After Aunt May provides a few more details, Peter vows to uncover the truth about his parents! To that end the web-slinger links up with the Fantastic Four and flies to North Africa! In the middle of the Kasbah, the Amazing Spider-Man finally comes face-to-face with the man who framed his parents: the sinister Red Skull! Wow, can the wall-crawler exonerate his parents and change his family legacy forever? Or will the spectacular son meet the same fate as his father...at the hands of the Red Skull? A terrific story! Cameo appearances by the Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, and the Thing. Flashback cameo by Ben Parker. (Notes: This story features the second Red Skull (aka Albert Malik). He appears many years later in Solo Avengers 6 and Captain America 347.) First backup feature: "A Day at the Daily Bugle" One-page illustration of the Daily Bugle newsroom with J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, Ned Leeds, and Betty Brant. Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Larry Lieber. Inks by Mike Esposito. Assists by John Romita. Second backup feature: "Peter Parker, the Super Sports Star!" Two-page illustration of the web-slinger as a baseball player and football player. Third backup feature: "Where It's At" One-page drawing of Spider-Man's usual hangouts. Fourth backup feature: "This is Spidey as We Know Him, But--" Two-page illustration of other publications' characters dressed as Spider-Man. Fifth backup feature: "Here We Go-a-Plotting!" Three-page parody of the Marvel Bullpen starring Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and John Romita. Script and Pencils by Marie Severin. Inks by Frank Giacoia. (Notes: The inside front cover features selected artwork from the story. The issue includes a full-page ad for Spectacular Spider-Man (1968) Magazine 2. A second printing of this issue was published in 1994 and only available through JC Penney stores. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 264 & 265.) 64 pages. 25 cent cover price. Cover price $0.25.
This annual features three reprint stories and a new cover by John Romita. First story reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1: "The Sinister Six!" Script by Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko. The web-slinger battles the Vulture, Kraven, Mysterio, Electro, Dr. Octopus, and the Sandman to save Aunt May and Betty Brant! Second story reprinted from Fantastic Four Annual 1: "The Fabulous Fantastic Four Meet Spider-Man!" Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Jack Kirby. Inks by Steve Ditko. This 6-page story expands upon the wall-crawler's first meeting (and fight) with the FF in Amazing Spider-Man 1. Third story reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man 8: "Spider-Man Tackles the Torch!" Guest-starring the Fantastic Four. Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Jack Kirby. Inks by Steve Ditko. Spidey crashes Johnny's party and creates a ruckus. 25 cent cover price. Cover price $0.25.