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Amazing Spider-Man 1st series comic books issue 172

  • Issue #172
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 172
    • Water damage.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.75) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #2088913007
    Auction opens January 25

    "The Fiend from the Fire!" Part 1 of 2. First appearance of the Rocket Racer. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Frank Giacoia. The action begins with a bang as the web-slinger chases a new skateboarding super-villain! The Rocket Racer! This red and yellow robber is moving and grooving through the streets on his souped-up skateboard! But the Spectacular Spider-Man is waiting right around the corner to teach him a lesson in driver etiquette! Meanwhile the police arrest Liz Allan for stealing drugs and chemicals from a local hospital! Why would Liz do that? Maybe she did it for a man! Or perhaps more specifically the Molten Man! Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, J. Jonah Jameson, and Dr. Marla Madison. (Notes: The Rocket Racer appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 182. The Molten Man previously battled the web-slinger in Amazing Spider-Man 133. A limited distribution 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #172
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Whitman Variants 172

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    Whitman Variant. "The Fiend from the Fire!" Part 1 of 2. First appearance of the Rocket Racer. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Frank Giacoia. The action begins with a bang as the web-slinger chases a new skateboarding super-villain! The Rocket Racer! This red and yellow robber is moving and grooving through the streets on his souped-up skateboard! But the Spectacular Spider-Man is waiting right around the corner to teach him a lesson in driver etiquette! Meanwhile the police arrest Liz Allan for stealing drugs and chemicals from a local hospital! Why would Liz do that? Maybe she did it for a man! Or perhaps more specifically the Molten Man! Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, J. Jonah Jameson, and Dr. Marla Madison. (Notes: The Rocket Racer appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 182. The Molten Man previously battled the web-slinger in Amazing Spider-Man 133. A limited distribution 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #172MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 172MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. This is the 30 cent regular edition. There is also a scarcer 35 cent edition that had limited distribution. The Rocket-Racer and the Molten Man are both after Spidey in "The Fiend From the Fire!" Script by Len Wein, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #172
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 35 Cent Variant 172

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    This is the 35 cent variant edition that had limited distribution. "The Fiend from the Fire!" Part 1 of 2. First appearance of the Rocket Racer. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Frank Giacoia. The action begins with a bang as the web-slinger chases a new skateboarding super-villain! The Rocket Racer! This red and yellow robber is moving and grooving through the streets on his souped-up skateboard! But the Spectacular Spider-Man is waiting right around the corner to teach him a lesson in driver etiquette! Meanwhile the police arrest Liz Allan for stealing drugs and chemicals from a local hospital! Why would Liz do that? Maybe she did it for a man! Or perhaps more specifically the Molten Man! Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, J. Jonah Jameson, and Dr. Marla Madison. (Notes: The Rocket Racer appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 182. The Molten Man previously battled the web-slinger in Amazing Spider-Man 133. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.