Amazing Spider-Man 1st series comic books issue 25
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Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Mary Jane Watson (cameo; face not shown) in "Captured by J. Jonah Jameson," script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; As Peter goes to sell pictures of a crime to J. Jonah Jameson, an inventor named Smythe comes in with a robot guaranteeing the destruction of Spider-Man; Since Peter needs money bad, he eggs Jameson on to hear out the wacky inventor; Smythe shows how his robot instantly shoots out steel tentacles at the hint of a spider's presence and grabs a hold of Peter, much to his surprise; Jameson is given a remote control and they agree to a deal; Betty is furious with Peter for trying to trap Spider-Man, not understanding his true reasons; Peter shows up at school and has Flash Thompson waiting to fight him as he hangs around Liz Allan too much to his liking; As Peter exits school, he sees the robot and begins to run; Flash, thinking he's running away from a fight runs after Peter; First appearance of Spencer Smythe. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #20 and #163. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.
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"The Spider and the Ghost!" Guest-starring Iron Man and the Black Panther. Part 1 of the Vibranium Vendetta. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Guang Yap.Inks by Jeff Albrecht. Cover by Erik Larsen and Terry Austin. Roxxon Oil has created a synthetic form of vibranium! And it's an economic and industrial game-changer across the globe! However a scientific breakthrough of this magnitude draws the interest of both the good guys and the bad guys! Is Roxxon's new vibranium on the up-and-up? Spider-Man and the Black Panther pay a visit to Roxxon's secret laboratory to get a closer look! But the Ghost is already there! And so is Sunturion! So much for the heroes' sneak preview! The web-slinger and T'Challa will recon by force! Story continues in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 11. Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson, Ultron, and the Kingpin. First backup story: "The Origin of the Amazing Spider-Man!" Script by David Michelinie. Art by Sal Buscema. Re-telling of the web-slinger's origin. Second backup story: "Outlaw Justice" Part 1 of 3. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Alan Kupperberg. Silver Sable recruits the Rocket Racer, Will-O'-the-Wisp, and the Prowler for a special mission. Story continues in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 11. Third backup story: "The Truckstop of Doom!" Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Paris Cullins. Inks by Bud LaRosa. Venom shows his nice side by breaking up a truckstop robbery. Fourth backup story: "Second Chance!" Script by David Michelinie. Art by Steve Ditko. Backup feature: "Bullpen Bulletins" Script by Barry Dutter. Art by Rick Parker. One-page parody of the Marvel bullpen. (Note: Splash page art by Guang Yap and Jeff Albrecht.) 64 pages. Cover price $2.00.