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Amazing Spider-Man 1st series comic books issue 3

  • Issue #3
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 3
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($12.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Staples replaced, spine split of at least one interior wrap sealed. Facsimile cover attached.

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man Versus Doctor Octopus, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; When an experiment goes wrong, Otto Octavius gains control of his robotic arms and decides to take over an atomic facility, but Spider-Man stops him. Spider-Man pin-up page by Ditko. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 140. First issue with a letters column (including a letter by MyComicShop president Buddy Saunders!). 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #3
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual 3
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #2032307007
    • 1 3/4" Spine split from bottom (glued). Water damage.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($5.10) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #3696494005
    Auction opens January 25
    • 1/2" spine split from the bottom (taped).

    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.

  • Issue #3UK
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 3UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 9d cover price. First appearance of Dr. Octopus in "Doctor Octopus." Script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko. Human Torch (of the Fantastic Four) guest appearance. Spider-Man pin-up page by Ditko. Ditko cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 140. First issue with a letters column (including a letter by mycomicshop.com president Buddy Saunders!).

  • Issue #3
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Wizard Ace Edition 3

    An ACE Edition reprint from Wizard of Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #3. Features a clear cel cover overlay. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko. Cover by Greg Land. This Wizard ACE features the very first appearance of Dr. Octopus, or Dock Ock as he is known in the new Spider-Man film. Current Marvel artist Greg Land illustrates a dramatic, all-new 2-part acetate cover featuring Spider-Man and Dr. Octopus. In addition to the classic tale by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko that no comic collection is complete without, this limited ACE Edition will feature additional pages with special Spider-Man/Dr. Octopus cover art gallery. Full color.