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  • Item #46031793
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 4 CGC 6.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1254706001
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Sandman in Nothing Can Stop The Sandman!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The Sandman tries to hide from police in the high school where Peter Parker goes to school. Intro Betty Brant and Liz Allen. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 141. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46343469
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 5 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Oct 1

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Marked for Destruction by Doctor Doom!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Doom tries to trick Spider-Man into helping him defeat the Fantastic Four; When Spider-Man turns him down, he decides to capture Spider-Man; Flash Thompson dresses up as Spider-Man for a prank and Dr. Doom mistakes him for the real Spider-Man and captures him instead, and Flash has to be saved by the real Spider-Man. First Time Doctor Doom uses a robot to take his place. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 142. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46162380
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 5 GD 2.0

    Starts Jul 2

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Marked for Destruction by Doctor Doom!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Doom tries to trick Spider-Man into helping him defeat the Fantastic Four; When Spider-Man turns him down, he decides to capture Spider-Man; Flash Thompson dresses up as Spider-Man for a prank and Dr. Doom mistakes him for the real Spider-Man and captures him instead, and Flash has to be saved by the real Spider-Man. First Time Doctor Doom uses a robot to take his place. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 142. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #45760560
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 6 CGC 5.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1242593001
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Lizard in Face-to-Face With...the Lizard!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The Bugle challenges Spider-Man to put an end to the Lizard's rampage. Vulture cameo. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 3 and 143. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46229753
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 12 CGC 7.0

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    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Scuffing to inner well of slab.
    • Label #1254704001
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. 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 under the weather web-head and unmasks him, but everyone thinks it is just Peter trying to be brave by impersonating Spidey; Once he has recovered, Spider-Man battles through the wild animals Ock has released from the zoo to take on old six-arms himself. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 149. Letter to the editor from comics artist Dave Cockrum. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46031795
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 14 CGC 6.0 SS

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 03/04/2017.
    • Label #1518494003
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) in The Grotesque Adventure of the Green Goblin!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The Green Goblin hires the Enforcers to help him defeat Spider-Man; To further his plan he convinces B.J. Cosmos to film a movie of Spider-Man fighting Goblin and the Enforcers in the desert; While filming, Goblin and the Enforcers attack Spider-Man and accidentally awaken the Hulk. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 9 and 152. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46309994
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 18 CGC 7.0

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1254707001
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Third appearance of the Sandman in The End of Spider-Man!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; With the entire city thinking he is a coward, Spider-Man runs from Sandman; Peter's life is in shambles, and he contemplates giving up being Spider-Man to concentrate on his personal life; Cameos by the Avengers, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, the Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, Doctor Octopus, and the Vulture. First appearance of Ned Leeds (later Hobgoblin). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 13 and 156. Letter to the editor from comics artist Frank Brunner. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46250298
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 20 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Jul 2

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Scorpion in The Coming of the Scorpion!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; J. Jonah Jameson pays Dr. Stillwell to turn Mac Gargan into the Scorpion to try to capture Spider-Man. Stillwell's formula makes Gargan become more evil than he originally was and the Scorpion goes on a rampage and is finally stopped by Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 15 and 158. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46229755
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 24 CGC 6.5

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1251073001
    Starts Jul 2

    Spider-Man goes to see a psychiatrist! But it's really Mysterio messing with Spidey's mind in "Spider-Man Goes Mad." Script by Stan Lee, art and cover by Steve Ditko. Cameos (actually part of Spider-Man's imagination) by Doctor Octopus, the Vulture, and the Sandman. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 19 and 162. Letters to the editor from comics writer Don McGregor and mycomicshop.com president Buddy Saunders! Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46230978
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 40 CGC 6.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1251073002
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover by pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups). Green Goblin origin in Spidey Saves the Day!. script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo) and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups); Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin; While battling, an explosion erases the last several years of Norman Osborn's memory, reverting him to his pre-Green Goblin state. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 179. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #45760561
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 41 CGC 8.0

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1246137002
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita (touch-ups). First appearance of the Rhino in The Horns of the Rhino!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito (as M. Demeo) and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups); The Rhino attempts to kidnap John Jameson to turn him over to foreign powers that want his secrets about the U.S. space program; Spider-Man manages to stop the Rhino. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 30 and 190. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 42 GD 2.0

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    Third appearance of Mary Jane (cameo; first time face is shown). Cover by John Romita Sr. Rhino, Foggy Nelson (from Daredevil), and Dr. Curtis Connors cameos in The Birth of a Super-Hero!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; John Jameson was exposed to some strange space spores on a space mission. He returns to Earth where he gains super strength; Spider-Man is mistakenly accused of robbing a bank so Jameson decides to try to capture him with his new super powers. Ad for the M.M.M.S. fan club. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 31 and 182. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46288697
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 43 PGX 7.5

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts Jul 2

    1st full appearance of Mary Jane (cameos in #25,38, & 42). Cover by John Romita Sr.. MJ has her first in-depth interaction with Peter Parker, plus cameos by Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock (Daredevil) in Rhino on the Rampage!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; Rhino escapes from police custody and is looking for revenge on Spider-Man for defeating his attempt to kidnap John Jameson. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 32 and 183. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46288698
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 44 PGX 6.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover by John Romita Sr. Second appearance of the Lizard in "Where Crawls the Lizard," script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; Dr. Connors reacts from The Rhino antidote he was previously working on and turns into The Lizard; Realizing this, he runs away but is spotted by his son Billy; The Lizard plots his human conquest and plans to defeat Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 184. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46288699
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 45 PGX 7.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover by John Romita Sr.. The third appearance of the Lizard in Spidey Smashes Out!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; The Lizard heads to Dr. Connor's lab to find a formula to transform reptiles into his personal army; Aunt May worries about Peter; The Lizard and Spider-Man battle aboard a train. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 185. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #45755839
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 48 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1244782001
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Wings of the Vulture!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita; Spider-Man searches the city for a trace of Kraven the Hunter; while searching, he gets a bad cold and goes home; Blackie Drago, a.k.a. the New Vulture, defeats Spider-Man and leaves him unconscious in a pile of snow. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 34 and 188. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 53 GD 2.0

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    Doctor Octopus. Story synopsis: Peter and Gwen are off to the Science Expo with Professor Warren to see the "nullifier," but unfortunately Dr. Octopus is there too. Only he isn't there to listen to the lecture, he's there to steal it! After putting up a good fight, Spider-Man finally gets the nullifier back, but not before slipping a spider tracer on Doc Ock. Doc Ock finds the tracer when he gets back to his lab and decides to set up a trap for Spidey, but come on, Spidey isn't gonna fall for it. Aunt May and Anna Watson put an ad in the paper looking for a boarder at their house. And guess who answers the ad? That's right, the one and only Otto Octavius. "Enter Dr. Octopus." Script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito as "Mickey Demeo." Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 38. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #45875198
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 54 CGC 8.0

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1246140003
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Tentacles and the Trap!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); Spider-Man faces off against Doctor Octopus on the lawn of the Parker house; With Aunt May caught in the crossfire, ol' Webhead will have to think fast if he wants to save her. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 39. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #45875199
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 55 CGC 9.0

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    • Label #1246140004
    Starts Jul 2

    Story synopsis: Spidey is on a rampage - looking for Doc Ock ever since Aunt May collapsed. Meanwhile, Doc Ock is after the Nullifier again - and he finds it and uses it against Spider-Man with most unexpected results. Spidey can't remember who he is, but will he believe Dr. Octopus when the doc tells him they are on the same team??? "Doc Ock Wins." Script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito as "Mickey Demeo." Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 40. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46288700
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 64 PGX 8.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Vulture's Prey, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Don Heck (pencils), inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); Spider-Man battles the Vulture in the skies of New York!; But with an arm injury cramping the Wallcrawler's style, duking it out with Adrian Toomes won't be an easy feat! Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 47. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46288941
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 65 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0917283007
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Impossible Escape!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; After collapsing in the middle of the street last issue, Spider-Man is taken into police custody; inmates kidnap Captain Stacy for use as a hostage; Spidey deactivates the main generator in the jail. Green Goblin cameo. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 48. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46288701
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 65 PGX 8.0

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Impossible Escape!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; After collapsing in the middle of the street last issue, Spider-Man is taken into police custody; inmates kidnap Captain Stacy for use as a hostage; Spidey deactivates the main generator in the jail. Green Goblin cameo. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 48. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #46382046
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 100 CGC 8.0

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    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0257170002
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover pencils by John Romita, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Spider or the Man?, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; Peter Parker concocts a potion to take away his powers forever; He passes out and wakes up with 6 arms. Cameos by the Green Goblin, the Kingpin, Doctor Octopus, the Vulture, the Lizard, and Captain Stacy. 32 pgs. $0.15. NOTE: For a special homage to this cover see Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man (2017) #1EBAY. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #46028331
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 129 CGC 9.2

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    • Label #1210435001
    Starts Jul 2

    First appearances of the Punisher and the Jackal in "The Punisher Strikes Twice!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. One of the landmark issues of the bronze age! The Punisher, the legendary gun-toting vigilante, makes his first appearance in the Marvel Universe! And his first target...is none other than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! But before Frank Castle can locate the web-slinger, he needs directions from a mysterious new super-villain called the Jackal! Once the dastardly Jackal tells the sharpshooting anti-hero where to find the wall-crawler, the inaugural battle between the Punisher and the Amazing Spider-Man erupts! The first of many classic confrontations! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The Punisher appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 134 (cameo) and 135. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Ralph Macchio. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 106 and again in Marvel Tales 209.) 32 pages. 20 cent cover price. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #45989320
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 129 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1210444003
    Starts Oct 1

    First appearances of the Punisher and the Jackal in "The Punisher Strikes Twice!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. One of the landmark issues of the bronze age! The Punisher, the legendary gun-toting vigilante, makes his first appearance in the Marvel Universe! And his first target...is none other than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! But before Frank Castle can locate the web-slinger, he needs directions from a mysterious new super-villain called the Jackal! Once the dastardly Jackal tells the sharpshooting anti-hero where to find the wall-crawler, the inaugural battle between the Punisher and the Amazing Spider-Man erupts! The first of many classic confrontations! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The Punisher appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 134 (cameo) and 135. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Ralph Macchio. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 106 and again in Marvel Tales 209.) 32 pages. 20 cent cover price. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #45856433
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 129 CGC 7.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1349446003
    Starts Jul 2

    First appearances of the Punisher and the Jackal in "The Punisher Strikes Twice!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. One of the landmark issues of the bronze age! The Punisher, the legendary gun-toting vigilante, makes his first appearance in the Marvel Universe! And his first target...is none other than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! But before Frank Castle can locate the web-slinger, he needs directions from a mysterious new super-villain called the Jackal! Once the dastardly Jackal tells the sharpshooting anti-hero where to find the wall-crawler, the inaugural battle between the Punisher and the Amazing Spider-Man erupts! The first of many classic confrontations! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The Punisher appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 134 (cameo) and 135. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Ralph Macchio. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 106 and again in Marvel Tales 209.) 32 pages. 20 cent cover price. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #45923380
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 136 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. First appearance of Harry Osborn as the new Green Goblin in "The Green Goblin Lives Again," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt; After a fulfilling Sunday together, Peter and MJ decide to spend a quiet evening at his and Harrys apartment; But as Peter opens the door, an explosion is set off!; Who has rigged Peters apartment?; And is his secret identity as Spider-Man a secret no longer? The letters page has Marvel Value Stamp series A # 95: Mole Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 113. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 137 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1243045006
    Starts Jul 2

    Cover by Gil Kane. Harry Osborn's second appearance as the Green Goblin in Death Trap Times Three, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt; Green Goblin attacks a truck carrying radioactive materials; What is the villains end goal with this dangerous bounty?; Plus, Peters friends and family rally to MJs side after she is injured by an explosive; Green Goblin makes Spider-Man choose between saving his friends, or Aunt May! Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 114. Letter to the editor from writer Charles Hoffman. The letters page also has Marvel Value Stamp series A # 99. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #46476195
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 162 VF- 7.5

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    "Let the Punisher Fit the Crime!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Nightcrawler and the Punisher. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns), Mike Esposito (finishes), and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Ross Andru and John Romita. After a scuffle atop the Roosevelt Tramway; the Punisher, Nightcrawler, and Spider-Man come to a meeting of the minds! The trio realizes that none of them are the lethal sniper terrorizing the city! And they vow to catch the mysterious gunman before his next kill! Acting on a tip; the web-slinger, Punisher, and Nightcrawler converge on a street festival to smoke out the shooter! Can the heroes solve the killer's deadly puzzle? Or perhaps better stated...his Jigsaw puzzle? First appearances of Dr. Marla Madison and Jigsaw. Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Mary Jane Watson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The Punisher appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 174. Jigsaw returns in Amazing Spider-Man 188. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 215.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 164 VF 8.0

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    "Deadline!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns), Mike Esposito (finishes), and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by John Romita. In surprising fashion the Kingpin's bizarre plan works! Richard Fisk absorbs the web-slingers life force and regains consciousness! So what's left of the amazing one? He's become dead (spider) man walking! However the wall-crawler musters enough strength to reach Dr. Curt Connors' laboratory; and once inside he receives a temporary energy boost! Armed with a device to recover his life force, the Spectacular Spider-Man sets off to find the Big Apple crime boss and his son! At the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the web-slinger rendezvous with the Kingpin of Crime! Who will survive their donnybrook on the docks? A powerful ending! Cameo appearances by Vanessa Fisk and Glory Grant. Flashback cameos by Captain America, the Falcon, and Red Skull. (Notes: The Kingpin returns in Amazing Spider-Man 197. Ross Andru's detailed illustrations of the navy yard were praised in the letters page of Amazing Spider-Man 168.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 187 PGX 8.0

    • Paper: White
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    "The Power of Electro!" Guest-starring Captain America. Plot by Marv Wolfman and Jim Starlin. Script by Marv Wolfman. Brilliant art by Jim Starlin (layouts) and Bob McLeod (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard. It's an overstuffed tale featuring the star-spangled avenger, web-slinger, SHIELD, Electro, and the bubonic plague! When the Daily Bugle receives a tip that authorities have cordoned off the neighborhoods surrounding the Indian Point Power Station, Jonah sends his ace photographer to investigate! The web-slinger easily slips past the SHIELD agents, but runs into a problem after bumping into the Sentinel of Liberty! Cap wants the wall-crawler to leave the area ASAP! But Cap would think differently if he knew that an electrifying encounter awaits! The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America vs. Electro! Cameo appearances by Dum Dum Dugan, J. Jonah Jameson, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: This is one of only three issues Jim Starlin drew for the Amazing Spider-Man title (1st series): issues 113, 114, and 187. More of Jim Starlin's artwork featuring Spider-Man can be seen in Marvel Two-in-One Annual 2. The web-slinger and Electro previously battled in Marvel Team-Up 56.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 194 VG+ 4.5

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    First appearance of the Black Cat in "Never Let The Black Cat Cross Your Path!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man series! The dazzling debut of the Black Cat! The wall-crawler has spent the first 193 issues of his title chasing super-villains! But tonight he's going to kiss one instead! Wow! Does the web-slinger stand a chance against the beauty and charm of Felicia Hardy? Not when the alluring cat has his tongue! And maybe later his heart! A terrific issue! Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Mysterio (in civilian clothes), and the burglar. (Notes: The Black Cat is the creative highlight of the Wolfman-Pollard run on the Amazing Spider-Man title. Dave Cockrum designed the cat's costume. The letters page includes an alternate cover (for issue 194) by Keith Pollard. It also includes an alternate cover to Spider-Woman 9 by Carmine Infantino. This two-part story was reprinted in the trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat (2005). Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 226 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0969610011
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    "But the Cat Came Back" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. Because the fans demanded her, the Black Cat is back! And flirting and fighting with the web-slinger all over again! After Felicia escapes from the psychiatric hospital, she resumes her high-dollar heists! But soon realizes that it's not as much fun without Spider-Man chasing her! So the cat burglar extraordinaire arranges an evening rendezvous with her favorite wall-crawler at their first date location (from Amazing Spider-Man 194). Will the enchanting cat mesmerize the Spectacular Spider-Man once more? Or can the web-slinger resist her feline charms? An excellent issue! Cameo appearances by the Foolkiller and Captain Jean DeWolff. (Notes: This was a highly anticipated issue for fans of the wall-crawler; and Stern & Romita Jr. did not disappoint. The Black Cat previously appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 205. This story was reprinted in Spider-Man Megazine 2 and also in the trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat (2005). The back cover features a full-page ad for Dungeons & Dragons with art by Bill Willingham.) Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 239 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: Off white
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    • Label #1125483004
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    "Now Strikes the Hobgoblin!" Second appearance of the Hobgoblin. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. It's the first fight between the Hobgoblin and the Amazing Spider-Man! And the all-out action begins after the web-slinger bumps into the new goblin at one of Norman Osborn's old hideouts! Spidey is very familiar with the goblin's bag of tricks! But the overmatched Hobgoblin doesn't have any idea about the wall-crawler's speed, strength, and agility! Is the Hobgoblin's criminal career going to be over before it even starts? An outstanding issue! Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, Madame Web, Captain DeWolff, and the Black Cat. (Notes: The Hobgoblin returns in Amazing Spider-Man 244. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 258.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 CGC 9.2 SS

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    • Signed by Stan Lee on 03/29/2007.
    • Label #0797258002
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    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 FN+ 6.5

    Starts Jul 16

    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jun 25

    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 260 NM- 9.2

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    "The Challenge of Hobgoblin!" Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein and Brett Breeding. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. The Hobgoblin and the Rose unleash their two-pronged attack on Harry Osborn! The goblin ambushes Harry at his corporate office, while the Rose's henchmen kidnap Liz Osborn and Mary Jane! Auspiciously, the wondrous wall-crawler is close by to lock horns with the Hobgoblin! But who is going to save MJ and Harry's expectant wife? Could it be the Green Goblin?! Stay tuned! Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Betty Brant Leeds, Joe Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson, Susan Richards, Franklin Richards, and the alien symbiote (costume). (Note: This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 274.) Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 265A CGC 9.8

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1345155012
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    First printing of "After the Fox!" First appearance of Silver Sable. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. The Black Fox is on the run! But it's not the Spectacular Spider-Man who's chasing him! It's Silver Sable! An adventurer for hire from the European country of Symkaria! Silver Sable and her Wild Pack pursue the fox through the streets of Manhattan and then later corner him on the waterfront! However, the aging international jewel thief has a wall-crawling guardian angel! Down on the docks, the sparks fly as the web-slinger gives Silver Sable a lesson in diplomacy...superhero-style! Second appearance of the Black Fox. Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Liz Osborn, and Normie Osborn. (Notes: Silver Sable appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 279. The Black Fox returns in Web of Spider-Man 14. There is a second printing of this issue published in 1992. The second printing features a gray cover and a yellow dog ear touting the first appearance of Silver Sable. This story was also reprinted in Marvel Tales 277.) Cover price $0.65.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 275 VF/NM 9.0

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    "The Choice and the Challenge!" Part 1 of 2. Double-sized issue. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. Affairs of the heart take center stage for Peter, Mary Jane, Betty, Ned, Flash, and Sha Shan as the long-time group of friends deal with a variety of relationship problems! But amid the soap opera-style drama, there is a super-villain on the prowl...the Hobgoblin! Armed with a new weapons system, the goblin circles the Port Authority Bus Terminal to draw out the web-slinger! Surprisingly the Hobgoblin's plan works! And then so does his new weapon! Is the goblin finally going to put Spidey down for the count? Cameo appearances by the Kingpin, Arranger, and Rose. Flashback cameos by the Green Goblin, Gwen Stacy, and the Sin-Eater. (Notes: Woven into the story are 11 (reprinted) pages of Spider-Man's origin from Amazing Fantasy 15. Script by Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko. On the cover the web-slinger and Hobgoblin break through a page from Amazing Fantasy 15. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 283.) Cover price $1.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 298 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1573039013
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    "Chance Encounter!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Todd McFarlane. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Chance is back in business and working a new job for the Life Foundation! The clandestine organization wants Chance to steal an arms shipment coming into the west side docks! That should be a piece of cake for the high-flying mercenary! However the Daily Bugle dispatches an undercover photographer to observe the delivery! And beneath the moonlit sky, fireworks explode when Chance and the Amazing Spider-Man throw down on the docks! First appearance (and cameo on the last page) by Eddie Brock (aka Venom). First appearance of Carlton Drake of the Life Foundation. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Joy Mercado, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: Chance previously appeared in Web of Spider-Man 15. This issue begins Todd McFarlane's 2-year run as the penciler of the Amazing Spider-Man series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 298 VF 8.0

    Starts Jun 25

    "Chance Encounter!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Todd McFarlane. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Chance is back in business and working a new job for the Life Foundation! The clandestine organization wants Chance to steal an arms shipment coming into the west side docks! That should be a piece of cake for the high-flying mercenary! However the Daily Bugle dispatches an undercover photographer to observe the delivery! And beneath the moonlit sky, fireworks explode when Chance and the Amazing Spider-Man throw down on the docks! First appearance (and cameo on the last page) by Eddie Brock (aka Venom). First appearance of Carlton Drake of the Life Foundation. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Joy Mercado, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: Chance previously appeared in Web of Spider-Man 15. This issue begins Todd McFarlane's 2-year run as the penciler of the Amazing Spider-Man series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 298 VF- 7.5

    Starts Jul 2

    "Chance Encounter!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Todd McFarlane. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Chance is back in business and working a new job for the Life Foundation! The clandestine organization wants Chance to steal an arms shipment coming into the west side docks! That should be a piece of cake for the high-flying mercenary! However the Daily Bugle dispatches an undercover photographer to observe the delivery! And beneath the moonlit sky, fireworks explode when Chance and the Amazing Spider-Man throw down on the docks! First appearance (and cameo on the last page) by Eddie Brock (aka Venom). First appearance of Carlton Drake of the Life Foundation. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Joy Mercado, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: Chance previously appeared in Web of Spider-Man 15. This issue begins Todd McFarlane's 2-year run as the penciler of the Amazing Spider-Man series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 298 VF- 7.5

    Starts Oct 1

    "Chance Encounter!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Todd McFarlane. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Chance is back in business and working a new job for the Life Foundation! The clandestine organization wants Chance to steal an arms shipment coming into the west side docks! That should be a piece of cake for the high-flying mercenary! However the Daily Bugle dispatches an undercover photographer to observe the delivery! And beneath the moonlit sky, fireworks explode when Chance and the Amazing Spider-Man throw down on the docks! First appearance (and cameo on the last page) by Eddie Brock (aka Venom). First appearance of Carlton Drake of the Life Foundation. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Joy Mercado, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: Chance previously appeared in Web of Spider-Man 15. This issue begins Todd McFarlane's 2-year run as the penciler of the Amazing Spider-Man series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 300 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1244884014
    Starts Jul 2

    Giant-sized 25th anniversary issue. First full appearance of Venom in "Venom!", script by David Michelinie, art by Todd McFarlane; Spidey's old alien costume has merged with reporter Eddie Brock who thinks his career was ruined by Spider-Man and the symbiote of the two, Venom, takes on the web slinger; At MJ's request, Spidey returns to the blue and red costume as she now finds his black duds way too creepy; This is the last issue in which Spider-Man appears in his black costume; Thing (of the Fantastic Four) cameo.. Stan's Soapbox Special in place of letters page: Full page editorial by Stan on the occasion of Spider-Man's 300th issue. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 301 CGC 8.5

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1573039015
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    "The Sable Gauntlet!" Guest-starring Silver Sable. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. The first 300 issues of the Amazing Spider-Man are in the books after the web-slinger's epic battle vs. Venom last issue! And now the next chapter in the wall-crawler's anthology begins with an encounter with his favorite mercenary: Silver Sable! The enchanting sable agrees to make a test run through the security systems of a new high-rise office building, but deadly danger awaits on the top floor! Will Spidey catch the elevator in time? Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson and Dr. Morris Sloan. First $1.00 issue. (Notes: The cover is the same artwork (with different colors) as the cover to issue 300. This issue includes a full-page ad for the first appearance of Typhoid Mary in the Daredevil (1st) series -- art by John Romita Jr. and Al Williamson. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 469,913; average paid circulation 284,692.) Cover price $1.00.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 315 FN/VF 7.0

    • Signed by artist Todd McFarlane with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
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    "A Matter of Life and Debt!" Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Life is full of challenges and on this day Peter Parker and his web-spinning alter-ego face three! The first, Hydro-Man attempts a payday robbery! But the Spectacular Spider-Man stops the heist! The second, Nathan Lubensky steals money from Aunt May to pay his gambling debts! However Peter quickly shuts down his operation! And the fateful third...Venom escapes from the Vault! Wow, this challenge will be more difficult and more deadly starting next issue! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson and Kristy Watson. (Notes: Venom previously appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 300.) Cover price $1.00.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 316 CGC 8.5

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    • Label #1573039018
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    "Dead Meat" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Venom is back in New York City! And the deranged Eddie Brock is looking to kill Peter Parker or Spider-Man with extreme prejudice! However first the psychotic symbiote has to find where the Parkers are living! At the web-slinger's former Bedford Towers residence, Venom runs into and then runs roughshod over the Black Cat! But Felicia doesn't know where the wall-crawler is either! Later on Peter learns that his worst nightmare has returned and his family is in grave danger. Spider-Man can't wait for Venom to make the first move. The web-slinger must attack! Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Glory Grant, and Eduardo Lobo. (Note: This two-part story was reprinted in 1990 in the trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. Venom.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 316 GD/VG 3.0

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    "Dead Meat" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Venom is back in New York City! And the deranged Eddie Brock is looking to kill Peter Parker or Spider-Man with extreme prejudice! However first the psychotic symbiote has to find where the Parkers are living! At the web-slinger's former Bedford Towers residence, Venom runs into and then runs roughshod over the Black Cat! But Felicia doesn't know where the wall-crawler is either! Later on Peter learns that his worst nightmare has returned and his family is in grave danger. Spider-Man can't wait for Venom to make the first move. The web-slinger must attack! Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Glory Grant, and Eduardo Lobo. (Note: This two-part story was reprinted in 1990 in the trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. Venom.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 317 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0919850008
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    "The Sand and the Fury!" Part 2 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. After fleeing from Venom last issue, the web-slinger returns to the sanctuary of Aunt May's home in Queens! Peter and Mary Jane have only been living there for a few days and haven't had any visitors. But suddenly their first one knocks on the door: Venom! What?! Is the crazed villain going to slay Aunt May and her elderly boarders? No, the savage psychopath just stopped by to issue a challenge to her wall-crawling nephew! Meet in the morning at Montauk Point off Long Island Sound for a duel to the death! Wow, does the web-slinger have a chance vs. the overpowering Venom? The situation does not look good for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Cameo appearance by the Thing (aka Ben Grimm). (Notes: Venom appears next in the Avengers' graphic novel: Death Trap The Vault. Venom returns to torment the web-slinger again in Amazing Spider-Man 332 & 333.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.