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  • Issue #233
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 233

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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Where the @¢%# is Nose Norton?" Part 1 of 4. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. J. Jonah Jameson puts out an A.P.B. on Nose Norton! The underworld informant that was supposed to give the Daily Bugle key info for its exposé on the Brand Corporation! But Jolly Jonah isn't the only one that wants the Nose! So do Peter Parker, Ben Urich, and the Tarantula! On the Staten Island waterfront, all concerned parties come together! And Spider-Man and the Tarantula tangle again...for the Nose! Cameo appearances by Joe Robertson and Ned Leeds. (Notes: The Tarantula previously appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man 3. This story was reprinted in Spider-Man Megazine 5.) Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #234
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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Now Shall Will-O'-the-Wisp Have His Revenge!" Part 2 of 4. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Dan Green (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. Nose Norton is in the hospital; the Tarantula is severely wounded; and the web-slinger appears to have everything under control. But suddenly a wildcard enters the equation! Will-O'-the-Wisp! The Wisp wants revenge on the Brand Corporation! And the ghost-like villain begins his reprisal by destroying Brand's Boston facility! Meanwhile Aunt May's nephew infiltrates Brand's Queens facility to see what is happening there! And the amazing one gets an eyeful! The Brand Corp is trying to turn the Tarantula into a spider-man! The wall-crawler doesn't like that! And neither does Will-O'-the-Wisp! Cameo appearances by Joe Robertson, Ned Leeds, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: This issue features a 16-page insert titled: "The Marvel Guide to Collecting Comics." Script by Mark Burbey. Cover illustration by Walt Simonson. Will-O'-the-Wisp previously appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man 57.) 48 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #235
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 235

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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Look Out There's a Monster Coming!" Part 3 of 4. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. At the Brand Corporation's Queens facility, a horrible accident changes the Tarantula into an eight-legged freak! And the grotesque creature immediately lashes out at everyone in sight including your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! But once Will-O'-the-Wisp and the Tarantula plunge into Jamaica Bay, the crisis looks to be over. Later that evening the web-slinger pays a visit to the home of the Brand Corp's executive director! Spidey is looking for evidence! However he finds...the Wisp and the Tarantula! The old gang is getting back together again! Origin of Will-O'-the-Wisp. Cameo appearances by Joe Robertson, Ned Leeds, and J. Jonah Jameson. Flashback cameos by Thor, Hawkeye, Iron-Man, and the Thing to recap the Brand Corporation's past criminal exploits. (Note: This story was reprinted in Spider-Man Megazine 6.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #236
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 236

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "Death Knell!" Part 4 of 4. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Frank Giacoia. The web-slinger, Tarantula, and Will-O'-the-Wisp battle from cover to cover across Manhattan...for the life of the Brand Corp's executive director! The four men involved will share a soul-changing experience, but only three will live to talk about it. A gruesome ending for all. Final appearance of the (first) Tarantula. Cameo appearance by Joe Robertson. (Notes: The Will-O'-the-Wisp appears next in Web of Spider-Man 50. The letters page includes a letter from comics artist Evan Dorkin. This story was reprinted in Spider-Man Megazine 6.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #237
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 237

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "High & Mighty!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Bob Hall (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Frank Giacoia. The original Stilt-Man is down on his luck and desperately wants to reverse his fortune! So he decides to challenge the only superhero he has ever beaten...Spider-Man! After breaking into Cordco's R&D laboratory and improving his battlesuit, the Stilt-Man surprisingly gets his chance! The web-slinger just happens to be in the neighborhood! Will the Stilt-Man remain undefeated against the wall-crawler? Or can Spidey even the score? (Notes: The Stilt-Man previously appeared in Daredevil 186. The letters page contains a preview of the cover to Amazing Spider-Man 238 (depicting the Hobgoblin). This issue includes a full-page ad featuring the Hulk and the Magic Snake Puzzle.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #238A
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 238A

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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price.. IMPORTANT: Issue 238A HAS the Lakeside Skin Tattooz insert. First appearance of the Hobgoblin in "Shadow of Evils Past!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and John Romita Sr. (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and John Romita Sr. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! And the beginning of the long secret identity mystery of the Hobgoblin! After escaping from the web-slinger, a bank robber stumbles upon an underground hideout of the (deceased) Green Goblin! Not knowing what to do with his discovery, the small-time hood shows the secret lair to an underworld associate! Unfortunately for the wondrous wall-crawler, the devious associate knows exactly what to do: resurrect the Green Goblin...with a twist! And a short time later a new super-villain is born! The Hobgoblin! Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameo by Norman Osborn (aka the Green Goblin). (Notes: The secret identity of the original Hobgoblin takes many twists and turns over the next decade. Who actually operates as the Hobgoblin in this issue is revealed in the Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives (1997) Limited Series (written by Roger Stern). This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 257 and also in the 1992 trade paperback: the Amazing Spider-Man -- Origin of the Hobgoblin.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #238B
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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. IMPORTANT: Issue 238B DOES NOT come with Lakeside Skin Tattooz insert. First appearance of the Hobgoblin in "Shadow of Evils Past!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and John Romita Sr. (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and John Romita Sr. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! And the beginning of the long secret identity mystery of the Hobgoblin! After escaping from the web-slinger, a bank robber stumbles upon an underground hideout of the (deceased) Green Goblin! Not knowing what to do with his discovery, the small-time hood shows the secret lair to an underworld associate! Unfortunately for the wondrous wall-crawler, the devious associate knows exactly what to do: resurrect the Green Goblin...with a twist! And a short time later a new super-villain is born! The Hobgoblin! Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameo by Norman Osborn (aka the Green Goblin). (Notes: The secret identity of the original Hobgoblin takes many twists and turns over the next decade. Who actually operates as the Hobgoblin in this issue is revealed in the Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives (1997) Limited Series (written by Roger Stern). This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 257 and also in the 1992 trade paperback: the Amazing Spider-Man -- Origin of the Hobgoblin.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #239
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 239

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "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 $0.75.

  • Issue #243
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 243

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "Options!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and John Beatty. Finally! Mary Jane Watson is back! And what timing as the dazzling redhead walks in on her dear friend Peter...and Lance Bannon's girlfriend! Whoops! Spider-Man's alter-ego would rather fight super-villains than deal with love triangles! Once Lance himself shows up the tension eases, and Mary Jane tells Peter she's back in town. So now what? Ms. Watson, the Black Cat, grad school, the Daily Bugle...difficult decisions lie ahead for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Cameo appearances by Dr. Curt Connors, Dr. Morris Sloan, Roger Hochberg, Ben Urich, and the Black Cat. (Note: Mary Jane returns to the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man after nearly a 4-year absence.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #244
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 244

    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Ordeals!" Part 1 of 2. Third appearance of the Hobgoblin. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Wiacek. Last issue Peter Parker made the very tough decision to drop out of graduate school. At this point Aunt May doesn't know that he did. When she finds out...she won't be happy. Meanwhile the burglaries at the Osborn facilities continue! Fortunately on the eastside docks the web-slinger catches one in progress! Can Spider-Man corral the Hobgoblin this time? Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Mary Jane Watson, Harry & Liz Osborn, and Dr. Morris Sloan. (Note: This two-part story was reprinted in the 1992 trade paperback: The Origin of the Hobgoblin; and the 2011 trade paperback also titled: The Origin of the Hobgoblin.) Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #245
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 245
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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "Sacrifice Play!" Part 2 of 2. Fourth appearance of the Hobgoblin. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Dave Simons (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Dave Simons. The wondrous wall-crawler thinks he knows who the Hobgoblin is! Lefty Donovan! Who? Apparently the evidence from the police points in Lefty's direction! So the web-slinger conducts a relentless search! And in the skies over Times Square, the Amazing Spider-Man and the (suddenly super-strong) Hobgoblin clash again! Will this battle solve the mystery of the goblin's identity? Or just add to the puzzle? Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Ned Leeds, and Betty Brant Leeds. (Note: The Hobgoblin appears next in Spectacular Spider-Man 85 -- a must read to keep up with the Hobgoblin's development.) Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #246
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 246

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "The Daydreamers!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by John Romita Jr. and Dan Green. The Watcher narrates the daydreams of four wishful souls: Felicia Hardy, J. Jonah Jameson, Mary Jane Watson, and Peter Parker! The Black Cat imagines robbing from the rich and giving to the poor alongside her favorite web-slinger! Jonah fantasizes about punching out the wall-crawler! Mary Jane dreams of seeing her name in the marquee lights of Broadway! And the Amazing Spider-Man yearns for respect as a photographer, scientist, and superhero! A fun issue! Cameo appearances (as part of dream sequences) by the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Iron Man, Doctor Doom, Doctor Octopus, Loki, the Absorbing Man, Kraven the Hunter, Meryl Streep, John Travolta, Woody Allen, and Cary Grant. (Note: This same month Spider-Man guest stars in Avengers 236 & 237.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #247
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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Interruptions" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Frog-Man. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and John Romita Sr. (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and John Romita Sr. Acting on a hunch in his search for the Hobgoblin, the amazing one tails his old friend Nose Norton! The Nose is indeed involved in a new criminal endeavor, but it doesn't involve the goblin! When the web-slinger arrives at an abandoned warehouse in Brooklyn, he starts cleaning up the riff-raff inside! But Spider-Man's purge of the bad guys is interrupted by Frog-Man! Oh no, what is Eugene doing here? The novice superhero is just trying to help! But as usual he does more harm than good! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson and Thunderball. (Note: Frog-Man previously appeared in Marvel Team-Up 131.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #248
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 248

    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "And He Strikes Like a Thunderball" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Terry Austin. Much to his chagrin, the web-slinger's journey to Long Island has not uncovered the Hobgoblin; but instead an Asgardian-powered super-villain! Thunderball! Wow, one of the members on the Wrecking Crew! With the Wrecker's crowbar and his own ball & chain, the mighty Thunderball takes dead aim on the wall-crawler! But the quick-thinking Spider-Man jumps inside a LILCO substation and sets a high voltage trap! Can the web-slinger give Thunderball the shock of his life? Second story: "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Terry Austin (finishes). One of the most cherished stories in the annals of the Amazing Spider-Man! The web-slinger visits a terminally ill leukemia patient to make his wish come true! Brief retelling of Spider-Man's origin. Flashback cameos by Aunt May and Uncle Ben. (Notes: Thunderball previously appeared in Iron Man 171. The second story was reprinted in 1994 in the trade paperback: The Very Best of Spider-Man.) Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #249
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 249

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "Secrets!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Dan Green (finishes). Cover by John Byrne. A mysterious individual is blackmailing the movers and shakers of New York City! And the group of victims includes Harry Osborn and J. Jonah Jameson! At the prestigious century club in Manhattan, the distinguished businessmen assemble to meet their tormentor...the Hobgoblin! The goblin plans to make his prey squirm in their seats! But there happens to be two other men relaxing at the club this afternoon...Mr. Wilson Fisk and Mr. Peter Parker! Perhaps better known as the Kingpin and the Amazing Spider-Man! Wow, is a three-way throw down about to erupt? Retelling of the Green Goblins origin. Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameos by Norman Osborn and the Scorpion. (Note: This three-part story was reprinted in the 1992 trade paperback: The Origin of the Hobgoblin; and the 2011 trade paperback also titled: The Origin of the Hobgoblin.) Private Notes: Hobgoblin Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #250
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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "Confessions!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson. The web-slinger's one-man war vs. the Hobgoblin continues! The amazing one privately contacts all the businessmen being extorted (by the goblin) in hopes of getting a lead on the super-villain's whereabouts! But eventually Spider-Man locates the Hobgoblin the old-fashioned way...with a spider tracer! In the Big Apple's Warehouse District, the wall-crawler comes face to face with his startled foe! Can the web-slinger score a quick victory and end the menace of the new goblin? Meanwhile, J. Jonah Jameson decides it's time to confess his involvement in the development of the Scorpion. The Daily Bugle's publisher prepares to take his mea culpa...in the pages of his own newspaper. Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn and Roderick Kingsley. Flashback cameo by the Kingpin. (Notes: This issue completes the sensational 2-year Stern-Romita Jr. run on the Amazing Spider-Man title. A magnificent collection of issues featuring the Black Cat, Foolkiller, Juggernaut, Cobra, and the Vulture; and of course highlighted by the creation of the Hobgoblin.) Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #251
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 251

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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Endings!" Part 3 of 3. Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Art by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finishes). Cover by Ed Hannigan and Klaus Janson. After a pumpkin bomb sets his hideout ablaze, the furious Hobgoblin drives away in his battle van! But unbeknownst to the goblin, the web-slinger is holding on for dear life underneath! When Spider-Man crawls inside...the ferocious fight begins! As the Hobgoblin and the wall-crawler trade blows, the battle van careens into the Hudson River! Is the Hobgoblin going to sleep with the fishes? Only time will tell. Several hours later Spider-Man is drawn towards a mammoth citadel in Central Park...and then suddenly disappears! Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, J. Jonah Jameson and Joe Robertson. (Notes: The Hobgoblin returns briefly in Amazing Spiderman 255. Tom DeFalco begins his 3-year run as the writer of the Amazing Spider-Man title. Likewise Ron Frenz begins his 3-year run as the primary penciler. This issue includes a full-page ad for the first Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series (where the web-slinger appears next). This three-part story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 259, 260, and 261.) Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #252
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 252

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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. 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. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 470,527; average paid circulation: 241,762. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #253
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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "By Myself Betrayed!" First appearance of the Rose. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Rick Leonardi. Inks by Bill Anderson. Cover by Rick Leonardi. It's the debut of a new underworld super-villain...the Rose! And as the web-slinger finds out...this rose has plenty of nasty thorns! The star quarterback of New York's football team is on the take! And when the Rose orders him to throw his upcoming playoff game, the QB fights back! But the Rose's thugs are coming on an all-out blitz! And without the wall-crawler's help, the quarterback will get sacked...permanently! Meanwhile, Peter tells his aunt that he has dropped out of graduate school. It does not go well...to say the least! Cameo appearances by Joe Robertson, Betty Brant Leeds, and Aunt May. (Notes: The Rose becomes a major adversary for Spider-Man over the next three years. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 267.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #254
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 254

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "With Great Power..." Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Rick Leonardi. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Rick Leonardi and Joe Rubinstein. New York's finest retrieve the Hobgoblin's battle van from the bottom of the Hudson River! Nearby the web-slinger cautiously watches the recovery operation with a keen interest! And as it turns out someone else does too! Jack O'Lantern! While the van is being transported through Manhattan, Jack's lackeys steal it! But thanks to a spider tracer, the wall-crawler knows where it is! When Spidey attempts to repo the van, the lantern gets lit! And the Spectacular Spider-Man and Jack O'Lantern let the sparks fly again! Third appearance of Jack O'Lantern. Cameo appearances by Joe Robertson, Betty Brant Leeds, and Aunt May. (Notes: Jack O'Lantern previously appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man 56. The letters page includes a letter from Stan Lee (along with many other letters) praising the "Kid Who Collects Spider-Man" story in Amazing Spider-Man 248.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #255
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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Even a Ghost Can Fear the Night!" Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. The international jewel thief extraordinaire known as the Black Fox breaks into an upscale Manhattan apartment! But regrettably for the aging burglar, the residents of the apartment are none other than the Red Ghost and his Super Apes! After capturing the would-be thief, the Soviet super-villain decides to put the fox to work for himself! When the Black Fox (with the Super Apes in tow) burglarizes a local jewelry store, he encounters another problem...the Amazing Spider-Man! Can Spidey juggle one fox, one ghost, and a trio of apes? Meanwhile, the web-slinger's new black (symbiote) costume begins acting strangely while its wall-crawling host is asleep! First appearance of the Black Fox. Cameo appearance by the Hobgoblin. Flashback cameos by the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Jack O'Lantern. (Notes: The Red Ghost returns in Quasar 6. The Black Fox appears again in Amazing Spider-Man 265.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #256
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 256

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "Introducing...Puma!" Part 1 of 2. First appearance of Puma. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. The Rose is tired of the web-slinger interfering in his criminal activities! So the underworld boss brings in an assassin from the American Southwest! Puma! Spidey doesn't much about Puma (aka Thomas Fireheart), but he will...very soon! In the meantime the black symbiote costume keeps Peter Parker up past his bedtime...and then some! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant Leeds, and Joe Robertson. (Note: This two-part story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 270 & 271.) Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #257
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 257

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "Beware the Claws of Puma!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. On a Manhattan rooftop, Puma lines up the wounded wall-crawler for the kill shot, but the Black Cat intervenes at the last possible moment! With a brilliant display of her powers, the cat fights off Puma! And helps the web-slinger limp back to his apartment! After Felicia leaves Peter's pad, Mary Jane walks through the door! And then Puma smashes through the window! Wow, how is Peter going to save Mary Jane much less himself from the wrath of Puma? And so much for the whole secret identity bit! Everything is coming apart at the seams for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man (including his new costume)! Cameo appearances by the Rose, Kingpin, and Arranger. (Note: In this issue Mary Jane tells Peter that she knows...he is the Amazing Spider-Man.) Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #258
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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "The Sinister Secret of Spider-Man's New Costume!" Guest-starring Mr. Fantastic and the Human Torch. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. Chaos erupts at 410 Chelsea when Mary Jane Watson and the Black Cat meet inside Peter Parker's apartment! Wow, what a shocking development! To say that the web-slinger has some explaining to do...would be the understatement of the year! After the dust settles, the wall-crawler swings over to the Baxter Building to let Reed Richards analyze his new black costume. When Spider-Man learns his costume is "alive," he tries to pull it off; but the alien symbiote has other ideas! Can the Fantastic Four help Spidey with his major wardrobe malfunction? Cameo appearances by the Rose, Hobgoblin, and Puma. (Notes: The Black Cat and Mary Jane Watson are formally introduced to one another in Spectacular Spider-Man 123. The cover does not display the typical UPC box in the lower left-hand corner. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 272.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #259
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 259

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "All My Pasts Remembered!" Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. After Mary Jane's bombshell revelation to Peter two issues ago, the pair of long-time friends takes a walk together through Central Park. MJ shares her family history with Peter...to make him comfortable with her knowing his secret identity. Where will their relationship go from here? Meanwhile, the Hobgoblin is back in business! And attempting to cut into the Kingpin's action (with help from his new ally: the Rose)! Origin of Mary Jane Watson. Cameo appearances by Mr. Fantastic, She-Hulk, and the alien symbiote. Flashback cameos by Aunt May and Anna Watson. (Notes. The Amazing Spider-Man returns to his original red and blue costume. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 273.) Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #260
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 260

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "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 $0.75.

  • Issue #261
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 261

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "The Sins of My Father!" Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Painted cover by Charles Vess. The situation has come down to this: Mary Jane, Harry, and Liz are trapped in the Rose's secret warehouse. The building is on fire. Liz is going into labor. And as shown on Charles Vess terrific cover, the vengeful Hobgoblin is on the attack! It's going to take a small miracle for the web-slinger to save his friends much less himself! With the flames closing in, can the Amazing Spider-Man stave off disaster at the hands of the Hobgoblin? A harrowing finish! Cameo appearance by the alien symbiote (costume). (Note: This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 275.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #262
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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Trade Secret" Script and Pencils by Bob Layton. Inks by Bob Layton and Carlos Garzon. Photo cover by Eliot R. Brown. While changing out of his costume in a storage room at Newark International Airport, the web-slinger forgets to lock the door! Whoops! And to the dismay of Aunt May's nephew, a tabloid photographer walks in and snaps a picture! Oh no! One thing leads to another...and the wall-crawler pursues the sleazy shutterbug through the Big Apple to protect his secret identity! Can Spidey grab the negatives before he gets exposed? Cameo appearance by Ben Urich. Flashback cameo by Uncle Ben. Last 60¢ issue. (Notes: The Amazing Spider-Man returns to his original red and blue costume. Spectacular Spider-Man 100 was also published this month.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #263
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 263

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "The Spectacular Spider-Kid!" Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Brett Breeding and John Beatty. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. Ollie Osnick is back! And this time with a brand new moniker: the Spectacular Spider-Kid! In his own red and blue costume with mechanical arms, the Spider-Kid patrols the dangerous streets of New York City to fight crime! But once the novice superhero runs afoul of a local street gang, he needs help from his favorite web-slinger! Will the real wall-crawler pull Ollie's fat out of the fire one more time? Meanwhile at the hospital, Harry Osborn anxiously awaits the birth of his son. First appearance of Normie Osborn. Cameo appearances by Liz (Allan) Osborn, Mary Jane Watson, and the Black Cat. First 65¢ issue. (Notes: Ollie Osnick previously appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man 72. Spider-Man dons his black (non-symbiote) costume in this issue. The first issue of the Web of Spider-Man (1st) series was also published this month. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 276.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #269
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 269
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.45) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Signed by finisher Joe Rubinstein. Includes a certificate of authenticity from Gameday Cards, Comics, and Video Games.

    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Burn, Spider, Burn!" Guest-starring Firelord. Part 1 of 2. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. Firelord walks the Earth! And the former herald of Galactus is stirring up trouble in the Big Apple! On his way home from dinner at Aunt May's, the wondrous wall-crawler intercepts the cosmic-powered herald near the East River! However the web-slinger quickly realizes that he needs help from the Avengers or the Fantastic Four! Unable to locate either super team, the wall-crawler thinks about escaping Firelord by simply changing into his civilian clothes! But that course of action would be shirking his responsibility! So it's up to one hero to stop Firelord: the Amazing Spider-Man! (Notes: Firelord previously appeared in Thor 306. This two-part story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 279 & 280.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #270
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 270

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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "The Hero and the Holocaust!" Guest-starring Firelord. Part 2 of 2. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. In non-stop action Firelord and the Spectacular Spider-Man battle from cover to cover across Manhattan…until only one man is left standing! Wow! Can the amazing one go toe-to-toe with the former herald of Galactus? This may be the wall-crawler's finest hour…or perhaps his final one! A fabulous fight! Cameo appearances by the Avengers, Joe Robertson, and J. Jonah Jameson. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Captain America, Hercules, Starfox, and the Wasp. (Notes: Firelord appears next in Avengers 258. The Frenz-Rubinstein cover is a swipe of Neal Adams and Tom Palmer's classic Avengers 96 cover.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #279
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 279

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    Canadian edition with $0.95 cover price(last Canadian price variant for this series - dual US/CAN pricing begins next issue). Missing in Action Part 3 of 4: "Savage is the Sable!" Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Rick Leonardi. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Ron Frenz and Brett Breeding. Story continues from Spectacular Spider-Man 117. Everyone is looking for the wondrous wall-crawler! Including Mary Jane, Flash Thompson, J. Jonah Jameson, and Silver Sable! But no one can find him! In the meantime life and crime go on in the big city, and the silver Symkarian adventurer decides to hunt Jack O'Lantern minus the amazing one! In an abandoned tenement building, Silver Sable finds her man! Can sable extinguish the (jack o') lantern without getting burned? Story concludes in Web of Spider-Man 18. Cameo appearance by Joy Mercado. Flashback cameos by Machine Man and Spider-Man. (Notes: This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 287 and also in the 2006 trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. Silver Sable.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.95.