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    Published Nov 2001 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Alias (2001 Marvel) 1 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0283284001
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    Painted cover by David Mack. Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils by Michael Gaydos. 1st MAX title. Jessica Jones is a former unremarkable, cut-rate costumed super hero turned self-destructive, alcoholic private investigator, who specializes in super-human cases. Adult oriented, character driven crime drama in the vein of Bendis' "Jinx" and "Powers." Luke Cage appearance. Contains explicit content. MATURE READERS. Cover price $2.99.

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    Auction Item: All New Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) 1D CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Young Variant Cover.
    • Label #1227605016
    Starts Oct 2

    Skottie Young Baby Cover Variant. Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder. A NEW ERA OF COSMIC ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE! Double ships every month! The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they've ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tails. And once they find themselves caught in a war between The Collector and The Grandmaster, there will hardly be time to explain why Groot can't grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for or why Drax has sworn off violence! But don't worry, we will - with a new twice-monthly schedule, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy has space for ALL your Marvel Cosmic needs! 36 pages, full color. Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.

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    Auction Item: All New Wolverine (2015) 18C CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Mattina Variant Cover.
    • Label #1229780004
    Starts Oct 2

    Written by Tom Taylor. Art by Nicole Virella. Cover by Francesco Mattina. ENEMY OF THE STATE II CONCLUDES! With her allies at her back, WOLVERINE will face off against her oldest enemy… one last time. It's LAURA versus KIMURA, and only one will walk away. Guest-starring ANGEL, GAMBIT, NICK FURY and MORE! 28 pages, full color. Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.

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    Auction Item: Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 1 CGC 8.0

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    • Label #1226953014
    Starts Aug 21

    "Tundra!" Story and art by John Byrne. Exploding from the pages of the X-Men comes Canada's premier super-team - Alpha Flight! The monstrous Sasquatch, the mystical Shaman, the twins, Aurora and Northstar, the divine Snowbird, the tumbling Puck (1st appearance), the aquatic beauty, Marrina (1st appearance), and their leader, Vindicator, must reunite to stop the destructive elemental force known as Tundra. NOTE: Also 1st appearance of Omega Flight (Diamond Lil, Wild Child, Flashback,& Smart Alec). Cover price $1.00.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adventures (1961 1st Series) 2 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Oct 2

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. 2nd appearance of Dr. Droom (1st Marvel Age Super-Hero) in The World Below!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Dr. Droom defeats an attempt by Atlantis to conquer the surface world. I Led the Strange Search for Manoo!, script by Larry Lieber, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A college student aids an alien policeman hunt down an alien criminal hiding on earth, or is it the other way around? The Comic text story. Rocky's Last Ride, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Chisler Rocky gets a deal thats too good to be true, when a customer just "gives" him his car. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adventures (1961 1st Series) 6 VG+ 4.5

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    Final issue of the series. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Sserpo! The Creature Who Crushed the Earth!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A growth serum is abandoned and eaten by a lizard, which grows big enough to menace the Earth. Muscle Man text story. The Fourth Man, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Two thugs attempt to mug a kindly old man in the park when a statue comes to his aid. Krogg!, script by Stan Lee, art by Paul Reinman; Dr. Droom investigates the disappearance of several houses, and finds that an alien disguised as a scientist is to blame. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adventures (1970 2nd Series) 11 GD+ 2.5

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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Bill Everett. First appearance of the Beast in mutated form in "The Beast!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Tom Sutton, inks by Syd Shores; Beast leaves the X-Men to take a job at the Brand Corporation; While experimenting with his mutation, he is permanently changed into a furry monster; Brief appearance by the original X-Men. 36 pgs, full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adventures (1970 2nd Series) 15 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Minor side edge cracks and cracking to front of slab.
    • Label #0061703012
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    Cover pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Murder In Mid-Air!", script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Tom Sutton, inks by Frank Giacoia and John Tartaglione (as John Tartag); Injured during his battle against Quasimodo, the Beast stumbles to the apartment shared with Patsy Walker and her husband Buzz; Only Patsy is home, and she takes the wounded Beast to her couch and administers first aid; In a delirious state the Beast reveals that he is really Hank McCoy and explains the series of events that led to him being turned into the Beast; While explaining that he was injured fighting Quasimodo, Beast considers the idea that he is continuing to mutate; Beast fights Griffin. 36 pgs, full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 4 CGC 5.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1230416002
    Starts Oct 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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 9 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1226965001
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Electro in The Man Called Electro!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Electro decides to break some other criminals out of jail so they can help him with his crime spree; Spider-Man must balance taking care of Aunt May, who is in the hospital, and capturing Electro. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 6 and 146. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44439205
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 11 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Oct 2

    Cover art by Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. 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; Gaxton is captured but Doc Ock gets away; Peter tries to comfort Betty over the loss of her brother. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 148. House ads for Avengers #4 and Daredevil #1. Letter to the editor from comics artist Ken Landgraf. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 19 VG- 3.5

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Spidey Strikes Back!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Sandman and the Enforcers capture the Human Torch; When Spider-Man questions a stool pigeon and learns of this he comes to the aid of the Human Torch. Second appearance of Ned Leeds (future Hobgolin) in this issue (first time his name is revealed). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 14 and 157. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 19 FR/GD 1.5

    • Staples added (not manufacturing). Tape along spine.
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Spidey Strikes Back!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Sandman and the Enforcers capture the Human Torch; When Spider-Man questions a stool pigeon and learns of this he comes to the aid of the Human Torch. Second appearance of Ned Leeds (future Hobgolin) in this issue (first time his name is revealed). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 14 and 157. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 21 FR/GD 1.5

    • Staples added (not manufacturing). Tape along spine and on interior cover.
    Starts Aug 21

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of the Beetle in Where Flies the Beetle...!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; after getting out of jail, Abner Jenkins dons his Beetle guise and prepares for revenge on the Human Torch; drama between Johnny Storm and Doris Evans and Peter Parker and Betty Brant; Human Torch teams with Spidey against Beetle. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 16 and 159. Spider-Man pin-up by Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 23 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing. Interrupts art and story. Cover detached at one staple, tape along spine and on interior cover.
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. The Goblin and the Gangsters, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; the Green Goblin returns and wants to take over Lucky Lobos mob; Spidey battles Lucky Lobo and his gang; Spidey fights the Green Goblin in a factory. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 18 and 161. Letter from Jim Shooter, former editor-in-chief at Marvel, critiquing Marvel's handling of Spider-Man. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 24 FN- 5.5

    Starts Aug 21

    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 26 FN 6.0

    Starts Aug 21

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Fourth appearance of the Green Goblin and first appearance of the Crime Master in The Man In The Crime-Master's Mask, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man battles the Crime-Master and the Green Goblin. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 21 and 164. Letter to the editor from comics writer Steve Gerber. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 28 VG- 3.5

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Molten Man in "The Menace of the Molten Man!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Peter Parker needs his old costume, so he goes to the lab of the inventor Smythe, who created the robot J. Jonah Jameson used to try and beat Spiderman with; During that battle Parker had to remove his costume in order to escape; While there he witnesses an argument between Smythe and a man named Raxton, which results in an accident turning Raxton into, the Molten Man; At first Raxton is confused when he walks out of the lab, but on the street he gets mad at a driver and smashes the car with his fists; Realizing his power Raxton decides he can be a super villain, but before he can do anything Spiderman comes in through his window and asks Raxton to turn himself in stating that so far no major crimes have been committed; A fight ensues; Peter graduates from high school. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #166. This is a very difficult book to find in the higher grades because the black cover easily shows virtually every imperfection, no matter how minor. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 31 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. First appearances of Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn, and Professor Warren. First appearance of the Master Planner (revealed in issue 32 to be Doctor Octopus) in "If This Be My Destiny, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Aunt May falls deathly ill on Peter's first day of college. Meanwhile, the Master Planner is stealing scientific gadgets. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins, art by Steve Ditko and Marie Severin; Bullpen Bulletins page discussing staff; Marvel Checklist; ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS. Letter to the editor from comics writer Don McGregor. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 24 and 170. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 39 VF 8.0

    Starts Oct 2

    Cover art by John Romita. How Green Was My Goblin!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita (who begins as regular penciler), inks by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo] and John Romita (touch-ups); Peter heads to the doctor with the sniffles and learns that Aunt May's health is very fragile; Spidey is roped into tangling with a bunch of goons who zap him with a mysterious gas; Not realizing that the gas has weakened his spider sense, he changes into Peter Parker under the watchful gaze of the Green Goblin; The Goblin confronts Spidey outside of his home and captures him as Peter is worried that Aunt May might be overcome by the commotion; Trussed up in the Goblin's lair, Peter is shocked when the Goblin takes off his mask and reveals himself to be Norman Osborn. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 178. According to Les Daniels in "Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics" (Abrams, 1991), artist Steve Ditko resigned because of a disagreement over the Goblin's identity. Ditko wanted it to be someone anonymous--a new, unknown guy; Lee wanted it to be a familiar character that would startle readers. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 40 VG- 3.5

    Starts Oct 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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 41 CGC 7.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0091690010
    Starts Oct 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) 50 FN- 5.5

    Starts Oct 2

    Cover pencils by John Romita. First appearance of the Kingpin in Spider-Man No More!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Dimeo]; Fearing for his aunt's health and tired of being hounded by Jameson, Peter gives up being Spider-Man and concentrates on being a simple college student; A kid finds the discarded Spidey suit in the trash can and brings it to the Daily Bugle where Jonah proudly puts it on display; Pete's personal life starts looking up but crime increases as the Kingpin gathers the mob under his leadership; Feeling guilty about the crime wave, Peter remembers the lessons taught to him by his uncle's death and decides to become Spider-Man once again. Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon cameos. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #190. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 57 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Includes Comic Link certificate of authenticity.
    • Label #1205180008
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    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Coming of Ka-Zar!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita and Don Heck, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); A still amnesiac Spider-Man must contend with the police, military, and worst of all: Ka-Zar and Zabu; Spider-Man falls into water from a great height. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 64 CBCS 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #112-AF-001
    Starts Aug 21

    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 65 VG/FN 5.0

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    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 69 FN 6.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. Mission: Crush The Kingpin!, script by John Romita (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by John Romita (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; Spidey goes heads-up with the strength of the Kingpin, who is knocked out when his own cane-gun backfires; The police arrest the Kingpin for theft of the priceless tablet, but he claims that his ally Spider-Man has spirited it away; Meanwhile, Spidey manages to open the vault and retrieve the tablet, but when he tries to return it the police open fire on him. Letter to the editor from comics artist Kerry Gammill. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 52. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 98 VF 8.0

    Starts Aug 21

    This classic issue is the third of three that were not approved by the Comics Code Authority because of the (anti-)drug themed story. (See notes on issue 96 for more information.) Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; The Green Goblin has attacked Peter Parker at the apartment that he shares with Harry Osborn, just as Harry needs medical help after a drug over dose; When the Green Goblin attempts an attack, Peter tries to get the Goblin to see the condition his son is in; The Goblin flees; Peter calls an ambulance, and Harry is taken to the hospital; Meanwhile, Gwen Stacy starts realizing that leaving Peter behind to move to England was a big mistake; She decides to return to New York to patch things up with Peter; Peter battles drug dealers; Spidey confronts the Green Goblin again. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #79 and #191. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 98 VG/FN 5.0

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    This classic issue is the third of three that were not approved by the Comics Code Authority because of the (anti-)drug themed story. (See notes on issue 96 for more information.) Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; The Green Goblin has attacked Peter Parker at the apartment that he shares with Harry Osborn, just as Harry needs medical help after a drug over dose; When the Green Goblin attempts an attack, Peter tries to get the Goblin to see the condition his son is in; The Goblin flees; Peter calls an ambulance, and Harry is taken to the hospital; Meanwhile, Gwen Stacy starts realizing that leaving Peter behind to move to England was a big mistake; She decides to return to New York to patch things up with Peter; Peter battles drug dealers; Spidey confronts the Green Goblin again. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #79 and #191. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 100 VG- 3.5

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    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. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 102 CGC 9.2 Restored

    • Restored: B1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Restoration includes: Small amount of color touch on cover, spine split sealed to cover.
    • Label #0247817003
    Starts Oct 2

    52-page giant. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. Origin and second appearance of Morbius in Vampire at Large!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; Spider-Man versus Morbius versus the Lizard and we learn the origin of Morbius; Plus, Doc Connors prepares a serum that cures Spidey of his six-arm problem. The Morbius story continues in Marvel Team-Up 3. 52 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 102 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Oct 2

    52-page giant. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. Origin and second appearance of Morbius in Vampire at Large!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; Spider-Man versus Morbius versus the Lizard and we learn the origin of Morbius; Plus, Doc Connors prepares a serum that cures Spidey of his six-arm problem. The Morbius story continues in Marvel Team-Up 3. 52 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    "...Just A Man Called Cage!" Guest-starring Luke Cage. Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Gil Kane (pencils), John Romita (pencils, inks), and Tony Mortellaro (inks). Cover by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro. While Peter Parker and his friends attend Gwen Stacy's funeral, J. Jonah Jameson plots revenge against the web-slinger for the death of Norman Osborn! The Daily Bugle publisher wants the wall-crawler captured dead or alive! And he hires the powerful Luke Cage to do it! On a Manhattan rooftop, the Hero for Hire ambushes Spider-Man! And the super slugfest begins! The two heroes trade punches, body blows, and haymakers one after another! How will they break the stalemate before they break each other in half? Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, Flash Thompson, Anna Watson, Aunt May, and Norman Osborn (deceased). (Notes: This issue features the first meeting between Spider-Man and Luke Cage. The plot crosses over briefly with Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 12. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 100.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 123 PGX 7.5

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    "...Just A Man Called Cage!" Guest-starring Luke Cage. Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Gil Kane (pencils), John Romita (pencils, inks), and Tony Mortellaro (inks). Cover by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro. While Peter Parker and his friends attend Gwen Stacy's funeral, J. Jonah Jameson plots revenge against the web-slinger for the death of Norman Osborn! The Daily Bugle publisher wants the wall-crawler captured dead or alive! And he hires the powerful Luke Cage to do it! On a Manhattan rooftop, the Hero for Hire ambushes Spider-Man! And the super slugfest begins! The two heroes trade punches, body blows, and haymakers one after another! How will they break the stalemate before they break each other in half? Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, Flash Thompson, Anna Watson, Aunt May, and Norman Osborn (deceased). (Notes: This issue features the first meeting between Spider-Man and Luke Cage. The plot crosses over briefly with Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 12. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 100.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 137 VG 4.0

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    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 194 CGC 9.4

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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) 200 VF+ 8.5

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    "The Spider and the Burglar...A Sequel" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Romita. It's the bicentennial issue of the Amazing Spider-Man! And the web-slinger is going back, all the way back, to the days of Amazing Fantasy 15 to once again confront the criminal that murdered his Uncle Ben! But this time Peter Parker will have to stop the killer without his spider powers! Given a second chance, can the wall-crawler right the wrongs from the past and save his beloved Aunt May? Emotions run at an all-time high for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Brief retelling of Spider-Man's origin. Cameo appearance by Anna Watson. Final appearance of the burglar. Flashback cameo by Ben Parker. (Note: Stan Lee scripts the final page of the story.) Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 200 VF 8.0

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    "The Spider and the Burglar...A Sequel" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Romita. It's the bicentennial issue of the Amazing Spider-Man! And the web-slinger is going back, all the way back, to the days of Amazing Fantasy 15 to once again confront the criminal that murdered his Uncle Ben! But this time Peter Parker will have to stop the killer without his spider powers! Given a second chance, can the wall-crawler right the wrongs from the past and save his beloved Aunt May? Emotions run at an all-time high for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Brief retelling of Spider-Man's origin. Cameo appearance by Anna Watson. Final appearance of the burglar. Flashback cameo by Ben Parker. (Note: Stan Lee scripts the final page of the story.) Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 238B VF- 7.5

    Starts Aug 21

    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 $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 239 VF 8.0

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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 9.4

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    Starts Aug 28

    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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    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 CGC 9.2

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    Starts Aug 21

    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 VF+ 8.5

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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) 282 CGC 9.8

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    Marvel 25th Anniversary Cover -- "The Fury of X-Factor!" Guest-starring X-Factor. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Rick Leonardi. Inks by Bob Layton. Cover by Rick Leonardi and Bob Layton. J. Jonah Jameson hires X-Factor to capture Spider-Man! However the undercover group of former X-Men aren't so sure that's a good idea. The web-slinger is not a mutant; and he's very tough to catch! But at this moment the amazing one is basically out on his feet after getting hammered by the Rhino last issue! And despite Mary Jane's best efforts to convince him to rest, the wondrous wall-crawler ventures outside his apartment...and stumbles right into X-Factor's ambush! Are the former X-Men going to collect their bounty at the web-slinger's expense? Cameo appearances by Betty Leeds, Joe Robertson, and Cameron Hodge. X-Factor Lineup: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Angel, Beast, and Iceman. (Note: This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 290.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 298 CGC 7.0

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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 VG/FN 5.0

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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) 299 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Aug 21

    "Survival of the Hittist!" Part 2 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Todd McFarlane. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Todd McFarlane. After their waterfront arms theft goes awry, the Life Foundation turns the tables on Chance! The mysterious survivalist group abducts the mercenary and takes him to their secret headquarters in northern New Jersey! But thanks to a well-placed spider tracer, the web-slinger infiltrates the foundation's secluded colony the next day...and rescues Chance! So now the adversaries of 24 hours ago suddenly become allies to avoid death...courtesy of the Life Foundation! First appearance (and cameo on the last page) by Venom. Cameo appearances by Eddie Murphy, Paul Schaffer, and Joe Robertson. Last 75¢ issue. (Note: Chance returns in Amazing Spider-Man 336.) Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 300 CBCS 9.6

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    Starts Oct 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) 300 FN 6.0

    Starts Oct 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.