*Marvel: By the time of Spider-Man’s 50th issue, ‘new’ artist John Romita had made the series his own, and this milestone number was marked with the debut of a new villain, the Kingpin – so long associated with Daredevil, in the post-Miller years, that younger readers are unaware that he originated in Spider-Man’s Rogues’ Gallery! The cover of #50, with Peter temporarily abandoning his Spider-Man identity, has become etched in the minds of a generation, endlessly imitated and ‘homaged’, in comics and other media. The Good Doctor Collection copy is towards mid-grade, pence printed, with a strong cover image, great colour and some residual gloss. The staples are firm at spine and centrefold, and the pages are a nice off-white. There is some corner blunting, including a tiny colour-breaking crease at the extremity of the bottom right cover corner. Edge wear is minor except for a tiny chip out central top. Some signs of reading and handling wear, but nothing too serious.
PICTURED: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 VG p £375 SOLD