*Marvel: Possibly the single most in-demand issue of the Spider-Man series features in our Spider-Mania event this week, as we welcome Amazing Spider-Man #1. Yes, that one. Not a reprint, not a relaunch, not a facsimile edition. Following Spider-Man’s debut in what turned out to be the final issue of Amazing Fantasy, Stan Lee and company decided, long before sales returns could have been received, to take a chance on Spidey as the star of his solo book – and he’s never looked back! In the front of this landmark issue, Spider-Man risks his own life to save the astronaut son of his enemy, J. Jonah Jameson – only to find himself even more vilified than ever! In the second story (leading to speculation that these two tales were originally prepared for the never-published Amazing Fantasy #16 and #17) he meets the Fantastic Four – as presaged on the cover – it doesn’t go well – and also encounters the first of his multitudinous Rogue’s Gallery, in the Chameleon!
This pence copy is an unabashed Poor; the covers are detached and separated, and there is a large corner missing from the upper right cover corner, though this does not impede upon the cover scene. In addition, there are numerous small tears in cover edges. The interior pages are generally clean and sound, off-white to tan in colour. There are small corners off several interior pages, not approaching the story area. In addition, a pin-up/promotional page is missing. However, all story pages are present, centrefold firmly attached. Front and back cover scans are shown here; high resolution scans are also available on request.
This issue has only passed through our hands a few times in our quarter of a century of trading, so its rarity is unquestioned, and with Spider-Man’s star ever in the ascendant, demand for any copy, in any condition, is only escalating. This PR p copy is priced at £1,000. SORRY, THIS HAS NOW SOLD