*Marvel: By the time of Spider-Man’s 50th issue, ‘new’ artist John Romita had made the series his own, and this special issue was marked with the debut of a new villain, the Kingpin – so long associated with Daredevil, in the post-Miller years, that many people overlook the fact that he originally belonged to Spider-Man’s Rogues’ Gallery! The cover to #50, with Peter’s temporarily abandoning his Spider-Man identity, has become etched in the minds of a generation, endlessly imitated and ‘homaged’, in comics and other media. Our newest copy of ASM #50 is VG+, a pence copy with strong spine, but very light corner wear. Firmly attached at cover and centrefold, largely unimpaired cover scene, with excellent cover colour and gloss, and only a tiny chip out of the top cover edge. Interiors clean, off-white, flexible, with considerable eye appeal. VG+ p £200.