*Marvel: In issue #16 of Amazing Spider-Man, Spidey encountered Daredevil, in an early appearance by the Man Without Fear in his original yellow and black costume, with the menace of the Circus of Crime. Two years later, Spidey returned the ‘favour’, guest-starring in the 16th issue of Daredevil (and spilling over to #17 in a two-parter). All three issues are new in this update.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 VG p £350 Superficially, this is a tricky one, since the right edge looks narrower than the rest of the comic on this pence printed copy. However, we’re as sure as we can be that this hasn’t been trimmed. Looking at the dimensions of the comic and comparing the cover image to another copy, there is no indication whatsoever that the right edge has been trimmed. Rather what has happened is some crude finishing to that edge (possibly with a blunt guillotine?), and this shows minor chipping and rough page edges, which are not indicative of trimming. The comic is flat, clean and unmarked, with some residual cover gloss, good staples and nice cream to off-white pages. We’ve taken the right edge condition into account in our grading.
DAREDEVIL #16 GD/VG p £80 Unusually both pence printed and stamped, this is a reasonable copy with a clean cover, good staples and only minor edge wear. The grade is brought down by a very slight erosion to the very bottom right corner and a small rippling effect as if from moisture damage.
DAREDEVIL #17 VG+ p £40 A solid mid-grade copy with small amounts of colour-breaking creasing, but little else wrong with it. SOLD