*Marvel: The Good Doctor Collection is a comprehensive collection representing a lifetime’s hobby by one of the UK’s most dedicated collectors. It is a mixture of original owner copies and copies sourced from the UK’s most significant dealers (including ourselves); the Good Doctor was very meticulous and patient in collecting nice copies where available and that is reflected throughout this 1500+ collection of Silver and early Bronze Age Marvel titles. All of the important Marvel titles are included and in virtually complete runs from early numbers upwards. We shall be releasing comics from the Good Doctor Collection over the coming months, but please note that nothing is available until it is listed here.
We begin this week with Amazing Spider-Man #13, a truly lovely copy. We present the first appearance of a major member of Spidey’s Rogues’ Gallery. Peter Parker’s costumed alter ego faced one of his most baffling foes: Mysterio, whose inexplicable feats bordered more on the supernatural than the super-powered, and brought Spidey close to the edge of insanity. Steve Ditko’s artwork here transplanted a touch of his imagination from Doctor Strange to Spidey’s more urban environment, and from the visual evidence, Sturdy Steve was having great fun making both worlds collide! This is a supple pence printed copy, with sharp corners, great cover colour and nice gloss, flat with tight firm staples, and an unmarked cover, white to off-white pages. The only wear comprises a few ticks along the spine and a short, non-colour breaking crease of about 2.5 cm at the bottom of the black border to the left of the cover. An absolute gem; high grade images are available on request.
PICTURED: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13 VF- p £2,150