This week, our previously listed spotlight falls on the earliest issue of Amazing Spider-Man we currently have in stock. In the appropriately-numbered thirteenth issue, 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 brought 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 debut issue of one of Spider-Man’s greatest villains is a beautiful FN/VF copy, pence priced, with unmarred white-background cover image, vivid colour, good cover gloss, and beautiful, flexible, cream-coloured interior pages. Tight edges and corners, firm staples at cover and centrefold, a lovely vintage item. On sale at £460.