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The Amazing Spider-Man Issue #1

3 Ratings: 4.7
The first issue of the famous Web-Slinger's own individual series.

The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Now that The Amazing Spider-Man is the most collected series in comics, there's not a collector out there who doesn't wish he had snapped up a copy of the first issue when … see full wiki

Tags: Book, Marvel Comics, Comic Book, Spiderman, Peter Parker
Author: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher: Marvel Comics
1 review about The Amazing Spider-Man Issue #1

So Begins the Premiere Issue of the World's Most Famous Web-Slinger!

  • Aug 25, 2010
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Spiderman, a character who debuted in Amazing Fantasy #15 was such a popular character that creator Stan Lee decided to give him his own monthly title.  This is the very first issue.  It actually consisted of two stories.  Spidey battles his first arch-enemy, The Chameleon.  This villian pre-dated the television Mission Impossible series and he used masks to alter his appearance to impersonate other people. 

The second story is actually the cover tale and it involved Spidey's first meeting with The Fantastic Four.  In this tale, Webhead attacks the team and actually gets the better of them.  As things turn out Spidey was interested in joining the team and was just showing them what he can do.  Reed Richards appears interested until Spidey asks what they pay.  Reed tells him that they are just a team of heroes and there is no pay.  

Spidey leaves before they can work out something.  In the premere title of another Marvel magazine called What If, the plotline was about What If the FF accepted Spidey's offer to join the team and create the Fantastic Five.  As that tale does not have a happy ending, it is probably better that Spidey left before he could have his mind changed!

Amazing Spiderman #1 is one of the most expensive Marvel titles that could be bought at a convention today, costing many thousand dollars for a copy in reasonable condition.  I wish that I had saved my copy but alas, my oldest Amazing Spiderman comic is Issue 4 which premiered The Sandman.

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August 25, 2010
Good review and commentary on the collectibility of this issue. When I was very young, my grandmother used to take me to the drug store where I would pick up a stack of comics for one dollar! Could get a lot at 12 cents a piece ya know. They rarely had Spider-man. I remember owning issue 50 as my first Spidey if memory serves. I've sold all my originals when I was a teenager. I've bought a lot back since, but never this one. AMS 4 is worth $5,000 in mint condition (first appearance of Sandy) by the way so that's no slouch!
August 25, 2010
My #4 is far from mint. The issue that I have that is near mint is #14 which is the first Green Goblin.
August 25, 2010
Wow, that's a good one, too! I'm always on the lookout for a bargain. I have not been to a garage sale in a long time, for example, but the comics I find are too new (around 1990 or so).  It's all relative, since 1990 comics are 20 years old!
August 25, 2010
In searching for price information, I found this resource that I may push: http://comicbookrealm.com/series/113/1415/Th...g%20Spider-Man+Issue+14&page=1
August 25, 2010
I bought issue #4 off a kid that was selling stuff on the street when I was a teenager. Only paid ten cents for it.
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