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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