Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 facsimile edition

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 facsimile edition

$7.99
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
(W) Stan Lee
(A) Steve Ditko
(CA) Steve Ditko
Doctor Octopus! Electro! Mysterio! The Vulture! Sandman! Kraven the Hunter! Individually, each of these deadly foes tested Spider-Man to his limit during the early years of his web-swinging adventures. So how can Spidey possibly hope to survive when they band together as what can only be called the Sinister Six? Find out in this landmark first-ever Spider-Man Annual from the brilliant minds of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko at the peak of their powers! Peter Parker is in for the fight of his life against a sextet of super villains - and every single battle along the way makes a great, big splash! And don't miss all the inventive extras you'd expect from a classic Marvel Annual! It's one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #1.
Date Available: 04/27/2022
BONUS REVIEW by John Robinson


Once upon a time, Comic Book Annuals were primarily compromised of REPRINTS of previous exceptional issues/stories. A way for fans to pick up some good reads they may have missed at a bargain price. Then Marvel Comics came on the scene and did something completely different. Starting with Fantastic Four Annual #1 and then followed by this Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, Marvel gave you the EVENT comic. Unlike the 'events' of the 1980s to present day - this was a 72 page comic telling a much bigger story than the monthlies could handle and all the by the REGULAR CREATIVE TEAMS. Lee & Kirby, and Lee & Ditko giving you a memorable book with no reprints! It's seriously been all downhill from here. Not that there haven't been fantastic Annuals produced since then (there have) - it's just that this company peaked out of the gate. I daresay that Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 may be the great comic Annual ever produced. But $7.99 you cry! Outrageous. Well, not really. When this Annual originally came out, it was 25 cents. The monthly was 12 cents. That's more than double. An Amazing Spider-Man monthly is now $3.99 so $7.99 is right in line. And boy has this never looked better. BRIGHT CLEAN SHINY paperstock that beautifully reproduces all of Ditkos line work, while still giving you the same feel and aesthetic of holding a 72 page comic in your hand (Omnibuses are nice, but there's something to be said for the feel of an individual comic). If you've never read it, you're in for a treat. It's fan service at it's highest and a classic story by two of Marvels best storytellers at the peak of their creativity. Please enjoy!

I give it 10 out of 10 Grahams


VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
(W) Stan Lee
(A) Steve Ditko
(CA) Steve Ditko
Doctor Octopus! Electro! Mysterio! The Vulture! Sandman! Kraven the Hunter! Individually, each of these deadly foes tested Spider-Man to his limit during the early years of his web-swinging adventures. So how can Spidey possibly hope to survive when they band together as what can only be called the Sinister Six? Find out in this landmark first-ever Spider-Man Annual from the brilliant minds of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko at the peak of their powers! Peter Parker is in for the fight of his life against a sextet of super villains - and every single battle along the way makes a great, big splash! And don't miss all the inventive extras you'd expect from a classic Marvel Annual! It's one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #1.
Date Available: 04/27/2022
BONUS REVIEW by John Robinson


Once upon a time, Comic Book Annuals were primarily compromised of REPRINTS of previous exceptional issues/stories. A way for fans to pick up some good reads they may have missed at a bargain price. Then Marvel Comics came on the scene and did something completely different. Starting with Fantastic Four Annual #1 and then followed by this Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, Marvel gave you the EVENT comic. Unlike the 'events' of the 1980s to present day - this was a 72 page comic telling a much bigger story than the monthlies could handle and all the by the REGULAR CREATIVE TEAMS. Lee & Kirby, and Lee & Ditko giving you a memorable book with no reprints! It's seriously been all downhill from here. Not that there haven't been fantastic Annuals produced since then (there have) - it's just that this company peaked out of the gate. I daresay that Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 may be the great comic Annual ever produced. But $7.99 you cry! Outrageous. Well, not really. When this Annual originally came out, it was 25 cents. The monthly was 12 cents. That's more than double. An Amazing Spider-Man monthly is now $3.99 so $7.99 is right in line. And boy has this never looked better. BRIGHT CLEAN SHINY paperstock that beautifully reproduces all of Ditkos line work, while still giving you the same feel and aesthetic of holding a 72 page comic in your hand (Omnibuses are nice, but there's something to be said for the feel of an individual comic). If you've never read it, you're in for a treat. It's fan service at it's highest and a classic story by two of Marvels best storytellers at the peak of their creativity. Please enjoy!

I give it 10 out of 10 Grahams


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