Amazing Spider-Man #1: The Start of Something Spectacular
Despite what you might think, Amazing Spider-Man #1 isn’t where Spider-Man got his debut – it was actually in Amazing Fantasy #15. Because Amazing Fantasy #15 sold so well, Marvel had no choice but to give Peter Parker and his alter ego their own series.
Picking up where Amazing Fantasy #15
left off, Peter Parker and his Aunt May are still reeling from the
death of Uncle Ben. Looking for ways to earn money, Peter uses his
Spider-Man persona in show business, but this only leads to more issues.
Later, the Daily Bugle begins their long tradition of slandering
Spider-Man, turning him into a public enemy.
Immediately, Spider-Man stood out as one of the most unique and relatable heroes ever. Filled with self-doubt, burdened by money, clumsy, and slightly awkward, Spider-Man was a huge hit with teenagers and young adults.
Despite this being one of the most important comics ever, ASM #1 doesn’t feature any legendary villains like Doctor Octopus or Electro. Instead, the only first appearances we get is the grumpy Daily Bugle editor-in-chief John Jonah Jameson and villain Chameleon.
Amazing Spider-Man #1 may not be Spider-Man’s first appearance, but it is still one of the most valuable comics of the Silver Age.
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