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.
Amazing Spider-Man (click for full price guide) has become the world's most collected comic book series. The first issue is a blue-chip Silver Age key issue, and appreciates in value over time in a way that the rest of the series cannot match.
There are several reprints of Amazing Spider-Man 1. Unfortunately, most of them are only worth a few dollars each.
Of the reprints, the Golden Records reprint from 1966 is the most valuable. It can sell for over $1,000 in near mint condition.
It came with an LP-sized record, and comic book collectors are not usually too concerned about the condition (or even the presence) of the record.
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 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. It's also part of our 100 Hot Comics series.
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