Since issue Amazing Spider-Man #1, the friendly neighborhood web slinger has had a contested relationship with the Fantastic Four.
First, Spider-Man broke into the Baxter Building, hoping to join the group. A few issues later, he and Human Torch exchange some heated words.
Now, in ASM #5, Spider-Man is taking on the Fantastic Four’s nemesis – Doctor Doom!
How can Spider-Man stand a chance against such a powerful enemy, especially given his history of narrowly escaping defeat?
Despite several vicious attacks from Doctor Doom, Spider-Man seems to be holding his own against the super villain.
Finally, Spider-Man gets some help when the Fantastic Four show up, but this does nothing to mend their relationship and Spidey splits the first chance he gets.
Amazing Spider-Man 5 is the first appearance of Doctor Doom outside of Fantastic Four, making it an important milestone in Marvel history.
In Spider-Man’s early days, the Fantastic Four made many appearances, mostly to ensure Spider-Man’s continued success.
These crossovers have had a lasting legacy on the entire Marvel universe, and with new Spider-Man and Fantastic Four movies in the works, ASM #5 will continue to rise in value.
Doctor Doom's first appearance in Fantastic Four 5 has become a red hot back issue, and it's obvious that this first crossover is going to become the next-best thing.
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