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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Part 2 of The Comic Collector's Important List Of Spider Man Comics

Welcome to Part 2 of the comic collector's important list of Spider-Man comics. If you stumbled onto this without reading the first part, you can visit the link to see Part 1 of the list.

So let's get this on. Here is part two of the most important key Spider-Man issues to get:

(Green Goblin Origin)

ASM #40 cover. Green Goblin origin issue
ebay - There are quite a bit of copies of this key issue Spider-Man comic available on ebay. Some are unslabbed, but there are a few CGC graded books that are VF and above. Visit the link to see ebay's search results for this key issue comic.

20. Amazing Spider-Man #41 
(First appearance of The Rhino!)

Amazing Spider-Man #41 cover. First Appearance of the Rhino

ebay - The first appearance of the Rhino is a hot key issue right now. It's been confirmed that Paul Giamatti will play the Rhino in Marc Webb's the Amazing Spider-Man sequel coming out next year.

ebay has quite a few unslabbed copies, and not many CGC graded ones as of this writing. However, it's still worth to check them out and get in on this one before it's way too late.

21. Amazing Spider-Man #50  
(1st King Pin)

image of Amazing Spider-Man issue #50. First King Pin

This key issue first appearance of the King Pin can be found at mycomicshop, as well as ComicLink and ComicConnect. Various grades and high grade CGC copies are available at all three. However, ComicLink has the highest graded copy available at a CGC 9.8 NM/MT. has a CGC graded 9.4 NM. If you're on the hunt for this issue, check out the links so you can grab the first appearance of King Pin and add it to your Spider-Man comic collection asap.

22. Amazing Spider-Man #52  
(2nd Appearance of King Pin)

ASM #52 cover. 2nd Appearance of the King Pin

Newkadia has this issue for sale at a Fine Plus, as well as 25% off if you type in code: new4.

23. Amazing Spider-Man #56
(1st Appearance of Captain Stacy)

24. Amazing Spider-Man #90
(Death of Captain Stacy)

Amazing Spider-Man #90. Death of Captain Stacy

25. Amazing Spider-Man #101
(1st Appearance of Morbius The Living Vampire)

Cover image of Amazing Spider-Man #101. First Appearance of Morbius

CGC 9.8 is available at for $3,750.00. Not bad for the very first appearance of one of Marvel's most famous vampire characters. 

ComicConnect also has some unslabbed copies of this issue. The highest is a low Very Fine. Visit this link here to check out what they have available if you're on the hunt for this key issue Spider-Man comic.

The highest CGC graded copy at ComicLink is an average NM 9.4 for $564 bucks. However, the sale is pending, and there is a wait list in case the buyer decides to pull out. Still worth a look or put yourself on the wait list if you're serious about getting a high grade CGC copy of the first appearance of Morbius. Just click this magical blue link and remember that Total Comic Mayhem pointed you in the right direction.

(Origin of Morbius The Living Vampire)

You can't go wrong with the origin of Morbius The Living Vampire and his 2nd appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #102. Great key issue to get. 

If you're on the hunt for this key issue, be sure to click the title link or the comic image to see where you can buy it.

27. Amazing Spider-Man #121 
(Death of Gwen Stacy)

Not only has this story line been crucial to the world of Peter Parker and the Amazing Spider-Man series, this issue has been a fan favorite for so many Spidey fans throughout the years.

If you've seen the new Amazing Spider-Man movie with Andrew Garfield, you would know that the element of Gwen Stacy's has been hinted at in the film. It should not be such a spoiler if you're a huge Spider-Man comic collector, and it's without a doubt that her demise will either play out in the sequel or the third film.

Either way, this issue is on the hot burner right now. Many fans are speculating that Gwen Stacy will meet her fate in the upcoming sequel, so many smart investors are gunning for Amazing Spider-Man #121 now. 
High grade copies can be found at ComicConnect. Visit the link to check them out.  

28. Amazing Spider-Man #122 
(Death of the Green Goblin/Norman Osbourne)

The second issue that continues the story from issue #121. There shouldn't be much said on why this is one of the most important key issue Spider-Man comics to get. Actually, the scene of Gobby's death was played out in the first Spider-Man film by Sam Raimi in 2002.

Where can you find this issue? Mycomicshop has a whole bunch at various grades available for sale. Many are also CGC grades as well. Just visit the link to check 'em out.

Also, ComicConnect has a few high grade copies for sale as well for ASM #122. Most are CGC graded.

29. Amazing Spider-Man #129
(First Appearance of the Punisher & Jackal)

Amazing Spider-Man 129 cover. First Appearance of The Punisher!

If this isn't one of the most important key issue Spider-Man comics to own, it should be. Actually, it is. The first appearance of The Punisher and one of Marvel's most loved bad ass vigilantes ever.

Yes, this character took off in the Marvel Universe like no other, and is it any surprise that his debut was in the Amazing Spider-Man series? Not really considering many popular Marvel characters made their first appearances in ASM vol 1.

Where to get your hands on this bad boy? It's a hard issue to find, but here are some places to look. has various grades available and many are CGC graded. Highest copy is a 9.2 low Near Mint. 

ComicConnect also has quite a few copies of the first appearance of Punisher issue 129. Highest grade is 9.8 CGC graded. 

ComicLink has various CGC and unslabbed copies of this issue available. Highest grade is a CGC 9.8. Click the link to check 'em out. Many of the sales are pending and there could be a wait list. You can however, bid on the ones that aren't. 

30. Amazing Spider-Man #135
(2nd Appearance of Punisher)

2nd ever appearance of The Punisher is an often overlooked key issue comic within the Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 series. This may not be the first appearance of Frank Castle, but it's definitely a key worth owning if you do have Amazing Spider-Man #129.

NewKadia has a copy at a Fine Plus, and is probably the best deal you'll get for an unslabbed book that's guaranteed to be complete. You can click the blue title or comic book image above to check it out, or click this blue link here.

Mycomicshop has a high grade 9.4 NM CGC graded copy, as well as some lower grade unslabbed copies.


31. Amazing Spider-Man #136
(1st Appearance of Harry Osbourne as Green Goblin)

The 2nd Green Goblin is an important key issue comic, but when it's Harry Osbourne, Peter Parker's best friend, it's even more important. This is a classic bronze age key issue comic book to have in your Spidey collection.

Luckily, it's pretty easy to find. Newkadia has one low Fine issue available for only $21 dollars. You can get 15% off your purchase if you're a new customer and type in the code: new4.  

Pretty good deal, so this is a key issue you want in your collection and at a price you like, just visit this link here to snag it before another smart comic collector does.

Of course, if you're more into comic investing and want those high grade CGC copies, mycomicshop has a CGC 9.6 and a 9.4 graded copies available at this link.  

ComicConnect has only one copy of this key issue comic - a CGC 9.6 for the pretty good price of $245. Still worth checking out at this link right here if ya want. 

(1st Appearance of Black Cat)

(2nd Appearance of Black Cat)

34. Amazing Spider-Man #238
(1st Appearance of The Hobgoblin)

35. Amazing Spider-Man #252 
(1st black suit in regular series)

Amazing Spider-Man 252 cover. 1st Appearance of black costume

Another highly desired and sought out issue to own is Amazing Spider-Man #252, which Spidey changes his look to a much, much cooler looking black costume. 

This issue would start a story arc that would become well loved by Spidey fans, as the black suit would later be revealed as an alien symbiote. And we all know who that symbiote ends up becoming!

Where are some places to look for this key Spider-Man issue? has various copies at various grades available. The highest being a CGC 9.8. has two CGC graded copies. Highest is a CGC 9.6. 

ComicLink has various copies. Many are CGC graded and the highest are 9.9 CGC graded. Wow! 

 36. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8
(Black Costume Explained as Alien Symbiote)

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 cover

This comic is often confused with the 1st appearance of Spidey in his black costume. In fact, this issue reveals that his new black costume is the alien symbiote that would later become Venom.

Nevertheless, it's an important Spider-Man key issue to have and still pretty cheap in near mint grades. A 9.2 is guided at $40. I recommend at least a 9.6 or higher.

This comic may be in most collector's want lists, but it is a comic that falls at the end of the bronze age and near the beginning of the copper age. So it's not that old and there are quite a few high grades of this issue. 

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  1. Is this list just for Amazing Spider-Man? Because I think for the die hard black suit fans, Marvel Team-Up #141 and Spectacular Spider-Man #90 should get some love and it's a shame they are so undervalued because they both came out the same month as Amazing Spider-Man #252. But I can understand this list being "ultimate" with just the hot/valuable issues though. But for those die hard fans there is a preview of the black suit in Marvel Age #12 that predates all the above issues I mentioned. However, there is also Amazing Heroes #39 which shows the first published photo of the black suit, predates every single one I listed above. Neat website btw! I really enjoy the updates and such!

    1. Heya Luke, thanks for the comment and compliment. Yeah, I was just listing more of the better-known Spider-Man key issues from the Amazing Spider-Man volume 1 series. I threw in the Marvel Super-Heroes as sort of a bonus. It was awesome that you brought up those not-so-known key issues concerning black suit spidey. Myself and other comic collectors are and will be highly appreciative of the knowledge you just dropped here.

      Thanks again for reading and chiming in and hope to hear from you again!

  2. MARVEL AGE #12 IS NOT A REAL ISSUE - it is a preview. It is a news magazine. Just my 2 cents. I agree about the Marvel Team-Up... that is a great series.

  3. I have a spectacular spider man vol 1#115 its Marvel's 25th ann. Is it worth anything?

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