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Sunday, December 8, 2013

HIGH GRADE ALERT: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 CGC 8.5 VF+

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
1st appearance of The Sinister Six

Published Nov 1964
Writer: Stan Lee

 Artist: Steve Ditko
Inker: Steve Ditko

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The first Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, c'mon? This is a must have just for that sole reason alone. Well, okay, maybe not, but a CGC 8.5 VF+ is an investment worthy copy for this silver age key issue.

But more on reasons why this issue is important. Can we say the super-villain team this comic issue introduces? Yes, that's right - It's the Sinister Six, whom are beloved by many Spidey fans. 

This super villain team is an ensemble of many of Spider-Man's most deadly and popular foes. With members like Doctor Octopus, The Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio and Sandman, who can say anything else but "classic".

This is an important key issue no doubt, and an extremely wise investment comic to own. However, in light of the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie trailer, in which dropped some easter eggs, this silver age key issue comic may soon be even hotter.

The Vulture and Doctor Octopus ASM 2 easter egg pic

Fanboys have long speculated that the Spider-Man movie franchise may be working towards introducing the Sinister Six, and this rumor may not remain one for long. Nothing has been confirmed, take into mind, but this one scene from the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer does hint at Doctor Octopus and The Vulture, two original members of the Sinister Six.

If true, I'm sure the line up would be different and not feature all the members of the original Sinister Six. I'm pretty sure they will substitute Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. However, like a fellow comic fan commented on the ASM 2 movie post on Total Comic Mayhem, it sure does look like Oscorp is becoming a "super villain central" in the rebooted Spidey movie franchise.

But even if these are just rumors and remain so, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 and the first appearance of the Sinister Six should either already be in your collection or on your want list. And if you're a high grade collector, perhaps that CGC 8.5 VF+ is the perfect comic to invest in and add to your collection.

If you haven't seen the trailer, just visit the link to see the first official Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie trailer.

Also, if you're a Spidey comic collector, be sure to click the link to see a list of important Spider-Man key comics, an ultimate reference guide for your want list.


  1. Yeah, that's a great issue! I've got a raw copy, but in a lower grade. Also, on a side note, it's believed Venom could show up in a future movie and perhaps have his own spinoff movie.

    Thanks again for all the goodness!


    1. Heya Jeff, that's awesome you have that issue even if in lower grade. I did read that there were references to Venom and Morbius in the trailer as well, so that's gonna be pretty awesome. I hope Venom does get his own spinoff flick...that would be pretty cool.