Spider-Man Classics

    (Marvel, 1993-1994)
ô and ©1993 Marvel Entertainment Group

Thirty-two years after his first appearance in 1961, Marvel presented Spider-Man Classics, a series reprinting the webslingerís earliest adventures.

The title kicked off with a reprint of Amazing Fantasy #15. That doomed title introduced the bookish Peter Parker, a kid who was probably much like Marvelís average reader at the time. Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider while watching a science demonstration and found himself with incredible abilities. Initially, he became the Amazing Spider-Man in order to make it big on the talk-show circuit. But when he refused to help a security guard catch a robber, Parker set himself up for a tragic lesson. Soon afterward, that same robber would murder Parkerís beloved Uncle Ben. This taught Parker that with great power comes great responsibility.

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#1

  4/1/1993
  $1.25
  $0.60
70 copies available from $0.25
Reprints Amazing Fantasy #15 with new cover; Reprints Strange Tales #115; 1st appearance of Spider-Man; 1st appearance of Peter Parker; 1st appearance of Uncle Ben Parker; 1st appearance of Ben Parker; 1st appearance of Uncle Ben; 1st appearance of Aunt May Parker; 1st appearance of May Parker; 1st appearance of Aunt May; 1st appearance of Crusher Hogan; Death of Uncle Ben; Origin of Doctor Strange; Origin of Dr. Strange; Origin of Spider-ManStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#2

  5/1/1993
  $1.25
  $1.25
8 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #1 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of J. Jonah Jameson; 1st appearance of Chameleon; Origin of Spider-ManStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#3

  6/1/1993
  $1.25
  $0.80
4 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #2 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of Tinkerer; 1st appearance of Vulture; 1st appearance of Mysterio (as ďalienĒ)Stan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#4

  7/1/1993
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3 copies available from $1.50
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #3 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of Dr. Octopus; Origin of Dr. OctopusStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#5

  8/1/1993
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2 copies available from $1.50
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #4 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of Sandman (Marvel); 1st appearance of Betty Brant; Origin of Sandman (Marvel)Stan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#6

  9/1/1993
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  $1.10
1 copy available for $2.99
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #5 with new cover & 1-page cover galleryStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#7

  10/1/1993
  $1.25
  $1.00
No copies available
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #6; Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #6 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of Lizard; 1st appearance of Curt Connors; Origin of LizardStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#8

  11/1/1993
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2 copies available from $0.25
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #7 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 2nd Appearance of Vulture; Versus VultureStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#9

  12/1/1993
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2 copies available from $1.25
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #8 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of The Living BrainStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#10

  1/1/1994
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  $1.10
1 copy available for $9.99
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #9 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of Dr. Bromwell; 1st appearance of Electro; Origin of ElectroStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#11

  2/1/1994
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1 copy available for $3.99
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #10 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of Big Man; 1st appearance of Enforcers; 1st appearance of Fancy Dan; 1st appearance of Montana; 1st appearance of OxStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#12

  3/1/1994
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No copies available
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #11 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 2nd Appearance of Doctor OctopusStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#13

  4/1/1994
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  $1.75
No copies available
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #12 with new cover & 1-page cover galleryStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#14

  5/1/1994
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  $1.25
No copies available
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #13 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of MysterioStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#15

  6/1/1994
  $1.25
  $0.65
2 copies available from $0.49
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #14 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of Green Goblin I (Norman Osborn); Newsstand edition without extrasStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#15 Collectorís Set

  6/1/1994
  $2.95
  $2.95
6 copies available from $2.00
Direct edition with Metallic ink cover; Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #14 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of Green Goblin I (Norman Osborn); Polybagged with animation print & 16-page comic about new animated TV seriesStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#16

  7/1/1994
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  $2.75
2 copies available from $2.75
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #15 with new cover & 1-page cover gallery; 1st appearance of Kraven the Hunter; Final issueStan Lee, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko