Marvel Special Edition #1 featuring the Spectacular Spider-man (1975)

Marvel Special Edition #1

This “treasury-size” comic featured reprints from the Amazing Spider-Man #6 and #35, and the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1. In other words, it had all of Spidey’s best villains: Doctor Octopus, Electro, the Sandman, Kraven the Hunter, the Vulture and Mysterio (the Sinister Six), the Lizard and Molten Man! I loved the front and back covers (artwork by John Romita). The $1.50 cost was pretty high for a 10 year old, but it was worth it.

Villains backsides

My only complaint (even back then) was that the Steve Ditko art inside didn’t transfer well to the larger, “treasury-size” format. But the Stan Lee stories worked just as well. Great comic!

The Lizard is cranky!

 

Original collection, Current collection

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