EXCLUSIVE: Spider-Man’s first appearance gets the full-on reprint treatment — ads and all…
Spider-Man’s debut in Amazing Fantasy #15 is easily one of the most-read stories in comics history but rare is the opportunity to see it in its original context.
Well, you’ll get your chance this October, when Marvel publishes the Amazing Fantasy #15 Facsimile Edition, a reprint featuring not just Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s landmark story, but all the ads and features that appeared in the 1962 original. For $4.99.
Such. A. Deal.
Here’s the official solicitation blurb:
AMAZING FANTASY #15 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by Stan Lee
Pencilled by Steve Ditko
Cover by Jack Kirby
The landmark, industry-changing issue that introduced the Amazing Spider-Man! When high school wallflower Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider, his life is transformed – first for the better, then for the worse! With his new array of arachnid abilities – including speed, strength, agility and, thanks to his scientific know-how, spinning webs – Peter seeks fame as the costumed celebrity called Spider-Man! But his cavalier attitude soon comes back to haunt him, and shatter the lives of his beloved Uncle Ben and Aunt May! Peter Parker is about to learn a powerful lesson, one that has never been taught better than by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko: With great power there must also come great responsibility! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting AMAZING FANTASY (1962) #15.
Pretty damn groovy.
There’s more, though. Marvel in October is also releasing a run of True Believers dollar reprints starring the X-Men — and you can click here for the details.
Oh, and come Monday, we’ll have news of another incredible Facsimile Edition. So make sure you check back! (UPDATED: Click here for the reveal!)
— EXCLUSIVE: MARVEL Releasing a Slew of X-MEN Dollar Reprints. Click here.
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