AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2ND SERIES), THE

Publishers: MARVEL COMICS GROUP
Dates: 1 Jan 1999-58 Nov 2003; 500 Dec 2003-700 Feb 2013
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

In 1999 or thereabouts, Marvel went a bit retail-mad and started to re-start some major titles and characters from a new issue #1 in an effort to generate sales. It has caused a whole bunch of confusion ever since! It was felt partly that these long-running titles had just too many issues, putting collectors off gathering long runs or whole sets. And #1's look great on the comic book shop shelf.

The irony today is that long running titles with high issue numbers is a mark of gravitas and respect. They realised that #59 would in fact be 'old' Amazing Spider-Man #500 so in Dec 2003 the old numbering was back!

With issue #700 (Feb 2013), the title was cancelled to be re-launched as The Superior Spider-Man #1.

And then that was cancelled after 32 issues and so another Spider-Man #1 was launched. Drives you mad, really...

To try and help understand the labyrinthian numbering of this very lengthy title:

The Amazing Spider-Man (1st Series) #1-441
The Amazing Spider-Man (2nd Series) #1-58 (#442-499)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2nd Series) #500-700
Superior Spider-Man #1-33 (#701-733)
The Amazing Spider-Man (3rd Series) #1-18 (#734-751)
The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2015) #1-5 (#752-756)
The Amazing Spider-Man (4th Series) #1-32 (#757-788)
The Amazing Spider-Man (4th Series) #789-up

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 455 461 461 461 460 461 460 460 460
Total £ 160.00 336.00 517.67 1,000 1,910 3,470 5,170 6,270 7,420 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 213.00 442.00 686.65 1,320 2,520 4,540 6,790 8,220 9,750 Total title value in dollars in US markets

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.