AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1ST SERIES), THE

Publishers: MARVEL COMICS GROUP
Dates: 1 Mar 1963-421 Mar 1997
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

A perenially popular title and certainly one of the stongest as a back-issue sellers. Spider-Man is worth investing your money in!

All issues of Amazing Spider-Man were distributed in the UK from 1963 until with #121 (Jun 1973) they suddenly went ND or Non Distributed for nearly eight years! Check the individual listings for scarcity factors but generally Amazing Spider-Man was in good supply in UK newsagents and other sweet/magazine shops for the first ten years.

UK Variant Issues (with thanks to Stephen Cranch for some useful corrections): #1-17 have a printed 9d (ninepence) cover price, #18 had a 9d cover stamp. #19-27 have an ink 10d cover stamp which is quite large and can sometimes be quite heavy unfortunately. #28-55 have a printed 10d cover price. #56-70 have a 1/- cover stamp. #71 is the start of a printed 1/- cover price up until #101. #102 (double size) has a printed 8p cover price and from #103 it's a printed 6p cover price up until #120.

#121 to #214 only have the American cents price on the cover. There were ND or Non Distributed in the UK at the time. There are no pence copies of these issues! Spider-Man Comics Weekly was launched in the UK in 1973 so there would have been a clash at the newsagents!

Issues #215-223 exist as single price UK variants (20p) prior to #224 when dual UK/US pricng began.

Values listed are for UK pence copies (unless ND cents copy). The gap between pence and cents copies is currently roughly about half (ie. UK £20 = US £40). In higher grades (Very Fine Plus and beyond) the gap widens. In extremely high grades (9.4 Near Mint and beyond), cents copies can be stratospheric, at multiples of Guide. Bear in mind this is a very general overview at this present time, a rough guide. Actual sales of more high grade pence (and cents) copies will give a more accurate picture.

Will this gap widen or narrow?

An indication: an Amazing Spider-Man #1 UK in CGC 5.0 (see illustration) fetched £1,441.76 on eBay UK Jan 13th 2012. Less than half the US guide price for the grade at the time. Seemed like a good deal to me. There are probably only a handful of ASM #1's in this grade or better left in existence.

The Highest Graded UK copy was for a long time a 7.5 but in 2012 an 8.0 was offered on eBay US for around $15,000, the US Guide value for a cents copy. It is currently on offer in the UK at £13,999. Been there a while....

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.

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

See also:

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VAMPIRES / MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: SPIDER-MAN / MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: SPIDER-MAN BRAND NEW DAY / MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: SPIDER-MAN ONE MORE DAY/BRAND NEW DAY / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (4TH SERIES): WORLDWIDE VOLUME 7 (THE) / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (4TH SERIES): WORLDWIDE VOLUME 8 (THE) / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (4TH SERIES): WORLDWIDE VOLUME 9 (THE) / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (4TH SERIES): RED GOBLIN

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 434 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450
Total £ 1,130 2,310 3,480 6,800 11,780 27,090 58,520 83,350 100,200 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 2,630 5,300 7,960 15,670 26,930 62,910 137,560 197,020 236,750 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.