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Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 8
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Vol. 67: Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks
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Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Volume 8

Reprints: Amazing Spider-Man #68-77, Marvel Super-Heroes #14

(Vol. 67 in the Marvel Masterworks Library)

Current In-Print Edition: First Print
Original Release Date: October 11, 2006

REGULAR EDITION ISBN: 0-7851-2074-2 • List Price: $49.99
VARIANT EDITION ISBN: 0-7851-2075-0 • List Price: $54.99
VARIANT PRINT RUN: 1600

240 Pages

Scripted by Stan Lee

Pencilled by John Romita, Sr., Jim Mooney and John Buscema

Foreword by John Romita, Sr.

On Sale: MASTERWORKS LIST


IN SEARCH OF THE STONE TABLET!

It's time for another round of webslinging wonderment by two of the men who put the "master" in Masterworks, Stan "The Man" Lee and "Jazzy" John Romita. They’ll be coming at you in this arachnid's eighth volume with a storyline as epic as they come: The Saga of the Stone Tablet!

All the swingin' calamity and social consciousness kicks off with the Kingpin's quest to decipher an ancient clay tablet whose secrets promise great power. Poor ol' Spidey gets into the mix and after saving the day finds himself branded Public Enemy No. 1 ('natch). With the Kingpin on one side and J. Jonah Jameson turning up the heat in the Daily Bugle, things go from bad to horrible with the introduction of Man-Mountain Marko and Maggia bossman, Silvermane. It’s a Peter Parker pressure cooker that only gets turned up from there!

Also featuring battles with Quicksilver, the Shocker, and the Lizard along with an extra-special bonus, the 1968 Stan Lee/Ross Andru Spidey yarn from Marvel Super-Heroes #14.

Collecting THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Vol. 1) #68-77 and MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #14.

(from official Marvel solicit)


EXCERPTS FROM INTRODUCTION BY JOHN ROMITA, SR.

"Everything Stan Lee aimed for in The Amazing Spider-Man finds its way into the stories you will enjoy in this Masterworks.

The setting for the opening issue is Empire State University in the midst of student riots, which were a common occurence in the late '60s. Randy Robertson, son of the Daily Bugle's Robbie Robertson, and his fellow students are at an impasse with officials at the school.

Social relevance that reflects the times - right up Stan's alley. There's even a bit with a fiery Gwen Stacy defending Peter Parker's image!

The Kingpin of Crime sets out to obtain a priceless stone tablet (which we based on the Rosetta Stone from antiquity) on display at the University. Using the riots as a cover, th Kingpin succeeds and makes off with the tablet. And that's just the beginning of the saga that leads us on a wild ride as the tablet moves through many hands.

Along the way, we encounter Quicksilver, the Shocker, a close call for Gwen's father, Captain Stacy, an even closer call for J. Jonah Jameson, Man Mountain Marko, Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. the Lizard, and Silvermane, whose final fate is a wonder to behold. And, of course, Spidey goes through more than his share of trouble as he follows the trail of the stone tablet.

You would think, after hearing that outline, that Stan and I planned all of this in advance with each and every twist carefully plotted and orchestrated. I can assure you that was not the case at all! In our story sessions we set out to plot on issue at a time, but we'd be happy just to make it through one hour without interruption. Our aim was to get a complete story in one month......"


Issues Reprinted
Amazing Spider-Man #68-77, Marvel Super-Heroes #14

Click on cover image to learn more about each issue.

 

ASM #68

ASM #69

ASM #70

ASM #71

ASM #72

ASM #73

ASM #74

ASM #75

ASM #76

ASM #77

MSH #14

 

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