Essential Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 1 (Marvel Essentials)

In 1968, backed by popular demand, Marvel launched Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man - an all-new action series starring your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler! In these inaugural issues, never before reprinted in one volume, Spidey faces some of his most fearsome foes - including Tarantula, Kraven, Lightmaster, Vulture, Hitman, Morbius, Brother Power, Hate Monger, Beetle and the Enforcers! Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, Inhumans and Champions!

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By Zack! · ★★★★☆ · October 28, 2014
I enjoyed this book very much. It was a nice mix of what I love of the old issues, and the things I’ve enjoyed about the new issues. There is a fantastic emphasizes on the story, but you can see that the artist are starting to play around a bit more with the page. In some of the early issues the... ...more
By Matt (Brooklyn, NY) · ★★★★☆ · March 13, 2009
Originally I wasn't into the Essentials collections. Who wants black and white comics? But now, I'm really getting into them and it's not just because I've become a shill for the Marvel Special Projects Department!

The idea that for $16 you can get a year and a half's worth of back issues in one v... ...more
By Fizzgig76 (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · October 11, 2008
Reprints Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man #1-31. Peter tries to balance college and his life as Spider-Man while encountering people like the Tarantula, Morbius, the Champions, and the White Tiger. The Peter Parker series has what the last ten or fifteen years of Spider-Man have been missing.... ...more
By Chris · ★★★☆☆ · August 15, 2013
I had never really read any superhero/supervillan comics, so I wanted an introduction to Spider-Man (seemed as good a place to start as any). This was a great introduction. However, some of the 'monster-of-the-week' types got just tedious. I almost quit reading when the Hate-Monger showed up beca... ...more
By Helmut (Saarbrücken, Germany) · ★★★☆☆ · March 07, 2013
Der Zweite Spidey-Titel leider nicht von der Qualität der ursprünglichen "Amazing Spider-Man"-Geschichten. Neueinsteiger sollten eh bei Amazing Spider-Man beginnen, da viele Charaktere hier einfach so in die Runde geworfen werden und man davon ausgeht, sie und ihre Motivation zu kennen. Irg... ...more
By Dan (Lake Placid, FL) · ★★★★☆ · January 31, 2012
I loved this run - back in the late 70s/early 80s I collected this entire run because I knew I couldn't get most of the Amazing Spiderman run(too expensive!). Great stories! I think it fostered my love of science as well ... ...more
By Aditya (Bangalore, India) · ★★★☆☆ · July 28, 2013
A good collection of spectacular spiderman stories. Filled my time, as required:) ...more
By Charlie (Ada, MI) · ★★★★☆ · August 14, 2013
first published in the year of my birth, it's 70s gold. ...more
By Sean (Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, The United Kingdom) · ★★★☆☆ · November 29, 2013
Slow start but getting better with each issue. ...more