John Romita Amazing Spider-Man #39 Direct Market Variant Cover.
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #39-67, Annual #3-5; Spectacular Spider-Man (1968 Magazine) #1-2; and material from Not Brand Echh #2, 6 and 11.
Written by Stan Lee. Art by John Romita, Sr.
The Stan Lee/John Romita era starts here! Lee and Romita transformed the web-slinger into Marvel's top title with stories that raised your spirits, tore at your heartstrings and kept you on the edge of your seat. From the revelation of the Green Goblin's secret identity to the unforgettable entrance of Mary Jane Watson, these classics define Spidey to this day - with star-studded debuts including the Kingpin, the Rhino and Captain Stacy; Spidey's disastrous first tryout with the Avengers; the iconic "Spider-Man no more!" issue; the true story of Peter Parker's parents; and an epic battle against the Green Goblin!