The Battle Of The Century: Superman vs. Spider-Man!

  • Sold for: Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it's worth.
  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 13, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House
It's 92 Pages of Comic Book History !!
The first-ever D.C. & Marvel Comics Superheroes Team Up!
The Battle of the Century!
Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man
Circa 1976 and in excellent condition, this super-sized magazine (13.5 inches tall X 10 inches wide - a rare format for its time!) features the premier superheroes of both comic company titles first duking it out, then banding together as a team, to collar super villains - from the rooftops of Metropolis, to the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in far-off Africa, to the reaches of outer space! Both heroes' love interests, namely Mary-Jane Watson and Lois Lane, make appearances as well.
D.C. and Marvel were the world's biggest comic books rivals and competitors at the time this joint product was proposed. In his inside front-cover "soliloquy", Stan Lee writes about the processes that drew both companies together for this historic first team-up. he rightly calls it: "one of the most momentous productions in comic book history!" Foreword also by D.C. head honcho of the era, Carmine Infantino.
This special edition, over-sized mag was billed as the greatest superhero team-up of all time when it was created and marketed in 1976, and this edition does not disappoint. For fans of both comic book producers, as well as these two iconic superheroes, this is a historic, must-own edition!
This copy is crisp & colourful. It has been stored flat in a low-light display cabinet over the years that I've owned it. There is no cover fading or yellowing - remarkable for a 36-year-old comic book! The pages are all intact, with no rips or tears.
The only fault with this copy is that the adhesion glue holding the cover to the stapled, interior pages has dried up over 34 years and come loose. Therefore, the cover is sitting loosely over the interior pages. But there is NO DAMAGE to either the cover or the interior pages.
With both title's superheroes set to reboot their movie franchises again in coming years, this historic comic book will be a very valuable addition to fans of either Superman or Spider-man, or both!
The copy will be packed securely for delivery to the lucky bidder, although shipping insurance is always recommended.
The successful bidder pays full shipping costs to their destination address - BUT if the bidding should happen to rise over $55.00 , I will ship it for free (Economy class) within Canada or the U.S. to the successful bidder (The cost of shipping insurance, if required, will be borne by the buyer).
Please contact me for shipment quotes, if needed.
Full payment is required through PayPal before the item can ship.