Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel)#1 VF/NM[1st Appearance of the Spider Clone]
Published Oct 1975 by Marvel.
First appearance of the Spider-Man Clone in "Even If I Live, I Die!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Mike Esposito and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. One of the classic web-slinger issues of the bronze age! At Shea Stadium in Queens, the master plan of the Jackal finally comes together! On the infield grass, the Amazing Spider-Man fights to the finish against a carbon copy of himself - the Spider-Clone! With Ned Leeds in mortal danger, can the wondrous wall-crawler triumph over his clone and the Jackal too? But even if he wins, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man may still lose Gwen once again. An emotional ending for all. Origins of the Jackal and the Gwen Stacy clone. Apparent deaths of the Jackal and the Spider-Clone. Cameo appearances by Joe Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson, Betty Brant, Mary Jane Watson, and the Tarantula. Flashback cameos by Anthony Serba and Gwen Stacy. (Note: The Gwen Stacy clone returns many years later in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 8. The next story arc relating to the clone saga takes place in Spectacular Spider-Man (1st series) 25-31 - the introduction of Carrion, the clone of Professor Miles Warren. This issue completes Gerry Conway's unforgettable 3-year run as the writer of the Amazing Spider-Man title - highlighted by the death of Gwen Stacy; the creation of the Punisher; and the Spider-Clone saga. Many future stories proceeded from Gerry Conway's bronze age scripts. The full clone saga was reprinted in 2011 in the trade paperback: The Amazing Spider-Man - The Original Clone Saga. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 126.) 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.