Over the last week or so, I've amassed a nice stack of comics that I'm working on reading. I just wanted to pimp my Spidey buys so this isn't everything I've picked up.
Peter Parker: Spider-Man #50, vol. 2 has been a pretty elusive comic for me. I've never seen it in the back issue boxes and I was afraid I'd have to buy a trade paper back if I ever wanted to read this one. Fortunately, I found a copy for $1.50 at Half Price Books. Not only is this a double sized issue, but its also written by Paul Jenkins and drawn by Mark Buckingham, two of my favorite guys to ever work on Spidey.
I'd been wondering about Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #8. My comic shop had one copy for $2.75 and I'd been a bit intrigued by the story involving the Gwen Stacy Clone. Someone had posted some pages from this story on the net, which was enough to make me finally drop the chump change the book cost. What really did it for me were the bits where Peter deals with Gwen 2's return and how this affects Mary Jane.
Seems like its been an eternity since I picked up a book in the regular Spectacular line. I scored Spectacular Spider-Man #260-261, which contain parts two and three of teh Goblins at the Gate story. Regrettably they didn't have part one but I decided to take what I can get and for $1.50 each, I'm not complaining. Both covers for these issues are done by none other than John Romita Sr., and he still produces some of the finest artwork in the business.