Amazing Spider-Man 42 NM Straczynski John Romita Jr Doctor Strange


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Amazing Spider-Man (1998 2nd Series) #42

Published Aug 2002 by Marvel.


Another new issue of wall-crawling goodness!

Hey, it’s Spidey by the killer team of J.Michael Straczynski, John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna — what else do you need to know? “Spidey’s always been #1 in our hearts, but now he’s damn near in sales as well… even more impressive is that the title’s sales have doubled since May 2001, just over half a year ago. Truly, the team of Straczynski and Romita Jr. is amazing!” -Wizard, The Comics Magazine

32 pages, with ads. 7-59606-04716-1-04211 Cover price $2.25.

When Spider-Man comes to Doctor Strange for help, Doctor Strange mentions that he is busy, and the reason that he is busy was something to be revealed in a Doctor Strange miniseries “The Other Side of Darkness”. However, that miniseries never came out. Instead, two years later, Straczynski wrote a revamped Doctor Strange origin miniseries called Strange. More than five years after this issue came out, Straczynski was on the way out as the writer of Amazing Spider-Man after a long and acclaimed run. But he couldn’t just leave that Doctor Strange plothole hanging there. So, in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24, the second part of One More Day, the story that is titled “The Other Side of Darkness”, Peter, desperate, decides to try to cast a spell himself. It does not go well for him but Doctor Strange rescues him and finds a way to cure him. But to do so, Strange needs to take Peter back in time to a time when Strange knows that he was not present at his Sanctum Sanctorum. He ended up back at this issue. So, the Doctor Strange who spoke to Peter back in this issue was actually a time-traveling Doctor Strange from the future. So the appointment Strange had with death behind those doors was Peter.

Near mint, 1st print. Bag&Board, Been sitting boxed for 30+ years, one owner!