Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Spider-Man #1 In 1990, superstar AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artist Todd McFarlane wanted to stretch his creative muscles as a writer — and the result was a brand-new SPIDER-MAN book that needed no superlative! Boasting one of the most famous comic-book covers ever drawn, the record-breaking first issue sold over two million copies — and inside, McFarlane’s Spider-Man looked more extraordinary than ever. But why has Spidey’s classic foe the Lizard begun a brutal killing spree? As the pounding drums spell doom, the torment is only beginning for Spider-Man and Dr. Curt Connors! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting SPIDER-MAN (1990) #1.