We all know how Spider-Man turned from an "I look out for number one" opportunist into a "with great power comes great responsibility" hero, right? (If not, well, after 50 years, I'm not going to slap a spoiler warning here.) But it was all about Spidey letting a crook get away who later killed his Uncle Ben. For quite a few years, though, Marvel might not have wanted you to think that.
With the new Amazing Spider-Man film and a recoloring of the original Amazing Fantasy #15 released recently, it's easy to think of Steve Ditko solely as the man who co-created the wall-crawling teenaged super hero Peter Parker.
That record-breaking sale of Amazing Fantasy #15 we told you about last year (you know—the comic that contained the first appearance of Spider-Man) ain't a record any more. Because when it came to buying the highest graded existing copy of the book, $280,000 would have just been chump change.