It’s said that one picture is worth a thousand words … but in the case of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #500, one picture is worth 48-pages, if the picture is drawn by the amazing art team of JOHN ROMITA Jr. & SCOTT HANNA. And when those 48-pages are written by the incomparable J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, and features one of the great covers of the year by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, you know you have one very special anniversary issue on your hands.

On-sale October 22nd, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #500 finds Peter Parker spending his birthday as Spider-Man battling an inter-dimensional threat that descends on Manhattan. Fighting alongside Spidey is a who’s who of Marvel Universe guest-stars, including the Fantastic Four, Thor, Iron Man, the X-Men’s Cyclops and Dr. Strange. The battle culminates in a trip through time, where Peter/Spider-Man meets ALL of his greatest adversaries like Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin, and has one very special and unexpected reunion drawn by none other than JOHN ROMITA Sr. himself!

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The 48-page AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #500 [AUG031494] goes on sale October 22nd with a cover price of $3.50. Retailers are reminded its Final Order Cut-off (FOC) date is Thursday, 10/2. Readers, ask your local comic book retailer to reserve your copy.

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