Spider-Man: Chapter One

 SMCO   (Marvel, 1998-1999)

™ and ©1998 Marvel Characters, Inc.

After allowing their flagship hero to flounder through clone sagas and alien symbiote storylines, Marvel brought in Mr. Reboot/Relaunch himself—writer/artist John Byrne (Fantastic Four, Superman: The Man of Steel, X-Men)—to take Spider-Man back to his roots. This limited series retells the web-slinger’s earliest adventures—including classic run-ins with the likes of Doctors Octopus and Doom, the Sandman, and the Vulture—tweaking the longstanding Spider-continuity here and there for the sake of consistency and bringing our hero into the 1990s. As with all of Byrne’s work, Spider-Man: Chapter One shines because of his pure, unadulterated love of the super-hero genre and his unerring sense of what makes a comic book work.

Jump to issue:
  NotesWriterArtist

#0

  5/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.75
12 copies available from $1.00
Origin of Lizard; Origin of Sandman; Origin of VultureJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#1

  12/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.00
17 copies available from $0.34
Origin of Doctor Octopus; Origin of Spider-ManJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#1 Variation A

  12/1/1998
  $6.95
  $14.00
3 copies available from $13.00
DFE alternate coverJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#1 Variation B

  12/1/1998
  $19.63
  $4.50
No copies available
Signed edition; Origin of Spider-Man; Origin of Doctor OctopusJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#1 Variation C

  12/1/1998
  $19.63
  $14.00
No copies available
DFE alternate cover, signedJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#1 Variation D

  12/1/1998
  $2.50
  $40.00
1 copy available for $39.95
Another Universe cover (like #1 with Another Universe logo)John ByrneJohn Byrne

#2 Variation A

  12/1/1998
  $2.50
  $1.25
8 copies available from $1.00
Versus Chameleon; Cover AJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#2 Variation B

  12/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.25
7 copies available from $1.35
Cover BJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#2 Variation C

  12/1/1998
  $6.95
  $4.75
9 copies available from $2.25
Dynamic Forces Cover; Cover forms diptych with issue #1-AJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#3

  1/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.75
21 copies available from $1.00
Origin of VultureJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#4

  2/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.50
10 copies available from $0.26
Versus Doctor Doom; Versus Doctor OctopusJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#5

  3/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.50
8 copies available from $0.75
Versus LizardJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#6

  4/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.50
13 copies available from $0.75
Versus ElectroJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#7

  5/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.50
16 copies available from $0.75
Versus MysterioJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#8

  6/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.75
13 copies available from $1.00
Versus Green GoblinJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#9

  7/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.75
12 copies available from $0.33
Versus KravenJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#10

  8/1/1999
  $2.50
  $2.00
9 copies available from $1.00
Versus Green Goblin; With Bound-In CardsJohn ByrneJohn Byrne, Al Milgrom

#11

  9/1/1999
  $2.50
  $1.00
6 copies available from $0.54
 John ByrneJohn Byrne

#12

  10/1/1999
  $3.50
  $1.20
6 copies available from $0.66
Versus Sandman; Final IssueJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

Book #1

 
  $34.99
  $34.99
No copies available
Collects Spider-Man: Chapter One #0-12; ca. 2011John ByrneJohn Byrne

Deluxe Set #1

 
  $29.95
  $10.50
1 copy available for $10.12
#1 & #2 SignedJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

Deluxe Set #1 Limited Edition

 
  $29.95
  $29.95
No copies available
#1 & #2 Pack, DFE alternate cover signedJohn ByrneJohn Byrne