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- Classic science-fiction story titled "The Evil Eye"
- 4 page story titled "IT!" was John Romita Sr. 1st pencil work under his own name and his 1st ever professional inking
- Green Goblin and Spider-Man discover one another's identities
- Classic cover art by John Romita Sr.
- Issue begins John Romita Sr.'s historic run on the title
- 2nd appearance of the Rhino
- 1st full appearance of Mary Jane Watson, Mary Jane Watson delivers her iconic line "Face it, Tiger…you just hit the jackpot!"
- 1st appearance of Robbie Robertson, an early African-American character whose role was not defined by skin color who mentored Peter Parker and was a foil to J. Jonah Jameson
- 1st cover appearance and 2nd full appearance of Kingpin
- 1st appearance and origin of Luke Cage, black superhero to headline a series in mainstream comics (see: Lobo #1 for first character and Ebon #1 for first independent superhero)
- 1st appearance of Diamondback
- 1st appearance of Comanche
- 1st appearance of Billy Bob Rackham and Dr. Noah Burnstein