Disclaimer: Real horrible comics below not for children.
This spec comes from a friend with 50 years of following Spider-Man. There’s two highly controversial Spider-Man books from the late 70s and mid 80s worth a cheap pickup. Up first Spider-Man gets molested.
This book Spider-Man and Power Pack from 1984 was a free give away not sold in stores. It was given away in a few newspapers around the country. There’s a few different variations of this cover some saying what newspaper the book came from, some say free on the cover some don’t. This is the most horrible non adult comic I’ve ever read.
It starts out with Spidey swinging in a window to stop a boy being molested by his babysitter. Spidey then goes on to tell a story presumably about him a young boy in glasses who lives with his aunt and uncle that was raped by another older boy.
I’ll only post one panel so you can read this gem for yourself. But apparently the biggest baddest Spider-Man villain is a guy named Skip. The Power Pack part of this book is about runaway children not nearly as bad as the first half of the book.
Up next we have the 1978 classic released with Planned Parenthood The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Prodigy. No this isn’t the metal techno band Prodigy from the UK, its a alien with the power of suggestion named Prodigy. This alien goes around using his power to suggest to teens they have unprotected sex. He does this so he can steal the babies and enslave them on his home planet. Again another highly controversial book that would never be released today.
I think both these books have potential, controversy sells and they were freebies from decades ago not sold in comic shops making them not very common to find. Both are real cheap the first book can be found for a couple bucks to $10 for higher grades. The second book goes for a bit more and will set you back $10-$20. I never knew about these until recently and they are a must for every Spider-Man collector to own a copy of these.