Amazing Spider-Man King Size Special #3 (Marvel)
Stan Lee (w) John Romita (a)
One of the comics I've always wanted to read and either missed or couldn't afford when I were a lad was this Spidey special where our favourite web-slinger is invited to join the Avengers way back in the early days of Marvel. My copy is a lowish grade as the spine's taped but since this was the only way I could afford a copy that's fine by me. I collect comics for fun not their value!
Of course it wasn't Peter Parker's first attempt to become part of a group he tried to join the Fantastic Four early in his career.
As with all fist time meetings the inevitable fight takes place between the good guys before the Avengers send Spidey on a quest to bring back the Hulk. Obviously the Hulk doesn't like being bothered and they fight until bombarded by gamma radiation The Hulk briefly returns back into Bruce Banner and Spidey decides to leave The Hulk alone and returns to the Avengers saying he failed. Thor thinks there is more to this than meets the eye and off Parker goes to look after Aunt May and get on with his ever troubled life.
This 72 pager also contains reprints of the Lee/Ditko issues of The Amazing Spider-Man #11 & #12 featuring Doc Ock. Bargain reading as I don't have these in any other format.