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When We First Met – First Anti-Spider-Man Daily Bugle Headline and More Spider-Man Firsts!

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In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore. Not major stuff like “the first appearance of Superman,” but rather, “the first time someone said, ‘Avengers Assemble!’” or “the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny” or “the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth” or “the first time Spider-Man’s face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter.” Stuff like that. Here is an archive of all the When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Today we look at some Spider-Man firsts, including the first anti-Spider-Man headline by the Daily Bugle, the first time that Spider-Man was wanted by the police and the first time Spider-Man pulled a prank on J. Jonah Jameson!

Reader Joe M. suggested two of these three.

The first time that we saw an anti-Spider-Man headline in the Daily Bugle was Spider-Man’s second appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #1 by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee…



This issue was also the first time that Spider-Man realized how darn stubborn Jameson is…



The end of the first story in Amazing Spider-Man #1 also leads to the first time that Spider-Man was wanted by the authorities…


It was not until Amazing Spider-Man #4 that this actually came into play at all…




But even after that, it rarely came up at all. The police really were never HUNTING for Spider-Man, ya know? Like this bit from Amazing Spider-Man #7…


It was not until Amazing Spider-Man #13 when Mysterio impersonated Spider-Man did the police REALLY try to capture Spider-Man…


The first time that Spider-Man pulled a prank on J. Jonah Jameson was after the events we showed above from Amazing Spider-Man #4…





In Amazing Spider-Man #7, we saw the first time that Spider-Man used his webs to shut Jameson up…


If you have a suggestion for a future edition of When We First Met, feel free to drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com