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Ultimate Spider-Man #160

Marvel Comics, August 2011.

Guide: $150 NM
Est. qty: 400
Right now on eBay

Sketch Cover

3 Star Rating: Rare 101-1,000 Rare Ultimate Spider-Man #160 Sketch Edition
Guide: $425 NM
Est. qty: 300
Right now on eBay

Signed Edition

3 Star Rating: Rare 101-1,000 Rare Ultimate Spider-Man #160 Signed Edition


In this issue Peter Parker pays the ultimate price saving his Aunt May from the Green Goblin and, as he dies, seems at peace with his guilt from not being able to save his Uncle Ben in the past.

Ultimate Spider-Man #160 Death

The Ultimate Universe loses Peter Parker as Spider-Man but there are hints abound that a new Spider-Man cometh...

To capitalize on the hype Marvel created around this issue, they released a number of variants including a sketch cover, with Uncle Ben and Spider-Man walking away, and a very limited edition variant signed by the writer Brian Michael Bendis. Below is the back cover of the signed edition, which is in the form of a certificate of authenticity:

Ultimate Spider-Man #160 Back Cover

Note that, regardless of the certificate, CGC graded copies will be on a green label (qualified) as CGC have not witnessed the signature themselves.

Prices for these variants are currently very high and, given the very low print runs, they are probably unlikely to come down.