1st Punisher (Frank Castle) 1st Jackal. Gerry Conway (Story) Gil Kane & John Romita (Cover) Ross Andru, Frank Giacoia & Dave Hunt (Art) Stan Lee (Spider-Man Creator). 2nd Highest Graded (Signature Series).The Different and Deadly Punisher, who has now starred in 3 feature films, makes his first appearance in this 1974 issue. Having a villain that was an assassin doesn't seem so different, but having one gradually emerge as a hero was something distinct. The popularity of Frank Castle/Punisher and his take no prisoners style of justice skyrocketed into Spider-Man and X-men territory, and contributed to an industry shift into more violent, grittier material. That shift as well as the popularity of the Punisher character endures to this day. The offered CGC 9.6, upper Near Mint is the second highest grade for an example of this Bronze Key. Additionally, CGC has assigned its perfect page quality designation of White Pages, making this the very best 9.6 obtainable. It also looks like the Stan Lee signature is in a perfect place on this cover. A new costumed being known as the Jackal has appeared and has hired the Punisher -- a costumed vigilante that loves death -- to destroy Spider-Man.
The wall-crawler, is meanwhile web-slinging through the city, he stops to take some pictures of a robbery and busts it up as well. He takes the photos to the Bugle, where Jameson has a fit that Parker has not been able to get any photos of the Punisher, and that all the competition is snapping up photos of him in action. Peter leaves and changes back to Spider-Man, and soon finds himself attacked by the Punisher, who thinks that Spider-Man is a common crook just like everyone else he kills.
The vigilante doesn't have much of an upper hand against Spider-Man, and the Jackal (hiding near the battle) decides to strike out. When his claws rake the back of Spider-Man's head, the Punisher calls the Jackal on his "unjust" methods of killing Spider-Man. The wall-crawler manages to get away when he stumbles off the edge of the building they are fighting on, gain control, and swing away. While at ESU, Miles Warren has sought out Mary Jane to see if she can pass along an apology to Peter over their brief run-in while he was trying to get help for her when the Vulture had captured her. And at the secret hide out of the Jackal, the Punisher lashes out at the Jackal over their methods of elimination.The Punisher leaves to go the Mechanic, his gun supplier to resupply. This brings him to the Reiss Armories, where he finds Spider-Man who just stumbled upon the Mechanic's dead body. Thinking that the wall crawler had killed the Mechanic, the Punisher attacks him. During their fight, Spider-Man manages to get the upper hand and bind the Punisher. Realizing that the Jackal had been manipulating the Punisher to do his dirty work and then intended to frame the Punisher for murder.
The Punisher vows to get revenge against the Jackal and storms out. When Spider-Man hears police sirens he leaves as well. The Jackal, watching on vows that he will eventually destroy Spider-Man. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" Movie in Theaters July 7th, 2017!
The item "Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 9.6 SS Signed Romita & Stan Lee 1st Punisher" is in sale since Sunday, March 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Bronze Age (1970-83)\Superhero\Spider-Man". The seller is "madeofmiracles925" and is located in Dublin, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.