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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 48
The Wings of the Vulture!
Comic Book series: Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1)
Issue Number: 48

First published:

May, 1967

Executive Editor:

Stan Lee

Cover Artist:

John Romita Sr.


Stan Lee


John Romita Sr.




Stan Lee

Previous issue:

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #47

Next issue:

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #49


"The Wings of the Vulture!"Edit

  • TBA

Continuity DevelopmentsEdit

  • This is the first appearance of another person suiting up as another villain in Spider-Man comics, with Raniero Drago as the Vulture instead of Adrian Toomes.
  • This is the first Earth-616 appearance of Raniero Drago.


  • Adrian's next appearance will be in Amazing Spider-Man #63 where he will overcome his injury and become the Vulture again.


  • It seems that Raniero started his Vulture spree the same way Adrian started his, stealing a briefcase of bonds/payroll bag from the person making the street delivery.
    • Also, Blackie's second job of robbing a jewelry store is similar from when in Adrian's second appearance, his first job back was robbing a jewelry store.
  • Blackie's prison number is 40817060, while Adrian's is 1097201.

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