The first (and best) series starring Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-man. Issue 1 appeared in June of 1963. In October 1998, at issue 441, the folks at Marvel Entertainment Group (formerly Marvel Comics) decided that the numbers were getting too big and rolled 'em over for vol. 2. Other series starring same include Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, and simply Spiderman.