Bigger Key: ASM 3 or 14
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I'd go with #3.  Earlier issue and personally I find the cover much more appealing than #14.  There's only 1 Otto Octavius while there's been multiple incarnations of the Green Goblin.  I'd say go for who you like better as a villain if it's for your personal collection regardless of value since they are pretty close anyway and you really can't go wrong with either one.

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24 minutes ago, Bird said:

I was in a very crammed shop today, no prices on anything as the owner looks each book up on ebay/mcs and then gives you a price, with 20% off of course. In the corner were about 5 slabs and one was a ASM 3 CGC 0.5! He wants $400 for it, or around $400 he said. I may just go get it soon. hm I have to see why it is a 0.5 first!

It’s probably a 0.5 because it’s missing the pin-up which doesn’t affect the story. 

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Great question, both fantastic books.  A toss up really.

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1 minute ago, Keys_Collector said:

I'd go with #3.  Earlier issue and personally I find the cover much more appealing than #14.  There's only 1 Otto Octavius while there's been multiple incarnations of the Green Goblin.  I'd say go for who you like better as a villain if it's for your personal collection regardless of value since they are pretty close anyway and you really can't go wrong with either one.

This is a much closer contest than I anticipated. I thought #3 would be a clear winner.

My current copy of #3 is missing the pin-up and my #14 is about a 2.0 but complete. I’d like to upgrade both but I may only be able to afford one.

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1 hour ago, Bomber-Bob said:

Too close to call, get them BOTH !

GENIUS!

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I think I’m going to have to do that. :banana:

Edited by JohnH19

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I would say #3.  To the extent that the movies drive the characters' popularity, Doc Ock came across much better on film than the Goblin.  I never liked the rigid plastic / metal mask they used in that first Spidey movie -- with Ock you got to see Alfred Molina actually play the character, and he was great.

If they ever reboot the Goblin in the movies, they really need to use makeup, prosthetics, and/or CGI to let us actually see the actor's face moving and speaking.

Edited by Sweet Lou 14

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7 hours ago, Primetime said:

I would take the #3. Earlier book too, and one of only three Spidey covers signed by Ditko. Both villains a toss up as for the more popular one. You get the pin up page in the #3 as well. 

^^^ This. ^^^
-J.

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On 12/6/2018 at 2:21 PM, Cliff R. said:

Talk him down. You can get a VG copy for twice that. See if he has a coverless #3. I need one. :bigsmile:

Can you please let me know where I can get an ASM 3 raw or graded VG copy for only $800?! lol My CGC 3.0 recently sold at auction for $1K. So I would happily pay $800 for a VG copy!

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3.   Tougher book. 

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7 hours ago, LDarkseid1 said:

Can you please let me know where I can get an ASM 3 raw or graded VG copy for only $800?! lol My CGC 3.0 recently sold at auction for $1K. So I would happily pay $800 for a VG copy!

My bad. You might have gotten a VG for $800 in 2017, but not now.  I think I paid about $850 for a 3.5 last year.

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Number 3 for me, all day long. I think 14 spiked years ago and remained in the higher regard based mostly on inertia. 

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On 12/6/2018 at 7:22 PM, JohnH19 said:

I think I’m going to have to do that. :banana:

Well, I did it! Here's my new and improved #3 and a 14 is on the way.:cloud9:

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This is a tough one. I have to say asm3, mainly because it came a full year earlier. Roughly 1900 asm3’s in the census and 3200 asm14’s...for what it’s worth.

Edited by Callaway29

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#14 but I’d rather own #3 any day of the week.  Spidey #3 was my first big book !  Thought I would never get closer to an AF 15 than that one day 

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On 12/6/2018 at 4:12 PM, Straw-Man said:

reasonable minds can differ.  and no goblin story or arc can touch 31-33.  that trilogy cements #3's superiority for me--it gave us the guy who gave us the master planner.

Spider-Man 121-122 touches it all over. Goblin over doc for me too. But I have both. You gotta have both. Goblin-venom-ock. 

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A #3 is a #3, and that's that.

 

But I'm glad you got both.  (thumbsu

 

Btw, I ran into Alfred Molina at my local carwash and chatted with him about his movies - super nice guy.

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