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(April 1964)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1964-01-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Non-Pareil Publishing Corp.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.


The Long-Awaited Return of Doctor Octopus! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby (alterations)
Inks:
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby (alterations)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Alterations on Dr. Octopus' face and Spider-Man's legs by Jack Kirby. The unaltered cover was published as the cover to Marvel Tales # 148. (additional information provided by Nick Caputo)

Turning Point (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]; Betty Brant; Bennet Brant (Death); May Parker; Blackie Gaxton
Synopsis:
Betty's brother has gotten himself into trouble with gambling debts and Betty is forced to help in Doc Ock's plot to break Blackie Gaxton out of prison to keep her sibling alive. Spider-Man interrupts the escape and Blackie shoots Bennett during the conflict. Gaxton is captured but Doc Ock gets away. Peter tries to comfort Betty over the loss of her brother.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby may have done some corrections on the Spider-Man figure on the splash page. Info per Nigel Kitching, as published in Jack Kirby Quarterly. continued next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider's Web / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Long-Awaited Return of Doctor Octopus!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Turning Point
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Robert Stanley Martin
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Ford
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jordan Inman
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Max Capp