Amazing Fantasy #15 [UK cover price]

Marvel, 1962 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15.


Spider Man (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Burglar
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Spider-Man! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-789

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (introduction, origin); Ben Parker (introduction); Crusher Hogan; Flash Thompson (introduction); Liz Allen (introduction); May Parker (introduction); the Burglar
Synopsis:
Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains the abilites of a spider. When he fails to stop a burglar who runs past him his uncle his killed as a result. He therefore swears never to shirk his responsibility again.
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Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two untitled parts (6 pp, 5 pp). This is the first Spider-Man story published, the Burglar has never been definitively named.
Winner of the 1962 "Best Short Story" Alley Award.

The Bell-Ringer! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-792

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Old Pedros
Synopsis:
On a small Mediterranean island of fisherfolk, Old Pedros is the town bell-ringer. One day the volcano atop the island begins to erupt. The villagers evacuate and put out to sea. Old Pedros, though, stays at the church. "The bells must be rung," he tells himself. "Someone will hear. For centuries someone has always heard!" Molten rock streams toward the church. Before it reaches Old Pedros, a ray of sunlight surrounds him. The superstitious villagers swear they saw him ride that ray into the sky. Did their eyes play tricks on them, or did Someone hear the bells?
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Man in the Mummy Case! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-781

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Rocco Rank
Synopsis:
A fugitive accepts a mummy's help to escape the police, only to find himself an ancient Egyptian slave.
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Important Announcement from the Editor! (Table of Contents)

Fan Page / text article / pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Explains title change is due to embarassment of younger readers. It seems that the decision to cancel the series had not been made when it went to print, since it is announced that future issues will include a Spider-Man feature.
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There Are Martians among Us! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-780

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The discovery of a crashed flying saucer frightens a small town, especially when the townspeople realize that the Martians are among them. A month goes by with the aliens still at large. A man leaves for the city and tells his wife to stay in the house where she is safe. Later that day, though, she has to go to the store for coffee. On her way home she is captured! When her husband gets home and finds her missing, he makes a desperate phone call ... to another Martian, who like him must have four arms.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Spider Man
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. The Bell-Ringer!
  4. 3. Man in the Mummy Case!
  5. 4. Important Announcement from the Editor!
    Fan Page
  6. 5. There Are Martians among Us!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Stephane Poitras
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose