Though some people believe that the other person on the cover is "the Burglar," there is no resemblance to the character depicted in the interior story, and no indication on the cover that it is the same character.
In Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 2004 Series) #15 (January 2006), it is revealed that the man Spider-Man is carrying is a guy named Steve.
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.
Stan Lee's editorial explains: "We are omitting the word ADULT from our masthead. A number of our teen-age readers have written to say that it makes them feel a bit awkward to buy a magazine which seems to be written exclusively for older readers."
Lee also explained the new feature: "..The SPIDERMAN, who will appear every month in AMAZING. Perhaps, if your letters request it, we will make his stories even longer, or have TWO Spiderman stories per issue."
Based on job numbers researched by Will Murray, the stories that appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #'s-2 were likely prepared for the next issues of Amazing Fantasy. Publisher Martin Goodman cancelled the title before sales figures came in and immediately reinstated Spider-Man in a title of his own when he discovered how well the issue sold.