The Amazing Spider-Man #2 [Regular Edition]
(May 1963)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale date
1963-02-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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; #200 square bound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (cover lettering and revised logo inking); Sol Brodsky (revised logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Vulture [Adrian Toomes]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for revised logo from Todd Klein.

Duel to the Death with the Vulture! (Table of Contents: 1)

Spider-Man / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The most colorful superhero of all...Spider-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Vulture [Adrian Toomes] (villain, introduction); J. Jonah Jameson; Flash Thompson; Liz Allen; May Parker
Synopsis
The Vulture is so confident in his abilities that he announces his plans to steal a diamond shipment to the police. When Spider-Man hears this he decides to stop the Vulture.
Reprints
Keywords
anti-magnetic inverter; Jameson Publications; Midtown High; miniature camera; Now Magazine; Staten Island; water tank

The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer! (Table of Contents: 2)

Spider-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
X-171
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He looks so harmless -- and yet the Tinkerer is one of the greatest menaces I've ever faced!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Tinkerer [Phineas Mason] (villain, introduction); Flash Thompson; Liz Allen; Dr. Cobbwell
Synopsis
When Peter Parker discovers some alien modifications to a professor's radio he tracks down a group of aliens with plans to take over the Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Midtown High; radios; resisto-glass enclosure; spaceship; spy devices; Tinkerer Repair Shop

Indexer Notes

One of his helpers later becomes Mysterio. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Watch For the Greatest Symbols in Comics! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Duel to the Death with the Vulture!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Watch For the Greatest Symbols in Comics!
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