The Amazing Spider-Man #3 [Regular Edition]
(July 1963)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1963-04-09
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed as Ditko)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed as Ditko)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
America's most exciting super-hero captured by the world's most dreaded super-villain!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]
Reprints

Spider-Man Versus Doctor Octopus (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (story)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited) (art)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited) (art)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy (credited)

Job Number
X-219
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doctor Octopus the only enemy ever to defeat Spider-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius] (Introduction; Origin); Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Charlie (Burglar); J Jonah Jameson; Aunt May Parker; Flash Thompson; Liz Allen
Synopsis
When an experiment goes wrong, Otto Octavius gains control of his robotic arms and decides to take over an atomic facility, but Spider-Man stops him.
Reprints
Keywords
Atomic Research Center; Bliss Private Hospital; Midtown High; radiation; soldiers

Indexer Notes

Spider-Man called "Super-Man" on pg 8; corrected in later reprintings; Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Bonus Spider-Man Pin-Up Page! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
X-219
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from the Official Marvel Index to the Amazing Spider-Man via David Elson (October 26, 2005). Ink credit per Nick Caputo, August 2012.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko (illustrations)
Inks
Steve Ditko (illustrations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset; ?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

First letters section. Includes a letter from Buddy Saunders. Promo art of the new corner trademark featuring Spider-Man (the same one used on the cover). Steve Ditko was credited with the idea of the corner symbol in the letters section of Fantastic Four # 18.

Spider's Web letters page logo designed and drawn by Ditko.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["America's most exciting super-hero captured by the world's most dreaded super-villain!"]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Spider-Man Versus Doctor Octopus
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. Bonus Spider-Man Pin-Up Page!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
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