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
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

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

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)

The 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]
    The Spider's Web
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