The Amazing Spider-Man #11 [Regular Edition]
(April 1964)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1964-01-10
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.


The Long-Awaited Return of Doctor Octopus! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby (see notes)
Inks
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alterations on Dr. Octopus' face and Spider-Man's legs by Jack Kirby. The unaltered cover was published in various reprints, including the cover to Marvel Tales # 148. (additional information provided by Nick Caputo)

Turning Point (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby (see notes)
Inks
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hate you, Spider-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]; Betty Brant; Bennet Brant (death); Aunt May Parker; Blackie Gaxton
Synopsis
Betty's brother has gotten himself into trouble with gambling debts and Betty is forced to help in Doc Ock's plot to break Blackie Gaxton out of prison to keep her sibling alive. Spider-Man interrupts the escape and Blackie shoots Bennett during the conflict. Gaxton is captured but Doc Ock gets away. Peter tries to comfort Betty over the loss of her brother.
Reprints
Keywords
jailbreak; Municipal Prison; Philadelphia; spider-tracer; tramp steamer

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby redrew part of Spider-Man's figure on the splash page. Info per Nigel Kitching, as published in Jack Kirby Quarterly.

This is the first continued story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

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

The Avengers; Daredevil / 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

Includes a letter from Ken Landgraph and Special Announcements Section.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Long-Awaited Return of Doctor Octopus!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Turning Point
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Avengers; Daredevil
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
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