The Amazing Spider-Man #38 [Regular Edition]
(July 1966)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
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.


Just a Guy Named Joe! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Joe Smith
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ditko didn't provide a cover so one was made from individual panels (panel 6 page 7, panel 4 page 12, panel 5 page 13, panel 1 page 15).

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Just a Guy Named Joe! (Table of Contents: 2)

Spider-Man / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our mildly terrific tale opens in a crowded neighborhood gym, where we find a not-overly-bright habitue named Joe Smith indulging himself in one of his ever-present day-dreams--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Ned Leeds; Harry Osborn; Norman Osborn; Flash Thompson; Gwen Stacy; Aunt May Parker; Joe Smith (villain, introduction); Mary Jane Watson
Synopsis
Average Joe, Joe Smith, fails at being a fighter and tries his hand at acting. Dressed up as a robotic monster, he is zapped with electricity and chemicals which causes him to go on a violent spree against those who doubted his abilities. Meanwhile, Norman Osborn puts a price on Spidey's head and our hero is plagued with goons trying to bump him off. Pete narrowly misses meeting Mary Jane.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ditko turned his last art for Marvel late the last week of November 1965.

Incredible, Indubitable, Interminable Items to Startle Your Senses and Soothe Your Soul! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who's the wiseguy that's holdin' out?
Characters
Spider-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Randy Barron, Cary Burkett, "No, we didn't forget the writer's name and address!", Irene Yono, Richard K. von Fossen, Eric Beringer, Marilyn Morgan, Pvt. R. Stewart, H. Doyle Abernathy, Bob Peltz. The page also includes a membership form for the Merry Marvel Marching Society.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Just a Guy Named Joe!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
  3. 2. Just a Guy Named Joe!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Incredible, Indubitable, Interminable Items to Startle Your Senses and Soothe Your Soul!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. ["Last chance! (until next issue!)"]
  6. 5. ["Who's the wiseguy that's holdin' out?"]
    The Spider's Web
  7. 6. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
  8. 7. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
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