The Amazing Spider-Man #40 [Regular Edition]
(September 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.


Spidey Saves the Day! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Mike Esposito; John Romita (touch-ups)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

John Romita touch-up credits from John Romita at the San Diego Comic-Con (July 21, 2006).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spidey Saves the Day! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo]; John Romita (touch-ups)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you missed our last ish because you were orbiting Earth on a space ship (the only acceptable reason for a true Spidophile's copping out), all we need tell you is that Spidey has been captured...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Harry Osborn; Professor Stromm (flashback); Aunt May Parker; Anna May Watson; J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant; Ned Leeds (flashback, cameo); The Enforcers [Ox; Montana; Fancy Dan] (flashback, cameo); Human Torch (flashback, cameo); Lucky Lobo (flashback; cameo); Crime Master (flashback, cameo); Dr. Bromwell (cameo)
Synopsis
Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin. While battling, an explosion erases the last several years of Norman Osborn's memory, reverting him to his pre-Green Goblin state.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia

Indexer Notes

John Romita touch-up credits from John Romita at the San Diego Comic-Con (July 21, 2006)

Capricious Commentaries, Carefully Cooked-Up to Confuse and Confound You! (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
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko; ?
Inks
Steve Ditko; ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Colin Spezio, Pete Windt, Jerry Vision, Louis Rogers, William Whisner, Dan McNay, Alan Friedenthal, Michael Brisk, Mark Campbell, and Greg Lasserre; includes M.M.M.S. membership form.

[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. Spidey Saves the Day!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. ["U.S. government surplus"]
  3. 2. Spidey Saves the Day!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Capricious Commentaries, Carefully Cooked-Up to Confuse and Confound You!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. ["It's clobberin' time!"]
  6. 5. ["Who's the wiseguy that's holdin' out?"]
    The Spider's Web
  7. 6. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
  8. 7. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
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