Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection #5 - The Secret of the Petrified Tablet
(2019)

Marvel, 2013 Series
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Volume
5
Price
39.99 USD; 52.00 CAD
Pages
468
On-sale Date
2020-02-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
T
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Epic; Marvel
ISBN
978-1-302-92196-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781302921965
Editing
Cory Sedlmeier (editor)

Issue Notes

Collects Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #68-85, and Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #5.

The Secret of the Petrified Tablet (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
Paul Mounts
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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The Secret of the Petrified Tablet (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]

Indexer Notes

Title page. Image is taken from the cover of Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #86.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits page.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Contents page.

At Long Last -- The Parents of Peter Parker! (Table of Contents: 4)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed as Romita)
Inks
John Romita (signed as Romita)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; May Parker; Ben Parker; Mary Jane Watson; Gwen Stacy; Harry Osborn; Flash Thompson; Captain George Stacy; John Jameson; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Betty Brant; Frederick Foswell
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The Parents of Peter Parker! (Table of Contents: 5)

Spider-Man / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Larry Lieber; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Richard Parker (introduction in flashback; death; Spider-Man's Dad); Mary Parker (introduction in flashback; death; Spider-Man's Mom); Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Aunt May Parker; Uncle Ben Parker (flashback); Red Skull [Albert Malik]; Sandor (introduction); the Finisher (introduction, dies); Ahab; Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]]
Synopsis
Peter learns the truth about his parents. First, he believes them to be traitors working for the Nazi villain Red Skull, but in the end he finds that they were double agents and is able to exonerate them.
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Keywords
Algeria

Indexer Notes

John Romita wrote that he worked very closely, page by page, with Larry Lieber, in laying out the story and assisting with the pencils, on this issue.

A Day at the Daily Bugle (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Larry Lieber; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek; Morrie Kuramoto

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's Parker?
Genre
superhero
Characters
J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Ned Leeds; Betty Brant
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Indexer Notes

"A Special Spidey Pin-Up". John Romita has indicated that he worked very closely with Larry Lieber on this annual, page by page, including the pin-up feature "A Day at the Daily Bugle".

Peter Parker, the Super Sports Star! (Table of Contents: 7)

Spider-Man / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Larry Lieber; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine an athlete who has the power of Spider-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Peter Parker
Synopsis
Peter Parker as various athletes.
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Indexer Notes

John Romita has indicated that he worked very closely with Larry Lieber on this annual, page by page, including the pin-up feature "Peter Parker, the Super Sports Star!".

Where It's At! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Larry Lieber; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A slightly garbled guide to help you locate some of Spidey's most familiar havens and haunts!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Harry Osborne; Peter Parker; J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May Parker; Gwen Stacy; Mary Jane Parker
Synopsis
A slightly garbled guide to some of Spider-Man's most familiar locations.
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Indexer Notes

John Romita has indicated that he worked very closely with Larry Lieber on this annual, page by page, including the pin-up feature "Where It's At!".

[This Is Spidey as We Know Him, But--] (Table of Contents: 9)

Spider-Man / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Larry Lieber; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man
Synopsis
Spider-Man as drawn by other artists for other publications.
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Indexer Notes

John Romita has indicated that he worked very closely with Larry Lieber on this annual, page by page, including the pin-up feature Spidey as drawn by other artists. Spider-Man appears as Dick Tracy, Li'l Abner, Superman, Mickey Mouse, Charlie Brown, and a blend of Archie with Reggie.

Here We Go-a-Plotting! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Marie Severin
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
humor
Characters
Stan Lee; John Romita; Larry Lieber; Roy Thomas
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Indexer Notes

John Romita did preliminary layouts for this feature that were then completely redone by Marie Severin. According to an interview with Marie in Fans of Central Jersey, she wrote this story, which was edited by Stan Lee.

Crisis on Campus! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

Crisis on the Campus! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So that's what the newly-discovered petrified clay tablet looks like!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Kingpin (villain); Gwen Stacy; J. Jonah Jameson; Joe Robertson; Anna Watson; Aunt May Parker; Crusher; Louis Wilson (introduction); Randy Robertson; Martha Robertson (introduction, in a photograph only); Josh Kittling (introduction)
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Indexer Notes

Continued in the next 2 issues.

Mission: Crush the Kingpin! (Table of Contents: 13)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Kingpin
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Mission: Crush the Kingpin! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Kingpin's hiding somewhere in this area!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Kingpin; Robbie Robertson; Randy Robertson; J. Jonah Jameson; Gwen Stacy; Mr. Stacy (Gwen's father)
Synopsis
Spider-Man goes heads-up with the strength of the Kingpin, who is knocked out when his own cane-gun backfires. The police arrest the Kingpin for theft of the priceless tablet, but he claims that his ally Spider-Man has spirited it away. Meanwhile, Spider-Man manages to open the vault and retrieve the tablet, but when he tries to return it the police open fire on him.
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Spider-Man Wanted! (Table of Contents: 15)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

Spider-Man Wanted! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got to get out of here!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Kingpin; J. Jonah Jameson; Gwen Stacy; Captain Stacy; Robbie Robertson; Randy Robertson; Josh; Dean Corliss; Ned Leeds
Synopsis
Still on the lam, Spider-Man hides the tablet in Peter's closet. The Kingpin breaks jail vowing to get Spider-Man and the tablet. Spider-Man obliges him and the two battle. In the middle of the battle, Jonah driven by Ned Leeds appears and calls for the police. A mysterious car with a woman driver appears and the Kingpin gets away, unsatisfied. Faced with yet another rant from Jameson, Spider-Man turns and starts to rant right back causing Jonah to have an apparently fatal heart attack. Is Spider-Man a murderer!?
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And Now...Quicksilver! (Table of Contents: 17)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

The Speedster and the Spider! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last ish, we saw our tormented web-slinger finally lose his temper as he angrily threatened a nearly hysterical J. Jonah Jameson!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Harry Osborn; J. Jonah Jameson; John Jameson; Ned Leeds; Edwin Jarvis; Robbie Robertson; Martha Robinson; Randy Robertson; Betty Brant; Captain Stacy; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch (cameo flashback); Toad (cameo flashback); Kingpin (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
With Jonah down for the count, Robbie publishes Peter's pictures in the Bugle showing Kingpin, and not Spider-Man, to be the real crook in the case of the golden tablet. Trying to redeem himself after his recent career with Magneto, Quicksilver decides to bring in the menace known as Spider-Man but discovers he isn't the villain the Bugle has painted him to be.
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Rocked by the Shocker! (Table of Contents: 19)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shocker [Herman Schultz]
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Rocked by the Shocker! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
John Buscema (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); John Romita (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Forgive my sudden entrance, Stacy...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Shocker [Herman Schultz]; Gwen Stacy; George Stacy; Aunt May; Lizard [Curt Connors]; J. Jonah Jameson; Flash Thompson
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The Web Closes! (Table of Contents: 21)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Man-Mountain Marko
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The Web Closes! (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
John Buscema (plot); John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's my fault that Captain Stacy was injured by the Shocker!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Man-Mountain Marko; the Maggia; Caesar Cicero; Silvermane; George Stacy; Gwen Stacy; Randy Robertson; Robbie Robertson; J. Jonah Jameson; Wilson; Curt Connors
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Indexer Notes

Continued in the next 2 issues.

The Fantastic Secret of the Petrified Tablet! (Table of Contents: 23)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Silvermane; Maggia
Reprints

If This Be Bedlam! (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You better do what Silvermane wants, see?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Lizard [Dr. Connors]; Martha Connors; Billy Connors; Harry Osborn; Gwen Stacy; Maggia (villain); Silvermane (villain); Caeser Cicero (villain); Man-Mountain Marko (villain)
Synopsis
Silvermane believes that the petrified tablet contains the secret of the Fountain of Youth. He forces Dr. Connor to interpret the tablet and make the serum described therein. Silvermane drinks the untested serum - and it works!
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Death Without Warning! (Table of Contents: 25)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

Death Without Warning! (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got to find Doc Connors!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Lizard [Dr. Connors]; Man-Mountain Marko; Silvermane (death); Caeser Cicero; Martha Connors; Billy Connors
Synopsis
Spidey, aware that Dr. Connors and his family are in danger from the Maggia, searches for them. The once-elderly Silvermane tries to convince Marko and Cicero that he is in fact a younger version of himself while Dr. Connors escapes and Spider-Man arrives. In the ensuing free-for-all Connors transforms into the Lizard ... and Silvermane just keeps getting younger.
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Indexer Notes

The Lizard is also in the next two issues.

The Lizard Lives! (Table of Contents: 27)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Lizard [Doctor Curt Connors]
Reprints

The Lizard Lives! (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
John Buscema (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing can stop the Lizard!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Lizard [Curt Connors] (villain); Billy Connors; Martha Connors; Aunt May Parker; Harry Osborn; Gwen Stacy; Robbie Robertson; Captain George Stacy; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Synopsis
The Lizard is at large in New York and Captain Stacy wants to talk to Peter about Spider-Man's secret identity.
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In the Blaze of Battle! (Table of Contents: 29)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Lizard [Doctor Curt Connors]
Reprints

In the Blaze of Battle! (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
John Buscema (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As we saw last ish, just as Spidey was just about to trap the deadly Lizard, he was interrupted by the Human Torch...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Lizard [Doctor Curt Connors] (villain); Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Billy Connors; Martha Connors
Synopsis
The Human Torch complicates Spider-Man's plan to catch the Lizard without hurting him.
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The Night of the Prowler! (Table of Contents: 31)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Prowler
Reprints

The Night of the Prowler! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The city is quiet tonight!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Gwen Stacy; Flash Thompson; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Prowler [Hobie Brown] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Peter tries to see Gwen only to find that she is (apparently) on a date with Flash. Hobie approaches his boss with ideas for new safety devices for his job as window-washer, only to be rebuffed. He implements them in private, adds a cloak and a mask, and thus creates The Prowler. Hobie plans to rob a newspaper as the Prowler then return the money as Hobie, making himself a hero. Naturally Peter (as Peter) discovers the Prowler in the act and J. Jonah discovers Peter in front of an empty safe.
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Indexer Notes

Continued in the next issue.

A note on the splash page explains: "Thanks to John Romita, Jr. for suggesting the Prowler."

To Prowl No More! (Table of Contents: 33)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Peter Parker; The Prowler [Hobie Brown]; J. Jonah Jameson
Reprints

To Prowl No More! (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Someone in a costume... robbing Jonah Jameson in his office!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Prowler [Hobie Brown]; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Gwen Stacy; Mindy (Hobie's Girlfriend, reference only)
Synopsis
Spidey and the Prowler fight. The Prowler gets away using a gas bomb, then plans another robbery to make himself (Hobie) a hero when the loot is recovered. Peter anticipates the move and gets there during the robbery. This time the Prowler's gas has no effect and Peter unmasks him to find a well-intentioned kid like himself. Spidey lets him go.
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On the Trail of... the Chameleon! (Table of Contents: 35)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Chameleon
Reprints

On the Trail of... the Chameleon! (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't keep brooding about Gwen ditching me for Flash Thompson!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Harry Osborne; Flash Thompson; Gwen Stacy; Capt. Stacy; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; the Chameleon
Synopsis
Harry brings Flash to Peter's apartment and forces them to work out the confusion about Gwen. Peter and Gwen reunite and attend a gala where paintings are stolen under the nose of Capt. Stacy - it is the work of the Chameleon. Spidey sets a trap for the Chameleon but fails to unmask him until he sees ... Peter Parker!
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The Coming of the Kangaroo! (Table of Contents: 37)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Kangaroo
Reprints

The Coming of the Kangaroo! (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't like swinging this close to the crowds--but, if I move fast enough, they won't be able to stop me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May Parker; The Kangaroo (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Aunt May decides Peter is sick and puts him to bed. The Kangaroo escapes Feds who seek to deport him, then steals what he thinks is money but is actually a vial of deadly bacteria. Peter sneaks out to catch the Kangaroo and get the vial back. He succeeds, but Aunt May collapses when she finds the web dummy Peter left in his bed. Now Peter feels more guilt than ever.
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And Then Came Electro! (Table of Contents: 39)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin; John Romita (see notes)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Electro
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Indexer Notes

John Romita stated in Marie Severin: Mirthful Mistress of Comics that Marie drew the cover. Nick Caputo believes that Marie inked the backgrounds on her own, with Romita inking the Electro and Spider-Man figures. Updated info per Nick Caputo, August 2012.

And Then Came Electro! (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script
John Romita (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils); Marie Severin (see notes)
Inks
Jim Mooney; Marie Severin (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Weary and dejected, a brooding youth sits motionless in the silence of his room...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson; Mrs. Watson (MJ's aunt Anna); J. Jonah Jameson; Electro [Max Dillon] (origin recap); Captain Stacy; Flash Thompson; Harry Osborne; Robbie Robertson; Marvin (talk show host)
Synopsis
Peter decides that it would be good for his public image to go on a TV talk show. Unfortunately he chooses a network where Max Dillon [Electro] works. In collusion with Jameson, Electro attacks Spider-Man live on stage. Spidey defeats him, but it is a Pyrrhic victory - Peter is as beat up as Max.
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Indexer Notes

The "Midnight Talk Show" host, Marvin, is modeled after Merv Griffin (with his co-host modeled after Arthur Treacher). Marie Severin redrew their faces (pencils and inks) on pages 14 and 15.

There is a great two-panel scene where the web-head - in Peter-civvies with a bag on his head - swings into a laundromat to wash his costume in preparation for the show.

The Coming of... the Schemer! (Table of Contents: 41)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Schemer
Reprints

The Schemer! (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ever since Spider-Man drove the Kingpin into hiding last year, no one has been powerful enough to take his place as King of Crime... until now!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Schemer; Kingpin; Vanessa Fisk; Richard Fisk (photo); J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Betty Brant; Doctor Bromwell; Gwen Stacy; Flash Thompson; Harry Osborn; Captain Stacy
Synopsis
The Schemer tries to become the new King of Crime in New York, and starts a war with the Kingpin. Flash Thompson goes to war in Vietnam and Gwen Stacy is injured in a traffic accident.
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Indexer Notes

Continued in the next 2 issues.

The Kingpin Strikes Back! (Table of Contents: 43)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

The Kingpin Strikes Back! (Table of Contents: 44)

Spider-Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); John Buscema (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
170-Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a good thing I didn't capture the Schemer when last we fought... there wasn't any reward for him then!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Schemer; Gwen Stacy; Captain George Stacy; Kingpin; Vanessa Fisk
Synopsis
Peter could use the $5,000 reward, so Spidey sets out to capture the Schemer. He eventually finds him in his fancy car but keeps falling off it. Schemer arrives at the Kingpin's mansion and confronts him; Vanessa intervenes. Spider-Man has followed the Schemer, breaks in, and has a brief tiff with Kingpin before both realize that the Schemer - and Vanessa - have vanished.
Reprints

Revealed at Last... The Schemer's Secret! (Table of Contents: 45)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; Morrie Kuramoto

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing can save you now!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Kingpin; Vanessa Fisk; the Schemer
Reprints

The Secret of the Schemer! (Table of Contents: 46)

Spider-Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); John Buscema (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
171-Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last issue, we saw the mysterious Schemer face-to-face with the Kingpin--and the Kingpin's wife...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Vanessa Fisk; Captain Stacy; Gwen Stacy; Kingpin (villain); Schemer [Richard Fisk; identity revealed] (villain)
Synopsis
Peter pulls a double switch to keep Captain Stacy and Gwendy from identifying him as Spider-Man. Spider-Man tracks down the Schemer but they both fall into the Kingpin's trap. The ensuing battle comes to an abrupt end when the Schemer is revealed to be Richard Fisk, the Kingpin's long lost son.
Reprints

The Sinister Six (Table of Contents: 47)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Electro; Dr. Octopus; Kraven; Sandman; Vulture; Mysterio
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

Spider-Man / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Larry Lieber; John Romita
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Red Skull

Indexer Notes

Original art pages from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5, pages 6, 9, 13, and 20.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

Spider-Man / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
Larry Lieber

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Pencil layout pages from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5 pages 39, 42, 46-49.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50)

John Romita Sr / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita

Indexer Notes

Self portrait of John Romita Sr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Pencils
John Romita

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]

Indexer Notes

Rough cover sketch of Amazing Spider-Man #68 by John Romita Sr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52)

Spider-Man / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita; Jim Mooney

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Kingpin

Indexer Notes

Original art for Amazing Spider-Man #69 cover and page 20.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

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

Pencils
John Romita

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Unused layout page 17 from Amazing Spider-Man #70.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

Spider-Man / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Jim Mooney
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Original art pages from Amazing Spider-Man #71 cover and #74 page 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55)

Spider-Man / illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Romita

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Unused layout pages from Amazing Spider-Man #74 pages 7, 9, 11, 17 and 20.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 56)

Spider-Man / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema; John Romita
Inks
Jim Mooney; John Romita

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Original art from Amazing Spider-Man #75 cover, #76 page 9, and #78 page 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 57)

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

Pencils
John Romita

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Prowler

Indexer Notes

Character design sketches of the Prowler.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 58)

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

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
John Romita

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Cover color rough of Amazing Spider-Man #79.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 59)

Spider-Man / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Mooney; Marie Severin; John Buscema; John Romita
Inks
Jim Mooney; Marie Severin; John Romita

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Original art for Amazing Spider-Man #82 unused and original covers, #82 page 3, and #83 page 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
Richard Isanove

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover to Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 2009 series) vol.8, sans trade dress and text.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of the Petrified Tablet
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. The Secret of the Petrified Tablet
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. At Long Last -- The Parents of Peter Parker!
    Spider-Man
  6. 5. The Parents of Peter Parker!
    Spider-Man
  7. 6. A Day at the Daily Bugle
    Spider-Man
  8. 7. Peter Parker, the Super Sports Star!
    Spider-Man
  9. 8. Where It's At!
    Spider-Man
  10. 9. [This Is Spidey as We Know Him, But--]
    Spider-Man
  11. 10. Here We Go-a-Plotting!
  12. 11. Crisis on Campus!
    Spider-Man
  13. 12. Crisis on the Campus!
    Spider-Man
  14. 13. Mission: Crush the Kingpin!
    Spider-Man
  15. 14. Mission: Crush the Kingpin!
    Spider-Man
  16. 15. Spider-Man Wanted!
    Spider-Man
  17. 16. Spider-Man Wanted!
    Spider-Man
  18. 17. And Now...Quicksilver!
    Spider-Man
  19. 18. The Speedster and the Spider!
    Spider-Man
  20. 19. Rocked by the Shocker!
    Spider-Man
  21. 20. Rocked by the Shocker!
    Spider-Man
  22. 21. The Web Closes!
    Spider-Man
  23. 22. The Web Closes!
    Spider-Man
  24. 23. The Fantastic Secret of the Petrified Tablet!
    Spider-Man
  25. 24. If This Be Bedlam!
    Spider-Man
  26. 25. Death Without Warning!
    Spider-Man
  27. 26. Death Without Warning!
    Spider-Man
  28. 27. The Lizard Lives!
    Spider-Man
  29. 28. The Lizard Lives!
    Spider-Man
  30. 29. In the Blaze of Battle!
    Spider-Man
  31. 30. In the Blaze of Battle!
    Spider-Man
  32. 31. The Night of the Prowler!
    Spider-Man
  33. 32. The Night of the Prowler!
    Spider-Man
  34. 33. To Prowl No More!
    Spider-Man
  35. 34. To Prowl No More!
    Spider-Man
  36. 35. On the Trail of... the Chameleon!
    Spider-Man
  37. 36. On the Trail of... the Chameleon!
    Spider-Man
  38. 37. The Coming of the Kangaroo!
    Spider-Man
  39. 38. The Coming of the Kangaroo!
    Spider-Man
  40. 39. And Then Came Electro!
    Spider-Man
  41. 40. And Then Came Electro!
    Spider-Man
  42. 41. The Coming of... the Schemer!
    Spider-Man
  43. 42. The Schemer!
    Spider-Man
  44. 43. The Kingpin Strikes Back!
    Spider-Man
  45. 44. The Kingpin Strikes Back!
    Spider-Man
  46. 45. Revealed at Last... The Schemer's Secret!
    Spider-Man
  47. 46. The Secret of the Schemer!
    Spider-Man
  48. 47. The Sinister Six
    Spider-Man
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
    John Romita Sr
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  53. 52. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  56. 55. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  57. 56. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  58. 57. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  59. 58. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  60. 59. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  61. 60. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
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