(November 1968)

Marvel, 1964 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
published monthly except November, semi-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

Issue Notes

Indicia: THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN is published by NON-PAREIL PUBLISHING CORP. OFFICE OF PUBLICATION: 625 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022. SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT NEW YORK, N.Y. AND AT ADDITIONAL MAILING OFFICES. Published monthly except November, semi-monthly. Copyright © 1968 by Non-Pareil Publishing Corp., Marvel Comics Group, all rights reserved, 625 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022. Vol 1, No. 5, November, 1968 issue. Price 12¢ per copy. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons and/or institutions in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Printed in the U.S.A. by World Color Press, Inc., Sparta, Illinois 62286. Subscription rate $1.75 and $2.25 Canada for 12 issues including postage. Foreign subscriptions $3.25. Prices do not include King Size Special November Issue.

Four different versions of the title appear on this issue: Spiderman Special (corner character box); Spider-Man Special (spine); The Amazing Spider-Man (cover); The Amazing Spiderman (indicia).

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

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

Pencils
John Romita [as Romita] (signed)
Inks
John Romita [as Romita] (signed)
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
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
typeset; Morrie Kuramoto

Characters
Spider-Man; Sandor

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover featuring scenes from interior story with gray-tone added.

The Parents of Peter Parker! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Larry Lieber; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo]
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.
Reprints
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.

Look What's Happening to the Handsome Muscular Men on Muscle Beach, California! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

This candy bar can help you gain lots... of weight! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

High School Diploma Through Home Study (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Work Clothes "Bargain" (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Electronic Computer Brain (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Here is a Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

I'll Make You a Master of Karate (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shop By Mail (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Brand New!! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

The Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Now on Sale! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

A Day at the Daily Bugle (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Reprints

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".

Giant Stallion Mural Full Color Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shop By Mail (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now in Full Color! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Peter Parker, the Super Sports Star! (Table of Contents: 20)

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!
Characters
Peter Parker
Synopsis
Peter Parker as various athletes.
Reprints

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: 21)

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!
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.
Reprints

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!".

Most Powerful Airplane (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[This Is Spidey as We Know Him, But--] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Characters
Spider-Man
Synopsis
Spider-Man as drawn by other artists for other publications.
Reprints

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.

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Here We Go-a-Plotting! (Table of Contents: 25)

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
Reprints

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.

Collect Coins.. the Hobby Road to Riches (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Shop By Mail (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Good News for You Who Want to Make Extra Money Easily! (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

We're Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. At Long Last -- The Parents of Peter Parker!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Parents of Peter Parker!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Look What's Happening to the Handsome Muscular Men on Muscle Beach, California!
  5. 4. This candy bar can help you gain lots... of weight!
  6. 5. High School Diploma Through Home Study
  7. 6. Work Clothes "Bargain"
  8. 7. Electronic Computer Brain
  9. 8. Here is a Treasure Chest of Fun
  10. 9. I'll Make You a Master of Karate
  11. 10. ["Look, fellows!"]
  12. 11. Shop By Mail
  13. 12. It's Brand New!!
  14. 13. Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts
  15. 14. The Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit!
  16. 15. Now on Sale!
  17. 16. A Day at the Daily Bugle
    Spider-Man
  18. 17. Giant Stallion Mural Full Color Masterpiece
  19. 18. Shop By Mail
  20. 19. Now in Full Color!
  21. 20. Peter Parker, the Super Sports Star!
    Spider-Man
  22. 21. Where It's At!
    Spider-Man
  23. 22. Most Powerful Airplane
  24. 23. [This Is Spidey as We Know Him, But--]
    Spider-Man
  25. 24. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  26. 25. Here We Go-a-Plotting!
  27. 26. Collect Coins.. the Hobby Road to Riches
  28. 27. Shop By Mail
  29. 28. Good News for You Who Want to Make Extra Money Easily!
  30. 29. We're Looking for People Who Like to Draw
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