(2022)

Penguin Random House, 2022 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
28.00 USD; 37.00 CAD; 25.00 GBP
Pages
388
On-sale Date
2022-06-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Penguin Books
Brand
?
ISBN
978-0-14-313573-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780143135739 52800
Editing
Ben Saunders (credited) (editor); Stan Lee (credited) (original editor)
Color
color
Binding
paperback
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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[Title Page and Credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

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Series Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

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Ben Saunders (credited)
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Foreword (Table of Contents: 4)

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Jason Reynolds (credited)
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Volume Introduction (Table of Contents: 5)

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Ben Saunders (credited)
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Spider Man (Table of Contents: 6)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Steve Ditko
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Stan Goldberg
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Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Though the world may mock Peter Parker, the timid teenager... it will soon marvel at the awesome might of... Spider-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 7)

Spider-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-789
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like costume heroes?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Liz Allan; The Burglar; Crusher Hogan; Ben Parker; May Parker; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson
Synopsis
Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains the abilities of a spider. When he fails to stop a burglar who runs past him, his uncle is killed as a result. He therefore swears never to shirk his responsibility again.
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Keywords
Acme warehouse; Midtown High; radioactive rays; science experiment; web-shooter; wrestling ring

The Bell-Ringer! (Table of Contents: 8)

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Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-792
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the way this little tale was told to us...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Old Pedros
Synopsis
On a small Mediterranean island of fisherfolk, Old Pedros is the town bell-ringer. One day the volcano atop the island begins to erupt. The villagers evacuate and put out to sea. Old Pedros, though, stays at the church. "The bells must be rung," he tells himself. "Someone will hear. For centuries someone has always heard!" Molten rock streams toward the church. Before it reaches Old Pedros, a ray of sunlight surrounds him. The superstitious villagers swear they saw him ride that ray into the sky. Did their eyes play tricks on them, or did Someone hear the bells?
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Man in the Mummy Case! (Table of Contents: 9)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-791
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A mummy case might seem to be as good a place as any to hide in!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rocco Rank
Synopsis
A fugitive accepts a mummy's help to escape the police, only to find himself an ancient Egyptian slave.
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Keywords
museum

Important Announcement from the Editor! (Table of Contents: 10)

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Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You will notice that the format of AMAZING has been changed.
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Indexer Notes

Stan Lee's editorial explains: "We are omitting the word ADULT from our masthead. A number of our teen-age readers have written to say that it makes them feel a bit awkward to buy a magazine which seems to be written exclusively for older readers."

Lee also explained the new feature: "..The SPIDERMAN, who will appear every month in AMAZING. Perhaps, if your letters request it, we will make his stories even longer, or have TWO Spiderman stories per issue."

Based on job numbers researched by Will Murray, the stories that appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #'s-2 were likely prepared for the next issues of Amazing Fantasy. Publisher Martin Goodman cancelled the title before sales figures came in and immediately reinstated Spider-Man in a title of his own when he discovered how well the issue sold.

There Are Martians Among Us! (Table of Contents: 11)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-790
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The problem was... how to find the Martians??
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The discovery of a crashed flying saucer frightens a small town, especially when the townspeople realize that the Martians are among them. A month goes by with the aliens still at large. A man leaves for the city and tells his wife to stay in the house where she is safe. Later that day, though, she has to go to the store for coffee. On her way home she is captured! When her husband gets home and finds her missing, he makes a desperate phone call ... to another Martian, who like him must have four arms.
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Keywords
bloodhounds; spaceship

The Chameleon Strikes! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek; Sol Brodsky (logo)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Fantastic Four think I'm trapped!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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Keywords
Baxter Building

Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 13)

Spider-Man / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (credited as Johnny Dee)

Job Number
V-816
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure, you've read many stories about many different magazine heroes!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Liz Allan; The Burglar (flashback); J. Jonah Jameson; John Jameson; Aunt May Parker; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson
Synopsis
Spider-Man rescues John Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson's son, from his malfunctioning space capsule.
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Keywords
Daily Bugle; military plane

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. A very brief recap of the events of Amazing Fantasy #15 are recounted.

Spider-Man vs. the Chameleon! (Table of Contents: 14)

Spider-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy (credited as John Duffi)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How can you defeat a man who can change his identity before you can catch him??
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Synopsis
Spider-Man tries to join the Fantastic Four and stops the Chameleon.
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Keywords
Baxter Building; helicopter; plexi-glass cage; submarine

A Personal Message from Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek; Sol Brodsky (logo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Vulture [Adrian Toomes]
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Duel to the Death with the Vulture! (Table of Contents: 17)

Spider-Man / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
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Stan Goldberg
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John Duffy (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The most colorful superhero of all...Spider-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Liz Allan; J. Jonah Jameson; May Parker; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson; The Vulture [Adrian Toomes]
Synopsis
The Vulture is so confident in his abilities that he announces his plans to steal a diamond shipment to the police. When Spider-Man hears this he decides to stop the Vulture.
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Keywords
anti-magnetic inverter; Jameson Publications; Midtown High; miniature camera; Now Magazine; Staten Island; water tank

The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer! (Table of Contents: 18)

Spider-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
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Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-171
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He looks so harmless -- and yet the Tinkerer is one of the greatest menaces I've ever faced!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Liz Allan; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson; Tinkerer [Phineas Mason]; Dr. Cobbwell
Synopsis
When Peter Parker discovers some alien modifications to a professor's radio he tracks down a group of aliens with plans to take over the Earth.
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Keywords
Midtown High; radios; resisto-glass enclosure; spaceship; spy devices; Tinkerer Repair Shop

Indexer Notes

One of the Tinkerer's helpers later becomes Mysterio.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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Stan Lee
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
America's most exciting super-hero captured by the world's most dreaded super-villain!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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Spider-Man versus Doctor Octopus (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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Stan Lee (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy (credited)

Job Number
X-219
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doctor Octopus the only enemy ever to defeat Spider-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Liz Allan; Sally Avril; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; J. Jonah Jameson; May Parker; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson; Charlie (burglar); Mouse (burglar); Joe (policeman)
Synopsis
When an experiment goes wrong, Otto Octavius gains control of his robotic arms and decides to take over an atomic facility, but Spider-Man stops him.
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Keywords
Atomic Research Center; Bliss Private Hospital; Midtown High; radiation; soldiers

Bonus Spider-Man Pin-Up Page! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Stan Lee
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Steve Ditko (sourced)
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Steve Ditko (sourced)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-219
First Line of Dialogue or Text
From your pal, Spider-Man
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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Stan Lee
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Steve Ditko
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Steve Ditko
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Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Steve Ditko (logo); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Amazing Spider-Man #1 was quite good as first issues go...
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Indexer Notes

First letters section. Letters from: Tom Jones, Jerome Haro, Fred Bronson, Bill Ryan, Frank Glen, Phil Leibfred, Buddy Saunders, Doug Arch, and Margaret Seth. Promo art of the new corner trademark featuring Spider-Man (the same one used on the cover). Steve Ditko was credited with the idea of the corner symbol in the letters section of Fantastic Four # 18.

Nothing Can Stop... The Sandman! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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Stan Lee
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Steve Ditko
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Steve Ditko
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Stan Goldberg
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Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spider-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sandman [Flint Marko]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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Nothing Can Stop...The Sandman! (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (sourced); Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-362
Genre
superhero
Characters
Liz Allan; Betty Brant; J. Jonah Jameson; May Parker; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson; Davis (principal)
Synopsis
The Sandman tries to hide from police in the high school where Peter Parker goes to school.
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Keywords
atomic devices testing center; industrial vacuum; Island Prison; Midtown High; nuclear test

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko; Sol Brodsky ?
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Steve Ditko; Sol Brodsky ?
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Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Amazing Spider-Man #2 was again very good.
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Indexer Notes

Letters from: Dave Bibby, Gary Anderson, Paul Moslander, Larry Brown, Bill Schmuck, Arthur Davis Jr., and Rick Wood.
Includes Special Announcements Section and a house ad for X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #1 (September 1963).

Adapting to Success: The Amazing Spider-Man #5-8 (Table of Contents: 26)

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Ben Saunders
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The Defeat of Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 27)

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Stan Lee
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro [Max Dillon]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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The Man Called Electro! (Table of Contents: 28)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-561
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Know something, little friend?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Liz Allan; Betty Brant; Electro [Max Dillon]; J. Jonah Jameson; May Parker; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson
Synopsis
Electro decides to break some other criminals out of jail so they can help him with his crime spree. Spider-Man must balance taking care of Aunt May, who is in the hospital, and capturing Electro.
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Keywords
armored car; Forest Hills Bank; gold; lightning strike; surgery; West Side House of Detention

The Enforcers! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Enforcers: The Big Man [Frederick Foswell]; Fancy Dan [Daniel Brito]; Montana [Jackson Brice]; Ox [Raymond Bloch]
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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Indexer Notes

Enforcers drawn and inked by Steve Ditko. Spider-Man figure penciled (and possibly inked) by Jack Kirby.

The original, rejected cover by Steve Ditko has been published in Marvel Tales # 147, The Official Marvel Index to the Amazing Spider-Man # 2 and various Foreign reprints. Info per Nick Caputo.

The Enforcers! (Table of Contents: 30)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited); Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
[X-585]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Caution!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Enforcers: The Big Man [Frederick Foswell]; Fancy Dan [Daniel Brito]; Montana [Jackson Brice]; Ox [Raymond Bloch]
Liz Allan; Betty Brant; J. Jonah Jameson; May Parker; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson; The Abbotts (May Parker's Neighbours)
Synopsis
The Enforcers try to shake down Betty Brant, which brings them to the attention of Spider-Man.
Reprints
Keywords
Acme Garage; crime syndicate; Daily Bugle Building; Forest Hills Hospital; loan shark; mob

Spider-Man Unmasked: The Amazing Spider-Man #11-12 (Table of Contents: 31)

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Ben Saunders
Letters
typeset

Mysterio! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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Stan Lee
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Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've done it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mysterio [Quentin Beck]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

The Menace of... Mysterio! (Table of Contents: 33)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-670
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can we believe our eyes?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Liz Allan; Betty Brant; J. Jonah Jameson; Mysterio [Quentin Beck]; May Parker; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson
Synopsis
Mysterio first frames Spider-Man for a crime wave, then challenges him to a battle on top of the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Keywords
Brooklyn Bridge; Daily Bugle; movie studio; spider-tracer

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko; Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters page includes Special Announcements Section.

The Green Goblin! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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The Grotesque Adventure of the Green Goblin! (Table of Contents: 36)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
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Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-689
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only the merry Marvel madmen could have dreamed him up!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Enforcers: Fancy Dan [Daniel Brito]; Montana [Jackson Brice]; Ox [Raymond Bloch]
Liz Allan; Betty Brant; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; J. Jonah Jameson; May Parker; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson; B. J. Cosmos (Movie Producer)
Synopsis
The Green Goblin hires the Enforcers to help him defeat Spider-Man. To further his plan he convinces B.J. Cosmos to film a movie of Spider-Man fighting Goblin and the Enforcers in the desert. While filming, Goblin and the Enforcers attack Spider-Man and accidentally awaken the Hulk.
Reprints
Keywords
Cosmos Productions; flying broomstick; Midtown High; movie studio; New Mexico; Ritz Plaza Hotel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters page includes Special Announcements Section.

An Expanding Universe: The Amazing Spider-Man #15-16 and Annual #1 (Table of Contents: 38)

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Script
Ben Saunders
Letters
typeset

The Return of the Green Goblin! (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; J. Jonah Jameson; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

The Return of the Green Goblin! (Table of Contents: 40)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Job Number
X-777
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at ol' bookworm Parker!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Liz Allan; Betty Brant; Doris Evans; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; J. Jonah Jameson; May Parker; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson; Mr. Allan
Synopsis
Spider-Man attends a fan club meeting organized by Flash Thompson, but the Green Goblin crashes the meeting. Fortunately the Human Torch is in attendance to help Spider-Man. During the battle Spider-Man finds out that Aunt May is in the hospital and he leaves, causing everyone to believe that he is a coward.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Doug Moench and Bill DuBay. Includes Special Announcements Section.

The End of Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 42)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only mighty Marvel would dare to attempt such a tale!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sandman [Flint Marko]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

The End of Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 43)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko; Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Job Number
X-797
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Forget everything you've ever read about Spidey before!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo); Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo); Thor (cameo); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (cameo)
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
Liz Allan; Betty Brant; Daredevil [Matt Murdock] (cameo); Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius] (cameo); Green Goblin [Norman Osborn] (cameo); J. Jonah Jameson; Kraven the Hunter [Sergei Kravinoff] (cameo); May Parker; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson; The Vulture [Adrian Toomes] (cameo); Anna Watson; Rocky Roberts (Car Thief); Irv (Cop)
Synopsis
With the entire city thinking he is a coward, Spider-Man runs from Sandman. Peter's life is in shambles, and he contemplates giving up being Spider-Man to concentrate on his personal life.
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Spidey Strikes Back! (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Enforcers: Fancy Dan [Daniel Brito]; Montana [Jackson Brice]; Ox [Raymond Bloch]
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

Spidey Strikes Back! (Table of Contents: 45)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Job Number
X-816
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Due to his aunt's serious illness last month, Peter Parker spent all his time at home, looking after her!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Enforcers: Fancy Dan [Daniel Brito]; Montana [Jackson Brice]; Ox [Raymond Bloch]
Liz Allan; Betty Brant; Mac Gargan; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; J. Jonah Jameson; Ned Leeds; May Parker; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash Thompson; Mr. Wormly; Rock Gimpy; Louie (Stool Pigeon)
Synopsis
Sandman and the Enforcers capture the Human Torch. When Spider-Man questions a stool pigeon and learns of this he comes to the aid of the Human Torch.
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Keywords
Baxter Building; Daily Bugle; Midtown High

Appendix One: Goodbye to Linda Brown (Table of Contents: 46)

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Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Linda Brown; Aunt May; Uncle Ben
Synopsis
A girl in a wheelchair living with her aunt and uncle begins sleepwalking. In her sleep, she wheels herself underwater. The couple are sad...but they knew their mermaid ward would one day go home.
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This story is a retelling of "The Sea Waits for Me!", drawn by Dick Ayers, from Journey Into Unknown Worlds (Marvel, 1951 series) #43 (March 1956).

Ditko evidentially used Aunt May and Uncle Ben here, as reference for Spider-Man's folks when they appeared two months later. They are nearly identical, only slightly younger.

Appendix Two: How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 48)

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X-746
Genre
humor
Characters
Stan Lee; Steve Ditko
Synopsis
Stan keeps bothering Steve Ditko while he tries to draw a Spider-man strip.
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Appendix Three: Cover Stories (Table of Contents: 50)

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Though the world may mock Peter Parker, the timid teenager... it will soon marvel at the awesome might of... Spider-Man!
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Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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[Amazing Fantasy #15 Unused Cover] (Table of Contents: 52)

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The Enforcers: The Big Man [Frederick Foswell]; Fancy Dan [Daniel Brito]; Montana [Jackson Brice]; Ox [Raymond Bloch]
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. [Title Page and Credits]
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. Series Introduction
  5. 4. Foreword
  6. 5. Volume Introduction
  7. 6. Spider Man
    Spider-Man
  8. 7. Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  9. 8. The Bell-Ringer!
  10. 9. Man in the Mummy Case!
  11. 10. Important Announcement from the Editor!
    Fan Page
  12. 11. There Are Martians Among Us!
  13. 12. The Chameleon Strikes!
    Spider-Man
  14. 13. Spider-Man
    Spider-Man
  15. 14. Spider-Man vs. the Chameleon!
    Spider-Man
  16. 15. A Personal Message from Spider-Man
    Spider-Man
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  18. 17. Duel to the Death with the Vulture!
    Spider-Man
  19. 18. The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer!
    Spider-Man
  20. 19. ["America's most exciting super-hero captured by the world's most dreaded super-villain!"]
    Spider-Man
  21. 20. Spider-Man versus Doctor Octopus
    Spider-Man
  22. 21. Bonus Spider-Man Pin-Up Page!
    Spider-Man
  23. 22. ["The Amazing Spider-Man #1 was quite good as first issues go..."]
    Spider's Web
  24. 23. Nothing Can Stop... The Sandman!
    Spider-Man
  25. 24. Nothing Can Stop...The Sandman!
    Spider-Man
  26. 25. ["Amazing Spider-Man #2 was again very good."]
    Spider's Web
  27. 26. Adapting to Success: The Amazing Spider-Man #5-8
  28. 27. The Defeat of Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  29. 28. The Man Called Electro!
    Spider-Man
  30. 29. The Enforcers!
    Spider-Man
  31. 30. The Enforcers!
    Spider-Man
  32. 31. Spider-Man Unmasked: The Amazing Spider-Man #11-12
  33. 32. Mysterio!
    Spider-Man
  34. 33. The Menace of... Mysterio!
    Spider-Man
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
  36. 35. The Green Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  37. 36. The Grotesque Adventure of the Green Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
  39. 38. An Expanding Universe: The Amazing Spider-Man #15-16 and Annual #1
  40. 39. The Return of the Green Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  41. 40. The Return of the Green Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
  43. 42. The End of Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  44. 43. The End of Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  45. 44. Spidey Strikes Back!
    Spider-Man
  46. 45. Spidey Strikes Back!
    Spider-Man
  47. 46. Appendix One: Goodbye to Linda Brown
  48. 47. Goodbye to Linda Brown
  49. 48. Appendix Two: How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man
  50. 49. How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man!
  51. 50. Appendix Three: Cover Stories
  52. 51. Spider Man
    Spider-Man
  53. 52. [Amazing Fantasy #15 Unused Cover]
    Spider-Man
  54. 53. The Enforcers!
    Spider-Man
  55. 54. [Amazing Spider-Man #10 Unused Cover]
    Spider-Man
  56. 55. Suggestions for Further Reading
  57. 56. Notes
This issue was modified by
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  • Steven Samuels
  • Richard Thomson