(August 2001)

Marvel, 2001 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD [0.00 Free]
Pages
36
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor); Joe Quesada (editor in chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Spider-Man Classics; Reprint comic packaged with Classic Spider-Man action figure. The brand emblem is on the back cover of this issue.


Spider Man (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Universal's Islands of Adventure (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
V-789
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like costumed heroes?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (introduction, origin); Ben Parker (introduction); Crusher Hogan; Flash Thompson (introduction); Liz Allen (introduction); May Parker (introduction); the Burglar
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.
Reprints
Keywords
Acme Warehouse; Midtown High; radioactive rays; science experiment; web-shooter; wrestling ring

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two untitled parts (6 pp, 5 pp).

This is the first Spider-Man story published, the Burglar has never been definitively named.

Winner of the 1962 "Best Short Story" Alley Award.

Spider-Man Classics (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Ultimate Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Bell-Ringer! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
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...you may believe, or you may not!
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?
Reprints

The World of Marvel (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

X-Men: Evolution; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Man in the Mummy Case! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
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.
Reprints
Keywords
museum

Reebok The Pump (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pokémon Stadium 2 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Pokémon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
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.
Reprints
Keywords
bloodhounds; spaceship

Marvel (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Tobacco is whacko if you're a teen (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spider-Man Classics (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Spider Man
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Universal's Islands of Adventure
  3. 2. Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Spider-Man Classics
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. Ultimate Spider-Man
    Ultimate Spider-Man
  6. 5. Wrigley's Juicy Fruit
  7. 6. The Bell-Ringer!
  8. 7. The World of Marvel
    X-Men: Evolution; Spider-Man
  9. 8. Man in the Mummy Case!
  10. 9. Reebok The Pump
  11. 10. Pokémon Stadium 2
    Pokémon
  12. 11. There Are Martians among Us!
  13. 12. Marvel
  14. 13. Tobacco is whacko if you're a teen
  15. 14. Spider-Man Classics
    Spider-Man
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