Amazing Fantasy #15 [British]
(September 1962)

Marvel, 1962 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale date
1962
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15 [Regular].


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

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]; the Burglar
Reprints

An Amazing Invention - Magic Art Reproducer (Table of Contents: 1)

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for projector-type art reproducer for $1.98.
Inside front cover.

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 costume 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.

Amazing New Home Training Plan (Table of Contents: 3)

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photos)
Inks
?; ? (photos)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for air conditioning and refrigeration training booklets.
On page between pages 6-7 of "Spider-Man!"

Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Table of Contents: 4)

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Characters
Mike Marvel (photo)

Indexer Notes

Ad for Dynaflex body-building course for $1.98.
On page after end of "Spider-Man!"

The Bell-Ringer! (Table of Contents: 5)

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...
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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So Life-Like…You'll Expect It to Hiss! (Table of Contents: 6)

Medford Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for 10-foot inflatable boa-constrictor for $2.98.
On top half of page after end of "The Bell-Ringer!"

Save Hundred of Dollars… (Table of Contents: 7)

Medford Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Colors
? (backgrounds only)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for the "Amazing Chest-O Bank" for $1.98.
On bottom half of page after end of "The Bell-Ringer!"

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

In Just 30 Days Be a Powerhouse of Muscles! (Table of Contents: 9)

Major League Suppliers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for "Hip Pocket Gym" for $2.95.
On top half of page after end of "Man in the Mummy Case!"

Look! Boys Wanted to Sell Grit (Table of Contents: 10)

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad to recruit sellers of Grit newspaper.
On bottom half of page after end of "Man in the Mummy Case!"

Important Announcement from the Editor! (Table of Contents: 11)

Fan Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

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

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.

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 12)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photos)
Inks
?; ? (photos)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for stamps and other products.
On page after Fan Page.

There Are Martians among Us! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Now! Everything You Need to Start Your Valuable Stamp Collection! (Table of Contents: 14)

Scott Publications, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (backgrounds only)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Scott Stamp Kit for $2.00.
On top half of first page after end of "There Are Martians among Us!"

Learn Any Dance Fast! (Table of Contents: 15)

Famous Dance Course / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (backgrounds only)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for "giant foot charts" for dancing for $1.00.
In center of first page after end of "There Are Martians among Us!"

Live Sea Horses! (Table of Contents: 16)

Florida Sea Horse Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (backgrounds only)
Letters
tuypeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for "mated pair of Dwarf species Living Sea Horses" for $6.98 for two pairs.
On bottom of first page after end of "There Are Martians among Us!"

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 17)

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photos)
Inks
?; ? (photos)
Colors
? (backgrounds only)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for various novelty items starting with "Throw Your Voice".
On second page after end of "There Are Martians among Us!"

[no title] (Table of Contents: 18)

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photos)
Inks
?; ? (photos)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Characters
Ben Rebhuhn (photo); William Butler (photo)

Indexer Notes

Ad for "5 World Famous Strength Test Courses" for free.
Inside back cover.

Boys, Girls, Men, Women (Table of Contents: 19)

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad to recruit sellers of Christmas cards.
Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Spider Man
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. An Amazing Invention - Magic Art Reproducer
    Norton Products
  3. 2. Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Amazing New Home Training Plan
    Commercial Trades Institute
  5. 4. Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method
    Mike Marvel System
  6. 5. The Bell-Ringer!
  7. 6. So Life-Like…You'll Expect It to Hiss!
    Medford Products
  8. 7. Save Hundred of Dollars…
    Medford Products
  9. 8. Man in the Mummy Case!
  10. 9. In Just 30 Days Be a Powerhouse of Muscles!
    Major League Suppliers
  11. 10. Look! Boys Wanted to Sell Grit
    Grit Publishing Co.
  12. 11. Important Announcement from the Editor!
    Fan Page
  13. 12. Shop by Mail
  14. 13. There Are Martians among Us!
  15. 14. Now! Everything You Need to Start Your Valuable Stamp Collection!
    Scott Publications, Inc.
  16. 15. Learn Any Dance Fast!
    Famous Dance Course
  17. 16. Live Sea Horses!
    Florida Sea Horse Co.
  18. 17. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  19. 18. [no title]
    American Body Building Club
  20. 19. Boys, Girls, Men, Women
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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