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Amazing Fantasy 15
In-story Information


Peter Parker




Dark Avengers
Secret Avengers


Superhuman strength, speed,stamina,agility,reflexes, and durability
Accelerated healing factor
Ability to cling to most surfaces
Precognitive spider sense


Genius-level intellect

Publication Info


Marvel Comics

Created by

Stan Lee
Steve Ditko

First Appearance

Amazing Fantasy # 15 (Aug. 1962)

Spider-Man was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962). Lee and Ditko conceived of the character as an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and as an ordinary teenager, having to deal with the normal struggles of youth in addition to those of a costumed crime fighter. Spider-Man's creators gave him super strength and agility, the ability to cling to most surfaces, shoot spider-webs using devices of his own invention which he called "web-shooters," and react to danger quickly with his "spider-sense", enabling him to combat his foes.

Recommended ReadingEdit

Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine (Jason Aaron)

Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Year One (Zeb Wells)

Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt (J.M. DeMatteis)

Spider-Man: Reign (Kaare Andrews)

Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1-12 (Mark Millar)

Ultimate Spider-Man # 1-128 (Brian Michael Bendis)

Spider-Man Noir

Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without A Face

Recommended Spider-Man


Hooky (1986)

Parallel Lives (1989)

Spirits of the Earth (1990)

Fear Itself (1992)

Spectacular Spider-Man v2 #14

Spider-Man Blue

Spider-Man Unlimited v1 #3

Spider-Man Noir

Mary Jane+Mary Jane: Homecomming+Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane

Spider-Man Reign

Spider-Man/Human Torch

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine

Spider-Man's Tangled Web

Untold Tales of Spider-Man

Spider-Man: 1602

Spider-Man: The Manga #1-3

Spider-Man Fairy Tales

Main series:

Amazing Fantasy #15

Amazing Spider-Man (AMS):

For each of these. read the beginning of each section and

stop whenever you wish.

#01-38 (Lee/Ditko)

#39-100 (Lee/Romita Sr.lKane)

#125-150 (ConwaylAndru)

#224-252 (SternlRomita Jr./Frenz)

AMS #31-33.............If This Be My Destiny

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man (all)

AMS #121-122.........The Night Gwen Stacy Died

AMS #229-230.........Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut

AMS #248................The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man

Spider-Man vs. Wolverine

Kraven's Last Hunt

The Death of Jean DeWolfe

AMS #300................Venom

AMS #361-363.........Carnage

Spectacular Spider-Man:

For each of these. read the beginning of each section and

stop whenever you wish.

#137-175 (Conway/Buscema/Saviuk)

#178-200 (DeMatteis/Buscema)

AMS #30(471) - 545

Spider-Man Marvel Knights #1-12

AMS #611-Current

Ultimate Spider-Man #1-13 (Keep reading until 128 if you enjoy it)

List (2) :

JMS Amazing Spider-Man (Up to OMD}

Current Amazlng Sprder-Man (Gauntlet Onwards)

Sprder-Man vs Wolverine (Llmlted series)

Astonlshlng Splder-Man and Wolverine

Sensatlonal Spider-Man Annual #1

The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man

Nothlng Can Stop the Juggemaut

Peter Parker: Spider-Man v2 #20-57 + Spectacular Spider-Man v2 #1-22+27 (Paul Jenkins and Zeb Wells run)

Ultlmate Spider-Man (Complete)

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane

The Night Gwen Stacy Died

Spider-Man / Human Torch

The Death of Jean Dewolf 

If this Be My Destiny

Kravens Last Hunt

Spider-Man Reign 

Spider-Man 2099  

Spider-Man 1602 

Spider-Man Noir

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