Months ago we asked you: "What are your favorite Marvel comics of all time?" Now, after endless hours of tabulations, discussions and all-out arguments, The House is ready to release the results! This issue contains choice #5... but what classic comic is it? The countdown has begun, get ready to experience the best of the best!
Lonely high-school student Peter Parker attends a science experiment. During the experiment, a spider absorbs an uncanny amount of radiation before biting Peter. Soon after, Peter discovers that he has powers similar to that of a spider – he is incredibly strong and can stick to walls. He decides to use his newfound power to earn money, creating the identity of ‘Spider-Man’. Spider-Man soon becomes an overnight sensation. Spider-Man selfishly fails to stop a burglar, as he feels it’s not his problem.
However, when Peter returns to his house one night, he discovers that his beloved Uncle Ben has been shot in a botched robbery. As Spider-Man, Peter tracks down the murderer, but is shocked to discover it is the thief he allowed to escape earlier. Racked with guilt, Peter realises that with great power, there must also come great responsibility.
THE BELL RINGER
On A small Island a bell ringer notices a volcano about to erupt. He rings the bell in hopes everyone can get to safety, opting to stay in the church to ring the bell for help. Will it come in time?
THE MAN IN THE MUMMY CASE
A criminal, Rocco Rank is on the lamb, he breaks into a museum to hide, and hears a voice. It comes from a mummy's sarcophagus, lie with the mummy and help will be given, but at what price?
THERE ARE MARTIANS AMONG US
A small community of people find a crashed spaceship, and realize there are aliens among them.
Reprints Amazing Fantasy vol. 1 #15.
Cover Price: US $3.50
Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages
Amazing Fantasy #15