Amazing Fantasy #15

    Amazing Fantasy » Amazing Fantasy #15 released by Marvel on August 1962.

    Short summary describing this issue.

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    Plot Summaries


    Peter Parker is but a lonely high-school student until one day whilst he attends a science experiment during which a spider absorbs an uncanny amount of radiation before biting him. Soon after Peter discovers that he has gained powers similar to that of a spider – he is incredibly strong, can stick to walls and now has increased senses. Deciding to use his newfound powers to earn some money he creates the identity of ‘Spider-Man’ for himself and soon becomes an overnight sensation. With his new found fame and success Peter becomes much more selfish and fails to stop a fleeing criminal claiming from now on he only looks out for himself and his Aunt and Uncle.

    However upon returning to his house one night Peter 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 that it is the thief he allowed to escape earlier. Racked with the guilt of his Uncle's death Peter realises that with his new great powers there must also come great responsibility.

    The Bell Ringer

    On a small volcanic island all but one islander is a fisherman. The man called Pedros is instead a bell ringer every morning rings the church bells so that fishermen may also be guided by their ringing. One day the villagers notice that the volcano about to erupt and decide to desert the village. Opting to remain behind Pedros chooses to ring the bells in hope that everyone can get to safety. As the other islanders flee to safety many believe to see a bright light coming down from the heavens and an elderly man ascending into the sky.

    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.

    Note: The main cover is homaged by future comics.


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    Origin of a Spider 0

    By The Angry Comic Book Critic  This is it ladies and gentlemen the triumphant return of the Angry Comic Book Critic. It's been a while since I've written a review but what better way to return to the business than with the character that made me  the comic nerd I am today I'm talking about of course The One, The Only,  The Amazing, The Sensational SPIDER-MAN. Today were going to see his humble beginnings from awkward teenager to guy who marries a smoking hot babe and makes a deal with the devi...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    Historical Sigificance vs. Storytelling Quality 0

    Part of CV's Top 100 Spider-Man Universe Stories - reviewed!This is it. One of the most prized comics in comic book history. The comic that introduced Spider-Man to the world. An original of this baby is worth more than the wealth of some entire nations.Amazing Fantasy ran for fourteen issues as Amazing Adult Fantasy before there was an attempt to retool it to boost sales. 'Adult' was removed from the title, stories were reduced from six per issue to five, and a new costumed character, Spider-Ma...

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    Amazing Fantasy 15 - where it all began 0

    Here it is - 11 pages (12 if you count the cover) of comic book history in the making.You know the story - timid Peter Parker, who we all came to know, love and identify with - is bitten by a radioactive spider and receives his Spider - powers. Almost knocked over by an onrushing car, Peter suddenly discovers his agility and ability to cling to walls as he jumps clear of the vehicle. Deciding to cash in on his new powers, Peter decides to enter a wrestling contest - ignoring the pleas of a polic...

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