The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
1965
Page count
20
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/18845

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Wondrous World of Dr. Strange! (Spider-Man) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Spider-Man

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

Printed in
in Giant-Size Spider-Man (Marvel, 1974 series) #4 (April 1975)
in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #167
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #16 (1991)
in Spider-Man's Greatest Team-Ups (Marvel, 1996 series) #nn (June 1996)
in Essential Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1996 series) #2 (July 1997)
Show/hide 1. The Wondrous World of Dr. Strange (Spider-Man) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Guest Star: Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Villain: Xandu (Introduction); barroom brawlers (unnamed)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot & dialogue)
Steve Ditko (plot)
Art
Steve Ditko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Synopsis

As Spidey swings on patrol, Xandu, a wizard, observes a barroom brawl, then hypnotically recruits the 2 toughest fighters to do his bidding. Breaking into Strange's sanctum, they overcome him due to their mindless state, and steal "The Wand of Watoomb." Spidey happens across them as they exit, and is also beaten into submission. But he tosses a spider-tracer on one of them before they depart. Xandu uses the power of the Wand to observe anyone from a distance, deciding Strange will be his first victim. But Spidey arrives! Just as he's being sucked into another dimension, he grabs the Wand, hoping it'll force someone to come after him. Strange recovers and arrives at Xandu's home just as the two thugs are bringing Spidey back with the Wand. Spidey & Doc team-up to defeat Xandu, and Strange mystically erases Xandu's memories and evil ambitions. The two heroes part: "May the Vishanti watch over thee!" "And may your amulet never tickle!"

Notes

1st recorded meeting of Spider-Man & Dr. Strange, Steve Ditko's 2 most famous creations. Xandu would return in Marvel Team-Up (Marvel, 1972 series) #21 (May 1974). The scene of Spidey being sucked down thru the dimensional opening may have inspired a similar scene in the 1969 Spider-Man cartoon, "Revolt In The Fifth Dimension." Synopsis and notes provided by Henry Kujawa (July 2007).

Show/hide 2. Spider-Man (Spider-Man) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-816
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson (intro); Aunt May Parker; John Jameson

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko
Letters
John D'Agostino [as Johnny Dee]

Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Show/hide 3. The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer! (Spider-Man) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 4. Spider-Man Rogues Gallery (A Gallery of Spider-Man's Most Famous Foes) Illustration, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Gallery of Spider-Man's Most Famous Foes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Circus of Crime [The Clown; Cannonball; The Great Gambonnos; The Ringmaster; Princess Python]; The Scorpion; The Beetle; Jonah's Robot; The Crime-Master

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko
Show/hide 5. Marked for Destruction by Dr. Doom! (Spider-Man) Comic story, 21 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Dr. Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Liz Allan; Flash Thompson (as Spider-Man); J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May Parker; Fantastic Four (cameo) [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl; The Thing; The Human Torch]; Betty Ross (cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #5 (October 1963)
Marked for Destruction by Doctor Doom!
Also printed
Australia
The Amazing Spider-Man (Newton, 1975 series) #5 ([July 1975?])
Marked for Destruction by Dr. Doom!
 
United States
The Amazing Spider-Man (Pocket, 1977 series) #81443 [1] (September 1977)
Marked for Destruction by Dr. Doom
 
Australia
The Amazing Spider-Man (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #176 (January 1978)
Marked for Destruction by Doctor Doom!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #1 (1987)
Marked for Destruction by Doctor Doom
 
United States
The Essential Spider-Man (Marvel, 1996 series) #1 (December 1996)
Marked For Destruction by Doctor Doom!  (black and white)

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 46793

Cover added

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