Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 5

Appearing in "The Parents of Peter Parker!"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Parents of Peter Parker!"Edit

When helping Aunt May move stuff around the attic, Peter accidentally breaks open a storage trunk filled with photos and other items belonging to his parents. Among these is a newspaper clipping that identifies that his parents were traitors to their country. Mortified, Peter questions his Aunt May, who tells him of his parents and the last time they saw them alive and how she and his Uncle Ben adopted him when they were killed.

Unable to shake this idea from his mind, Peter decides to learn the full story, and so as Spider-Man he seeks the Fantastic Four's aid in helping him travel to the last place his parents were reported seen alive: Algeria.

There he learns that his parents were supposedly spies who worked for the Red Skull (the Communist that was active in the 1950's, not the World War II Red Skull), and he came across their ID badges for the Skull's organization. Spider-Man also stumbles upon the Red Skull (the original Nazi Red Skull) himself, who is in the country to organize a new plot to take over the world.

Spider-Man clashes with the Skull and his men (who were under the employ of his Cold War replacement) and eventually learns from one of them that Richard and Mary Parker were murdered by the Red Skull when they refused to do their bidding. Believing his parents to have died heroes, he goes after the Red Skull once more and defeats him in battle. In the aftermath, he finds that his father's Red Skull ID card has been cracked in the battle, and finds a CIA identification card underneath, proving to Peter that his parents were secret government operatives. With evidence to clear his parents' names, Peter returns to the United States, happy to know that in reality his parents died serving their country instead of betraying it.

Appearing in "A Day at the Daily Bugle"Edit

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Synopsis for "A Day at the Daily Bugle"Edit

A Pin-Up of the Bugle office featuring J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, Ned Leeds, and Betty Brant.

Appearing in "Peter Parker, The Super Sports Star"Edit

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Synopsis for "Peter Parker, The Super Sports Star"Edit

A two page spread of Peter Parker day dreaming about using his spider-powers in a number of different sports.

Appearing in "Where It's At!"Edit

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Synopsis for "Where It's At!"Edit

A map of Manhattan, showing where the regular places featured in Amazing Spider-Man are located. Places include: Peter Parker and Harry Osborn's apartment, The Daily Bugle, Aunt May's house, Empire State University, and the Coffee Bean.

Appearing in "This is Spidey As We Know Him But --"Edit

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Synopsis for "This is Spidey As We Know Him But --"Edit

Drawings of Spider-Man that are in parody of various Sunday funny strips, including Dick Tracy, Micky Mouse, Superman, Archie and Charlie Brown.

Appearing in "There We Go-A-Plotting!"Edit

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Synopsis for "There We Go-A-Plotting!"Edit

Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and John Romita are stuck for ideas for an upcoming issue of Amazing Spider-Man. They come up with a concept about Aunt May hiring a house maid who turns out to be Dr. Doom in disguise. They all agree on what should happen in the story, but right when they're about to put it to paper, Roy Thomas enters the room and tells them his latest Avengers story: About how the Avengers hire a house maid who turns out to be Dr. Doom. With Thomas beating them to the punch, they decide to start all over again with a new story idea.


  • It's worth to note that this story does not clearly differentiate between the two men who operated as the Red Skull. As Johann Schmidt, the original Red Skull could not have been operating in Algeria during the 1950's because he was in suspended animation well into the modern age much like his rival Captain America. It was later retconned that this was the Communist Red Skull, Albert Malik, who operated as the Skull during the 1950's for Communist forces during that time when the original Red Skull was in suspended animation.
  • In the 6th story, in the very first panel, you can see 8 glasses scattered across the room.
  • credits for Story 1:
    • Phantasmagorically produced by: Smilin' Stan Lee and Larrupin' Larry Lieber
    • Embellished by: Mickey Demeo
    • Lettered by: Artie Simek
    • Jazzy Johnny Romita, Chaotic Consultant
  • credits for Story 6:
    • No credits for this one 'cause nobody would take the blame!


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