Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual 4
- Paper: Off white to white
- Slab: Scuffing on back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
- Label #531-AB-005
- 1.5" Spine split from bottom.
- .5" Spine split from top.
- Cover detached.
- 4" cumulative spine split.
- 7 1/2" spine split from top. Cover detached.
- INCOMPLETE. Missing pages (affects art and story). 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover nearly detached.
All-new 41-page story "The Web and the Flame!" Guest-starring the Human Torch. Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Larry Lieber. Inks by Mike Esposito (aka Mickey Demeo) and Tony Mortellaro. Cover by Larry Lieber and Mike Esposito. The action starts with a bang as the Amazing Spider-Man spies the Human Torch running amok through the heart of Manhattan! What has gotten into Johnny Storm? The web-slinger swoops into stop the torch and discovers that the fiery member of the FF is just filming a movie! The embarrassed wall-crawler quickly departs, but an observant super-villain nearby begins to formulate a devious plan! One thing leads to another and both Spidey and the torch are invited to shoot a brand new movie in Hollywood! But the duo might want to check the identities of the director and producer first! After a mishap on the set, the temporary teammates at last find their adversaries and a giant mechanical gorilla! Roll the cameras for Spider-Man and the Human Torch vs. Mysterio and the Wizard! Cameo appearances by J. Jonah Jameson and actress Elizabeth Taylor. First backup feature: "The Coffee Bean Barn" Two-page illustration of Peter Parker and his friends. Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Larry Lieber. Inks by Mike Esposito. Second backup feature: "What the Well-Dressed Spider-Man Will Wear" Two-page illustration of the web-slinger's costume and web-shooter. Third backup feature: "Spidey's Greatest Talent" Four-page illustration of the wall-crawler's powers. Fourth backup feature: One-page pin-up of Spider-Man with the Thing, Thor, Hercules, Sub-Mariner, and the Hulk. Art by Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, and Mike Esposito. Fifth backup feature: "Say Hello to Spidey's Favorite Foes!" Two-page illustration of eight favorite foes including Dr. Octopus and the Green Goblin. Art by Larry Lieber, John Romita, Jack Kirby, Mike Esposito, and Joe Sinnott. Sixth backup feature: "A Visit to Petey's Pad!" Two-page illustration of Peter Parker and Harry Osborn's apartment. (Notes: Mysterio battles the web-slinger again in Amazing Spider-Man 66 & 67. John Romita contributed pencils to the inside front cover splash page. This story was reprinted in Giant-Size Spider-Man 6.) 64 pages. 25 cent cover price. Cover price $0.25.