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CHAPTER TEN
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It's time for Chapter Nine in our current series, "The Secret Origins of The Amazing Spider-Man." This issue is all about how did Spider-Man got his adjective! Of all the adjectives in the world, why did Stan Lee choose "AMAZING"? Our story begins with AMAZING ADVENTURES published in 1961. As mentioned in previous chapters, this title lasted only six issues. The title was cancelled in November 1961 -- literally.
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The book continued publication under a new title: AMAZING ADULT FANTASY. The first issue of this title was #7, because it continued the previous title's numbering. AMAZING ADULT FANTASY, a sci-fi anthology by Stan Lee and various artists including Steve Ditko, lasted 14 issues.
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When issue #15 hit the stands, the book had a new title. Inside, a FAN PAGE announcement explained a few things...
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Why had the book's title been changed? Umm... it's a bit awkward...
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The new title continued the old title's numbering, debuting with issue #15. Oh, uh... one more small thing. The editorial message in AMAZING FANTASY #15 also contained this historic bombshell announcement...
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"The Spiderman" debuted in AMAZING FANTASY #15 without a "The," and also without an adjective! On the book's cover, he was simply "Spider Man." But when he got his own title, he needed his own distinctive adjective. Stan had already attached "Incredible" to the Hulk, and "Fantastic" to the FF. Since Spidey debuted in AMAZING FANTASY, it made sense to select "AMAZING" as Spidey's adjective of choice.

The first time the world saw "AMAZING" affixed to Spidey's logo was in an ad for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 that ran in Fantastic Four #13, April 1963, pictured below,
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And here's Spidey's AMAZING first issue, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko...
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It went on sale with the books seen below ... what a week!
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Of course, Spider-Man went on to become the super-popular idol of millions, and the adjective AMAZING was forever joined to his name....
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He is, now and forever, the AMAZING Spider-Man!
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LIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE!

Be here when Robby makes history with a
monumental masterpiece you will never forget...
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