While attending a demonstration on radiation, high-school student Peter Parker was bitten by a spider that had been exposed to radioactive rays. Learning he had gained great arachnid-like abilities, the timid teenager donned a colorful costume of his own design - seeking fame and fortune as the Amazing Spider-Man! But his Uncle Ben's death - a tragedy he could have prevented - taught Peter that with great power, there must also come great responsibility. And on that day, a legend was born! Collecting AMAZING FANTASY (1962) #15, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #1-20 and ANNUAL #1.