Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Marvel History Post 84: Amazing Spider-Man # 5

Issue: Amazing Spider-Man # 5
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publication Date: October 1963

Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Amazing_Spider-Man_5

Commentary:

Well, I am posed with an interesting dilemma in terms of tagging this post, as I had to decide if an appearance from their arch rival meant tagging the Fantastic Four as appearing in this issue. Otherwise, I would have had to go and re-tag half of the Fan 4 posts with an additional Doom tag. Not wanting to do this, I didn't. I am justifying this by saying that Doom fits under the Fantastic Four family tag. This is the same with Namor. I am not sure what all of these tags will end up being. Right now, I have a separate tag for Ant Man, but maybe he should be rolled into the Avengers family tag.  Also, I am still not sure why I think this is a remotely interesting topic. Also, the Fantastic Four appear in this issue. So, you're welcome for the proceeding paragraph.

Quick Thoughts:
  • Parker's crush on Betty Brant, J. Jonah Jameson's secretary, begins
  • Spidey has to blow a fuse in order to get Aunt May's permission to leave the house. Literally.
Favorite Panel:

The Fan 4, making an appearance if only for a panel or two.

Next:

Fantastic Four # 19