Friday, September 30, 2011

Marvel History 137: Amazing Spider-Man # 12

Issue: Amazing Spider-Man # 12
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publication Date: May 1964
Commentary:


Well, Peter Parket gets unmasked, but of course no one believes he's the real Spider-Man.  This kind of secret identity trickery is more a staple of the DC Universe, but Stan uses it to the same effect here.  


Jameson is berated by a police officer for withholding information from the law.  It's good to see J. Jonah get a little comeuppance, as he's really been quite the jackass from day one.  

Quick Thoughts:
  • Liz Allen sticks up for Peter in front of Flash Thompson
  • Spidey has a rare victory at issues' end; a date with Betty Brant and a wad of cash
Favorite Panel: Jameson roots for Spidey, a rare sight

Next: Fantastic Four # 26