Monday, September 19, 2011

Marvel History Post 121: Amazing Spider-Man # 10

Issue: Amazing Spider-Man # 10
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publication Date: March 1964

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_10

Commentary:


The Enforcers give us a glimpse of organized crime in the MU, but they clearly don't have the lasting power of some of the later creations like the Kingpin.  


J. Jonah Jameson's personal feud rages on.  He is engaging in the worst kind of journalism time and again, throwing out bogus accusations and refusing to see the other side of a story.  Stan addresses this in a monologue Jameson gives at issue's end, where he reveals the reason he really hates Spider-Man is because of Spidey's selfless nature, a stark contract to Jameson's own greed.


Quick Thoughts:
  • Pete suspects Flash Thompson of "having a heart."
  • Peter gives blood, and in doing so, does not pass on his superhero powers.
Favorite Panel:

Spidey swinging through the city.


Next:

Avengers # 4