Thursday, October 6, 2011

Marvel History 146: Amazing Spider-Man # 13

Issue: Amazing Spider-Man # 13
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publication Date: June 1964
Commentary:


J. Jonah wants to reprint all of his old Spider-Man menace stories.  A Marvel comic, condoning reprinting of old material!?!  Insanity.


Meanwhile, Spider-Man visits a psychiatrist, and no, it's not Doc Samson.  He thinks he's losing his mind and has developed a split personality disorder.  He doesn't stay long though.  


Despite all this, the issue ends on a pretty positive note for our boy Pete.  J. Jonah Jameson is strung up in webbing, the villain is defeated, and there's not a girl in sight who tries to break up with him!

Quick Thoughts:

  • Betty Brant starts to get jealous of Liz Allen.
  • Spider-Man jumps off a bridge.  I guess spider powers prevent him from breaking his neck or back?
  • There's a tall version of Yoda running around a movie set.  No joke. 
Favorite Quote: "You picked the wrong guy when you tried to frame me, Mysterio!  You shoulda found some easy victim-- like the Human Torch, for instance!" - Spidey


Favorite Panel:


Mysterio arrives!!!!! And is promptly mocked.

Next: Daredevil # 2