Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Marvel History 153: Amazing Spider-Man # 14

Issue: Amazing Spider-Man # 14
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publication Date: July 1964
Brief Summary:


You got the Enforcers, the Incredible Hulk, and to top it all off, you've got the introduction of the Green Goblin, Spider-Man's arch nemesis.  What more could you possibly ask for?

Green Goblin doesn't exactly seem very fear inspiring in his first couple of scenes.  He's got a goofy broom, and his plan is to get Spider-Man to appear in a movie with him.  But, Spider-Man, bit by the Hollywood bug like the Fantastic Four
before him, signs himself up.  

Alas, the Green Goblin and the Enforcers attack Spidey, and then they end up in a cave with the Hulk in it, so that doesn't work out so well.  I'm surprised they didn't tumble into the sea and run up against Namor.  

Green Goblin gets away in the end, and Stan keeps the identity of the man behind the mask a secret from the audience.

Quick Thoughts:

  • Aunt May looks more like a man every issue. 
  • Spider-Man believes the Enforcers are actually just really well made-up actors
  • Spider-Man apparently has the power of chest expansion, whatever that may be
Favorite Quote: "Tell me, Flash -- How much rent do you pay in that dream world you live in!" - Liz Allen

Favorite Panel:

No, he's actually a really bad dude.  No, trust me.  Really.

Next: Avengers # 6