Saturday, January 14, 2012

Marvel History 236: Amazing Spider-Man # 23

Issue: Amazing Spider-Man # 23
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publication Date: April 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Amazing_Spider-Man_23


Commentary:

So, the Green Goblin is actually having to pitch himself to take over as leader of an organized crime ring.  Interesting watching one of the future prime time villains of the Marvel Universe, and someone who will for a time take over national security, making his pitch for why he should take over a small time crime ring.

This issue is typical Spider-fare.  Fights with gangster, calls to his aunt at inopportune times, fights with Green Goblin, the works.

Quick Thoughts:
  • State U, the alma mater of Reed Richards, gets another reference
  • Ned Leeds, Betty Brant's old flame, sends her a letter
  • Eliot Ness and the other Untouchables get  a reference
Favorite Panel:

Visions of the Goblin's true insanity

Next: Avengers # 15