Monday, January 23, 2012

Marvel History 245: Amazing Spider-Man # 24

Issue: Amazing Spider-Man # 24
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publication Date: May 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Amazing_Spider-Man_24


Commentary:

Betty Brant is still writing to that guy Ned Leeds, and Pete doesn't like that one bit.  Really, that's the least of Parker's problems though, as the dude starts hallucinating.

Wouldn't you know it's Mysterio impersonating as a psychiatrist trying to help Spider-Man?  Of all the lousy tricks.  Ironically, Spider-Man is saved from revealing his identity by J. Jonah Jameson.  The questions of Peter's mental stability made this one a fairly enjoyable read.

Favorite Panel:

Very trippy panel.  I also thought it was cool how they placed some of the dialogue upside down.  While it might not be much, this was a little bit more experimental in style than a lot of the other rather straightforward displays of panels and dialogue.

Next: Avengers # 16