Friday, February 10, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man # 26

Issue: Amazing Spider-Man # 26
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publication Date: July 1965

Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Amazing_Spider-Man_26

Commentary:

While the Crime-Master is staking his claim to half the city, Peter Parker is busy trying to convince his aunt to tell him where she dumped off his Spider-Man costume.  He ends up buying a new version at a costume shop.

For once, though, Flash Thompson does the right thing.  When he overhears Parker taking the blame for something at school, he confesses his own involvement to the principal.  In terms of non villain rivals, Flash comes off as a more decent person than Jameson.

The issue ends on a cliffhanger, with Green Goblin and Crime-Master fighting over control of the underworld, and Green Goblin using his capture of Spider-Man as proof that he'd make the better leader.

Quick Thoughts:

  • More references to Mary Jane; Betty Brant's met her, but we still haven't!
  • Liz Allan somehow breaks up with both Pete and Flash Thompson, although I'm not sure she's actually dating either of them. 
Favorite Panel:

Where's Kingpin in this shot?

Favorite Quote: "I still don't trust him any farther than Aunt May could throw him!" - Spider-Man

Next: Avengers # 18