Monday, February 20, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man # 27

Issue: Amazing Spider-Man # 27
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publication Date: August 1965

Brief Summary:


Our lovely tale picks back up where it left off, with Spider-Man the prisoner of the Green Goblin.  With a little bit of luck, and the timely arrival of a few police officers, Spider-Man is able to bust loose.

Spidey is convinced that one of Jameson's employees (our pal Foswell) is either the Green Goblin or the Crime-Master; unfortunately Crime-Master bites the dust about a panel later, and well, Foswell ain't no Green Goblin.  

This issue also addresses the matter of why Spidey doesn't sell his pictures to someone that's a little bit less terrible.  The Daily Globe, a competing newspaper, is too nosy when Peter Parker brings them pictures of Spidey's latest fight.
Favorite Panel:

The fact that this panel is a few inches a way from being explicit notwithstanding, I thought the perspective used here was pretty cool.  That Ditko guy is a cut above the rest!

Favorite Quote: "Aw, go juggle beehives, prune-face!" - Spidey to Jameson

Next: Avengers # 19