Monday, July 16, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man # 30

Issue: Amazing Spider-Man # 30
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
Publication Date: November 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_30


Commentary:

And we move into November of 1965 (feels like it was just yesterday, right kiddies?) with the latest issue of Amazing Spider-Man.

So, a common thief steals all of J. Jonah Jameson's valuable documents.  Jameson blunders on this front, because he offers a $1,000 reward to anyone who returns the items to him.  So guess who lines up to cash in on that prize?  



In the romance department, Ned Nederlander (that's his name, right?) proposes to Spidey's squeeze Betty Brant!  Alas, Spidey isn't able to resolve his situation with Betty, as she claims to want a dependable kind of man who isn't always rushing off into trouble.  Our boy Peter Parker doesn't quite fit that mold, even though Betty loves him.

Oh, and Spidey fails to earn the reward money for the capture of the Cat Burglar to boot!  Life is hard, folks.  Life is hard.

Quick Hits:
  • Liz Allen has taken up a job since graduation
  • There's a solid Sophia Loren reference; that's not dated at all

Favorite Panel:

Spidey snaps a few photographs for the Daily Bugle

Next: Avengers # 22