Spidey Strikes Back!
Written by: Stan Lee
Illustrated by: Steve Ditko
Lettered by: S. Rosen
Originally published: December 1964
Pretty typical Amazing from this era. Spider-Man’s back and fighting after being on hiatus, and he has a run-in with the Enforcers. They are working with the Sandman and…well there’s a bunch of fights and stuff. I couldn’t get into this.
I don’t really understand why the Enforcers are out of jail. Usually there’s an explanation for stuff like that, even if it’s a crummy one. Oh well, maybe there wasn’t enough evidence without Spider-Man’s testimony. Also, how does Spider-Man know the Sandman is in cahoots with the Enforcers? It’s just plot hole after plot hole…
I can say that this episode made me intrigued about the next (or next few) issues. There’s got to be another Green Goblin story soon (his identity still hasn’t been revealed…well at least not in ASM; it might have been in Untold Tales, I can’t remember), and in this issue we get J. Jonah Jameson vowing revenge and a mysterious stranger following Peter home! Has somebody figured out his secret identity? Oooh, exciting!