The Spider-Man Project

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 041

Posted by dave, October 19, 2007 at 10:45 am · No Comments ·

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 041The Horns of the Rhino!
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: John Romita
Inker: M. Demeo
Letterer: Art Simek
Originally published: October 1966

The splash page on this issue declares this is the beginning of “a great new era” for Spider-Man, which seems like kind of a petty jab at Ditko.

  • Peter buys a motorcycle!
  • Col. John Jameson returns, and we learn that he’s been exposed to some mysterious space spores and that other countries are interested in kidnapping him for study.
  • the Rhino shows up in his first appearance, smashes everything, and kidnaps Col. Jameson.
  • Betty returns to New York and she and Peter discover that any chemistry they once had is completely gone; she leaves with Ned Leeds
  • Peter’s crush on Gwen turns into a major boner.
  • Peter wants his own apartment and Aunt May wants to move in with Anna Watson, but they’re both afraid to tell each other.

I love Romita’s art. Stan Lee’s writing seems much better too. It’s like he’s been reinvigorated or reinspired with Ditko leaving. It’s kinda sad, but I can’t complain about the really good work Lee and Romita are doing.

This isn’t related, but I just looked down and noticed that I’ve spilled coffee all over myself without noticing. That’s fucked up. I don’t have anyone to tell right now, so I’ll let the internet know.


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