The Spider-Man Project

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 066, 067

Posted by dave, November 18, 2007 at 11:53 am · No Comments ·

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 066The Madness of Mysterio!
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Johnny Romita, Don Heck, Mick Demeo
Lettered by: A. Simek
Originally published: November 1968

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 067To Squash a Spider!
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Johnny Romita
Embellisher: Jim Mooney
Lettered by: Artie Simek
Originally published: December 1968

Pete’s got problems as usual and even has to sell his bitchin motorcycle. Shitsville.

Plot:

  • Mysterio shows up.
  • Gwen and Peter finally get together.
  • Norman Osborn has remembered that he’s the Green Goblin, but he still doesn’t remember that Peter is Spider-Man.

While fighting Mysterio, Spider-Man gets blown the hell up by some crazy-ass shrinking ray in a super-tight panel:

cool explosion

The issue ends after that, with Spider-Man apparently only six inches tall and trapped in a model amusement park.

The vast majority of the next issue just involves tiny Spider-Man fighting traps in Mysterio’s amusement park. Of course, the whole thing is an illusion and once Spider-Man figures it out he’s able to beat up Mysterio pretty handily. The resolution was actually far too quick and fairly unsatisfying unfortunately. There were no real explanations about how Mysterio pulled any of it off, except that he used “post-hypnotic suggestion”, which is a bit of a cop-out.

Also in the second issue, we’re introduced to Robbie Robertson’s son, Randy.

Rating:

XXX/_

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