The Spider-Man Project

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 068, 069, 070

Posted by dave, November 26, 2007 at 1:18 am · No Comments ·

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 068Crisis on the Campus!
Script: Stan Lee
Storyboards: Johnny Romita
Illustration: Jim Mooney
Lettering: Sammy Rosen
Originally published: January 1969

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 069Mission: Crush the Kingpin!
Script: Stan Lee
Storyboards: John Romita
Illustration: Jim Mooney
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Originally published: February 1969

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 070Spider-Man Wanted!
Author: Stan Lee
Innovator: John Romita
Illustrator: Jim Mooney
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Originally published: March 1969

The Kingpin is after an ancient, mysterious clay tablet that nobody can read. This appeals to both the linguist and wannabe-archaeologist in me.

Kingpin’s right-hand-man here is named Wilson, which is also the Kingpin’s name. It’s not important, but it’s weird. I guess Stan hadn’t figured out the Kingpin’s real name yet.

There’s a brouhaha on campus over the school’s decision to convert a student building into fancy private dorms for visiting alumni. The students are protesting but Parker acts like a dick and sides with the school administration. What a fuckin lamer. Later, he regrets it. Some guy named Josh calls Peter “whitey”:
whitey

The Kingpin uses the events on campus to steal the tablet. Spider-Man shows up. Kingpin beats Spider-Man, hurts Robbie’s son Randy, and gets the tablet.

Anna Watson refers to herself in the third person (actually, she just calls May “Anna” – dumber, but not as funny):
Anna refers to herself in the 3rd person

Next issue!

The Kingpin has the tablet and is laying in wait for Spider-Man. Spidey shows up, beats the Kingpin, gets the tablet. The Kingpin tells the cops that Spider-Man’s a bad guy and then they try to shoot Spidey. He vows to be a “menace” if that’s how they’re going to treat him.

Meanwhile, Gwen questions whether Peter might be a pussy.

We get the first mention of the Kingpin’s wife.

Next issue!

Bullet holes in Spider-Man’s shirt (from when the Kingpin’s men shot a dummy in the last issue) = nice continuity detail.

Apparently Spider-Man’s a crook now and he keeps the tablet. In addition to being a crook he is now also way more whiney than usual and spends a good deal of this issue complaining about all his bad luck.

The whole Gwen/cowardice thing leads to a fight. It’s uninteresting.

Um…the Kingpin breaks out of jail and then fights Spider-Man. When Spider-Man starts to kick his ass, Mrs. Kingpin shows up and drives him home.

In an interesting turn of events, Spider-Man threatens Jameson to the point of giving the old bastard a heart attack. As this issue ends, Jameson is basically dead. Will he recover? Probably.

OK, I’m done for now. These issues were kinda weak.

Rating:

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