The Spider-Man Project

The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel Mini-Book)

Posted by dave, May 31, 2008 at 6:44 pm · No Comments ·

The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel Mini-Book)Originally published: 1966

This is an interesting little (little!) book that came out of gumball machines in 1966. It is 50 tiny pages long, with brief text generally appearing on the left-hand pages and a small picture on the right. Here’s the break-down:

Pages 1-4: Discussion of unpopularity of spiders

Pages 5-34: Introduction to and origin of Spider-Man

Pages 35-45: Story – Spider-Man rescues loot from some crooks, has the loot taken by a flying, caped super-hero

Pages 46-49: Lame jokes

Page 50: Ad for other mini-books

Cool? I dunno, this is hard to rate. It’s weird that pseudo-Superman shows up, but the drawing is so crappy I guess it could be just about anybody. I think it’s kind of funny that the story, however short, didn’t follow the typical crime-committed, crime-foiled plot, but added in some weirdness about superhero competition. I guess I’ll give this 4.

I read this out of order, presumably, but it is incredibly vague it could really be placed anywhere. It should probably be near the beginning of Spidey’s career, though, given the publication date.



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