A Method in his Madness!
Writer: Roger Stern
Artists: John Byrne, Gene Day
Letterer: Diana Albers
Colorist: George Roussos
Originally published: July 1980
We finally find out what Jonas Harrow’s up to — he has developed a “mental attitude-response variator ray…a device which will drive men mad!” That’s pretty cool, isn’t it? He’s the one that cause J. Jonah Jameson to go batty, and presumably is causing the problems for Robbie Robertson too.
It actually takes awhile for Peter Parker, let alone Spider-Man, to show up in this issue. It’s an interesting choice, and it works! There hasn’t been much going on in Peter Parker’s world lately, and it’s nice to see some of his normal non-Spidey life (even if it’s still saturated with super villains).
I love when people fuck with Spidey’s mind, as long as it’s well-done. This issue was. Check out these two panels:
Hehe, whim-whams. And how about this bit of comedy gold:
That, along with gesundheit jokes, will always be a classic.