by Travis Starnes, CMRO Editor
Written by Stan Lee, Art by Steve Ditko
Published: October 1963
This issue runs pretty even so far with the Spider-Man issues I have read previously. This issue starts into full swing the look at how being different (in this case a super-hero) can affect a kid and it is a good story to read for pre-teens. The downside is that this title continues to be written by Stan Lee. I know I have mentioned it in other reviews, but even though the man is a creative giant who put this all on track, as a writer he leaves much to be desired.
Everyone continues to narrate their actions and give a monologue for every thought they have. I can see how they tried to show Doom’s assuming Spider-Man could be a potential ally if he believed Jameson’s stories, but for a guy that is supposed to be a genius, if payed any attention to Spidey’s actions he would have know it wouldn’t work.
There is a mention by the Human Torch near the end of this issue about recognizing Spider-Man. This has to be a mention to just the overall size of Flash. The Human Torch and Spider-Man did meet each other in Amazing Spider-Man #003 but never saw his face.
Overall its not a terrible issue from the 60′s runs of comics, but of course that is a big caveat.