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1389: Amazing Spider-Man #101 (v1)

" A Monster called Morbius! "
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Amazing Spider-Man #101 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Gil Kane
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: October 1971
Release Date: July 1971
Story Arc: The Six Arms Saga (2 of 3)
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 422                 Times Rated: 237
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Peter comes to after taking his power removing serum to find the formula backfired. Now, with four extra arms, Peter has to keep out of sight of his loved ones and find a cure for his new affliction.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Spider-Man last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #100 (v1). Spider-Man next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #102 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Gwen Stacy
Gwen Stacy last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #99 (v1). Gwen Stacy next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #102 (v1).
  J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson last appeared in Fantastic Four #112 (v1). J. Jonah Jameson next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #102 (v1).
  Joe Robertson
Joe Robertson last appeared in Fantastic Four #111 (v1). Joe Robertson next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #102 (v1).
  The Lizard
The Lizard last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #77 (v1). The Lizard next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #102 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Whitey in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Morbius in the mainstream continuity. Morbius next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #102 (v1).
Group Appearances
Daily Bugle
Daily Bugle last appeared in Fantastic Four #111 (v1). Daily Bugle next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #102 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Web-Shooters last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #100 (v1). Web-Shooters next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #102 (v1).
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  Wady Says:    
  2012-10-30 20:01:49  
  Nice getting 6 arms spider man, I was looking forward to this one as well as the intro to Morveus  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-10-13 22:24:46  
  Roy Thomas does not improve this comic.  

  danico Says:    
  2013-10-31 21:18:37  
  I LOVE 6-arm Spider-Man! I also read a ton of Morbius in the 90s...so this is a good issue for me!  

  DrBaxter Says:    
  2013-11-04 15:02:58  
  This should have been the 100th issue.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-06 18:04:18  
  I never could get into Morbius, plus the lessening of code restrictions to allow 'real' vampires in a few months makes him superfluous.  

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2014-03-24 20:37:36  
  That was way, way better than the previous issue.  

  Johnny Darkness Says:    
  2014-08-08 23:49:20  
  Did you catch all the film buff references? I counted four, plus the Kafka mention.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-01 17:59:10  
  First appearance of Morbius: #Epic  

  specialque Says:    
  2015-02-15 07:19:39  
  I'm a bit disappointed that the Lizard shows up, to be honest, but overall a great issue. It's a shame that this six arm plotline is gonna wrap up so soon.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-02-18 17:06:39  
  Since when was the Lizard like the Hulk, and he just needs to get his heart racing to turn?
I wonder if Peter will actually test his cure before using it this time.
Fun story overall though, and Mobius' story is kept nicely vague.

  skerit Says:    
  2015-02-18 17:11:30  
  Why does Peter suck at explaining things to Gwen? A simple "I gotta leave town for work, love you though" would have probably been sufficient.  

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-05-20 08:34:22  
  I can't handle Gil Kane's art in this one. Really detracted from the story for me.  

  sbcolt15 Says:    
  2015-05-24 16:34:34  
  Two issues into this arc and Spidey hasn't even made use of having 6 arms. Why bother if it was only going to be a temporary hindrance.  

  squidfishious Says:    
  2015-05-24 20:45:23  
  Morbius is lame. 6 arms is a ridiculous gimmick that does absolutely nothing for Spider-man's character development.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-04-08 18:11:11  
  4 stars for the 1st app of Morbius, a man by day, but a monster by night!!! Reminds me of myself, when I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!

Cravings - I'm surprised they mention the film "I am curious (Yellow)" in a comic for kids. It was rather risqué in its day!! Of course, Gwen might like Peter having extra hands, since she seems all pent up!!!

Fringe - Spidey first mentions being a human centipede!!!

Threads - I do like Morbius costume, it's very trendy for todays modern vampire!!

Tingle - Shouldn't the ol' Spidey sense have gone off when Morbius first attacked??

'Nuff Said - "I'm gonna get it--and hard."-Spidey

  edrlima Says:    
  2016-11-04 16:20:28  
  Half the issue is just spiderman talking on the phone.  

  metsguy Says:    
  2016-12-09 23:28:19  
  After reading dozens of issues featuring Gil Kane's gratuitous up the nose shots, we get a villain who has no nose! Who better to draw him than GIl Kane?  

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-02-13 06:39:47  
  I did not expect Gwen to want to go see an R-rated movie.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-03-06 17:43:47  
  'Nuff Said honorary mention: "I'm gaining a bit more muscle control over these excess members of mine." -Sinful Spidey after a hot blonde invites him to see R-rated movies!

Somehow, this story doesn't quite live up to its potential. We're not really seeing the capabilities of a six-armed Spider-Man, and Roy's dialog was really distracting here. I know it's his first issue on the title, and he probably hasn't settled in to it yet, but I expected a little better considering this is considered such an iconic arc.

However, it did have quite a bit going for it. Peter's anguished, as well he should be (even if it's his own fault). Plus, Morbius rocks here! He actually matches up against Spider-Man really well. Morbius is already showing some potential here right out of the box.

3 stars. I don't mind the Lizard's presence here either, but his transformation was too Hulk-like to me.

  skabeaters Says:    
  2017-04-11 02:48:53  
  Spiderman referenced Batman!  

  Spider-Borg Says:    
  2017-08-02 11:23:39  
  I really liked The Lizard showing up here. And MORBIUS!!! I'm a huge Midnight Sons fan and I can't wait for more characters from that line to show up,  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-10-23 12:15:25  
  I can see what happened now. There was a meeting between Stan and the Bullpen. "Guys, I'm going to work on a film script for a while. While I'm gone, you'll have to pick up the slack and write the rest of the books. Roy you get Spider-Man." Roy: "Cool!" Stan: "Just so you know, I'm leaving you with a six-armed Spider-man. Have fun!" Roy: *slams head on desk*  

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-12-07 11:24:25  
  That last panel is simultaneously awesome and awful. The idea is awesome, but the art fails spectacularly.  

  benmason486 Says:    
  2018-02-01 10:49:54  
  Peter, tie up the arms and take her to see "I Am Curious (Yellow)," you dolt. I am stunned they referenced that film. It is more risque than I thought would be acceptable. Gwen is a saucy minx. I like it.

A vampire/Lizard/Spider battle royale! Alright, let's do this . . . and the issue ends.

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   February 6, 2018 TStarnes Added Daily Bugle to the issue.
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