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2015: Amazing Spider-Man #132 (v1)

" The Master Plan of The Molten Man! "
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Amazing Spider-Man #132 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: John Romita Sr.
Inkers: Paul Reinman, Tony Mortellaro
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: May 1974
Release Date: February 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 296                 Times Rated: 166
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
Just as an old friend from Peter's past makes a surprise appearance so too does an old foe. But how are the two related?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Spider-Man last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #21 (v1). Spider-Man next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #133 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Ned Leeds
Ned Leeds last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #131 (v1). Ned Leeds next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #133 (v1).
  Mary Jane Watson
Mary Jane Watson last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #20 (v1). Mary Jane Watson next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #133 (v1).
  Joe Robertson
Joe Robertson last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #20 (v1). Joe Robertson next appears in Giant-Size Super-Heroes #1.
  Elizabeth Allan
Elizabeth Allan last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #30 (v1). Elizabeth Allan next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #133 (v1).
  Betty Brant
Betty Brant last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #131 (v1). Betty Brant next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #134 (v1).
  The Molten Man
The Molten Man last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #35 (v1). The Molten Man next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #133 (v1).
Group Appearances
Daily Bugle
Daily Bugle last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #129 (v1). Daily Bugle next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #133 (v1).
NYPD last appeared in Vampire Tales #6b. NYPD next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #133 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Web-Shooters last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #21 (v1). Web-Shooters next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #133 (v1).
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Issue Review
   March 1, 2017
The second half of this a tedious battle. We don't know the villain's goals, so it's just a fight for the sake of fighting after Spidey finds the villain by accident.
His dialogue is repetitive, as he keeps threatening our hero over and over.
Before that there's an interesting development in Peter's personal life when an old character returns.
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-09-03 13:01:30  
  Molten Man, Cobalt Man, Megaton Man--what the hell is the difference?  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-08-10 19:34:57  
  Not another cold! Oh wait, it's not, it's just radiation poisoning...  

  Wady Says:    
  2014-02-02 14:03:00  
  The molten man is such a terrible vilan  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-25 08:03:46  
  Radiation can kill you? I thought it just gave you really cool superpowers.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-03-26 23:54:52  
  300 degrees F is not remotely molten, Molten Man. You are barely hot enough to make toast.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-14 20:23:03  
  This was a mediocre issue. The saving grace was the return of Liz Allen and the backstory we should be finding out shortly.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-09-24 00:26:13  
  So that museum had rocks from a meteor on display in a glass case, and nobody noticed that it causes radiation poisoning in minutes? I guess nobody goes there.
IMO Molten Man actually turns into one of the more interesting characters in the Spidey-verse in the future, but I agree that these early appearances are pretty generic.
Since when did MJ take over the role of Night Nurse?

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-08-23 14:22:31  
  Oops. Pretty sure there were two scene ones in act three.  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2016-10-26 11:48:20  
  Apparently Molten Man buys his skivvies in the same place as Namor.

  ViktorG Says:    
  2017-01-11 01:42:09  
  Don't know a good reason for what's happening? Radiation is always an option....  

  skabeaters Says:    
  2017-07-25 01:43:51  
  Do yourself a favour and skip all narration by this author, it is horrible.  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-08-24 21:48:13  
  A bland return to Spidey in the order. All the moody comics previous make Romita look a bit square. It was serviceable, but the caption boxes are annoying and kept me from engaging with the story in any way.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-22 14:08:20  
  Yeah, not quite a return to form for Spidey. Molten Man's body may be "evolving," but in this issue it looks like his main weapon is talking so loud it gave Spidey a migraine!

However, it was nice to see Liz Allan again, who's a nearly-forgotten cast member of the past. I didn't realize that she and Mary Jane had a history, though; maybe it was MJ's cameo back in issue #25 before we properly saw her that the issue alluded to.

3 stars. Not up to the quality I expect from Spider-Man but still better than a lot of the rest of the Order I've recently read.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-12-12 20:59:23  
  Gerry Conway strikes again.  

  Nsmash Says:    
  2017-12-19 22:02:38  
  Conway is particularly obnoxious in this one.  

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Date User Name Update
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes Added Web-Shooters listing.
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   November 19, 2016 Drax Added Petra Scotese (Goldberg) creator listing.
   November 19, 2016 Drax
   January 31, 2015 Xythe Changed comic details.
   August 15, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Betty Brant.
   August 15, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Ned Leeds.
   August 15, 2014 Neskit Updated the listing for Joe Robertson.
   August 15, 2014 Neskit Added Daily Bugle to the issue.
   August 15, 2014 Neskit Added NYPD to the issue.
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