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447: Amazing Spider-Man #35 (v1)

" The Molten Man Regrets...! "
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Amazing Spider-Man #35 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Steve Ditko
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Steve Ditko
Inkers: Steve Ditko
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Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: April 1966
Release Date: January 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 748                 Times Rated: 401
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Strange Tales #146b (v1)
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Amazing Spider-Man #35 (v1)
X-Men #19 (v1)
Daredevil #15 (v1)
445: Strange Tale...
#146b (v1)
446: Amazing Spid...
#34 (v1)
 
448: X-Men
#19 (v1)
449: Daredevil
#15 (v1)
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Amazing Spider-Man #35 (v1)
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Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #28 (v1)
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Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #29 (v1)
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Strange Tales #146b (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #34 (v1)
 
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #28 (v1)
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #29 (v1)
 
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The Molten Man is released from prison and attempts to rob a jewelry store in disguise so Spider-Man can't prove it was him.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Spider-Man
Spider-Man last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #34 (v1). Spider-Man next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #36 (v1).
     
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  Molten Man
Molten Man last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #28 (v1). Molten Man next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #132 (v1).
     
 
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Daily Bugle
Daily Bugle last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #34 (v1). Daily Bugle next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #37 (v1).
   
     
NYPD
NYPD last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #34 (v1). NYPD next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #37 (v1).
   
     
 
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Web-Shooters
Web-Shooters last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #34 (v1). Web-Shooters next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #36 (v1).
 
     
Spider-Tracer
Spider-Tracer last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2. Spider-Tracer next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #37 (v1).
 
     
Belt Camera
Belt Camera last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #34 (v1). Belt Camera next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #39 (v1).
 
     
Spidey Signal
Spidey Signal last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #34 (v1). Spidey Signal next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #36 (v1).
 
     
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bastos
   March 19, 2014
Spider-Man's taunts are lowered to calling this guy Molty? And that's considered some kind of taunt now? Ugh.

But the issue isn't a terrible one. Of course, the era over-used the rubber mask to disguise someone WAY over the top. Thank goodness that seems now to be a bygone era thing.

The storytelling, though, has really taken some serious turns for the better. The panels are excellent. The turns of the fight are really starting to have a modern feel, and I can see the changes in the book again. Of course Spidey always seemed to be a bit ahead of the curve on this.

I also liked a bit of the real-world happenings and consequences going through the book. Bye-bye Ned and Betty!
 
 
 
 
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2011-10-17 00:00:00  
  The Molten Man's been doing his Molten Sit-Ups.  
 
 

  Xythe Says:    
  2011-12-28 11:19:21  
  I wonder what his pants are made of. Probably Asbestos.  
 
 

  fragsel Says:    
  2012-01-29 08:49:53  
  This story is lame, but Artie Simek's two pages of sound effects just made my day. Sooooooooooooooo hilarious!!!  
 
 

  Canuck Says:    
  2012-06-09 23:57:22  
  Wow, I think this is a first for me, but I'm more interested in what's going on in Peter Parker's life than in Spidey's. Unfortunately for him, the events in his life are darker, grittier and yet more compelling than any other super hero's alternate persona.  
 
 

  Webslinger Says:    
  2012-11-12 10:10:14  
  Wow, the 60's newspapers put out extras before one could tweet the news!

Ditko's plot, Ditko's clothing, but he surely was unsatisfied with the sound effects.
 
 
 

  Safis Says:    
  2013-07-13 11:57:06  
  Random thought: if the Molten Man is made of metal now, does he still need to eat? I guess he would need plenty of iron; maybe he just eats a bowl of nuts and bolts every morning!  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-07 10:23:38  
  Quick & easy villain issue. Squaring thins away before the coming big changes.  
 
 

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2013-12-28 14:17:31  
  wow..... the first story that had a full page of non-dialogue panels...... it's like a tiny taste of what comics will become..... I don't know how to go back to regular dialogue heavy combat after seeing this........  
 
 

  dpaone Says:    
  2014-01-28 10:44:26  
  Very true Raistlin. I can easily read 5+ of todays comics in the time it takes to read 1 of the comics from the 60s. So long Betty and have a good life with Ned.  
 
 

  metasynthie Says:    
  2014-06-18 07:27:40  
  The Molten Man either managed to find matching underwear or has his underwear permanently attached to his body.
All secretaries look alike from behind, at least to Peter.
Irving Forbush gets his first mention since Reed and Sue's wedding, as Peter goes for the fourth-wall breaker.
Speaking of which, Artie uses his page of joke sfx to letter in truly ridonkulous punch sounds like "PUH-TWEE!" as he tries to one-up Greenway Productions' "BIFF" and "POW" intertitles from their then-in-it's-first-run Batman TV series. State of the art, Simek.
 
 
 

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-07-19 19:47:52  
  Apparently Molten Man is just good for fillers...exactly what this is.
I liked the sound effects...Nice Touch.
I gotta say, Spidey's suit is getting better and better...good artwork there.
And of course...nice ending...always seems to be a good ending lately.
 
 
 

  gloomyharvester Says:    
  2014-07-26 09:33:02  
  "In case you're wondering, it's the better to tie you up with, Red Riding Hood!"

"All right - - so you've got me hog-tied!"

This is like Fifty Shades of Spider.
 
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-18 08:57:36  
  This could be said for many villains during this era, but I don't think Stan/Marvel is utilizing Molten Man the right way. He has so much potential to be a grade A super villain, but the lackluster effort is saddening. I don't remember this guy in the 90s but he could have been a force to be reckoned with. As with every other 2nd appearance, he was too easily beaten by Spider-Man the second go around. His first appearance, Spidey could barely hit him without feeling pain. This time, they trade blows like it's nothing. Very inconsistent and alludes to my first point. 3 stars... I liked the issue overall but these things would easily have plagued Marvel had they written like this in the 90s. Then again, I haven't nearly got that far in the reading order, so I don't want to assume that the 90s was all that.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-09-05 21:12:53  
  3 stars for more of the Molten Man!

Accessories - Before, all Raxton had on was torn pants, and was bare footed. Now, he has trunks with a belt and little booties!!!

Tingle - You would've thought Spidey's spider-sense would of warned him about Raxton in disguise and about to punch him!!

Crackerjack - Nice use of Molten Man's power to open vaults!

'Nuff Said - "Iron! Iron's a metal! And his punch felt like metal!"-Peter Parker
 
 
 

  phogbear Says:    
  2014-10-12 20:50:45  
  Did people really wear bright green suits back then? Doesn't he have any normal ones?  
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-05-15 05:06:49  
  I wanted to like this one, with the corny winks to the reader and the sound effects (I did love "PUH-TWEEE!"), but ultimately it just came off as so sloppy and lazy I couldn't give it more than 2 stars... and most of that was just for the ending.  
 
 

  edgar987 Says:    
  2015-12-14 15:17:39  
  Ending saved it for me took it from 2 to a 4 star book .Loved the sound fx.  
 
 

  jbb10499 Says:    
  2016-01-07 11:19:04  
  Issues that are NOT like this are what make Spidy different and great. Other than the quips and the bit without dialogue this was just a run-of-the-mill 60's comic.  
 
 

  skabeaters Says:    
  2016-01-18 15:48:09  
  The sound effects were awesome. Made me laugh and I could see a little bit of pre-Deadpool humor in it.
 
 
 

  JimboJangles Says:    
  2016-03-31 05:33:50  
  3 stars: Mostly for the extended sound effect battle. But I feel compelled to draw attention to Page 2, Panel 6. This is a simple image, the all black background and large amounts of white in the upper part of Molten Man's eyes remind me vividly of Goya's painting, Saturn Devouring His Son. Such clear megalomaniacal insanity is evidenced, the text could be gone and the message would remain. Otherwise it was a big step down from the last few issues.  
 
 

  Calion Says:    
  2016-06-13 09:59:14  
 
  1. Again with the inconsistent Spider-Sense. Grrr.

  2. Big mystery—Where’s Betty? Guess what: I don’t care. I don’t wish her harm, but otherwise: Good riddance. 

  3. I’m not loving the Molten Man. He’s too dumb to be a real challenge, and Spider-Man takes his punches surprisingly well (I’m really surprised he’s so easy to hit). Plus, there’s apparently only one way to beat him, but that way is pretty easy to do. 

  4. Also, I’m getting kind of tired at these “Steve plots, Stan scripts” issues. Some of them are amazing, but you can often feel Stan struggling to make it work. I wish they’d just work together. That’s the problem with Objectivists—they can do great work, because they refuse to compromise their artistic integrity for anybody, but the same trait can make them major prima donnas. 

A passable ish. Three stars (barely).

 
 
 

  kungfufan Says:    
  2016-07-26 23:58:50  
  OK, I've bitten my tongue long enough. At the risk of sounding ignorant, WHO IS IRVING FORBRUSH?
As with others, I liked the no dialogue fight sequence.
 
 
 

  J-Smack @ TheAmazingGatorMan (original post):    
  2016-08-02 19:50:19  
  A lot more dynamic eventually goes into the character (this may have been around the 90s, not entirely sure though; could have been earlier) and interesting connections are drawn between him and other key a characters. If you're EXTREMELY patient, Molten Man will become pretty interesting for you. However, I haven't seen him in a while when it comes to current Marvel.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-09-07 22:09:27  
  I have a feeling Artie Simek was a big TV fan at the time. Probably inspired by a new series starring Adam West...  
 
 

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-03-15 22:52:01  
  I never understood Irving Forbush either.

Artie Simek is a witch. If there is anything in the production of comics that feels magical and mysterious to me it is the old school letterer. This man has drawn the majority of every letter, word ballon, title font (Cat Man's is a fave) sux, etc by hand that I have read in the order so far. Jay Rosen is the other one and in ten years he has a nervous breakdown and stops lettering. I can draw and I can write. I'm not the best colorist but I understand it. I will never be even a competent calligrapher. He deserves more credit outside our incestuous fandom.

This was a good issue. I agree with a lot of the complaints but I found it all so charming.

Anyone ever read the Astro City story arc with the chrome Robert Mitchum?
 
 
 

  StrictSnow Says:    
  2017-05-05 23:57:30  
  This was kind of boring. Only the disappearance of Betty saved this from mediocrity. Honestly the first Spider-Man issue that I haven't really enjoyed.  
 
 

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-06-22 23:14:15  
  Issue wasn't too bad. However, I wonder that if, between the dialogue and the Simek Silly Sount-Effects(tm), if this was the straw the broke the camel's back and is why Ditko left a couple of months later.  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2018-01-05 16:16:51  
  Everybody loved the "PUH-TWEEE!", though I'm still not sure how it's supposed to sound in real life.

And that's a first, eight panels with no dialog at all! What a blessing!
 
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl @ Webslinger (original post):    
  2018-01-05 16:18:26  
  Indeed! News sure are printed fast if the robbery attempt can make it to front page while Spider-Man changes to his civilian identity!  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2018-01-05 16:27:58  
 
  • That's my line – "I wonder what he's say if he know I'm photographing his whole routine!" (Spider-Man) – I'm pretty sure he would not say 'Cheese'.

  • That's my line too – "It would have been a pleasure to shut your slippery, molten mouth for you!" (Spider-Man)

  • That's my line, take three – "Once I've beaten you, there'll be nobody left to stop me!" "Don't kid yourself! There's always Irving Forbush!" "Who's he?" "Forget it! It's an 'in' joke!" (Moltey and Spidey) – That one really made me LOL! And I could go on and on with the witty lines!

  • I'm surprised Raxton did not break out of his cell, given what he can do with all those metal bars when he gets home. I guess this is the first time we see a villain released with somewhat of a valid reason.

  • It is also nice that Parker had more solid reasons to deduce who the thief really was. Usually, as we've often seen in Fantastic Four, the clues that point to who the villain is are too vague to make any sense of their conclusion. So this one is a first.

  • It is also the first time there are so few characters in this series. I usually like seeing Peter's support cast, but I did not mind their absence too much. Unlike most of you, if found the story was very solid, totally entertaining and fun, with great fight scenes and still managed to offer some major development. 5 stars easy, despite what y'all had to say!

  • That's my last line – "These pictures should give you all the evidence you need to hold the Molten Man until he tarnishes!" (Spidey) – Could not resist!
 
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl @ kungfufan (original post):    
  2018-01-05 16:33:51  
  Irving FORBUSH is a fictional nobody who supposedly works as an office gofer in Marvel comics. He will be mentioned more and more as an "in" joke in future issues until he officially appears in the series "Not Brand Echh", which is a parody of Marvel comics.  
 
 

 
 
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