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905: Amazing Spider-Man #67 (v1)

" To Squash A Spider! "
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Amazing Spider-Man #67 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists:
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: John Romita Sr.
Inkers: Jim Mooney
Colourists:
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: December 1968
Release Date: September 1968
Story Arc: To Squash a Spider (2 of 2)
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 466                 Times Rated: 264
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Doctor Strange #174 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #67 (v1)
Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2
Marvel Super-Heroes #17 (v1)
903: Doctor Stran...
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#66 (v1)
 
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Spider-Man finds himself only six inches tall and trapped in a deadly theme park of Mysterio's invention.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Spider-Man
Spider-Man last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). Spider-Man next appears in Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2.
     
Supporting Characters
  Aunt May
Aunt May last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). Aunt May next appears in Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2.
     
  Anna Watson
Anna Watson last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). Anna Watson next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #68 (v1).
     
  Joe Robertson
Joe Robertson last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). Joe Robertson next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #68 (v1).
     
  Gwen Stacy
Gwen Stacy last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). Gwen Stacy next appears in Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2.
     
  George Stacy
George Stacy last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). George Stacy next appears in Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2.
     
  Betty Brant
Betty Brant last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). Betty Brant next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #71 (v1).
     
  Ned Leeds
Ned Leeds last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). Ned Leeds next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #70 (v1).
     
  Dr. Bromwell
Dr. Bromwell last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #57 (v1). Dr. Bromwell next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #83 (v1).
     
  Randy Robertson
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Randy Robertson in the mainstream continuity. Randy Robertson next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #68 (v1).
     
  J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). J. Jonah Jameson next appears in Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2.
     
Villains
  Mysterio
Mysterio last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). Mysterio next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #193 (v1).
     
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Durango55
   August 4, 2015
This as a fun read. Just enough of the soap opera elements, some nice foreshadowing of the upcoming Green Goblin story, and the setup to the cliffhanger was well executed.

I'm continually blown away by John Romita's layouts - he was was a master of illustrated storytelling.

Poor (literally Peter Parker - he smashed the front door getting to Aunt May. Who's going to pay for that? I'm assuming Anna Watson enetered by the side door, otherwise she's the most oblivious neighbor in history.
 
 
 
 
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  green_flame_616 Says:    
  2012-01-03 23:19:05  
  This issue reminded me of the final boss battle in Star Fox 64...with giant floating hands and head  
 
 

  bigkat5582 Says:    
  2012-10-22 17:30:12  
  "Now touch it! Go ahead -- touch it-- I want you to!" I wouldn't be shocked if Mysterio owned a windowless van.  
 
 

  minicheddaz Says:    
  2013-05-26 09:57:56  
  i'm thinking that the setting for this battle is actually a real full sized amusement park?  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-19 07:54:41  
  You know with Mysterio the story is all illusion based. The suspense comes from seeing Spidey figure it out and bring Mysterio down.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-11 18:01:03  
  I'm always pleasantly surprised how much thought and passion goes into these spiderman mags. I don't think there's been a bad issue.  
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-04 11:08:58  
  I love how annoyed Mysterio was at the end. The only reason why I'm not giving this five stars is because I hate seeing yet another "Aunt May is sick!" story. Can't stand that old bag.  
 
 

  Durango55 Says:    
  2015-05-04 16:06:31  
  It's interesting in the Marvel Bullpen Bulletins in this issue that at a recent comics convention the awards for Best Supporting Female went to:
1. Mary Jane Wtason
2. Gwen Stacy

Those results must have made Stan (and subsequent Spidey-writers) think a bit...
 
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-05-31 21:28:11  
  4 stars for Mysterio taking Spidey out for a spin on the Tilt-A-Whirl!!!

Cover Me - Cool image of Mysterio's hands rising above Spidey!!

My Two Cents - @jfpj1991 & minicheddaz: Ok, so I think it went like this. Mysterio really knocked Spidey out with the ray gun last issue, and later added the hypnotic suggestion that he was shrinking. The amusement park miniature set was shown to Spidey before hand, making it easier for him to think that he really was small. Next, they were still at the TV studio on a set that Mysterio made to look like a real amusement park. Or, while Spidey was knocked out, Mysterio took him to a real amusement park. Either way, Mysterio had it rigged with his special effects, while Spidey was still hypnotized into thinking he was tiny!

'Nuff Said - "I can come back later if you're uptight, Dad!"-Randy Robertson
 
 
 

  dpaone @ Durango55 (original post):    
  2016-05-26 11:50:50  
  Gwen blows MJ out of the water! I'm not talking the whole spider-Gwen nonsense. 1960s Gwen v 1960s MJ.  
 
 

  dpaone @ Durango55 (original post):    
  2016-05-28 23:41:15  
   
 
 

  SmokyB Says:    
  2016-07-14 18:36:00  
  Stan really nailing it in his soapbox this ish.  
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-08-04 08:00:56  
  I feel sorry for Mrs Watson. At least Peter managed to escape.  
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2016-10-30 06:18:41  
  While I think Dandy Don Heck does an admirable job last issue penciling over John Romita's layouts, I was excited to see the team of Romita and Jim Mooney return for this issue. The Romita/Mooney pairing is like Kirby/Sinnott when they're firing on all cylinders. The shading on Page 6 is a good example of this.

I have a book featuring Romita's artwork, and he has a quote about how important it is that the hands look realistic. That's something to note in this issue, especially when Mysterio's hands are so prominent throughout. But take a look at everyone else, too. Romita does such a great job of placing each hand in a realistic pose, right down to each fingertip, it really helps sell every panel!

I love Mysterio's defeat in the end... the guy is such a fraud. Like the Wizard of Oz, we see him frantically dialing knobs, pressing buttons, and pulling switches as Spidey rips the roof off of the control tower, destroying the illusion. How satisfying to see him take one on the chin on Pg19/P5!

And did anyone else catch the similarity on Pg20/P2 as Spidey holds the defeated Mysterio by the collar to the last page of Amazing Fantasy #15 as Spidey holds Uncle Ben's killer in the very same pose? Maybe just a coincidence but I thought it was cool.

And finally, do you think Joe Robertson and Captain Stacy share pipe cleaning tips while comparing Spider-Man notes?
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-11-02 17:20:32  
  Recommended listening for this issue: "Boris the Spider" by The Who, featuring the madness of bass player John Entwistle!

Now, I get what Mysterio did and how he did it. But I'm not really sure what he thought to gain by hypnotizing Spidey into thinking he was small other than to psyche him out. Mysterio couldn't really hurt Spidey with the oversized fist because it was an illusion to begin with. Still, it made for a pretty cool story, and I still like the psychological aspects of Mysterio's villainy.

And I agree that the John Romita/Jim Mooney team is the best tandem for this book. They've really cemented the "classic" look that defined Spidey for many years afterward.

3 stars. Gotta love the look of bewilderment and resignation Mysterio had after Spidey beat him. Sometimes I have to shake my head at the disbelief super-villains feel when they're defeated, as if they never saw it as a possibility. Then again, you gotta have a big ego to make a career as a super-baddie in the Marvel Universe!
 
 
 

  skabeaters Says:    
  2017-01-14 17:26:37  
  This didn't feel like Spiderman. Way too much lame inner-dialog.  
 
 

  Urgat @ leisch (original post):    
  2017-11-20 07:57:34  
  Yeah but it was so well done, that it kept me puzzled at times what to believe or trying to figure it out myself before Spidey solves this. Just a great Issue and a great short Story Arc!  
 
 

  Urgat @ specialque (original post):    
  2017-11-20 07:58:46  
  The same goes for me...no 5 stars for you Spidey...blame your Aunt  
 
 

 
 
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This collection includesAmazing Spider-Man #66 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #67 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #68 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #69 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #70 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #71 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #72 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #73 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #74 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #75 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #76 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #77 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #78 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #79 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #80 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #81 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #82 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #83 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #84 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #85 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #86 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #87 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #88 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man #89 (v1), Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5, Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2
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