The Bookshelf – Amazing Spider-man

Continuing my reading of the complete Amazing Spider-man run, I did issues 8 – 14 on day 2.

From 1963 and ’64 – Featuring appearances by Electro, Mysterio and the Green Goblin, also the Vulture and Doc Ock return. Peter finds a romantic interest with Betty Brant, and Liz Allan starts following his around. He gives up his glasses, and as he matures he becomes less of a bully-target for his classmates. He continues working as a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle. The stories become much more complex, as the characters develop more depth. Aunt May has had fragile health for 50 years. The art is also becoming more detailed, as Ditko defines the look more and more. Pop culture references to J. Edgar Hoover and Tony Curtis. Comics cost twelve cents a pop.

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