Reading Spider-Man: The Amazing Spider-Man 9



Title: The Amazing Spider-Man
Issue Number: 9
Release Date: February 1964

Highlights
  • First appearance of Electro
  • Origin of Electro
  • We learn more about Betty Brant, most importantly that she dropped out of high school and is actually a teenager (see prior Reading Spider-Man posts for my problem with that missing bit of information from past issues featuring her)
  • Betty Brant has a mysterious secret, and it makes her intriguing as a character
Low Points
  • Overall,  not a very strong story
  • Electro is just another villain who wants to use his powers to rob people
  • Electro is beaten with water from a hose - Cliche
Oddities
  • Spider-Man fights Electro wearing rubber shoes and gloves to negate his electricity
Rating (based on a 1 through 5 Stans grading system)






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