Comics Corner: The Amazing Spider-Man 11

Title: The Amazing Spider-Man
Issue Number: 11
Release Date: April 1964

  • Doctor Octopus returns
  • Spider-Man invents and uses his first spider tracker
  • Peter Parker wants to tell Betty Brant he's Spider-Man
  • However, when Bennett Brant takes a bullet to the chest when Spider-Man and Blackie are fighting and dies, Betty shouts at our hero telling him how much she hates him
  • Try as he might, Spider-Man still doesn't know how to beat Doctor Octopus
    Low Points
    • At this point in time of the Spider-Man series, Marvel doesn't seem to really know what to do with Doctor Octopus as a villain, regulating him to breaking Blackie out of prison for money
    • Really? The guy's name is Blackie?
    • We finally learn Betty Brant's secret and it's not worth the hype built up over the prior issues
    • Betty Brant's secret is that her brother owes a gambling debt to a mobster...who's in prison...and he's the attorney for...Huh? Just leave him in prison and say, "Have a nice day!"
    • Doctor Octopus betrays Blackie in the end to take the money he was already going to a boat?
    Rating (based on a 1 through 5 Stans grading system)

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