Reading Spider-Man: The Amazing Spider-Man 21

Title: The Amazing Spider-Man
Issue Number: 21
Release Date: February 1965

  • The Beetle appears in The Amazing Spider-Man for the first time, but it's not his first appearance in comics
  • Shameless plug for Coke, yup, that's a highlight
  • Peter Parker shouts down Johnny Storm in public 
  • Peter Parker really takes it to heart that the people of the city fear him
Low Points
  • From a personal perspective, Human Torch needs to politely exit Spider-Man's spotlight and go back to the Fantastic Four where he belongs 
  • Betty Brant continues to prove she's nothing but emotional baggage
  • Human Torch assumes Spider-Man is behind his girlfriend going missing just because he finds webbing in her home - He's too dumb to think Spider-Man may have been trying to help?
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  1. Funniest line - "Betty Brant continues to prove she's nothing but emotional baggage" - love it.

    1. She becomes more and more annoying with each issue.