Comics Corner: The Amazing Spider-Man 173


Title: The Amazing Spider-Man
Issue Number: 173
Release Date: October 1977


  • First appearance of Dr. Jerry Hong, and an unnamed "Female Lab Assistant"
  • Spider-Man is shot by the police - Fortunately, it's just a flesh wound
  • It's tragic, really - Molten Man just wants to be human again, and all his efforts keep failing
  • Peter receives official word from Empire State University that he's flunked, and will not be graduating
  • Reference is made to The Amazing Spider-Man 132, and 133
  • Molten Man goes nova in this issue, seemingly dying in the process
Low Points
  • No
  • Editor's day off: Spider-Man has webbing on his left hand in one panel, but then it disappears in the next, only to reappear again in the following
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