Amazing Spider-Man #193
Issue(s): Amazing Spider-Man #193
Here's where the Fly's sonic wing burst power really starts to look like a butt blast.
The interesting thing is that the Fly does manage to get away this issue, and with the artwork that he stole, as well. It turns out that the Fly is actually one of Marvel's more successful super-villains.
Returning home, Peter has about as much luck against Ned Leeds as he did against the Fly.
Reeling from that, Spidey goes back out after the Fly. Keith Pollard gives us one of those silly text panels that Gil Kane used to do.
However, it turns out that the police caught the Fly before Spidey could find him, leaving Spidey with no one to vent his rage upon.
Peter Parker is still unsure if JJ looked under his mask while he was unconscious this issue. JJ fires Peter from the Daily Bugle again when Peter isn't able to deliver the photos he was supposed to be taking but couldn't due to the fact that he was handcuffed to JJ (JJ had fired Peter previously but Joe Robertson gave him one last chance).
Meanwhile, Aunt May's doctor gets a surprise visitor. This is setting up a very stupid plot that will be resolved in issue #200 (The doctor is really Mysterio. The other guy is the criminal that shot Uncle Ben).
The plot isn't as contrived as last issue, so it's a little better.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: This takes place soon after ASM #192.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (3): showAunt May, Barney Bushkin, Betty Brant, Burglar (Carradine), Fly, Glory Grant, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe 'Robbie' Robertson, Mary Jane Watson, Mysterio, Ned Leeds, Sandy Jones, Spider-Man
Ned hate is pre-hobgoblin
Posted by: doomsday | July 9, 2013 7:55 PM
Of minor note is that Spidey's pulp predecessor, The Spider, also had a reoccurring nemesis called The Fly. I guess it's just an obvious match-up ...
Posted by: Gary Himes | August 22, 2016 11:31 PM
Gee, I really like the Kane homage. Oh, well...
Posted by: Matthew Bradley | October 29, 2016 2:30 PM
The use of "Dr. Rinehart" is intended as a clue to Mysterio's involvement, since Ludwig Rinehart was the alias he used back in ASM #24.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | March 18, 2017 6:39 PM
Comments have been disabled for the summer while i'm not around to moderate.
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