Amazing Spider-Man #153
Issue(s): Amazing Spider-Man #153
Len Wein is writing Mary Jane like a complete "chick". Every time Peter has to leave the room or talk to anyone but her, she starts freaking out and getting angry and stupid. It's really annoying.
Although it is fair to complain when Peter leaves you to dance with the crazy guy.
MCP gives the Kingpin a "behind the scenes" for this issue, but i don't see any obvious reason for it, even if he is ultimately responsible for ordering the goons in this issue.
Football-history footnote. The comic depicts to me what looks like regular ordinary football goalposts, but the ex-football player refers to them as "fancy" and looking like "op-art designs".
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Tales #130
The villain also gets a footnote referring to current issues of Daredevil.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 21, 2011 1:33 AM
Thanks. That footnote was removed from the reprint.
Posted by: fnord12 | August 21, 2011 1:39 PM
Len Wein seems to have recycled a few narrative captions from this book in DC Universe:Legacies#4(2010).
Posted by: Mark Drummond | November 17, 2013 5:17 PM
Cheesy, I know. But it still made a positive impression on my 11-year old self when I read it in 1976.
Posted by: haydn | June 11, 2016 11:25 PM
The goalpost comment makes sense to me. If Bolton played college football in the fifties, the goalposts would have been wooden and shaped like capital "H"s.
Posted by: Andrew | December 29, 2016 9:48 PM
The bit near the end where Spider-Man says the mobster's not worth punching only to decide "the hell he's not!" is lifted straight from a memorable scene in the John Wayne movie McClintock.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | March 4, 2017 5:08 PM
The story's title sounds like a take on the 1974 football/prison film "The Longest Yard" starring Burt Reynolds.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | February 21, 2018 9:07 PM
Regarding Fnord's confusion about the goal posts: Football goal posts used to be "H" shaped before they were changed to the "tuning fork" design.
Posted by: JP! | June 10, 2018 8:17 PM
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