Amazing Spider-Man #154
Issue(s): Amazing Spider-Man #154
Spider-Man tracks down some of the goons that killed the ex-football player last issue to a research facility, where he encounters the Sandman. Spidey wins by turning an experimental freeze ray on the Sandman.
Meanwhile, a hobo (Dr. Octopus) rants and acts strangely in the alleys of NYC.
Sandman is referred to as Flint Marko in this issue, but he's also said to have an alias of William Baker.
William Baker will later turn out to be his real name.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: At the beginning of this issue Spider-Man is overreacting to the death of the football player from last issue...
...so this shouldn't take place too long after that issue.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Tales #131
The title probably refers to the 1946 film "The Postman Always Rings Twice".
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 21, 2011 3:17 PM
Thank goodness he didn't keep the Kirby costume. It was horrible.
Posted by: clyde | February 15, 2015 3:24 PM
Don't ask me to choose between Ditko and Kirby. Personally, I think Kirby's costume is "too much", while Ditko's is "not enough." And I'm still trying to figure out why that freeze ray would have any effect on Sandman. Sand's already a solid, right? So when you freeze it you just end up with... cold sand.
Posted by: Andrew | December 29, 2016 10:13 PM
For some odd reason, the debate over which Sandman costume is superior got me to thinking of a similar thought with Wesley Dodds, a.k.a. DC's Golden Age Sandman. Best known for a green business suit, fedora, and gas mask, there was a period where creators dressed Dodds up in form-fitting yellow-and-purple spandex. Needless to say, the suit-and-gas mask look won out in the hearts and minds of fans, and it looks to be the same here for Marvel's Man-O'-Sand. Less is more, IMHO.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | February 22, 2018 10:31 PM
And in both cases, Kirby was the guy who redesigned the Sandman!
Posted by: Omar Karindu | February 23, 2018 9:21 PM
@Omar-I give you the metaphorical cigar, just ashamed I didn't remember that fasct.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | February 23, 2018 9:37 PM
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