Amazing Spider-Man #5
Issue(s): Amazing Spider-Man #5
Review/plot: After getting harassed by his schoolmates for saying Spider-Man might be a criminal, Parker is contacted by Dr. Doom via his Spider-Sense and offered to Team-Up.
Spidey declines, and they fight (Doombot alert!)...
...with Spidey getting his butt kicked before Doom explodes the building and escapes. Peter sells some pictures of the fire to JJ and notices that Betty Brant is kinda cute and is sticking up for Spider-Man. Doom tracks Parker down using his Spider-Sense but Flash Thomspon is dressed up like Spider-Man as a way to scare Parker, so Doom grabs him by mistake. Doom broadcasts a message saying that he will kill "Spider-Man" if the Fantastic Four do not disband. Peter engages in an elaborate ruse to trick his poor aunt into letting him leave the house, and then he goes and fights Doom. He gets his butt handed to him again...
...but Doom flees when he sees that the FF have found his lair and are about to arrive. The FF show up and rescue Flash as Peter rushes home to his aunt.
The next day, Flash brags about chasing away Dr. Doom.
I believe this is the first time a villain from one character's rogue gallery was used in another.
Super-compressed, corny dialogue, but otherwise good.
The opening splash for this issue provides a first name for Betty Brant and a last name for Liz Allan for the first time.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: N/A
Inbound References (1): show
Betty Brant, Dr. Doom, Flash Thompson, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, J. Jonah Jameson, Liz Allan, Mr. Fantastic, Spider-Man, Thing
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