Characters Appearing: Aunt May, Batwing, Betty Brant, Captain Stacy, Flash Thompson, Green Goblin (Norman Osborn), J. Jonah Jameson, Jason Ionello, Liz Allan, Randolph Winston Cherryh, Sally Avril, Spider-Man, Tiny McKeever
Untold Tales of Spider-Man #2
Issue(s): Untold Tales of Spider-Man #2
Review/plot: Spider-Man, desperate to try and solve his and Aunt May's money problems, tries for a reward to catch a creature that has been menacing rich folk, but refuses to turn in the creature when he finds it is just a child bitten by a radioactive bat, knowing that he will be killed.
There's also a sub-plot about one of the kids who pick on Parker, and the fact that he is being abused by his father. I didn't have high hopes for a comic about a character called "Batwing", but the issue has great characterization from Kurt Busiek.
In general, this series is an opportunity to add a little depth and characterization to Spider-Man's early days, and Busiek makes the most of it.
Quality Rating: B+
Chronological Placement Considerations: According to the chronology chart in UTOS #14, this issue takes place between ASM #6 & #7.
Continuity Insert? Y
My Reprint: N/A
why did Peter's spider sense help him dodge Ionello's trip, but not Flash's elbow?
Posted by: min | February 21, 2012 8:52 AM
Maybe Liz blinded him with her flashy fuchsia frock. She's such an enabler.
Posted by: James Holt | August 8, 2016 1:13 AM
I've always wondered if Batwing was inspired by the Bat Boy stories in the Weekly World News.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | October 25, 2016 7:13 PM
Maybe Peter realized that he wasn't in "Parker mode" after dodging the trip and took the elbow willingly to stay in-character?
Posted by: Multiple Manu | January 10, 2018 3:05 AM
Piggybacking somewhat off of Bobby's comment, when I see Batwing I can't help but think of the Batman foe/ sometime anti-hero Kirk Langstrom, a.k.a. Man-Bat.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | January 16, 2018 12:26 PM
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