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Part of CV's Top 100 Spider-Man Universe Stories - reviewed!It's another good Spidey vs. Doc Ock issue. Doctor Octopus commits a series of daring daylight robberies across the U.S.A. in an attempt to draw out Spider-Man. What he doesn't know is that Peter Parker has been busy and sick in New York City. So, in a last ditch attempt, Doc Ock storms into the Daily Bugle, taking Betty Brant captive and demanding J. Jonah Jameson get Spider-Man's attention through the newspaper. Ock wants to have a sh...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
The cover: 4½ stars Another great cover, Spidey held helpless and being unmasked by Doctor Octopus with a shocked Jonah and Betty looking on. This was the first Amazing Spider-Man cover that featured any of the supporting cast (okay issue #8 had Flash in an inset panel, but this time it’s a full cover). Anyone picking this issue up in May 1964 must have been wondering how Pete would get out of this one. Unmasked by Doctor Octopus (22 pages) Doctor Octopus is back again after escaping Spider-Man ...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
I have to say, I like the way things are handled in this issue. Parker loses his powers just as he is tackling Doc Ock,, so when he is unmasked, no one belives he is the real Spiderman. The characters for once seem like they could be real. Except The good Dr. O, who is still given Stan Lees overly flourished dialogue. The fight between Spiderman and Octapus is exciting and fun, as is Spiderman rounding up a group of escaped zoo animals. Over all it's like a good pastry, not exactly the best th...2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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