englentine's The Amazing Spider-Man #13 - The Menace of Mysterio review

Enter Mysterio, and a psychiatrist

It almost happened, Stan Lee almost made a move that would surely have been original, and would have treated Spiderman in a way no other hero had ever been. He almost had him go to therapy. Unfortunately Spiderman runs out at the last minute. Sad, considering anyone who has ever read Peter Davids run on X-factor knows how interesting a Superhero in therapy can be. Of course now what I am talking about only takes up maybe four panels of the book. The majority is spent on the battle between Spiderman and Mysterio, whom I have always thought to be one of his weakest yet more interesting villains. Here I think he is used to good effect, shown what kind of a menace he can be. So long as he is prepared and can catch Spiderman off gaurd, he can cause real damage. Rightfully so though, as soon as Spiderman sees through the ruse, the game is over. This is one of my favorite issues of the older books.

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Posted by brewski420

one of my favorite classic issues also. probably one of my top 5 favorite mysterio appearences too.

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