etragedy's The Amazing Spider-Man #24 - Spider-Man Goes Mad! review

A Different Kind of Spider-Man Story

Part of CV's Top 100 Spider-Man Universe Stories - reviewed!

Now this is something you didn't see very often in a Marvel Silver Age comic. It's not about one of Spider-Man's stock villains pulling a bank job or other such crime. It's about Spider-Man losing his grip on his sanity. It still has all the normal drama - conflict with Flash Thompson, Betty/Liz triangle, J. Jonah Jameson coming up with a new way to discredit Spidey in the Daily Bugle, and Aunt May's list of worries. But it also has Spider-Man dealing with the realistic concern of how dangerous it would be for someone like him to go truly mad.

It's a great story, and to avoid possible spoilers I'll make this last comment hidden:

it's a well done Gaslight type situation - and if you can figure that much out, then you have a pretty good idea who's behind it.

A really good, different kind of issue.

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    Wow, this is Mysterio done right. He really uses the power of illusion to get to Spiderman. I have to say, as far as the writing is concerned on this issue, Stan Lee has out done himself. I mean, this is some real Hugo Strange kind of stuff. It shows that his characters can realise their own weaknesses, and instead work through their strengths. Through that particular strategy, Mysterio comes closer than anyone ever has to defeating Spiderman. This is really a top notch issue. Not as good as so...

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