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Dr. Otto Octavius was an atomic scientist. His peers gave him the name Doctor Octopus due to the four remote-controlled "arms" he had created to handle radioactive materials. During an experiment, an explosion caused the arms to be fused to Octavius. He also could control them with his mind as a side affect of the radiation blast. Now on the verge of insanity, Dr. Octopus begins his criminal career.

When J. Jonah Jameson's learns of the accident and the havoc caused by Dr. Octopus, he sends Peter Parker to obtain some pictures for the Daily Bugle. As Spider-Man, Peter battles Doc Ock with poor results. Doc Ock is able to escape.

Peter is left feeling down being defeated. Doc Ock returns to the research facility determined to gain control over a great amount of atomic energy. Soon the Fantastic Four are called in to attempt to stop Octavius. They have to decline due to other commitments.

Meanwhile, Peter is left feeling down being defeated. The Human Torch, recovering from a viral illness, keeps his commitment to speak to the students at Peter's high school. Upon hearing his speech, Peter is inspired to take on Doc Ock once again. This time Spider-Man is able to defeat Doc Ock.

The second cover is the Greg Land reprint promo for the 2004 movie tie-in.

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The First Really Good Spider-Man Story 0

Part of CV's Top 100 Spider-Man Universe Stories - reviewed!Prior to this, Spider-Man appeared in Amazing Fantasy, Fantastic Four Annual, and two previous isssues of The Amazing Spider-Man. The trouble was, he still hadn't fought a villain worth his salt. The Chameleon? The Vulture? The Tinkerer?That changed with this issue. Instead of two short stories, we get an entire comic book length tale that introduces Spider-Man's first real challenge - Doctor Octopus. And Doc Ock really does feel like a...

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The First "Heavyweight" Villain 0

The cover: 4 stars A good cover spoiled by my pet hate in comic books, the dreaded word balloon. They disappeared around the end of 1963 and didn’t really re-appear until early 1970. I always felt that they diminished the artist’s power to entice the reader into buying the comic based on pure imagery. Spidey is being held helpless by 4 mechanical arms attached to a shadowy, menacing figure so why do we need a word balloon stating exactly what we can see for ourselves. It’s nowhere near as good a...

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