Sep 28, 2020

Spider-Rama: Amazing Spider-Man #127

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #127
by Gerry Conway, Ross Andru, Frank Giacoia, and D. Hunt

The Vulture is back, Harry Osborn is mad at Peter Parker, and the Human Torch helps Spider-Man make the Spider-Mobile!




POINTLESS TRIVIA
 
BEN: Villain appearance count:
  • Doctor Octopus: 15
  • Green Goblin: 13
  • The Kingpin: 12
  • Kraven the Hunter: 8
  • The Vulture: 8
  • The Lizard: 7
  • Mysterio: 6
  • Professor Smythe/Spider Slayer: 6
  • Sandman: 4
  • Hammerhead: 3
  • Electro: 3
  • The Enforcers: 3
  • The Rhino: 3
  • Man Mountain Marko: 3
  • Silvermane: 3
  • The Chameleon: 3
  • The Schemer/Richard Fisk: 3
  • The Ringmaster: 2
  • Scorpion: 2
  • Molten Man: 2
  • Shocker: 2
  • The Beetle: 2
  • Morbius: 2
  • The Gibbon: 2
  • The Man-Wolf: 2
  • Jonas Harrow: 2
  • The Kangaroo: 2
DUY: The saga of the Spider-Mobile continues. I love when they work together.


WHAT'S AGED THE BEST? 

BEN: Funny.


BEN: They say failure is the best way to learn.



DUY: This is pretty clearly the Ross Andru look for MJ: tank top, bellobottoms, platform sandals. And for the record, it's a good look.



BEN: I’m not complaining. I think it’s actually my default MJ, over Romita even.

WHAT'S AGED THE WORST? 

BEN: Regarding that last panel, never refer to yourself as Uncle Petey again.

DUY: I can't tell if "She can never BE Gwen, not for me...!" has aged well or badly, but I'm putting it here.



BEN: Oh Peter, no.



DUY: Is he... is he chewing the webbing?


NITPICKS

DUY: If shock is all it takes to make Flash go unconscious, he must not have been a very good soldier, huh.




BEN: He spent all his time in secret Asian villages.

FAVORITE PANEL

BEN: Mine:



DUY: But really this is my favorite panel. Ross Andru is good, guys.

WHO WON THE COMIC?

DUY: I walked away wanting to know this girl's story, so I'm gonna say her.



BEN: Anyone but Peter, who was on one this month.

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