Jan 19, 2021

Spider-Rama: Giant-Size Spider-Man #3

Welcome to Spider-Rama! Every Monday and Wednesday, Ben and Duy will look at a Spider-Man issue from the very beginning, in chronological order, and answer questions for various categories, inspired in large part by one of our favorite podcasts, The Rewatchables by The Ringer. Our goal is to make it to Amazing Spider-Man #200. Will we make it? Grab your Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus or crank up your tablet to Marvel Unlimited, and then tune in every Wednesday to find out!

by Gerry Conway, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito

Spider-Man teams with pulp hero Doc Savage to fight the Menace from Beyond Time.

BEN: Doc Savage, known as the Man of Bronze, was a pulp hero that Stan Lee, among others, has called the precursor to modern superheroes. He is not a Marvel original and needs to be licensed.

DUY: Peter Parker, conveniently, has taken a course in comparative languages.


BEN: Nothing about this comic ages well.

DUY: I dunno, here's a precursor to Google Translate.


BEN: Where to begin, the nonsensical place that exists in time but not space?

DUY: This is trying too hard to be something different from the DC multiverse that it makes no sense.

BEN: Good thing she has those triangles or else she might look indecent.

DUY: If Dessina were colored the same color as skin, there's no way it passes the Code..

BEN: Doc Savage is a concept that just might not be relevant anymore. Like the Shadow, or Tarzan. He’s basically the Molten Man with clothes on.


BEN: I thought they existed outside of time?

DUY: This is a team-up where they don't even team up. It's basicaly a Doc Savage adventure with Spidey doing something at the end. What was the point of this?


BEN: Mine:


DUY: Sexists everywhere.

BEN: I want my figurative 50 cents back.

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