May 7, 2020

Spider-Rama: Amazing Spider-Man #95

Welcome to Spider-Rama! Every weekday until the end of May, 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!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #95
Spider-Rama
by Stan Lee, John Romita Sr., and Sal Buscema

Peter Parker goes to London to go after Gwen Stacy!


POINTLESS TRIVIA

BEN: I know retcons can change history, but I still want to point out she’s clearly not pregnant.


DUY: This is apparently how Brits dressed in 1970.



BEN: Peter and Spider-Man both being overseas at the same time and nobody noticing is a pet peeve of mine.


WHAT'S AGED THE BEST?

BEN: Good for Betty, getting a modeling gig.



BEN: The Brits appreciating Spider-Man more than the Americans do was a nice touch.

DUY: Though it is implied that them being nice to him is an act so it's easier to keep tabs on him.



BEN: Them calling it a special announcement amused me.


WHAT'S AGED THE WORST?

BEN: Not if you tell her the truth!


DUY:  Peter thinking only Gwen is smart enough to put two and two together regarding his secret identity is Peak Stupid Parker.

BEN: He should know no one is actually smart enough to put it together.

NITPICKS

BEN: Forget Gwen, what about Robbie?


DUY: Also I'm pretty sure Robbie can't just send Peter to England without proper procedure.

BEN: Why not?

DUY: It's not like he's the owner of the newspaper, or responsible for the money.


BEN: He’s the second in command. Realistically he’d make all the daily decisions.

DUY: But he's sending him for no reason. Like literally no reason.

BEN: There’s terrorism afoot! Are you suggesting Romita’s storytelling was lazy?

DUY: Possibly. And why is every adult figure in this series really old?

BEN: Because old people are the enemy.

FAVORITE PANEL

BEN: Mine:


DUY: Mine:



WHO WON THE COMIC?

BEN: Mary Jane, believe it or not. She was great in her four panels.

DUY: Scotland Yard.

BEN:
That's it for Spider-Rama this week.

DUY: Thank you, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko—

BEN: —for telling us we aren't the only ones.

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