Jul 8, 2020

Spider-Rama: Amazing Spider-Man #115

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 Roy Thomas, Ross Andru, and Tony Mortellaro

Spider-Man fights Doctor Octopus... who has Aunt May working for him!


BEN: Villain appearance count:
  • Doctor Octopus: 15
  • The Kingpin: 12
  • Green Goblin: 11
  • Kraven the Hunter: 8
  • The Vulture: 7
  • 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

DUY: There is really good action in this book, more than I expected from Romita

BEN: He’s been killing it.


BEN: Otto and May totally had sex right?

DUY: We're really, really close to the last appearance of Gwen and we've wasted, WASTED, so many damn issues on this whole thing with May. Gwen goes out of her way to find May and he just pouts!

BEN: This should really be the last straw for any woman. Him walking off to pout alone. Break up with him! Get over it, Peter! She’ll be okay!


Okay, I'm gonna say, Hammerhead, it might be great that your head is invulnerable, but you should still probably not use it to hit things as much as you do.

BEN: His brain isn’t invulnerable.

DUY: We've seen the exterior of The Daily Bugle before, and this has never been its signage, ever.


 The ridiculousness:

DUY: Clever. I like it:


DUY: Gwen Stacy, mainly because we're soon going to be able to stop naming her.

BEN: Gwen with a special mention to Romita.

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

BEN: Thank you, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko— 

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

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