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Jul 11, 2019

Conway cannily caches a crepuscular clone cameo near the crescendo of a seemingly throwaway Mysterio two-parter straight out of the Scooby Doo script slush pile. So many incredible developments in these issues! MJ and Pete’s autumnal stroll through Central Park; Betty and Ned – engaged at last; J. Jonah Jameson...


Jul 5, 2019

It’s nearly all-Jackal-all-the-time from here until the issue #149 climax, and Dave couldn’t be happier! Elise gets a lot of mirthful mileage out of the arch-fiend’s vestigial green loincloth. Does that furry freak’s costume feature a Jackal member? Is it even a costume? We’ll let her discover that pertinent...


Jun 28, 2019

In issue #137, Goblin fils Harry Osborn throws on his dad’s weird old rubber duds, steals an atomic bomb, and then really proves he’s lost it by positing that Flash Thompson is “one of the three people closest to [Peter Parker] in the world.” (Or does he have precognitive access to the heartwarming events of the...


Jun 21, 2019

This week, we are delighted to find Maoist politics smuggled into the Tarantula’s origin story, of all places (as narrated by The Punisher, in his second full appearance). Then, a Gestalt Green Goblin (far more than the sum of what’s left of Harry Osborn’s mind) lights the fuse that writes finis to Peter...


Jun 14, 2019

This week, we get a mildly memorable Molten Man fizzle at the conclusion of #133 before the Conway/Andru team moves into a mode of sustained magnificence that will endure from #134 all the way to #149. En route, we learn a lot more about Liz Allen; Peter acknowledges that he should probably switch to thought...