Welcome back to Amazing Spider-Man Classics, where we are committed to taking you through every issue, every guest feature, and every cameo appearance we can find of the amazing Spider-Man!
This week, Jon, Josh, and Don are again joined by Zach (from Teenage Wasteland: An Ultimate Spider-Man Podcast) to go back to Spidey’s main book after our team-up time-out last week. Spider-Man has to cross swords, or finger guns, with the metal-masked menace of the Fantastic Four — Dr. Doom! And after that, he then takes the world’s shortest vacation to the Everglades to confront the Lizard!
Two of our favorite panels mentioned on the show are evil Peter
and the Darling Pet Monkey ad! (Live delivery guaranteed!)
Some notes about the show this week: In the intro, I mention a survey in which you are invited to take part. That can be found here. Also, despite his frequent appearances on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Dr. Doom and Spider-Man simply have not crossed paths many times over the years. After this issue, Dr. Doom does not feature in another Spider-Man story until Amazing Spider-Man Annual 14, and they don’t even meet face to face there. Their next actual meeting is Marvel Treasury Edition featuring Superman and Spider-Man 28 from 1981.
Please write us notes. You have lots of places you can do it. You can send us email, leave reviews on iTunes, drop us a line at Facebook, or even leave a comment here. Amazing Spider-Man Classics will return next week to close out April with Amazing Spider-Man 7 and 8. See you there!
Flamin’ fireballs! It’s the first ever Spider-Man team-up and the lucky sonovagun is the Human Torch! Or, since technically this is Johnny Storm’s annual, maybe we should make him seem like the lead with Spidey the guest star? Ah, well, it doesn’t matter. This was a pretty wonky ride, so join Jon Wilson, Josh Bertone, and Donovan Grant, as they are joined by guest co-host Zach Henderson (from Teenage Wasteland: An Ultimate Spider-Man Podcast), and get ready for “one of the most epic thrillers of all time!!”
We also take a brief look at Spider-Man’s backup appearance in The Fantastic Four Annual 1.
Feedback will also be read this week. We got a lot of responses, including a question answered by some guy named Stan Lee. If you’d like to contact the show and have your words read on the air and your name proclaimed to millions (that’s Gerald K. Millions, our sound editor), please email us, leave a review on iTunes, or simply comment on this page.
Amazing Spider-Man Classics is dedicated to covering every issue of Spider-Man’s series, as well as every guest and cameo appearance we can find. Join us again next week for Amazing Spider-Man 5 and 6, featuring Spider-Man’s first tangle with dastardly Dr. Doom and the loquacious Lizard!
“I almost wish for an opponent who’d give me a run for my money!” Oh, poor Spidey, be careful what you wish for. Because this week, Jon, Bertone, and Donovan wrap up their first round of episodes with Doctor Octopus and the Sandman! And they will both send Spider-Man running away with his spinnerets tucked between his legs.
Since there was no episode last week, perhaps a word is due on the schedule of this podcast. It’s gonna be near-weekly. Every month, Jon is gonna go through a stack of issues with a team of cohorts, and those episodes will be released over the course of the month. So expect two, three, or four episodes every month, on not quite a weekly schedule. This wraps up March’s episodes. And if all goes well, there will be more in a couple of weeks.
A note from this week’s convo. The team speculates on Liz Allan’s future after Peter Parker’s graduation, but no one takes the time to actually look up the info, cuz we’re too busy having fun. So, for the record, Liz Allan says good-bye to Peter in Amazing Spider-Man 28 after graduation. She appears again as a surprise in issue 30. But then she’s gone from Peter’s life until Amazing Spider-Man 132.
If you’re new to the show, Amazing Spider-Man Classics is devoted to covering every issue of Spider-Man’s feature titles, as well as every guest and cameo appearance we can find.
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Coming later in April: Strange Tales Annual 2, Amazing Spider-Man 5-8, and more!