THROWBACK THIRSTDAY: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 STORY #1OF 2 REVIEW
ALRIGHT, GUYS AND GALS! TIME FOR A REVIEW ON “MY” NEXT ADVENTURE. THIS SPIDER-MAN ISSUE HAS 2 STORIES IN IT SO I’LL SPLIT IT INTO 2 SEPARATE REVIEWS.
Seriously though, the amount of writing on one page of this Spider-Man issue could cover a full issue in today’s world. We start off with a short recap of my origin. Been there done that.
WITH OUT UNCLE BEN, AUNT MAY AN I ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME GETTING ALONG.
I tried to quit school and get a job but my Aunt wouldn’t have it. So I decided to work show business again. This is where I ran into my first snag. I couldn’t cash my own pay checks! I couldn’t have them write my real name on the check!
Things just kept getting worse for me. Little did I know, a man named J. Jonah Jameson working for the Daily Bugle Newspaper would change that.
Yes. A newspaper. This is what it looks like kids.
That was how people got news back in the day. Amazing in itself.
Jameson thought that I was a menace and needed to be taken down. His newspaper editorials made it impossible for me to work in show business.
I decided to look for a part time job. While reading through the want ads I noticed Jonah’s own son and astronaut, John Jameson is launching off into space to orbit the Earth!
I decide to go check out the launch. The launch went off fine but when the capsule separated from the rocket the forward guidance chip fell off. The capsule was spinning out of control!
After a failed attempt by our space program’s most brilliant minds to drop a parachute in front of the capsule holding a steel net,
I decided it was time for Spider-Man to jump back in action! If I could save Jonah’s son there would be no way he would call me a menace! After a short meeting with military personnel and Jonah, I decided I was the best one to reach an out of control space capsule with the new guidance hardware. Yeah, I decided.
Right here I would have to agree with Jonah. I’m pretty sure that the fantastic four could of taken care of this much easier. So I run to the nearest airfield and hop on a military jet that races me to the out of control capsule.
Using my webbing to latch on as we got close enough, I pulled myself onto the capsule. The component fit right into place!
John was able to take control of the capsule, launch the chute and land safely back to Earth! I saved the day! No way Jonah would ever write bad about me again!
Guess I was wrong. Jonah thought I was stealing the spotlight from his son, John! Damn it! Now what will I do?
Overall, this one gets a beer for Jonah’s first appearance. A beer for the Spider-Man story. That’s it. Two beers out of a six pack for this story. They are just starting to feel me out in this one. Hopefully story number two can do better.
THIS HAS BEEN DRUNKEN SPIDEY. UNTIL NEXT TIME, THROW ME A BEER.