Meet the Beetle

Meet the Beetle

or: Love Stinks

This week's grab bag: the Amazing Spider-Man #21!  Woo hoo!

I've always felt Ditko was the heavy lifter and one true father of Spider-Man but, this issue smacks of Stan at his zany best. The girlfriend of the Human Torch, Doris Evans, pretends to fancy Peter in an attempt to make Johnny jealous. Johnny confronts Peter in front of Betty, breaking Betty's heart. So, Peter woos Doris as Spider-Man for revenge. Throw in the Beetle who's been camping out at Dorie's house waiting for the Torch to show up and… Marvel Madness meets Murphy's Law.

Are we having fun yet?

Happy Trails,
Smitty