Monday, July 03, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 184: Bob Dylan never knew it would be this easy

Last issue, we saw Peter Parker dramatically declare "BITE ME, WORLD!":

Panels from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #70 (March 1969); plot and layouts by John Romita, Sr.; script by Stan Lee; finishes by Jim Mooney; letters by Sam Rosen

Well, we all know that sooner or later Peter will return to his senses and become the Humble Spider-Man, protector of everybody else and all-around, not-at-all self-centered good guy, but just how long with this startling plot twist last? twelve issues? Two issues?

How about until the next page?

And for those of you who tuned in because this feature is called "365 Days of Defiance," let's check in with the student protest subplot.

Huh. That...that was easy. Well, I guess it proves that tensions between the races and you ng and old can be solved if you just sit down and rap. First issue of the day, I think: Hey Robbie where'd ya get that green suit?!?

So all's well that ends well, except for Mr. Parkewr, as usual. Because he didn't take part in the student protest (because, let's face it, he already has a cool pad he shares with Harry Osborn and his Fantastic Fu-Manchu Mustache and Drug Addiction), Gwen Stacy, queen of our hearts, slams Pete for ducking out. Frankly, this relationship could stand a little more open communication, because Peter could open up, express his concerns, pay attention to the sensational Ms. Stacy instead of being lost in his own thoughts, possibly even trust her enough to open up and ask her why she's cosplaying Disney's Pocahontas.

Later, Spider-Man kills J. Jonah Jameson, so that's something.

Tomorrow! Something different, and definitely not Amazing Spider-Man #71.


Dave said...

Is that Stan Lee's cameo as the Dean?

Blam said...

Stan didn't really look like that at the time but I couldn't help seeing the resemblance too. Also notable: How Captain Stacy looks particularly like the love child of Aunt May and Commissioner Dolan here, how Robbie's green suit isn't nearly as egregious a fashion crime on its own as it is being paired with a sky-blue shirt and red tie, and how the last tier of panels seems to be a bit squished up horizontally.

Bully said...

Blam: that last one's my fault! I've corrected the image dimensions.