It's interesting to me how cheesed people get with me picking on the Lee/Ditko Amazing Spider-Man days. I thought I had tipped over a few sacred cows already, but none so much as maligning the unfortunate Peter Parker. You'd think I'd stop. You'd think.
Which, of course, just leads me into Amazing Spider-Man #13, which had the first appearance of Mysterio. The idea was an interesting one: To defeat him, one had to figure out how he accomplished mind-boggling illusions. Well, in this case, not even he knows:
He would later admit that he had magnets in the soles of his shoes. However, since magnets don't work on bricks, he himself had no idea how he managed to attach himself to the bridge like that. It was probably a Wile E. Coyote "I don't know this is impossible so I'm doing it" moment.
On to issue #14, which brought about the first appearance of the Green Goblin and the return of the Enforcers:
It looks like tearing up phone books is how Ox is passing the time, but this strikes me as the sort of thing you could really only do once. Did he have a pile of phone books there, or did he just glue it back together so he could rip it again?
Annnnnnnyway, the Green Goblin comes in and announces he's the new head cheese. The Enforcers take issue with this, until the Goblin demonstrates his awesome power thusly:
Seriously? A few sparks? What are they, magpies? It seems like Spidey could have saved himself quite a few lumps over the years if he saved some sparklers from the Fourth of July.
And, of course, it would have been hilarious had the sparks come out of the Goblin's middle finger, but you already know that.
Here's a power I didn't know Spidey had:
Chest expansion? I'm not really sure what "(his) power of chest expansion" is. Was he bitten by a radioactive pufferfish?
Alright, my grumblies! Start yer gripin' in the comments, and I'll see you tomorrow!