Monday, October 18, 2010

The First in a Series of Explosions to Advance the Peaceful Interests of Science Monday!

Lack of funds has always been a problem for Peter and Aunt May, even in the early days. Consider this panel from Amazing Spider-Man #24:

I'm not Suze Ormon, but here's a little financial tip for the Parkers: If you barely have enough money for medicine, don't buy a new hat for every party.  Also, interest on money stored in a cookie jar is usually less than one might get from a local bank or credit union, but we'll get more into that later.

That notwithstanding, Amazing had some Moments of Comic Book Greatness (tm!) which we are morally obliged to recognize.  From Amazing Spider-Man #23: 

Mind you, when this comic came out, costume maintenance was just a given up until that point.  Peter was always having to sew the thing by himself, and here things went one step further when I hero realized the glory of clean laundry.

Back to Amazing Spider-Man #24, Spidey takes a time out from battling mobsters to check in with Aunt May, giving us yet another Moment of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!):


 Speaking of awesome, here's another great panel from Lois Lane # 27:

Yes, every time an atomic bomb detonates, the world is that much more peaceful.  Thanks to Robert Gillis for this great panel!

See you tomorrow!


MarvelX42 said...

I looked it up and in 1965, when Amazing Spider-Man # 24 was published a dollar could buy quite alot.

So this $6.75 hat was EXPENSIVE. Even the quarter tip Pete gave the dude was nothing to sneeze at.

Pete stops right in the middle of a fight to call May? While that is valient, I guess, could it have waited a few minutes? I mean for one thing he is sitting right in front of a door that they have just shot through. How does he know they have stopped for good? I mean how ironic would it have been for this to be how Spider-Man gets killed? Fighting Doc Doom or any of his myriad other villians? Hell no he was talking to someone on the phone.

Lazarus Lupin said...

Kids today might rightly wonder what all the fuss was with the early marvel comics and you hit it on the head. Before spiderman and company Superman never worried about if his whites got clean or how to darn the toe in your union suit. It was those little touches that gave an illusion of sense (if not the reality) that help changed the whole medium.

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Will said...

Thank goodness they didn't get invited to one of those unimportant nuclear explosions! What a slap in the face that would be.

I don't quite understand how they're "underground", either - unless by underground they mean "in the side of a hill." Clark is fine, of course, but Lois may not feel so lucky when she learns about the effects of radiation.


PhineasBg (Jay) said...

The nuclear explosion was so powerful, it caused Clark to say "the" twice!