Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Few Words About Mysterio Tuesday!

If you haven't read Amazing Spider-Man #66, SPOILER ALERT!

Now, then.  I would like to say this about Mysterio:

If you know he's the villain, I think you can figure out what the situation is.  At the end of his first appearance, it was revealed that all of the weird things he seemed to make happen were just illusions and special effects.

So, when you find yourself facing Mysterio and things don't seem quite right?  Illusion.

So, if you're going to use the character, you probably shouldn't reveal him to be the mastermind until just a page or two before the end.  You can kind of guess where this went in the next issue. (HINT: ILLUSION!)

See you tomorrow!


Wayne Allen Sallee said...

I'll be honest. As a kid, Mysterio scared me more than clowns. As an adult, just clowns.

MarvelX42 said...

I don't know. I mean Mysterio was always just sorta lame to me. I mean he is a guy who is like "Ha Ha, fooled ya". I mean no powers, no powered armor, meh.....

Lazarus Lupin said...

I always had a soft spot for mysterio even though he was always rather badly used. The idea of an illusionist cum criminal is wonderful. I don't think it would be neccessarily bad to have it revealed early on Mysterio is behind something because often as not it's not illusion but curiosity over how he did that make magicians fascinating. A really good Mysterio story could have mysterio hanging upside down on the ceiling playing with a palm sized spider man like he was a yo yo, and our first response should be... "Wow, he did he do that?!"

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Fred W. Hill said...

Actually, this was the first Mysterio story I ever read, although it was the reprint in Marvel Tales from the early '70s. Yeah, his gimic is such that stories involving him should be fairly spread out, although the second time Ditko used him (not counting the Annual), was unique in that he was out of costume during the whole story and it was Jolly Jonah who inadvertantly saved Spidey from revealing his alter ego to Mysterio.

Brigadier Ketchup said...

Wayne Allen, your comment was enjoyable. I laughed and nodding in agreement.