So I went through the collection of Amazing Spider-Man issues I had up through #200. Aunt May wasn't dead.
So let's check out Pep Comics #7!
...now quit frightening my child with your hat!
I don't know, Betty... you led with the hat, and that didn't get you anywhere.
Check it out... the Shield goes undercover as a professional baseball player...
Awesome though this might be, it's my responsibility as a serious journalist to point out that I am literally only showing you every other panel, which conclusively proves that half of this story is filler. As opposed to CMNS itself, which is pretty much all filler.
Here's a line that tickled me...
How many children in the 1940's read this and then went to their parents to ask them what the D.T.'s were? And come to think of it, wouldn't you really really WANT the flask if you had the D.T.'s?
It's a perfectly valid question.
See you tomorrow!