The Amazing Spider-Man...
... respects posted instructions.
Signs, signs, everywhere signs... SING IT WITH ME!
Okay, enough of that. Time for some Fun with Out of Context Dialogue(tm!):
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAA!
That's awesome. It really is.
Let's take a look at Amazing Spider-Man #170:
If we hadn't learned it already it's that mental health professionals in comics are always evil, and Doctor Faustus is no exception. His main ability appears to be causing his cigarette holder to appear and disappear whenever the situation calls for it:
As we might expect the
good evil doctor is using his psychiatric training for evil, causing Spidey to think he's gone wakka-wakka and getting attacked by his some of his greatest foes. Well, his greatest foes and Man-Wolf. Thusly:
I'm not sure why seeing all of his enemies coming out of nowhere to attack him is surprising. It seems like he's dealt with that before...
Wow. They didn't even get through two years of issues before they recycled that plot device. They used different characters (for the most part, because you see the Vulture in both issues), but after my first go-round of seeing bad guys who aren't there and learning it was a sham, I'd be pretty skeptical the second time. Especially so soon after the first time.
But Pete's questioning his sanity on both covers. I guess since Dr. Faustus used hallucinations in #170 and Smythe used robots in #150, we're supposed to think this is all a fresh idea or something. Hey, comics were only 30 cents back then. We took what they gave us.
See you Monday!