Wednesday, January 16, 2008

From the Dust Bin: Amazing Spider-Man Annual # 6

From November 1969, the all-reprint Amazing Spider-Man Special [Annual] # 6 was my first exposure to the Secret Six, a collection of Spidey's most disturbing foes - bound by their mutual loathing of everyones friendly neighborhood wallcrawler.

Dr. Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, the Vulture, Electro, Mysterio and the Sandman presented a united front in their nefarious attempt to quash the arachnid hero once and for all, but you already know who won out.

This collected trio of previous Ditko tales (including Spideys 1st meeting with the Fantastic Four) was one of a handful of silver age gems that helped hook me into a lifelong love of comics.

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