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The return of the Green Goblin, and guest-starring the Human Torch!


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The return of the Green Goblin, and guest-starring the Human Torch!

30 review for Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998) #17

  1. 5 out of 5

    Noah White

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17-20 (The End of Spider-Man) Overall a good story arc that, while not providing consequential new ground for the character, captures a nice character study of a superhero’s everyday life. One could argue that the small stakes and small conflicts represent a unique quality to Peter Parker’s storyline; the universe won’t blow up if he fails, he’ll just ruin his relationship with his girlfriend; that’s the stake. That’s THE ENTIRE stake. And that’s enough. It’s truly quite unique AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17-20 (The End of Spider-Man) Overall a good story arc that, while not providing consequential new ground for the character, captures a nice character study of a superhero’s everyday life. One could argue that the small stakes and small conflicts represent a unique quality to Peter Parker’s storyline; the universe won’t blow up if he fails, he’ll just ruin his relationship with his girlfriend; that’s the stake. That’s THE ENTIRE stake. And that’s enough. It’s truly quite unique that such mundane problems as relationships, economic hardship, and health problems would be presented as the predominant conflict in a comic book storyline. It really immerses the reader in the uniquely smaller atmosphere Spider-Man inhabits within the narrative universe of Marvel, and makes it even more suspenseful because he has less resources at his disposal to fight super-powered villains. It was a very nice arc choice on Lee’s part to have all 3 of the main issues in this storyline mirror each other; for instance the Human Torch motif. His reappearance in each issue serves as a bookmark of Peter’s character growth, as we reflect on everything that happened to Peter between his the last time the Torch showed up and now. By making each issue’s structure and overall plot mirror each other so closely, it causes the few things that are different to stick out; specifically, what is different is the character of Peter Parker, between the first issue and final issue. On a lesser note, this issue begins an incredible ongoing storyline for Peter Parker; it introduces and teases the ongoing saga of the secret identity behind the Green Goblin. Who or what he could be will remain unknown for several more issues, but it will go on to be one of the most important storylines in the history of Spider-Man. It’s interesting, then, that it should be so un-integral to this storyline, apart from making us wonder why the Goblin is so interested in Spider-Man. Nothing particularly groundbreaking occurs in terms of Spider-Man’s development in this arc, although it is definitely a compelling side story.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sheldon

    Amazing Spider-Man 17 brought the return of the Green Goblin and a much needed upgrade of the goblin broomstick to the glider we have come to know. About time. Ditko and Lee continue to keep Goblins face and identity hidden in this one. Parker must be using an early, not as strong web formula as Goblin manages to easily sever his web-line with a frog bomb, that looks more like it extrudes sparkles than an explosion. During the fight Spider-Man hears Liz ask where Parker is, noting that he's neve Amazing Spider-Man 17 brought the return of the Green Goblin and a much needed upgrade of the goblin broomstick to the glider we have come to know. About time. Ditko and Lee continue to keep Goblins face and identity hidden in this one. Parker must be using an early, not as strong web formula as Goblin manages to easily sever his web-line with a frog bomb, that looks more like it extrudes sparkles than an explosion. During the fight Spider-Man hears Liz ask where Parker is, noting that he's never there when Spidey is on the scene so Parker does a quick costume change to throw her off the scent, proving its hard work keeping that secret identity business. Side storylines includes Flash announcing that he is starting a Spider-Man fan club, of which Jameson remarks "If the club's a success, that web-spinning clown could become as popular as the Beatles!". Aunt May also informs Peter that she's made another date for him with MJ, and yet again May ignores Parker's protests about already having a girlfriend. NB. During the Goblin vs Spider-Man and Human Torch fight a call comes through, the person on the other end says that Aunt May has suffered *another* heart attack, meaning that May's previous illness (in which she needed blood?!) was a heart attack? Good job Lee wrote funny books for a career and not medicine!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    This issue was different and I liked that! The art is really good here. It is bold and fresh. Very much like it. At the same time, I began concentrating on the feet since so many have commented that Ditko doesn't draw feet well. I saw some of what has been discussed. Not a biggy, but I get it. Not a particular fan of the Green Goblin. He is back again and once again, he didn't impress me. The Human Torch is here too. Another character that doesn't excite me. So, the fighting isn't great here. But wh This issue was different and I liked that! The art is really good here. It is bold and fresh. Very much like it. At the same time, I began concentrating on the feet since so many have commented that Ditko doesn't draw feet well. I saw some of what has been discussed. Not a biggy, but I get it. Not a particular fan of the Green Goblin. He is back again and once again, he didn't impress me. The Human Torch is here too. Another character that doesn't excite me. So, the fighting isn't great here. But what is is the story. Aunt May is once again hounding Peter to date Mary Jane Watson. Liz and Betty are really at each other. There is some fat shaming going on too. Got to love 50-year old politically incorrect humor. :) Aunt May has another heart attack. I didn't rea;ize the first hospitalization was a heart attack. Spiderman leaves the battle when he hears that. That gets everyone calling him a coward. J. Jonah put on the front page. Peter is distraught at the end. Aunt May is ill, Liz is hounding him, J. Jonah is a brute, Flash doesn't care for him (and wouldn't even invite him to his new Spider-Man club), and Betty thinks he attended with Liz. Oh, the troubles of a teenager. All the while the public thinks Spider-Man is a coward. I like the character building they are giving Peter/Spider-Man. It's welcomed. And the letters are still good!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rangga Sukmawijaya

    Ini salah satu cerita yang membedakan sosok Spider-Man dengan tokoh superhero Marvel lainnya. Spider-Man selalu bermasalah dengan krisis identitas dalam kehidupannya. Dia selalu terombang-ambing antara kehidupan remaja dan pahlawan super. Komik nomor 17 ini menunjukkan salah satunya: Peter Parker harus "repot" mengurusi urusan asmara, citranya sebagai pahlawan super, musuh yang semakin berbahaya, dan kesehatan Bibi May sekaligus. Adegan komik yang menunjukkan Peter Parker menunduk sembari memega Ini salah satu cerita yang membedakan sosok Spider-Man dengan tokoh superhero Marvel lainnya. Spider-Man selalu bermasalah dengan krisis identitas dalam kehidupannya. Dia selalu terombang-ambing antara kehidupan remaja dan pahlawan super. Komik nomor 17 ini menunjukkan salah satunya: Peter Parker harus "repot" mengurusi urusan asmara, citranya sebagai pahlawan super, musuh yang semakin berbahaya, dan kesehatan Bibi May sekaligus. Adegan komik yang menunjukkan Peter Parker menunduk sembari memegang topeng atau melemparkan kostumnya dengan gemas akan selalu menjadi bagian komik Spider-Man. Sementara itu, Green Goblin sudah diperbaiki kendaraannya. Ia tidak lagi menaiki sapu terbang. Walaupun si pencerita tampaknya masih bingung dengan senjata andalan musuh besar Spider-Man ini. Setidaknya ada empat macam senjata lempar dan dua jenis asap yang dipakai oleh Green Goblin.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sophia

    The Green Goblin is back! And he is still seeking to take down the Spider-Man. After Flash Thompson throws a Spider-Man Fan Club (how funny is it that he calls himself Spider-Man's #1 fan but he hates Peter Parker with a passion!) and puts it in the paper that the actual Spider-Man will appear, Green Goblin decides to crash and make his own appearance! The two get into a fight which is interrupted by the Human Torch who also made it to the party. After getting some terrible news about his Aunt M The Green Goblin is back! And he is still seeking to take down the Spider-Man. After Flash Thompson throws a Spider-Man Fan Club (how funny is it that he calls himself Spider-Man's #1 fan but he hates Peter Parker with a passion!) and puts it in the paper that the actual Spider-Man will appear, Green Goblin decides to crash and make his own appearance! The two get into a fight which is interrupted by the Human Torch who also made it to the party. After getting some terrible news about his Aunt May, Spider-Man rushes to get to her, leaving right in the middle of the battle, in front of a massive amount of people, who are now calling him a chicken! The story will be continued next issue and I can't wait to see how this plays out!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Francesco

    Torna il Goblin Verde, stavolta il danno non lo fa combattendo con Spider-Man ma facendolo apparire un vigliacco (solo perché è dovuto correre dalla Zia): gli unici che non sembrano esserne convinti sono la Torcia Umana e il suo compagno di classe Flash.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Robert Hultman

    Good start This issue is among the best storytelling Spiderman undergoes since his conception. Continuing the introduction of the Goblin story and Peter questioning being a Spiderman, but still in the early going of art and style and penning that gets better and better.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ethan

  9. 5 out of 5

    Christina Gordon

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rychetage

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tahsinur Rahman

  12. 4 out of 5

    Megan Reed

  13. 4 out of 5

    CJ

  14. 4 out of 5

    Robin Lee

  15. 5 out of 5

    Corey

  16. 5 out of 5

    Neil

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sara

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rob

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ricardo Marzo

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ana López

  21. 4 out of 5

    Shane

  22. 5 out of 5

    Yod

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kyriakigait

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carmen (TheReadingTrashQueen)

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pato Myers

  27. 4 out of 5

    Simone

  28. 4 out of 5

    Koh1321

  29. 4 out of 5

    OTIS

  30. 5 out of 5

    Detectivemonk

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