...catching up on some classic Spidey stories in Bring On The Bad Guys and Amazing Spider-Man Family #4.
Is there anything better than this?
All the Norman goes crazy/Harry is on drugs stuff...
I love how Stan Lee paces the writing so it's pretty much 1/2 Romance Comic and 1/2 Superhero Comic. I mean, did hardcore Spidey fans at the time realize they were reading essentially a romance comic with action in it? All the reaction shots -- angsty faces, tons of introspective dialogue:
"She gave it to me straight! I don't mean a thing to her. But, it was different--before Parker broke up with Gwen."
And the scenes where Norman goes crazy and Harry is tripping on the drugs -- that stuff must have blown people's minds back then. It's really raw stuff. It wasn't the JLA turning into trees. It was stuff that really happened...painful, uncomfortable stuff.
But best of all, Stan would work out these really awesome fight scenes...everything, both the fights and the angsty stuff, was done on this really open playing field...the art could breathe...not choking the art with word balloons.
Great comics, and a pleasure to read.
Poor Harry, he's such a creepy-looking guy. He's so messed up.