Amazing Spider-Man Classics Episode 32: Amazing Spider-Man 46

You’ve waited.  You’ve sweated.  You’ve sued for creator rights and fought over first place in line to see the movie!  Now, here it is, folks!  The next episode of Amazing Spider-Man Classics, yaaaaaayyyy!!! Today, ladies and gentlemen*, we are looking at one episode of Amazing Spider-Man.  We had planned for two, but one took long enough.  And actually, you may see more episodes in the future with only one issue covered.  I’m contemplating the ifs of a format change. So to join us for this look at Amazing Spider-Man 46 is Tyler Crone, whom you have have heard on Of…

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Amazing Spider-Man Classics Episode 31: ASM 44 & 45

The Classics gang is heading into the summer with the weightiest question of all Spider-Man history.  Did Gwen and Flash date?  The answer may surprise you, Marvelites!  Join Jon, Josh, and Don as they take a look at Amazing Spider-Man 44 and 45, which also, by random happenstance, also feature the return of Dr. Curt Connors as the Lizard.

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ASM Classics Episode 30: ASM 42 & 43, with Brad Douglas

This is it, folks!  This is the one you’ve been waiting for!  Amazing Spider-Man 42 and 43 bring us the first appearance of Mary Jane Watson, the woman Peter will ask to be his wife in the culmination of all of Aunt May’s machinations.  Along for the ride, this time is Brad Douglas, webmaster of the Spider-Man Crawl Space, and it wouldn’t have been the same without him.  Hope you enjoy the show!

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ASM Classics Episode 29: Annual 3 & ASM 41

The Rhino’s on the Rampage, and the Avengers want Spider-Man to bring in the Hulk!  In other words, just another day at the office for the ASM Classics gang!  This time out, Jon, Josh, and Don are joined by Dr. Bond Benton, professor at SUNY Fredonia.  He actually talks comics in class for a living, so we wanted to have him come share in the fun of classic Spidey goodness! In Amazing Spider-Man 41, Spidey is faced with the inaugural Rhino adventure, as Jonah Jameson’s son John returns from the cobwebs of Spidey’s first issue, but what’s this he says…

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ASM Classics Episode 28: One-Year Anniversary Special: Sam Rami’s Spider-Man DVD-Style Commentary

Can you believe it?  We’ve made it through an entire year.  And to celebrate, the Classics gang takes a break from comic coverage to take a look through the DeLorean’s rearview mirror at how the show began.  But after a few minutes of that, it’s time to break out your DVD players as we watch Spider-Man (2002) with an in-film movie commentary.  Hope you enjoy, and we’ll be back with regular comic coverage next episode!

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ASM Classics Episode 27: Amazing Spider-Man 39 & 40

Come on, get happy, Web-Spinners!  We are proud to welcome back to the show our guest for today, J.R. Fettinger, Osborn expert extraordinaire!  Today’s episode of Amazing Spider-Man Classics takes a look at the debut of artist John Romita on Amazing Spider-Man, a two-part adventure featuring the unmasking of Spider-Man and the END of the GREEN GOBLIN!  And along the way, all our favorite angry cast members undergo a happiness makeover under John Romita’s brush.  Also, we have an announcement about next episode’s celebration of one year of Amazing Spider-Man Classics. So stay tuned to the end, and in the…

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ASM Classics Episode 26: Daredevil 17 & Amazing Spider-Man 38

Farewell, Steve Ditko.  We hardly knew thee.  This episode of Amazing Spider-Man Classics wraps up the tenure of the artist who helped to create our beloved webslinger and guide him down the most formative steps of his publishing history.  With the circumstances surrounding his departure being what they were, it is sadly not the best note on which to depart, but before we talk about A Guy Named Joe in Amazing Spider-Man 38, the Classics gang (continuing to be assisted by Jim Wilson of JimWilsonDesigns, my brother and this website’s designer) finishes out Johnny Romita’s Spider-baptism by fire in Daredevil 17.Original…

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ASM Classics Episode 25: Daredevil 16 and ASM 37

Hello there from all the gang here at Amazing Spider-Man Classics!  This episode, we are back to begin taking a look at the transition from Steve Ditko to John Romita.  Romita had the joys of drawing Spider-Man for a two-part Daredevil story, the end of which happened to coincide with Steve Ditko quitting Amazing Spider-Man.  So in this episode, we are diving into the first part of that story, Daredevil 16, where Daredevil’s new foe, the Masked Marauder, incites some enmity between Hornhead and Webhead as part of his evil plot.  Then we switch over to Steve Ditko’s penultimate outing…

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ASM Classics Episode 24: Amazing Spider-Man 35 and 36

Thanks for coming back to see us here at Amazing Spider-Man Classics.  The three Classicists are all by themselves this time out for a couple of lackluster issues that bring us closer to Steve Ditko’s departure from the title.  In Amazing Spider-Man 35, The Molten Man Regrets the shameful things that happened between him and the webhead before, but that doesn’t stop him from coming back for more.  Then a right-out loony manages to get superpowers from some rock gas and begins looting, and thus we have the birth of the Looter.  All this, and some real treats from Ditko’s…

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ASM Classics Episode 23: Amazing Spider-Man 33 & 34

Welcome back to the show, everyone!  In this latest episode, the Master Planner trilogy comes to its oh so dramatic conclusion, and Scott Gardner of the Two True Freaks! family of podcasts helps us get there. Then, Kraven is once again on the prowl, and the team is joined by Brad Douglas of the Spider-Man Crawlspace. Peter’s life takes some significant turns in these two issues, and Jon, Don, and Josh help you laugh at every one of them.  Cuz that’s why they’re called COMICS!

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ASM Classics Episode 22: Amazing Spider-Man 31 and 32

The drought is over.  The hiatus is ended.  Amazing Spider-Man Classics is back with its longest episode ever, just for you for the holiday season! We are joined again this episode by Eddie deAngelini, comic archive researcher for With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story., as we take a look at Spider-Man’s second annual and thirtieth monthly issues of his series.  Also, Brad Douglas of the Spider-Man Crawlspace sticks his head in for some emails at the beginning of the show. Speaking of emails, Aiden Mohan sent us an email discussing the future of Princess Python, and he references a…

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ASM Classics Episode 21: Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2 and 30

The drought is over.  The hiatus is ended.  Amazing Spider-Man Classics is back with its longest episode ever, just for you for the holiday season! We are joined again this episode by Eddie deAngelini, comic archive researcher for With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story., as we take a look at Spider-Man’s second annual and thirtieth monthly issues of his series.  Also, Brad Douglas of the Spider-Man Crawlspace sticks his head in for some emails at the beginning of the show. Speaking of emails, Aiden Mohan sent us an email discussing the future of Princess Python, and he references a…

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ASM Classics Episode 20: Amazing Spider-Man 28 & 29

It’s time for pomp, circumstance, and supervillains here at Amazing Spider-Man Classics!  After a few days’ delay due to school, the Classics team is now able to take a look at Amazing Spider-Man 28 and 29 with the help of Eddie deAngelini, comic archive researcher for With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story, a documentary which got its premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.  Eddie also holds the claim to fame of owning every single issue of (The) Amazing Spider-Man, having closed his final gap of issue 2 at SDCC, where he met our own Josh Bertone and introduced…

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ASM Classics Episode 19: Amazing Spider-Man 26 and 27

Bring back!  Oh, bring back!  Oh, bring back my Goblin to me!  Welcome again to Amazing Spider-Man Classics where this episode, Jon, Josh, and Donovan take a look at the only two-part Green Goblin story that Steve Ditko gave us.  And along the way, we are aided and abetted by the one and only J.R. Fettinger, a voice on the Spider-Man Crawl Space podcast panel and also the author of the Spidey Kicks Butt website.

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