With a new series comes a new weekly posting schedule for The Squid...
Monday: The Marvel Immersion Project
Wednesday: Family Adventures
Friday: Star Trek
For starters, I'll keep things simple with just the quick details on individual issues as I read them, then some broader thoughts as they come up. Here we go...
Amazing Fantasy #15: Spider-Man!
Originally published August 10, 1962
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Steve Ditko
The origin story: the outcast brainy teenager, the radioactive spider bite, the powers, the costume. Uncle Ben dies at the hands of a criminal Spidey had previously let get away. A motto that has held up for nearly 60 years: "With great power there must also come -- great responsibility!"
I have read the earliest Spider-Man stories before and have even blogged about them (here, for instance). Nonetheless, Spidey is both a sensible and a comfortable place for me to start in this new adventure. He is probably the Marvel character I know best.