The Amazing Spider-Man #108

    The Amazing Spider-Man » The Amazing Spider-Man #108 - Vengeance From Vietnam! released by Marvel on May 1, 1972.

    Short summary describing this issue.

    Vengeance From Vietnam! last edited by Vlad3008 on 12/27/22 08:49AM View full history

    Spider-Man fights the Monks of the Light and their leader the Giant One.

    At the conclusion of the previous issue, Flash Thompson got in a car which pulled up and was driven away mysteriously. At the start of this issue, Spider-Man is following Flash's car, when a truck cuts in front of it on purpose. Another car blocks the car Flash is in from the back, effectively trapping them. The cars that have blocked Flash's car then throw gas bombs, and Spider-Man dives in to save Flash. Although Spider-Man seems temporarily beaten by a gigantic chauffeur, he defeats most of the people who attacked Flash's car, and swings away with Flash to try and get an explanation.

    Flash tells Spider-Man that he had been taken away in the car for his protection. He then explains that back in Vietnam, he had been separated from his platoon and wounded when he found an ancient temple. The people who looked after the temple nursed Flash back to health and let him leave. However, upon reaching base, Flash found out that the area the temple was in was to be bombed. With no one believing Flash when he told them that there was a temple in that region, he left base to find the temple again. Luckily, he managed to find the temple, but the people who lived there refused to leave, and were seemingly killed in the bombing.

    Since the temple was holy to hundreds of natives, and Flash was seen entering and leaving it, many Vietnamese people believed that the US Army had purposely bombed the temple, and that Flash had told them where it was. Many of the natives wanted Flash dead, which was why Flash had been taken by officials at the end of the previous issue. Spider-Man then returns Flash to the government officials, before heading back to his apartment to change to his Peter Parker identity.

    In his apartment, Peter is visited by Gwen Stacy, who tells him about Flash being taken away, since he supposedly doesn't know. Gwen and Peter then go to visit the federal building where Flash has been taken, to try and find out what's happening. However, whilst at the building, Peter spots the chauffeur from before, and sneaks after him as Peter Parker, not wanting Gwen to get suspicious should Spider-Man appear. After putting a spider-tracer on the chauffeur, there is a massive explosion at the end of the room, and Peter has to fight the Vietnamese people who have come for Flash. Unfortunately, the chauffeur stops Peter long enough for them to get away with Flash.



    none of this issue.


    none of this issue.


    none of this issue.


    none of this issue.


    none of this issue.

    Story Arcs

    none of this issue.

    User reviews Add new review

    5 (1)
    4 (0)
    3 (0)
    2 (0)
    1 (0)
    5.0 stars

    Average score of 1 user reviews

    One of the best stories of Spidey from the 70's 0

    This issue was very good with themes that are as intresting as are today.The StoryThe plot follows Flash Tompson and his struggles with some chinese people that think that he was responsible for someting that was important to them and the old bully of Parker played a role in destroying.I want spoil the details but it's a very effective and emotional narrative from begining to end.I liked the chemistry of Gwen Stacy and Peter but i think that his next girlfriend is a better match for him but that...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
    See all user reviews

    This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.