The Amazing Spider-Man #181

    The Amazing Spider-Man » The Amazing Spider-Man #181 - Flashback! released by Marvel on June 1978.

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    Spider-Man’s retrospective issue! While paying respects at Uncle Ben’s grave, Peter reflects on his career as Spider-Man. Who in Peter’s life has paid a price because of his alter ego? Will Peter find the happiness that seems to elude him? And can love blossom out of deep despair? Spider-Man’s greatest adventures recounted in one tremendous issue!


    In this issue, Spider-Man visits Uncle Ben's grave, and recounts all the people, heroes, villains, and events that have led up to who he is today.

    Notes: Features the Hostess Twinkies Snack Cakes ad, "Thor Meets A Glutton For Gold"


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    This is a 'flashback' issue, I'm guessing prompted by the fact that the Spider-man TV series was out about this time and Marvel were probably trying to get those viewers as readers and wanted to bring them up to speed.  At first, the reader's expecting a retelling of the famous Spidey origin and, yes, that's certainly there.  But that's not all.  Oh, no.  Brave man that he is, writer Bill Mantlo proceeds to summarise the entire 180 issues that have preceeded this issue, taking in characters, maj...

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