The Amazing Spider-Man #6

    The Amazing Spider-Man » The Amazing Spider-Man #6 - Face-To-Face With The Lizard released by Marvel on November 6, 1963.

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    Face-To-Face With The Lizard last edited by aphillips17 on 08/03/23 01:47AM View full history

    Spider-Man investigates reports of a strange lizard/human hybrid. Prepare for a showdown with one of Spider-Man's greatest villains, the Lizard!

    Plot Summary

    From a swamp in Florida's Everglades, strange reports of a part-lizard and part-man creature which is attacking people are originating and slowly spreading across the nation. Meanwhile in New York City, Spider-Man is challenged by J. Jonah Jameson through The Daily Bugle newspaper to defeat the mysterious Lizard. Deciding to take up the challenge Peter goes to his boss Jameson and asks if he can travel to Florida to take some photos of the Lizard with his true intent being to fight and defeat the rampaging Lizard. Jameson refuses immediately stating the Lizard is myth and he only printed the headline to increase sales.

    The next day Peter while at the Natural History museum intent on learning more about lizard and dinosaurs uses his spider sense to discover two criminals attempting to steal a valuable gem. The criminals then try to kidnap Liz Allan who also happened to be at the museum and Peter changing into Spider-Man effortlessly stops them. Peter then hearing a news broadcast pleading for Spider-Man's help in defeating the Lizard goes to J. Jonah Jameson and convinces him to send a photographer to Florida to cover Spider-Man defeating the Lizard. Jameson now accepting Spider-Man's challenge travels alongside Peter to Florida.

    Once in Florida Peter immediately separates from Jameson and changes into his Spider-Man costume and sets off in search of the Lizard. After a difficult encounter with the Lizard he travels to a nearby reptile expert's (Dr. Connors) house to ask for advice. Upon arriving however the doctor is nowhere to be seen and his sobbing wife reveals that the Lizard is in fact Dr. Connor who transformed into the creature after testing a limb regeneration formula on himself. Spider-Man vowing to save the doctor creates an antidote formula and sets off to stop the doctor from creating a reptile army and revert him back to his human self. After a tough battle with the doctor Spider-Man manages to him to drink some of the antidote and he reverts back to his human self. Peter then meets up with Jameson and presents some photos of the Lizard who proceeds to claim they are phoney and the two return home to New York City.


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    Half-Man....Half-Reptile.... 0

    We had a little break with the new villains on the last issue so now they create a new worthy villain that would go on to become yet another top-of-the-line Spider-Man villains: The Lizard! His alter ego, Dr. Curt Connors is a good man and would also go on the become a very fine supporting cast member in the Spider-man universe.This is fun stuff. Stan/Steve provide us with one good scene after another as we jump from Liz Allan's sudden crush on Spider-Man to Spidey hanging J. Jonah Jameson from ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    Standard Comic Version of a 50s Monster Movie 0

    With all the early Marvel comics, what Stan Lee was doing was laying the groundwork for future writers and artists to run with. In nearly every early issue of The Fantastic Four, The Hulk and Spider-Man he introduced new characters that would become iconic in the pages of those heroes. It's only the sixth issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, and already we've seen The Chameleon, The Vulture, The Tinkerer, an Doctors Octopus & Doom, and now we have The Lizard.It's pretty clear that Stan Lee was i...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Lizard, Lizard On The Wall ... 0

    The cover: 4½ stars Great, the first cover since issue #2 not to have a word balloon on it and it’s a classic. Spidey is falling, caught in his own webbing … a menacing new villain, The Lizard, is about to make mincemeat out of our hero. It’s a very powerful cover, possibly the best to date, let down only by a couple of minor concerns; the lab coat the Lizard is wearing is purple not white, as it is throughout the story … and … he looks really cute, a bit like the pet lizard I used to have that ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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