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The Sinister Six 0

Possibly the greatest Annual of them all! Not only does Spidey have to face 6 of his most dangerous opponents, but he comes accross a whole array of guest stars on his way to doing so in this 41 page epic. I guess some sort of morality still existed among the villains of the day as they decide to attack Spidey one by one instead of all at once. The cameo appearances by the whole range of Marvel heroes allowed Stan to point out to the reader where the characters could be found every month (or 2 m...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

WHAT...??? HM...?? HUH? 0

Okay, so the six villains assembled here, ( Electro, Kraven The Hunter, Dock Ock, Sandman, Mysterio & The Vulture ) team up, and while they plan what to do about Spiderman Kraven acknowledges that none of them were able to defeat him alone. The rest agree, and Doc Ock says " I have a fool proof plan " and it consists of them fighting Spiderman one on one. Not only that, but after each battle, they give him a card telling him where to meet up with the next villain. Seriously, this annual sho...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What happened to hard fights with villains? 0

This annual is an alright kinda thang, but I personally think that what it needs is MORE FIGHTS!!! I mean like, in most other issues with villains you'd think they'd be smart enough to not have their plans backfire-able. For example, Vulture has to be fairly smart to have created his flying harness, yet when he fights Spidey he get thrashed! And last time I looked, Sandman would have had enough brains not to make his "cell" air tight. Apart from the villains being less smart than usual, it isn'...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great issue with a few glaring faults 4

The first Spider-Man Annual arguably stands out among the best-remembered 1960s issues of Marvel. For good reason. 41 pages of frenetic action, first story dealing with Spider-Man loosing his powers, the establishment of an actual rogues' gallery for Spidey, the set-up of a relationship between Aunt May and Doctor Octopus, plenty of comical moments featuring J. Jonah Jameson and plenty of interaction between various Marvel heroes. With Steve Ditko delivering some great artwork. Followed in the r...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Insulting to the Readers 0

Everything about this Annual is insulting. To begin with it claims to be 72 pages - but only 42 are the cover story. The other 30 pages is all filler of one sort or another.So let's talk about those 42 pages. It's a story about the 'Sinister Six' a group of Spider-Man villains who team up to take out their foe. Trouble is, their plans are silly and needlessly complicated. Here's just some of the reasons why this issue is so bad:To begin with they kidnap Betty Brant and Aunt May. Aunt May is port...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 - Insulting to the Readers 0

Part of CV's Top 100 Spider-Man Universe Stories - reviewed!Everything about this Annual is insulting. To begin with it claims to be 72 pages - but only 42 are the cover story. The other 30 pages is all filler of one sort or another.So let's talk about those 42 pages. It's a story about the 'Sinister Six' a group of Spider-Man villains who team up to take out their foe. Trouble is, their plans are silly and needlessly complicated. Here's just some of the reasons why this issue is so bad:To begin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A bit of a let down 0

The general gist of the plot is quite simple: Spider-Man's aunt May and Betty Brant are captured and, to save the pair, Peter must battle against some of his greatest enemies. In heroic fashion, the Wall Crawler saves the day and the hero wins. From the cover alone, the first ever Amazing Spider-man annual looks pretty cool. Some of spidey's greatest enemies teaming up to defeat him sounds great, or so I thought. However, it didn't live up to expectations.A problem I see with this issue is it se...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Classic 0

This was the first comic I ever picked up as a kid, and I was blown away. The comic stands independently from the previous issues, and you could just pick it up and go along for the ride. Without needing to read the previous issues you became immediately aware of the situation and the power of the characters. The drama of spider man's life is pictured perfectly, allowing us to feel the loneliness of this misunderstood character; the inner turmoil, the psychological drama, the defeat and experien...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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