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COMMENTS: ow pgs; pg 12. mssg, does not affect story: INCOMPLETE
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Steve Ditko cvr/art; 1st app. of Doctor Octopus
ow pgs; pg 12. mssg, does not affect story: INCOMPLETE
Steve Ditko cvr/art; 1st app. of Doctor OctopusEvery great hero needs a great villain, and while the Vulture, who appeared in the second issue of this title, is great fun and a fine bad guy, he isn't quite the showstopper that Spidey needed to solidify his place in hero history. Enter Doctor Octopus, one of the wildest, most inspired, and most enduring of all the rogues' gallery that the fevered Lee-Ditko hive mind ever cooked up. In keeping with the Marvel theme of misunderstood loners and accidental heroes and villains, tortured genius Otto Octavius finds himself turned into a monster when his experiments in radiation lead to a bizarre apparatus being fused to his body, making him a multi-armed and demented foil for our increasingly beleaguered Webhead. Illustrated with Ditko's typically feverish, imaginative panache, and liberally applied with plenty of high-melodrama Lee dialogue, the first appearance of Doc Ock proved a knockout, and gave Spider-Man his first truly iconic foe.This copy looks like a FN 6.0 other than the missing page. Great eye appeal!