START TIME: Monday, 08/29/2022 12:00 PM
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1st app. Vulture; 1st app. the Tinkerer
1st app. Vulture; 1st app. the TinkererIt's telling that in the first appearances of their new creation, Lee and Ditko played it largely straight, setting up their teen hero against the troubles of city life and garden-variety thugs, peppered with a bet-hedging cover appearance by the Fantastic Four. By this point, though, they clearly knew they were on to something, and so this initial attempt to expand the webhead's world to include super-villains began with the villainous Vulture, an odd but somehow appropriate nemesis for the new hero. This is also the first truly classic cover of the series, with Ditko's nightmarish visuals allowed to flower in full, backed by an aggressive red-based color scheme that hadn't been tried on Marvel's books to that point.