AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #253

This is the first appearance of The Rose, a crime lord with cool gas gadgets, who we will later learn is Wilson Fisk’s son Richard, who first appeared as The Schemer in Amazing Spider-Man #83.  As an introduction, his first crime is rigging a professional football game.

Also, the new black costume protects Peter from Rose’s gas.  Cool.

I love Rick Leonardi’s art, by the way.  Nice and lanky Spider-Man.

IMG_4753But what about the scene at right?

Let me get this straight: Peter Parker designed his own web shooters at the age of 16, and can get front-page worthy pictures using a camera taped to the wall, but he can’t figure out a telefoto lens?

Creators: Tom DeFalco and Rick Leonardi
Grade: C

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