The Bugle debuted in issue #5, and already it’s becoming a Spider-Man mainstay.
This was the issue that introduced The Lizard, and his family drama.
You all know the origin, right? He lost his arm and created a regeneration serum from reptiles.
Of course, it goes wrong and he turns into a vicious lizard animal.
He also has the ability to control alligators. I guess he always has that power, but I don’t remember him using that often.
Here’s how he transforms:
Look at these early issues: Vulture. Chameleon. Doctor Octopus. Sandman. So far, every villain introduced in these issues has become iconic. Oh, and Flash is still a jerk.
Stan Lee was a fucking genius. I know current nerd politics are to say it was Jack Kirby who did all the work, but that’s bullshit. Stan pulled his own weight, and then some.
First appearance: Lizard.