THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #80 (1970)

Chameleon’s second appearance only takes up about half of this issue. The rest is Peter Parker. At the time, that was basically unheard of: A superhero comic where the real story isn’t about heroics. Instead, it’s about Peter getting physical with Flash because he thinks Flash is messing around with Gwen. Turns out, it was a misunderstanding and Gwen is still into Pete. So…
parker kissing gwenI love how John Romita and Stan Lee can create a sequence that is so completely relatable, even if none of us have spider-powers. One minute you’re down, the next you’re soaring through the sky. That’s what young love is all about, isn’t it?

Creators: Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr.
Grade: B-

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