AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 (1963)

First appearance of Doctor Otto Octavius, who has powerful arms fused to his body due to atomic radiation.

One thing Dr. Octopus isn’t good at, though, is knowing which superhero he’s fighting.  In the panel above, he calls Spidey “Super Man.”

Earlier in the issue, Spider-Man wishes for a worthy foe.

And so it makes sense he gets his arch enemy in this issue.

first spider signal

And first spider-signal.  And later in this issue, Human Torch visits Peter Parker’s school.

The bromance between Marvel’s two teens continues to develop.

Creators: Lee/Ditko
First appearances: Doctor Octopus, Spidey Signal
Grade: A

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