Spi­der-Man no more!

Comic Heroes - - Feature -

Amaz­ing Spi­der-Man #50, July 1967

What hap­pened? In this done-in-one is­sue by Lee and Romita, Peter Parker re­alises that be­ing Spidey has brought him “noth­ing but un­hap­pi­ness” and he dumps his out­fit in a rainy al­ley­way dust­bin in one un­for­get­table panel. It seems like a great idea for a while but, of course, fate lends a hand…

Why was it shock­ing? The great ’60s comics hold their power be­cause they did stuff we’d never seen be­fore, and we’d never seen a su­per­hero give up their se­cret iden­tity in so dra­matic a fash­ion as this…

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