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    Reviews - The Amazing Spider-Man - #186

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A new chapter and the same old first villain! - longthorn
As much as I loved the idea of Spiderman growing up graduating and getting married, part of me misses the old bachelor days. He gave us nerds hope. Here was this scrawny-glassed geek and he was juggling girls like Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, and Betty Brant not to mention a few others in-between. He didn’t get them with the suit, but just as the honest good old natured nerd guy he was.
In this issue, we find Pete’s first few days just after graduation in the issue prior. I have to give the writer Marv Wolfman credit here. As this issue was kind of like the first of a completely new chapter in Spider-man’s life. In that vein, it reflected the very first issue as the Chameleon was the villain he fought in issue one of Amazing Spider-man. This mirrored that by having Chameleon show up in this issue as Spider-man’s foe. I also need to point out Betty spending the night talking with Pete hoping to get back with him. She always represented the older more sophisticated woman we all had crushes on back when we were kids. Here we find Pete not just getting a relationship with her, but her actually chasing him. This is a lot of dream come true to any nerd boy’s romantic hopes here. For a great start on a new chapter in his life, I give this comic four stars!

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