Comics : Untold Tales of Spider-Man #6

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This review was first published on: 2004.


More tales from Peter's Past.

In Detail...

"Double Jeapordy"
Untold Tales of Spider-Man #6
Feb 1996 : SMURF 010.600 : SM Title
Summary: Spidey and Human Torch vs. The Wizard
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Kurt Busiek
Pencils:  Pat Olliffe
Inker:  Al Vey, Pam Eklund
Cover Art:  Pat Olliffe
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 Reprinted In: Untold Tales Of Spider-Man (TPB)
Articles: Aunt May Parker (BTS), Betty Brant, Flash Thompson, Human Torch, Jameson, J. Jonah, Elizabeth (Allan) Osborn, Sally Avril

Peter and Human Torch play a 'daft-but-deadly' game of hide and seek with The Wizard, as the refugee from Oz he seeks to humiliate Johnny Storm once again. The prize is the life of the innocent bystanders, and the clues keep getting more difficult.

In General...

The pace is rediculously fast, and the plot is a little inane. Perhaps thirty years ago that might have been forgivable, but I'm not sure about that now.

Overall Rating...

It's tough to know what standards to apply when trying to judge Untold Tales. Should they be treated as a Golden Age book, or should they be subject to the standards of the modern reader? In either case, I can't see fit to give Untold Tales #6 more than an average three webs.