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The Amazing Spider-man #246
November 7th, 2012 by Rusty

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The Amazing Spider-man #246 cover

The Amazing Spider-man #246

Date: November 1983
Publisher: Marvel Comics Group
Cover Price: 60¢
Current Price Range: $1 – $10
Stats: 22 color pages plus ads, Bullpen Bulletins and “The Spider’s Web” letters page.
Writer: Roger Stern
Artists: John Romita Jr., Dan Green, Joe Rosen and Bob Sharen
Notable Notes: The “Daydream” issue!

Ahh, If Only…

Who doesn’t like to daydream? I know I sure did as a kid – heck, I still like to do it! I remember thinking what it would be like to be Daredevil – how cool it would be performing amazing feats without sight and what not. Anyway, this issue explores some ideas of what comic book characters might fantasize about.

Synopsis and Thoughts:

I enjoyed The Amazing Spider-man #245 so much that I went to the comic book store over the weekend and bought the next 2 issues! I was a little bummed to find out that this issue takes a break from Spidey’s hunt for the Hobgoblin, but it was still an enjoyable read none-the-less.

This issue starts off with The Watcher informing us that some worlds only exist in the minds of dreamers, and we’re given a little fore-shadowing of who will be featured. Then the proverbial ball gets rolling as Felicia Hardy (aka the Black Cat) is cooped up in her hospital room, so she daydreams about Spidey coming to rescue her and whisk her off on a high stakes adventure. Right – “if only!” Anyway, this short tale is followed by J. Jonah Jameson getting his revenge on our favorite wall crawler, Mary Jane Watson imagining the high life as a famous actress (complete with cameos by adoring fans such as Meryl Streep and Woody Allen!) and my favorite: Spider-man thinking up a rescue of JJJ from all the famous Marvel villains as well as joining The Avengers *and* The Fantastic Four! In the end, however, Spidey takes a much less glamorous road and makes a big difference in a regular boy’s life.

My Rating:

  • Story: 3 out of 5 stars
  • Art: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Factor: 4 out of 5 stars

Where To Get Your Own Copy:

  • You can find a nice used copy of The Amazing Spider-man #246 on ebay.
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