Amazing Spider-Man #11:Turning Point

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For this comic book review, I read Amazing Spider-Man #11, and the tale within titled “Turning Point”  and featuring the return of Dr. Octopus!  but nothing I told you so far is more exciting then  what the large block of text on the cover says.  The big point of the issue, is Spider-Man or perhaps his alter ego Peter Parker deciding to share his secret identity with someone, but who? you will have to read this classic issue to see.


I feel that Steve Ditko did a good job with this issue, offering a bit more dimension to his work then I normally see in his style, in particularly with spider-man books.

The Panel I choose to share is of spider-man swinging into a prison on his web.  Mainly because I feel the angle, and perspective offers a sence of high and dimension that is still developing in the style of telling spider-man tales to us.

Originality & Continuity

I am sure there is not much choice on how a criminal gets out from behind bars, they ether escape or are released, and while I am tired of the lame escapes, sometimes a lame release from prison can be worse.  This story offers us a bit of both, and by putting them in one story does not make them better.

Characters & Development

This story offers a bit of a return to status que for our hero, Peter Parker and Betty Brant.  But at what cost does this come?  I feel that this time Stan lee took  the easy way out of the building desires and directions of both these characters, but offering some room for future drama.

and what bout aunt May? whom had a hard time letting peter go anywhere alone lets him go to Philadelphia on a whim?  This seems out of character to me.

Book Information:
Cover Date: Apr 1964
Read At:
  • Stan Lee
  • Steve Ditko
  • S Rosen
Review Ratings:
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Stories Referenced:
  • Spider-Man
  • Doctor Octopus
  • Aunt May
  • Betty Brant
  • Bennett Brant
  • Blacky Gaxton






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