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Book Information:Cover Date: May 1963
Characters & Groups
- Doctor Cobbwell
- The Tinkerer
- Flash Thompson
The Second story in Amazing Spider-Man #2 is The Uncanny Threat Of The Terrible Tinkerer! Also check out our comic book review of the 1st story titled Duel To The Death With The Vulture!
In March of 1963, Spider-man got off to a good start with his own amazing title, and then two months later, the second issue was released, and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko used two stories to build onto their Amazing Spider-Man.
but after reading the incredible vulture story, what is left for the comic greats to give us? well why don’t i use words directly from the story to get us started:
Everybody loves a bargain! But sometimes it can be dangerous to accept a bargain which is too good to be true! especially if the bargain is being offered by someone like the Tinkerer
I will make this synopsis quick and to the point. Peter Parker gets the opportunity to help a brilliant scientist for the weekend. but on the way to help Dr. Cobbwell he stops to pick up a radio that is being repaired for him, only to suspect there is more to the tinkerer and his repair shop then meets the eye.
This story is short and sweet, it makes a good addition to the one before it to fill the pages of the issue.
The design of the tinkerer’s allies is simple and interesting but not overly dynamic. The tinkerer himself, does as Peter Parker put it look like something right out of a Grimm Fairy tales.
Originality & Continuity
This short story does not break continuity in any way, or build upon anything we have had so far. it is almost a story on its own, perhaps a filler for the last several pages of the issue.
As for the tinkerer and his allies method’s they are somewhat new, spying before an invasion. it also leaves a lot of open room to be built upon in the future.
Characters & Development
This story had little development for spider-man, or anyone else. being more filler to fill the end of the issue. that is not saying that it will not prove to have lasting effects. just that it was not given the development it could have had.
Comic book Review Summery
While I would still recommend Amazing Spider-Man #2 for the first story in the book, the second one is a less compelling and interesting read. on its own, it would not stand up, but it does fit nicely after the vulture story.