1st appearance of The Shocker. He’s called “The Sinister Shocker” on the cover, but there’s really nothing sinister about him.
He’s introduced with a full origin story–a true freak-of-the-week issue.
I love shocker. I can’t even tell you why, I just do.
Also in this issue, a fellow Daily Bugle staffer sees Peter Parker enter an alley, and Spider-Man emerge. This happens after Peter breaks JJJ’s balls a little, which is always fun. The reporter, who disguises himself as “Patch,” has figured out it’s impossible for Peter Parker to always be on hand when Spider-man is fighting crime.
He figures out Pete is Spidey!
But quickly, Parker has tricked him and saved his secret.
And finally, the book closes with this panel:
Until I read this, I never thought about Peter Parker actually having clinical depression. They always talk about the “Parker luck” and he frequently has a black cloud over his head.
It’s an interesting theory (of course I say that because it’s my theory), and I don’t think it’s been explored before.