AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #76-77 (1969)

Lizard erupts again, and Spider-Man helps Mrs. Connors and son Billy get into hiding.

Then he and Human Torch take on the creature.  But first, he tries to give Johnny Storm cancer.

So Spider-Man just happens to carry asbestos webbing around all the time–even when he’s facing a reptile?  This makes him a little Batman-ish.

It’s kind of a formula at this point: Lizard gets the upper hand, then he threatens his own wife or kid, then Spider-Man on his last legs forces him to change back into Dr. Connors.

It’s still a solid read, though, and Buscema’s art is terrific.

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