For the first time, Spider-Man encounters Electro in the comic book Amazing Spider-Man 9. The villain Electro uses (you guessed it) electricity as a weapon in order to rob banks and armored trucks. Spider-Man, aka Peter Parker, needs to discover a way to out-wit his enemy in this classic issue.
Amazing Spider-man 9 is not like many of the past issues. We get to see a new side of Peter Parker that we haven’t seen before. Although we have sides of his personal life before, we begin to see much deeper emotional aspects. His aunt May is sick and bed-ridden, and the comic is no longer solely focused on him clobbering bad guys.
Something else that I noticed in Amazing Spider-Man 9 is that Steve Ditko’s art has been improving. If you were to compare it to earlier issues, you would see that his art work has not always been very good. But now his figures are crisp, his women are pretty and his poses are dynamic. I have begun to see why Steve Ditko had become such a popular artist.
If you are a hardcore fan of Spider-Man, you have probably heard of Electro. For this reason alone, you know the significance of this story and the issue. Locating a copy of Amazing Spider-Man can be hard to come by.