What if I told you that Spider-Man reveals his identity to Mary Jane, Gwen Stacy, and Harry Osborn all at the same time? No, it wasn’t a dream sequence, or some alternate universe. Peter Parker really does this in Amazing Spider-Man issue 87. Why he did such a thing is kind of ridiculous, and how he covers it up is even more hard to believe.
Spider-Man is sick, and believes that he needs a doctor to analyze his blood to determine what’s wrong with him. The dilemma is that he would have to reveal his identity. So just like that, Spider-Man reveals his identity to Harry Osborne and his two babe-alicous friends Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson. Once he sees a doctor, he discovers that he just had the flu. Somehow, he recovers in a matter of hours.
To cover up his identity, he told everyone that he was feverish, and he didn’t know what he was doing. Then he gets a friend to pose as Spider-Man, who conveniently appears at the same time to prove his innocence.
Of course, the appeal of Amazing Spider-Man 87 is that Spider-Man reveals his identity. It is also an excellent example of master illustrator John Romita, and the writing of Stan Lee. It can be hard to track down these early issues, however I find that it’s worth it to add these great stories to your collection whenever possible.
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