Welcome one and all to the inaugural edition of The Time Capsule! In this feature I’ll be highlighting an entire month of core titles for one character until his/her story is complete and this edition kicks off the legend that is Spider-Man. I’ll list any notable debuts, big moments, and favourite scenes from each issue. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I enjoyed journeying back through time to put it together. Let me share the memories with you!
Amazing Fantasy #15 also introduced two other notable characters: Liz Allan and (pictured below) Flash Thompson. You’ll be seeing a lot more of them as the years progress.________________________________________________________
A decision to attend a science exhibit that would alter Peter’s life.________________________________________________________
A brilliant mind leads to the creation of Spider-Man’s greatest invention: the web-shooters. Also, Spider-Man’s first ever costume, an iconic look all these years later.________________________________________________________
It’s an origin story you’ve seen played out time after time, be it in comics, television, or the movies. The details may vary but the true essence, the emotional core is always the same. An ordinary boy gains superpowers and then learns the greatest lesson of his life by not using them responsibly. The repercussions of Peter’s actions, or inaction in this case, is what fueled him into becoming the hero we all know and love. My first taste of his origin came from Fox’s television program Spider-Man: The Animated Series. That show is what got me interested in the character of Spider-Man and when I eventually read the actual comic series that started it all, that is what started my passion for comics. I owe it all to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for creating a character that captured my imagination, that has stood the test of time over all the countless decades, and for inspiring generation after generation with that simple message: “With great power, comes great responsiblity!”
So that is it for the first edition of The Time Capsule. Have any of your memories you’d like to share in relation to this issue? Any other comments? Comment Below!