amazing spider-man 29

Dude, it’s ’cause you’re exercising so much at night.

Pete gets some clothes and starts dressing like a hipster.  He’s also shed the glasses.

This issue also marks the beginning of more extended continuity storytelling.  Aunt May’s health is starting to fail (she’s fainting periodically), and eventually she’ll be hospitalized for it.  The soap opera nature of the comic meant there was always a lot of emotional hand-wringing, and that hasn’t changed.  Gwen will come into Pete’s life in college, and Peter and Gwen will be whining and pining throughout their relationship, for example.  But there’s also some “signal events” that change the lives of major and minor characters, like both Peter and Flash getting scholarships to ESU.

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