face it tiger you just hit the jackpot
It’s funny–#41 introduces The Rhino, the first Spidey villain designed by John Romita, and it takes Spider-Man three issues and sixty pages to defeat the dude.  You’d think that the battles would be memorable!

But The Amazing Spider-Man had become a book in which its lead character often appeared out of costume more than in.

Peter Parker’s personal life was becoming more interesting than his life as a superhero!

Anyway, issue #43 is Peter and MJ’s first date–and I’m devoting a whole post to that, next.

Also in these issues: Peter gets some bitchin’ wheels.  But it’s no Spider Mobile.