March 24, 2012 - The basics?
Neither issue is really worth memorability - but at least Spidey has the Goblin.
The issue brings back Phil's father. A crazy scenario - because on top of the issue with his ability to control everything, he has a completely screwed up home life. His Dad was a selfish little man - and it hurt Phil as a kid.
Oh, and of course. Phil uses his powers to go on the attack against a few people within the community that go on the search.
I like SOLAR. Sort of like how I hated Superman. He attacks real life problems within the scope of super powers. It's a shame that stupid Dark Horse has wrecked their ownership.
At least Goblin's back
The Green Goblin is back - and he's employing the new glider and the pumpkin bombs to excess.
The story has a good premise - trying to get into the gang by taking over, and pushing most of the members to the side. Not a bad idea.
But the story just ignores most of the more complex bits of storytelling that could be employed.
It's a problem with the Silver Age - ignoring most of the more complex parts of stories to appeal to a lower denominator.
Even the ads at this time appeal to the blue collar reader.
Of course, the Bronze Age is coming. But can't get here soon enough.