Friday, June 2, 2017

Spiderversary: Spider-Man vs. Mysterio (1967)

Spider-Man takes on one of his more challenging foes in Mysterio, the master of illusion and, in this episode, disguise, in an adaptation of Mysterio's debut appearance.

"The Menace of Mysterio" adapts an issue of the original Amazing Spider-Man book from 1964, right down to framing the web-head for the robbery of a museum.

Canadian actor Paul Soles took his cues from Bud Collyer's portrayal of Superman, adopting a more heroic timbre when Peter Parker changed to Spider-Man. Later actors haven't followed suit.

Rating: B.

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