124 Amazing Fantasy #15: Spider-Man

Published in 1962, Stan Lee’s Amazing Fantasy #15 is a typical example of post-CCA mainstream comics. Additionally, it is the first appearance and origin story of the now-famous superhero Spider-Man.

While reading this story, consider the claims Dr. Wertham puts forth in the opening chapter of his book Seduction of the Innocent. Do you consider this a subversive work? Why or why not?

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