I’ve been reading the original run of The Amazing Spider-Man on the side and it’s legitimately wild to me how many villains that are introduced in just the first 20 issues are essentially his most well known, and they were created back to back to back.
Literally in the first 20 issues you get Vulture, Sandman, The Lizard, Mysterio, Kraven, Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, the Scorpion and the first incarnation of the Sinister Six. In JUST the first 20 issues.
Stan Lee and Steve Ditko were going HARD in the paint in that period of time, it’s insanity.
to name a few
OG jack kirby new gods
Straczynski hive stand up
It's def a legendary run.
This now necessarily prolific but if we're tryna come up with first 20 issues that are great I would say Morrison's Animal Man
Spidey's comic run was at his peak when they decided that Gwen Stacey was having a affair with Norman Osbourne