Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #54 - Entertainment Blog
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Doctor Octopus guest stars in “The Tentacles and the Trap.”
Script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike
Esposito as “Mickey Demeo.” Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 39. Cover
price $0.12.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #54 November, 1967

Editor-in-Chief – Stan Lee
Cover Artists – John Romita Sr.

“The Tentacles and the Trap!”

Writers – Stan Lee
Pencilers – John Romita Sr.
Inkers – Mike Esposito
Letterers – Sam Rosen

Synopsis for “The Tentacles and the Trap!”

Believing that Spider-Man is dead, Dr. Octopus decides to lay low for a while. Coincidentally enough, he ends up taking up residence at May
Parker’s home in the room she put up for rent. Setting up shop there, Octopus gets in touch with his men and gets them to organize once more.
While at Peter’s apartment he shares with Harry Osborn, tensions between Peter and Harry increase. After a quick trip to sell pictures of Dr.
Octopus to Jameson, Peter visits Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy where both compete for a date with Parker, when Peter remembers he should
check on his Aunt May to make sure everything is okay with the new boarder. When he arrives at his old home, he is shocked to find the boarder
in question is his long time foe.

Peter tries to warn Aunt May about how dangerous Octopus is, however Aunt May won’t hear it, and when left alone with Octavius, the doctor
warns Peter that his aunts life depends on him keeping his mouth shut. Of course, Octopus doesn’t know that Parker is his old foe, and when
Spider-Man arrives later that night to battle him, Octopus is shocked to see that his enemy survived their last battle.

The Doctor’s men arrive and there is a battle on the front lawn of the Parker house. When Aunt May is roused by the battle, she sees Octopus
battling Spider-Man. When Octopus tells May that Spider-Man was trying to rob her home, she faints. Rushing to May’s aid, Spider-Man is unable
to stop Dr. Octopus from getting away. Changing back to his identity of Peter Parker, Peter calls for an ambulance and vows that he will get his
revenge against Dr. Octopus.

This story is continued next issue….