Episode 89: Not all Reptiles are Lizards (Amazing Spiderman #6) -- Nov 1963


In this episode:

Mike and Ed discuss the new monster or alien or super-powered individual in Florida. Just because he is green and scaly, why does that make him “The Lizard”? Maybe he is a giant alligator or even a time-traveling dinosaur? Who is responsible for taking care of super-powered problems that are not world-threatening? Also,why didn’t the Daily Bugle offer to pay Spiderman’s bus fare?

In this issue:

The Lizard, a green reptilian humanoid, is wreaking havoc in Florida. This leads the Daily Bugle to publicly challenge Spider-Man to defeat the Lizard. Spider-Man decides to take the Lizard on, and in order to fund the trip, he convinces the publisher of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson, to send his alter ego Peter Parker to Florida to cover the story. Spider-Man engages the Lizard, and loses. He then learns who the Lizard really is, Dr. Curt Connors, a scientist who was researching how to regrow limbs like a lizard who experimented on himself and changed himself into a reptilian humanoid. Spider-Man figures out how to reverse the transformation with a new formula, and injects it into the Lizard, turning him back into Dr. Curt Connors. Crisis averted.

Assumed before the next episode:

People are wondering whether the Lizard was real or not.

This episode takes place:

After Spider-Man has bested the Lizard.