In honor of Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary this year, and with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now in theaters we’re turning our attention to the time Peter Parker celebrated his birthday – and was flung through time and space! This week’s episode covers the “Happy Birthday” arc from the J. Michael Straczynski/John Romita Jr. run of Amazing Spider-Man, specifically Amazing Spider-Man #57-58 and the landmark Amazing Spider-Man #500. We talk about how surprisingly emotional this storyline was for Peter Parker, and how Doctor Strange factored into the plot as well as his nemesis, the Dread Dormammu. We also discuss our thoughts on Multiverse of Madness and the final two episodes of Moon Knight!
Jason’s article on the failure of Jewish representation in Moon Knight
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Collier “CJ” Jennings is a freelance reporter and film critic living in Seattle. He uses his love of comics and film/TV to craft reviews and essays on genre projects. He is also a host on Into the Spider-Cast.