We polled some of the best and brightest writers, artists and editors from the House of Ideas to find out what moments from Marvel Comics history sent them crying for their mommies. Here`s what they came up with€¦
Bob Gale (writer of €œBack to the Future and upcoming AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)
€œOkay, I`m really dating myself here, but when I was ten or eleven years old, I read STRANGE TALES #100. I didn`t have a very big comics budget back then, so I read it in the drug store. The cover story was €œThe Man In The Crazy Maze by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, about a guy who found himself stuck in a spook house from which the only exit was literally hell. I can`t say it exactly scared the crap out of me, but being a normal 5th grader who loved going into spook houses, I thought it was pretty creepy! And due to my overactive imagination, I think that NOT owning the comic always made it scarier in retrospect.
Bill Rosemann, (Marvel editor):
€œSo there I am, about eight years old, and I`m flipping through an issue of MARVEL TALES, which at the time was running reprints of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Anyway, this one issue reprinted AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #138, featuring the first appearance of Mindworm. I don`t know if it was his giant head, his bugged-out eyes, his bizarre mouth, his thinning but still long hair, his overly-muscled but pale body, his funky brown shorts or his hippy sandals€¦BUT HE SERIOUSLY FREAKED ME OUT!