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Paul Jenkins took a more psychological approach to Spider-man and his villians when he wrote The Spectacular Spider-man. In “The Lizard’s Tale,” Jenkin hypothesizes that maybe Dr. Curt Connors doesn’t really lose control. Maybe he just uses his Lizard persona to act out all his violent fantasies – his dark side. Kind of like people who drink too much and use it as an excuse to be dumb jerks.

Collector’s Guide: From The Spectacular Spider-man #12-13. Reprinted in Spectacular Spider-man TPB #3, 2004. Story by Paul Jenkins, Pencils by Daimon Scott.