Reg wrote:I remember reading reprints of those issues in my Essentials years ago and all of Betty's two timing never even crossed my mind. Ah, to be older and wiser. Betty really was a jerk of a human being.
As a thirteen year old, it really got me. Betty was free to date as she pleased but was always yelling at Peter if he so much as looked at Dorrie, Liz or anyone. It bothered me and issue 26 is only time Peter really calls her on it.
What kills me is Peter still blames Spider-Man for the dissolution of that relationship when reading in order, it appears to Betty's fault. She eventually drives Peter away with the Ned stuff as issue 30 shows. Peter not telling her he was Spider-Man didn't end the relationship nor did him missing dates end it...it was Betty constantly giving him the cold shoulder because she thought he was a cheater...so she dated Ned...threw it in Peter's face...invited him over the house to tell him that Ned proposed and then when Peter had enough and started ignoring her, Betty left town. How is that Spider-Man's fault?