Today’s comics from the pile have only one thing in common: Spider-man’s on the cover of each of them. Yep. That’s it. Enjoy.
Amazing Spider-Man #669
Um... The first page after a two page “catch up” has a bunch of villains jumping Peter and Carlie. Peter looks like a Stretch Armstrong with all the stuffing squeezed into the chest and knees and right in the foreground... and I mean right there, biggest thing on the page, is the ass of a girl in a thong with a bunny tuft on it. Yeah, I know it is White Rabbit. I think that sums up what this comic is all about. The art is fun as hell, though. Also, Spider Kung Fu. It is a thing now.
Avenging Spider-Man #1
Not gonna lie, I wish every Spidey book was like this. The art is fun and dynamic, the characters are funny and in tune with the images, and the mood shifts fast and loose from battle to jokes to battle. Also, there’s a twist at the end that I really wish I had the rest of this series to read. I cannot speak for the entire trade because I only have this first issue, but I might sit down with this in a bookstore the next time I am browsing.
Scarlet Spider #1
Okay, I lied. That’s not Spider-Man on the cover but Kaine, Spidey’s clone that... you know what? I’m not getting into it. Did I like this issue? Yes? This is another of those series where I would have to read the first run at a full story before I found out. Another bookstore read, I imagine, unless it goes real crazy nuts and ends awesome. Something else tells me this should have been a MAX print, but nobody with spider powers is gonna be going that dark any time soon. Do they even still have MAX at Marvel?
Fear Itself #6
I’m just pulling out all the random stuff, huh? Don’t know if you read this series (I’m not done with it), but I have found it fun. This issue should have been titled “Everybody talks shit to Odin” cause that’s what happens. Other than that, a lot of poetic stuff about refrains and sacrifice that comes with big damn heroes and then a wait for the next issue. Check it out but remember, these series are all but useless without the dozen or so tie-in issues.
The New Avengers #16.1
This is just some weird damn stuff. Straightforward story: The Avengers escort Norman Osborn off The Raft and things go badly. What’s odd is the tone. There’s Spidey level humor here, sometimes pretty good, but then there’s some really dark imagery. The art is at times reminiscent of Archie Comics and others just flat out strange proportions with some graphic violence. And I liked it. Don’t know why, but I liked it and am curious to see where this goes.
- Where the hell is SHEILD?
- Why do I feel dirty reading Spider-Man?
- What’s up with talking shit to a god?
- Is the Marvel MAX imprint still going? The Punisher MAX was awesome.
- Who thought the “Scarlet Spider” was a good name to bring back?