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01-03-2011, 08:23 PM
Okay, I'm new to this, but who has read AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #648 on up? If you haven't, you're missing out because that is one awesome comic to me! I like how Slott takes all the characters and adds depth to them, as well as elevating Peter instead of bringing him back down. Any comments on this? Agree or disagree?
01-04-2011, 07:27 PM
you know im not that much of a spiderman fan-but i checked out #648...and my eyes did start to glaze over when i saw wolverine on the splash page(jesus i mean wolverine just go away please :D ). at any rate not having kept up at all with spidey comics i actually was pleasantly surprised. i mean its modern superhero boilerplate fare(2 or 3 huge events, in the same issue...with 9 or 10 different superheroes), but it does have some light touches that pleased. loved the scene with jonah and the babe in the car 'what? why? woman!'-made me smile. betty grant as roller derby girl was also good for a chuckle. the bit about him trying to find a place to stay went on a bit too long(couldn't he just crash with spiderwoman or at the avengers mansion?) but i suppose it's homage to parkers character. ramos's art sort of grew on me-im not a fan of that joe mad cartoony style but it works well enough here...he has a good handle on spidey/parker and the babes by and large are very well done-read here: hot :D. all told 3.5 webs out five.
01-04-2011, 08:37 PM
I agree on every word. And yes, Wolverine is on way too many titles:
WOLVERINE ("Old Man Logan" was awesome!)
WOLVERINE: THE BEST THERE IS
WOLVERINE: WEAPON X
and there's more where that came from.
And the roller derby girl was Carlie Cooper, not Betty Brant. Betty was shacking up with Flash Thompson, if you look again. ;)
01-04-2011, 09:19 PM
:D yeah it was a tad confusing...i remember most of the characters if not exactly what they look like :XD:. still it was fun with roller girl...and must agree again about wolvie-wow thats 11 titles he is guaranteed to be in each month...not counting the innumerable 'guest' appearances(most of which are of the spidey 648 variety-a couple of word balloons and no real reason for him to be there).
01-05-2011, 03:01 PM
I agree, Amazing Spider-Man has been a welcome return for the character. I'm telling everyone I know to check it out. It's sad that it's been so long since ASM was a must-read title but I added it to my pull list. I appreciate that there is so much story packed into every issue (at least for these last two issues).
My only complaint is that if the only reason for including what was happening with Venom was to set up his mini-series, I wish Slott would have left it out all together. But that's the business side for you.
01-05-2011, 03:53 PM
I also agree. That is the sad business side to Marvel and DC.
As well as most of those comics (including DC) being overpriced for no reason. I mean c'mon, 2.99? Give me a break.
Anyway, ASM #648 was great and I loved that the HOBGOBLIN came back!
In fact, to spoil the suprise, here are other villains coming back:
ASM #648: Kingpin
ASM #652: Scorpion & Alistair Smythe
Carnage #3: Carnage (it's a female this time)
ASM #654 & Venom #1: Venom (could be John Jameson)
And we just saw Hobgoblin, the Sinister Six, and the other old-school villains return as well.
The future looks bright for Dan Slott and his team!
02-12-2011, 07:14 PM
Big Time has been great so far, Dan Slott has been writing a superb story. It's awesome to see the new Hobgoblin and Peter with a dream job. It only saddens me as we all know the Parker luck will be written in and the job will go away and Peter will have the weight of the world on his shoulders again. But hell one of the best things about this book is that Spider-Man is the character that can be run through the wringer and come out on the other side with his character intact.
If you are reading the book currently and just picked it up so should also go back and read Amazing Spider-Man # 625 by Joe Kelly, it was part of The Gauntlet storyline and quite possibly the best Rhino story ever written, I know it's the best Rhino story I have ever read. Spides is rockin' again, if you're not reading it, you should be!
02-24-2011, 06:21 PM
How good was 655? That opening shot with Jameson, the walk down dead-memory lane...Slott just continues his streak. I'm really interested to see how far up the charts this title moves. I actually thought both silent issues were well done this month (FF being the other one).
02-24-2011, 08:39 PM
I heard #655 was awesome. The art by Marcos Martin, the dead trip by Peter, and the way that this ties in with Massacre is also very good. I can't wait to see what happens next.
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