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Spider-men #1

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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:47 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:
You know, that comes across as, "Bendis is a horrible goddamn writer, but once you get past that, he's written some of the best Spidey stories in years... even though they were originally done several years to several decades ago by others. But YES, really entertaining! Once you do the getting past thing."

:-D

:roll:
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ElijahSnowFan

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Postby ElijahSnowFan » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:52 pm

BubbaKanoosh wrote:I said the other day to Slott, I miss the days where Spidey chased down a van of armed thugs


I don't read Spider-Man consistently anymore. I read a storyline or two, here or there.

But that is something I definitely miss anymore. Over the years, I wanted Peter Parker to get a job that allowed him to use his intellect. I liked his marriage to MJ, understood why Joe Quesada didn't, hated how they broke it up.

I understood why Marvel put him on the Avengers, have never really felt that him being on the team was make-or-break for the team or the character.

But this issue, what you are saying...this is the Spider-Man I like the most. Stopping crime, figuring stuff out, experienced enough that he's not whiny about stuff that happens, but instead knows who he's dealing with and what they're capable of.

I really enjoyed this issue because of that. Spider-Man...this, to me, is the kind of adventure he would have at this stage of his career. Again, I'm glad to see it.
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:43 pm

I really liked it, but Bendis better have a great explanation for the Mysterio retcon up his sleeve.

I just re-read that run of Ult. Spidey with LaFuente on art, and there's no way that Mysterio even remotely seemed like he was the 616 one there.

Clearly, this wasn't planned all the way back then, so they're shoehorning the whole 616 Mysterio/Ult. Mysterio being the same guy thing.. I just hope it works with the previous appearance.

And Sara Pichelli is amazing. That is all.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:03 pm

doombug wrote: :roll:


I have a hate rep to maintain.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:36 am

A story that was once unthinkable has finally happened, the Marvel Universe has crossed over into the Ultimate Universe. Whether or not this is a sign that Marvel have run out of ideas or not isn’t really an issue, because this was a damn good comic, and that final page where Peter Parker and Miles Morales come face to face may very well go down in comics history for me, it sent shivers down my back. This issue was mainly focussed on Peter Parker, Miles only shows up on the last page, we see him swing around, fight some crime, talk about how much he loves New York, all solid, traditional stuff that’s appropriate for a big event like this which is aiming to bring in new readers. He then runs across Mysterio, but it’s not just any Mysterio, it’s Ultimate Mysterio, who was messing with Ultimate Peter Parker before he died. He was a subplot that had kind of been dropped, so it’s good to see him back and for him to be the one to cause Peter to get sucked into the Ultimate Universe. The scenes with Peter in the Ultimate version of New York were great, and I liked how showed how the skyline differed from his New York. It’s the same basic layout, but there are differences, there’s no Avengers Tower, the Baxter Building is smashed up, and there’s a strange island floating out in the sea (and am I over-thinking it, or are some of the buildings showing signs of the flood from Ultimatum still?) Pichelli’s art was fantastic throughout actually, this is brilliant work, but those mirrored splash-pages were highlights. I just loved how freaked out Peter got, how people knew his name, and then… Miles shows up. Awesome. This is a great way to celebrate 50 years of the world’s best superhero (and that is a fact, you Batman fans can suck it!), and even though I had my doubts, they’ve gone now, I can’t wait to see Miles and Peter really interact.
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BubbaKanoosh

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Postby BubbaKanoosh » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:53 am

Holland Oats wrote:I really liked it, but Bendis better have a great explanation for the Mysterio retcon up his sleeve.

I just re-read that run of Ult. Spidey with LaFuente on art, and there's no way that Mysterio even remotely seemed like he was the 616 one there.

Clearly, this wasn't planned all the way back then, so they're shoehorning the whole 616 Mysterio/Ult. Mysterio being the same guy thing.. I just hope it works with the previous appearance.

And Sara Pichelli is amazing. That is all.


Agreed. Why hasn't Mysterio brought any of the tech from that universe back to the 616.

And reading the preview for issue three confirms this. Ult. Mysterio is a power house, while 616 is pretty cool and one if my favs, he just not in the same power level.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:49 pm

Agent Panic wrote:I was disappointed at the lack of homosexual subtext in this issue.

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I demand more gayness !
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:57 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:
You know, that comes across as, "Bendis is a horrible goddamn writer, but once you get past that, he's written some of the best Spidey stories in years... even though they were originally done several years to several decades ago by others. But YES, really entertaining! Once you do the getting past thing."

:-D


Not really what I said. The idea is flawed, but the execution is solid. That's essentially saying that Bendis is good enough to salvage a horrible idea.

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