Amazing Spider-Man #15, offered us a lot, the cover alone shows us that it is the first appearance of Kraven The Hunter, as well as the return of the Chameleon. But this issue offers us a lot more then just what can be derived from the cover. On the pages in between; we have drama in peter porkers love life, a spider-man faced with dealing with his abilities failing, but possibly most notably the first hint of ‘Mary Jane’ although not named at this point. But I won’t spend to many more words in introduction, please feel free to read on to see my review of this classic comic book. (more…)
Amazing Spider-Man #15
November 8, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
Kraven The Hunter
Tales To Astonish #57
October 24, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
On The Trail of The Amazing Spider-Man
It seems in my last several classic comic book reviews, we have seen a lot of Hero Vs. Hero action. from Spider-Man and the Hulk to X-Men Vs Fantastic Four, and now Giant-Man and the Wasp face off against Spider-Man. Every time, we see this kind of action, their are challenges and concerns that must be addressed, even more so as a reviewer. Is it original? are both sides true to there characters? or do we just have some group of hero’s fighting another for the sake of sales and marketing? The last few, I feel have been good, this one, I feel starts off weak; but I will get to that in my review below, first a short summary.
In this issue, Egghead tricks the ants into relaying a false message to giant-man. one that states that Spider-Man is out to attack Giant-man! can our hero’s clear up this conflict before it’s too late? (more…)
Amazing Spider-Man #14
October 22, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)
The Grotesque Adventure Of The Green Goblin
without even knowing the eventual importance of the Green Goblin -at that time- one could still tell this issue was a big one; not because of the return of the enforcers but for guest-starring The Incredible Hulk. In recent times, the hulk has been all over the place from the Avengers, to a massive two-part battle in Fantastic Four; but it is here that Spider-Man first crosses his path. Then, as we have the advantage of looking back from 50 years after this issue was published; the green goblin would also become a key character in times to come. But none of these facts guarantee that Amazing Spider-Man #14 was any good, so feel free to read on to see what I thought of it, or pick it up yourself and give it a good read though. (more…)
Amazing Spider-Man #13
August 20, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)
The Menace of... Mysterio!
This Comic Book review is for Amazing Spider-Man #13, and the story titled “The Menace of… Mysterio!“. But it is a story that starts out, with a bit of an identity crisis, as news breaks of spider-man’s crime spree, even Peter Parker has doubts on spider-man’s innocence. but how can a doubtful superhero sleep at night? you will just have to read this comic to find out, and read my review about why you should. this comic has everything including a Psychiatrist! (more…)
Amazing Spider-Man #12
May 14, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
Unmasked By Dr. Octopus!
For this comic book review I read Amazing Spider-Man #12, and the story contained within is titled “Unmasked By Dr. Octopus!” along with the promise on the cover that it is “not a dream!! not an imaginary Tale!” but as I flip open the comic and I look at the cover, I could not help but wonder, how our authors hoped to deal with such a defining moment; not only how this would play out in this volume, but how they would make sure its effect has at least some lasting effect. (more…)
Just as I reviewed Fantastic Four: Season One, and X-Men: Season One, I now review Spider-Man: Season One. This one featuring without a doubt one of marvel’s most famous hero’s Spider-Man, as much a classic and great back in the 60′s as he is now. But just like the other Marvel books in the Season One event, we have his earliest tales being told again with a modern perspective. all while trying to maintain a connection to the original continuity, to serve as a starting point for new fan’s and yet to offer something for long running fans as well. The question’s I must ask myself in writing this review is how well it lived up to those goals, as well as how well it entertained me.
Then we have to consider that this is far from the first retelling of his early days, Just to name the ones that pop into mind right away for spider-man would be, Ultimate Spider-Man, that started in 2000, then in 2002 we had The first of 3 films featuring spider-man Staring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker. then this year we have a new movie set to debut and start from the beginning once again. and i barely scratched the surface of spider-man origin retelling’s so in this case, one must keep in mind what makes this one special and different? But I will get to that, later at the end of my review. (more…)
Amazing Spider-Man #11
April 17, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)
for this comic book review, I read Amazing Spider-Man #11, and the tale within titled “Turning Point” and featuring the return of Dr. Octopus! but nothing I told you so far is more exciting then what the large block of text on the cover says. The big point of the issue, is Spider-Man or perhaps his alter ego Peter Parker deciding to share his secret identity with someone, but who? you will have to read this classic issue to see.
Amazing Spider-Man #10
March 30, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
For today’s comic book review I read Amazing Spider-Man #10 and the story titled “The Enforcers“. In this story, we have a new menace named The Big Man, and his team of skillful enforcers taking over the cities organised crime. Then if that’s not bad enough we have the backdrop of Aunt May post surgery and needing blood from peter to make a recovery.Then it gets even better, as we see that Betty Brant is in some way tangled with the enforcers, and J.J. is Spider-Man’s number one suspect. (more…)
Amazing Spider-Man #9
March 23, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)
The Man Called Electro!
For today’s comic book review I read Amazing Spider-Man #9,the story contained within is titled ”The Man Called Electro!“ And it is a Spider-Man thriller like none before, as Steve Ditko and Stan lee raised the stakes on this one. Not only do we have the action pack trills of Spider-Man facing Electro, not only do we have the drama of high school, young love, and the pressure of media attacks on Spider-Man, but we have something much more important; Aunt May is sick, in fact deathly ill.
Can Peter Help his aunt, deal with the pressures around him, and all while Spider-Man saves the day? Or are we in for a shock of our lifetime with reading this electrifying story? (more…)
Amazing Spider-Man #8
March 6, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
Spider-Man tackles The Torch!
at the end of spider-man #8 we got a bonus, a story featuring spider-man facing off against the human torch. but Hero vs. hero is always a dangerous line, and one that can be tough to do right, more so when its the main plot of a whole story. so read on to my review to see if I think they pulled it off this time. (more…)