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Amazing Spider-Man #17
The Return Of The Green Goblin!

October 16, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)

TIn amazing Spider-Man #17 we have the tale titled “The Return Of the Green Goblin!”. This  feature offers a lot of pieces, that all add to the larger tapestry of the issue as well as the ongoing adventures of Spider-Man.  From the blunder early in the issue, where spider-man interfere with the filming of a Movie,( a theme that in some ways brings us back to the green goblins last appearance, and also reminds us of other stories) Serves as a starting ground for discrediting Spider-Man.

Though all this  Peter Parkers greatest school yard enemy Flash Thompson proves -quite ironically-  to be Spider-Mans most loyal fan, and thus pushes for the start of a Fan club.  In creating this, Flash with the help of Liz, whom has her own motives sets up a further meeting of the club at a well of club, and prom ices in the newspaper spider-mans arrival.   Just the kind of opportunity Green Goblin has been looking for.

So, the club draws out Spider-Man hoping to fix his reputation,  Green Goblin hoping to defeat Spider-Man,  Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) with his date Doris Evans show up to see the hero, J Jonah Jameson hoping to find something to use against Spider-Man, And  if that’s not enough, there is a whole club full of full of fans as well.

But that is not even half of the adventure and thrill in the issue…

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Amazing Spider-man #16
Dual with daredevil

March 26, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)
When reading, I’m and preparing to write  my comic book review of the amazing Spider-man#16 I found myself asking one key question: “despite what the title of the book says, is this a Spider-man story or a daredevil story?” The two hero’s seemed to share the pages of this story fairly evenly as well as bring to it there key supporting cast. Why was this book written this way? I suspect to draw attention to daredevil and is fairly new title to many fans Spider-man.   Daredevil #1 attempted this same feet by including spider-man on the cover,  and issue #2 even featured a previous Spider-Man Villain as well as including the Fantastic Four.
So while I love the shared universe that marvel brings, the motives of a story also come into consideration, in so much as if they overwhelm the story and in someway make it feel contrived or less good. Thus the root question I end up aways asking myself. (more…)
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Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
The Sinister Six

March 5, 2013 | Drew | (1 Comment)

The Main story  featuring the newly formed Sinister Six made up the first 41 pages of  this now classic Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1.  But what an amazing 41 pages it was, featuring the teaming up, and defeat of Six spider-Man villains,  Fifteen cameo appearances by other marvel Super Hero’s,  and included scenes with no less than six major supporting cast members for spider-man. It’s amazing a story so large could fit in so few pages,  and include so much without being overwhelming.   In fact, it almost felt overwhelming by the end!

But can such an epic story, with so many characters live up to the hype that comes with an annual issue of its day?  or is it just an average story; and a clever marketing campaign for all the other marvel books and hero’s of the day?  Lastly is there room for Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 to be both amazing and great marketing? (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #15
Kraven The Hunter

November 8, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #14
The Grotesque Adventure Of The Green Goblin

October 22, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

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…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #13
The Menace of... Mysterio!

August 20, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

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…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #12
Unmasked By Dr. Octopus!

May 14, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #11
Turning Point

April 17, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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.

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Amazing Spider-Man #10
The Enforcers!

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…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #9
The Man Called Electro!

March 23, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)

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…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #8
Spider-Man tackles The Torch!

March 6, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #8
The Terrible Threat Of The Living Brain

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For today’s comic book review, I read Amazing Spider Man #8 from January 1964, a book crammed packed with Spider-man excitement, in fact two stories featuring our hero. This is a review of the first story. Titled. “The Terrible Threat Of The Living Brain”  But worry not, a review of the second story where Spider-Man faces The Human Torch, will shortly follow.

In this tale, we have everything we could hope for issues, promised to us from page one, that’s right in this issue, one of the three things we are promised it so   “See Pete Parker Fight Flash Thompson”!  But how can he accomplish this without ruining his identity as Spider-Man? (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #7
The Return Of The Vulture

February 24, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review, I read Amazing Spider-Man #7 and the tale contained within called The Return Of The Vulture. This classic By Stan Lee and Steve Ditko serves as a squeal to Amazing Spider-Man #2.

But can the Vulture who was so easily defeated by spider-man  issues ago, make a compelling return? or is he a bird-brained menace doomed to repeat his past mistakes?

To summarize the story, it begins with the vulture escaping from state prison,  he does this by developing a new flying device, and flying over the walls.  once free he wastes no time returning to his life of crime.  (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #6
Face-To-Face With... The Lizard!

February 7, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For todays comic book review, I read the Amazing Spider-Man #6 from November of 1963. and this story is one of the cases where I will say that the cover does not do the story justice. The story title is “Face-To-Face With… The Lizard!

To summarize the story: News reports have spread as far north as New York of a lizard like monster in the Everglades, and Spider-Man has been called out by the papers, mostly The Daily Bugle.  Though some creativity spider-man accepts the challenge and gets J. Jonah Jameson to send him to Florida as Peter Parker to take pictures.  But is there more to the Lizard then meets the eye? (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #5
Marked For Destruction By Dr. Doom!

January 30, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s Comic book review I read Amazing Spider-Man #5 and the story “Marked For Destruction By Dr. Doom!”  it is a grand story for the marvel universes development, like so many in the year of 1963. This one, while having the Fantastic Four play  a minor role, while one of there main advisories Dr. Doom faces off against spider-man! This is the first time in the comics I have reviewed that a villain has appeared in another ‘comic’.  In other words, the first time that we show that not only can hero’s be guest stars, but Villain can go against different hero’s then just the same old ones over and over.

The summary of the story is, after Dr. Dooms last defeat at the hands of the Fantastic Four (See Fantastic Four # 17) He decides much like he did when teaming up with Namor the sub-mariner that he alone can’t defeat the Fantastic Four.

Having watched a special on Spider-Man bay J. Jonah Jameson he decides to recruit him, but when that fails he chooses instead to capture him, and use him as bait for the Fantastic Four! (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #4
Nothing Can Stop The Sandman!

December 23, 2011 | Drew | (2 Comments)

Today, I sit down to read and write my review of Amazing Spider-Man #4 from 1963. In Amazing Spider-Man #4, we get introduced to the well-known spider-man foe Sandman.  But is this issue as simple as Hero Vs Villain or is there more to this spider-man comic?

to give a short summary of this comic book, would be to say the following:  The Sandman who seems can not be captured by the police still needs to find a place to hide and lay low. Concluding that they will never look for him in a high school he enters Midtown high.

as luck would have it, he is found in this school, by spider-man as the high-school he picked is the one  Spider-Man’s alter ego Peter Parker attends.

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Amazing Spider-Man #3
Doctor Octopus

December 7, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
amazing spider-man #3

This comic book review of Amazing Spider-Man #3, is a comic book review not only of a great spider-man story, but the first appearance of one of spider-man’s classic nemeses Doctor Octopus.

This story starts with Spider-man Capturing some common criminals, an easy tasks for the superhero. Ironically this leads him to wish for a more challenging of a foe.  This leads us to the change of scenes where we get introduced to Doctor Octopus, or perhaps I should say Doctor Otto Octavious.  Whom while performing a delicate, and radioactive experiment suffers from an accident.

The accident leaves the doctor hospitalised, having suffered some brain damage and with the doctors unable to remove his  mechanical arms that had earned him the nickname Doctor Octopus.  It’s the brain damage however that leads us down the road of a compelling story, as it leaves doctor octopus insane and power-hungry.

Spider-mans wish seemed to come true, a foe worthy of a fight, and a foe that may just defeat him, and in fact does.  (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #2
The Uncanny Threat Of The Terrible Tinkerer!

November 12, 2011 | Drew | (2 Comments)
Amazing Spider Man #2

The Second story in Amazing Spider-Man #2 is The Uncanny Threat Of The Terrible Tinkerer! Also check out our comic book review of the 1st story titled Duel To The Death With The Vulture!

In March of 1963, Spider-man got off to a good start with his own amazing title, and then two months later, the second issue was released, and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko used two stories to build onto their Amazing Spider-Man.

but after reading the incredible vulture story, what  is left for the comic greats to give us? well why don’t i use words directly from the story to get us started:

Everybody loves a bargain! But sometimes it can be dangerous to accept a bargain which is too good to be true! especially if the bargain is being offered by someone like the Tinkerer

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Amazing Spider-Man #2
Duel To The Death With The Vulture!

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Amazing Spider Man #2

The First story in Amazing Spider-Man #2 is Duel To The Death With The Vulture! Also check out our comic book review of the 2nd story titled The Uncanny Threat Of The Terrible Tinkerer!

In March of 1963, Spider-man got off to a good start with his own amazing title, and then two months later, the second issue was released, and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko used two stories to build onto their Amazing Spider-Man.

Unlike the last issue, this one featured no guest spots by another fantastic hero or group, but instead promised the comic book readers two great stories and two great new Super-Villains.

In this, the review of the first story, we watch as spider-man engages against the Vulture. (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #1
Vs. The Chameleon!

October 20, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

With the Touching, developing and non-crime fighting First story of Amazing Spider-Man #1 down, it leaves one more to go before a complete comic book review of the issue would be done.

Spider-Man Vs. The Chameleon is a great story, and brings with it some great guest-stars Namely The Fantastic Four!.  That’s right, it’s just the First issue of Amazing Spider-Man and it’s already bring us amazing guests. (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #1
Spider-Man

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As Comic book’s go, Amazing Spider-Man #1. is just one of those classic’s that you should read, and not need a comic book review to tell you to.  It is two great stories in one comic book.  As I have been doing, I will review them separately but publish them close to the same time.

The First story in the first issue of Amazing Spider-Man comic book, is named after our hero, Spider-Man.  While Amazing Fantasy #15, Was what introduced us to spider-man, and would be where I would recommend any spider-fan start reading.  our hero was unseen in comic print from then until now.  after a nine month span of time, a good recap to bring everyone up to date is in order. The first story does that and much more!
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