Amazing Spider-Man

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 | (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.


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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 | (3 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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