Saturday, 29 December 2012

Amazing Spider-Man 700

50 years in the making The Amazing Spider-Man comic bowed out at issue 700.  (I'm 33 issues shy of a full collection at the moment)  Ultimately I was a little underwhelmed with the final issue.

So "Peter Parker" died, Doctor Octopus' took over his body and mantle, and will now become Spider-Man.

A bold and headline grabbing story line (a quarter of a million copies ordered!) with some enjoyable moments along the way. Always a fan of Humberto Ramos' art, and  I've enjoyed the supporting cast of Mary Jane, Jonah etc being involved again - I had really hoped that we'd have a happy ending that saw MJ and Peter reunited.

Alas it was not to be, and now we just have the icky prospect of Dr Octopus, pretending to be Peter, getting his tentacles all over MJ. (Hentai fans enjoy)

I'll have to satisfy my Spidey cravings with the new title "The Superior Spider-Man" which launches with issue 1 in less than 2 weeks.

I'm sure it will run for 20 or so issues, or until the next movie is due to come out, and normality will be restored. (Oh happy day!)

In the meantime, this will have to do, and there are too many amazing comics out at the moment to read anyway.  How about you try Mara issue 1 out boxing day from Image Comics for starters?


Mara blurb: "the story of an especially gifted woman in a sports-and war-obsessed future. Young Mara Prince is at the top of the world, a global celebrity in a culture that prizes physical achievement above all else. After she manifests supernatural abilities on live TV, she becomes famous all over again but for the worst reasons. Integrating themes of superpowers, celebrity worship, corporate power, feminism, and political brinksmanship, MARA takes a classic genre to new places."

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