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Amazing Spider-Man: How to Make a Reboot Work

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Comic Art News | 3 comments

Amazing Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man: How to Make a Reboot Work by Jerry W. Vandal

Reboots are a commonality in today’s comic book industry. They’re often met by sighs from traditional comic book fans, though they do tend to show an increase in sales whether it be from collector’s or readers looking to pick up a book at the start of a story. In some cases they serve as way to take a floundering character, repackage them with new artist and writer and leave behind the stigmas of mundane characterization, lack luster stories and the avoidance of the last incarnation. Moon Knight is a very obvious example. Charlie Huston and David Finch took a crack at the character followed by Gregg Hurwitz and Jerome Opena and most recently by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. All were failed attempts, but each attempted to find a way to get the character to reach an audience and become an important member of the Marvel Universe. In a different twist to rebooting a series following Schism, Marvel opted to restart the long running Uncanny X-Men with a new #1 that stayed in line with its regular shipping schedule. Sales were down in 2011, from 2010, around 10,000 units so the decision to go back to an issue one, while publicized as being to keep the book seem more important than the other X-books following Schism can be assumed to be about moving books as well. And of course the line wide reboot of the entire DC Universe that was highly publicized last September. So there should be little doubt that when dealing with comic book franchise, Hollywood would take a similar course.

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Spider-Men #4 Review

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Comic Art News | 0 comments

Spider-Men #4

Spider-Men #4

SPIDER-MEN #4 of 5 Review by Jamie Dunst

Brian Michael Bendis: Writer; Sara Pichelli: Artist; Justin Ponsor: Colorist; Cory Petit: Letterer; Jimmy Cheung & Justin Ponsor: Cover Artists

When last we left our Amazingly Ultimate duo of Peter Parker and Miles Morales, Peter wound up at the home of the Ultimate Parkers and saw Ultimate Aunt May and Gwen Stacy.  The issue picks up with the continuation of that confrontation.  May and Gwen can’t believe it’s really Peter until Miles shows up and confirms it.  Back at the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, Ultimate Tony and Nick Fury converse about trying to locate Mysterio when they  bring up the older Peter Parker which leads to a touching scene with Nick and how he promised things to Ultimate Peter that he couldn’t make good on.

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SPIDER-MEN #3 OF 5 Review

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Comic Art News | 0 comments

Spider-Men #3

Spider-Men #3

SPIDER-MEN #3 OF 5 Review by Jamie Dunst

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Sara Pichelli; Colorist: Justin Ponsor; Letterer: Cory Petit; Cover Artists: Jimmy Cheung & Justin Ponsor; Variant Cover Artists Sarah Pichelli, Rainier Beredo, Terry and Rachel Dodson

So when last we left our Amazingly Ultimate Spider-Men, they were having a heart to hear talk when Mysterio shows up to cause some trouble.  The younger and less experienced Ultimate Spider-Man attacks first and gets tossed aside like the newbie he is.  The Amazing Spider-Man figures out that this is Mysterio and that this is Mysterio and it’s the same guy who brought him to this Universe in the first place but before Amazing Spider-Man can warn Ultimate Spider-Man, Mysterio makes a whole bunch of bad guys for our Spider-Men to fight whcih they do and eventually, Ultimate Spider-Man smacks Mysterio down.  However, the real Mysterio sets of a trigger blowing up what was in fact a decoy Mysterio and knocking out Ultimate Spider-Man.

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