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and now a few words about spider-man

Rob Williams and Brad Walker do a fantastic job with Avenging Spider-Man Annual #1. Spider-Man teams up with his old pal Ben Grimm to stop a pair of rage-manipulating Jersey Shore rejects. It's the sort of fun, bash-em-up adventure that makes Avenging Spider-Man a good palette cleanser after I've read one too many dark books like Walking Dead, Animal Man, American Vampire, etc., etc.

What really knocks this issue out of the park, though, is the short essay Williams wrote on the last page. It sums up exactly why Spider-Man is my favorite hero, why through years of trends and hot-new-things in comics, I always go back to poor ol' Peter Parker. Read it and enjoy.


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Nov. 9th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's pretty much why Spidey has always been my favorite, too.
Nov. 10th, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)
I don't know all that much about Spider-Man, but I think this is a fantastic essay. Our world is most definitely a jaded place, so it's always great to see noble characters like this prosper in pop-culture. No wonder he's your favorite!
Nov. 10th, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it.
Lynn Viehl
Nov. 14th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
What a great essay -- and true. As a girl (ayuh, he's that old) I always liked nicking my brother's Spidey comics. He was one of my heros because I loved to sew, and in an era when a boy would rather be eaten by army ants than touch needle and thread, Peter designed and sewed his own costume. :)
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