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COMIC REVIEW: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (2015)

Marvel Comics

Writer: Dan Slott

Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli

Price: $5.99

 

Alright, I’ll be honest, when I first saw the solicit for the new Amazing series, I was a little worried. Talk of Peter Parker travelling around the globe was a big and intimidating shift from your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Somehow though, Slott has managed to put together a fantastic new dynamic for The Amazing Spider-Man, and it was obvious in the first few pages that this was the right way to take the series. I must give fair warning though, if you’re one of those diehard “high school spidey is the only true spidey” fans, then you may need to look elsewhere (fortunately, all-new-all-different has a pile of spider number ones coming out in the next few weeks). However, with that said, this comic wastes no time getting the reader hooked on what’s going on while still explaining the storyline with enough room for questions to linger.

 

The comic opens up with an incredibly visualized James Bond-esque car chase with the curious return of the Spider-Mobile, something that fans got to see on the cover art and returned with a big “why?”. Spider-Man is racing down the streets of Shanghai in his re-envisioned spider car chasing members of Zodiac. Within a few pages, Spidey is back with his famous quips that we all know and love. Most surprisingly though, he has Mockingbird in the passenger seat right next to him. After they take out the Zodiac bad guys, it is left open for wonder why exactly Mockingbird is with him. Could she be a potential Love interest? Or perhaps she is just there to keep an eye on Spider-Man for S.H.E.I.L.D. Whatever the case, Mockingbird isn’t the only friend Spidey has in this issue.

 

While Peter Parker is on a flight back to The States, we see the return of Hobie Brown (A.K.A. The Prowler) posing as Spider-Man. Hobie has helped Peter keep his identity secret on a few occasions before, this time though, peter can actually pay him. Due to the fact that Parker Industries has taken off and is now a global tech company; but make no mistake, Peter Parker is still the good guy that we’re all used to, it looks like Slott wants to do the exact opposite of a new Tony Stark Character. As for the final twist, I won’t spoil it in here, but I do highly recommend you give it a read.

 

 

To sum it up, the new Amazing series brings the classic hero in a new direction by a team that has done marvelous jobs on previous Spider-Man comics. it brings old and new characters into the mix and keeps the Amazing Spider-Man feel thanks to the impressive art of Camuncoli and the great storytelling from Slott, and I am very excited to see what is in store for us in the months to come. The issue also comes with sneak peeks for a few of the coming spider series’ to give you a good idea of the correlations.

Marvel Comics Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Price: $5.99   Alright, I'll be honest, when I first saw the solicit for the new Amazing series, I was a little worried. Talk of Peter Parker travelling around the globe was a big and intimidating shift from your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Somehow though, Slott has managed to put together a fantastic new dynamic for The Amazing Spider-Man, and it was obvious in the first few pages that this was the right way to take the series. I must give fair warning though, if you're one of those diehard "high school spidey is the only true spidey" fans, then you may need to look elsewhere (fortunately, all-new-all-different has a pile of spider number ones coming out in the next few weeks). However, with that said, this comic wastes no time getting the reader hooked on what's going on while still explaining the storyline with enough room for questions to linger.   The comic opens up with an incredibly visualized James Bond-esque car chase with the curious return of the Spider-Mobile, something that fans got to see on the cover art and returned with a big "why?". Spider-Man is racing down the streets of Shanghai in his re-envisioned spider car chasing members of Zodiac. Within a few pages, Spidey is back with his famous quips that we all know and love. Most surprisingly though, he has Mockingbird in the passenger seat right next to him. After they take out the Zodiac bad guys, it is left open for wonder why exactly Mockingbird is with him. Could she be a potential Love interest? Or perhaps she is just there to keep an eye on Spider-Man for S.H.E.I.L.D. Whatever the case, Mockingbird isn't the only friend Spidey has in this issue.   While Peter Parker is on a flight back to The States, we see the return of Hobie Brown (A.K.A. The Prowler) posing as Spider-Man. Hobie has helped Peter keep his identity secret on a few occasions before, this time though, peter can actually pay him. Due to the fact that Parker Industries has taken off and is now a global tech company; but make no mistake, Peter Parker is still the good guy that we're all used to, it looks like Slott wants to do the exact opposite of a new Tony Stark Character. As for the final twist, I won't spoil it in here, but I do highly recommend you give it a read.     To sum it up, the new Amazing series brings the classic hero in a new direction by a team that has done marvelous jobs on previous Spider-Man comics. it brings old and new characters into the mix and keeps the Amazing Spider-Man feel thanks to the impressive art of Camuncoli and the great storytelling from Slott, and I am very excited to see what is in store for us in the months to come. The issue also comes with sneak peeks for a few of the coming spider…
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