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Subj: Spider-Man Revisited 35: Fabian Nicieza
Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 at 10:00:30 am EDT (Viewed 150 times)
Double posting today, because I'm going to be off net for the next day or two. Can't leave my loyal readers hanging.
Original opinion: Nicieza hasnâ€™t done much with the character, which is a shame, because I think heâ€™s got a really good handle on him. Fortunately, he just makes the minimum.
(He also did an issue of Spider-Man Unlimited and the Final Adventure mini, which are covered under the Clone Saga.)
Web #38 (Moving Up)
Under a fairly redundant cover, the entertaining story of Peterâ€™s farewell to his â€œbachelor pad.â€ The Hobgoblin (Macendale) is looking for work from the Kingpin and is sent to kill Spider-Man. Meanwhile, Peter and MJ are hosting a bash at his old apartment. Unfortunately, someone spiked the punch, which causes issues for Spider-Man in battle. (â€œMommy, did Spider-Man just burp?â€) Fortunately, a timely equipment malfunction saves the day and Pete gives a Mrs. Muggins a heartfelt farewell.
Web #39 (Petty Crimes)
Spider-Man vs. the Looter (post-loser status; pre-love affair with meteor) to save Nathan Lubenskyâ€™s watch. Meanwhile, Nathan tries to bridge the gaps with May after the incident in Spec #113.
New Warriors #32-34, Annual 3 (Forces of Light, Forces of Darkness)
As part of a group of guest stars, Spider-Man gets a rare chance to show off his experience and leadership skills. (â€œOkay Warriorsâ€”letâ€™s go get ourselves killed!â€)
ASM â€™96 (as in 1996) (Deadmaker)
Set just after he and MJ got married, Peter encounters the son of a guy his dad killed while on the job. After beating him up, they have a nice heart to heart about moving forward in the wake of family tragedy.
The sequel to the Stone Tablet Saga, with Hammerhead, the Lizard, Boomerang, Caesar Cicero, the Eel, Man Mountain Marko, Arthur Stacy and Dr. Strange. Canâ€™t go wrong with Steve Rude art, and any story with Hammerhead becoming a godlike being has got to have its charms, but it fell a little flat. One quibble is that the story took place when Peter thought MJ was dead, but when asked who he would resurrect, her name never came up. Tsk.
In summaryâ€¦ Lifeline was a little disappointing, but the rest had me wishing there was more to go through.
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