Dave Galanter
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Subj: Amazing Spider-Man Family #6
Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 at 02:47:31 pm EDT (Viewed 217 times)

I really can’t say I see the point of the Exit Interview story. The idea of Jackpot was only interesting when it might have been MJ under the mask. A story about one character I don’t care about in the afterlife which sets up the possibility of her being succeeded by another character I’ve never heard about doesn’t seem particularly interesting.

Then again, maybe I’m just biased against Brian Reed Spider-Man stories after reading his god-awful portrayal of the Prowler in Ms Marvel     

The Spider-Girl story was pleasantly surprising. The series has always been hit or miss for me and the last issue was such a big miss for me that I was surprised that this was such a hit. It was easily the best part of the issue. Instead of the predictable “hero vs hero misunderstanding” I expected after last issue we got the “cousins” trusting each other (more or less). I’m thinking Darkdevil’s accidental slip about Ben may finally lead to May realizing that her family is bigger than she thought (about freaking time). April messing with May’s personal life was fun. I especially loved Wes’ reaction (you know he wanted to say “Cousins? Are you sure you aren’t twins”) to their “family resemblance”. I can’t help but wonder if the spider-tracer incident was inspired by the BND Spider-Tracer Killer thing that I keep hearing about (was that ever resolved?). I smiled a bit when the mobsters name-dropped Fancy Dan; he was always my favorite Enforcer. Tombstone is a character that I never really cared for before the Spectacular cartoon but now I’m curious to see what they do with him.

I will say that I’m not a big fan of whipped-boyfriend-Black-Tarantula. He used to be so cool and now he’s being yelled at by Spider-Girl-lite.

I’m thinking Spider-Ma’am is shaping up to be the new Spider-Man J. Sure the novelty was fun the first time but now I cringe every time I see it in the intro page. Does anyone enjoy these stories?

Between Fights seemed like a failed attempt at a “Kid Who Collects Spider-Man”. Sure I liked the kids fantasizing about the kids imagining the dad fighting alongside Spidey and it was cute how they managed to make up elaborate stories about things that never happened (Goblin King of Pterodactyls is way better than Norman Osborn: Director of HAMMER). However I think there needs to be an upper limit to just how much of a bumbling nice guy Peter is. He almost accidentally gave away his secret identity twice (what normal person thinks “I’ll just climb on top of the elevator”?) so he’s darn lucky those kids were lost in their own little world. Plus it seems a little weird to me that he bailed on a job interview just because he put a human face to the competition. He DOES realize that every time he sold a picture to the Bugle that meant they had less space for the work of other photographers, right? Surely some small part of him had to realize that his stint as a teacher was taking work from other people who actually had an education background.

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