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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 canâ€™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 donâ€™t care about in the afterlife which sets up the possibility of her being succeeded by another character Iâ€™ve never heard about doesnâ€™t seem particularly interesting.
Then again, maybe Iâ€™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 â€œhero vs hero misunderstandingâ€ I expected after last issue we got the â€œcousinsâ€ trusting each other (more or less). Iâ€™m thinking Darkdevilâ€™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 Mayâ€™s personal life was fun. I especially loved Wesâ€™ reaction (you know he wanted to say â€œCousins? Are you sure you arenâ€™t twinsâ€) to their â€œfamily resemblanceâ€. I canâ€™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 Iâ€™m curious to see what they do with him.
I will say that Iâ€™m not a big fan of whipped-boyfriend-Black-Tarantula. He used to be so cool and now heâ€™s being yelled at by Spider-Girl-lite.
Iâ€™m thinking Spider-Maâ€™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 â€œKid Who Collects Spider-Manâ€. 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 â€œIâ€™ll just climb on top of the elevatorâ€?) so heâ€™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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