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Subj: Re: Spider-Man & The League of Realms #1: The Amazing Diplomat-man...
Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 at 11:45:18 am CDT (Viewed 172 times)
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Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 at 05:36:53 pm CDT (Viewed 179 times)

    Spider-Man & The League of Realms 001 (2019)

    Using the seldom seen League of Realms and having a remote story location is refreshing. BUT in what world, assigning Spidey a Nigerian mission is a smart move during a global crisis? Unfortunately, Bloodroot, Honeyshot, Screwbeard, Ud, and Titanya were in no way particularly interesting. And why would Thor choose Spidey to lead them (other than gimmick) and why would Spidey accept the position and not expect their to be bloodspewing fighting? Also, is the team really that close to Thor to just accept a Midgard stranger leading them? Nothing really stood out in the art, either. Is Bloodroot an 'old god' of interest? Anemone was chosen for what? What is so important that Fernande tries to secure the City of Lagos (at the same time secretly regretting it)? The Queen of New Heven claims Africa for 'a cut of the pie' felt like a boring crossover set up. Spidey winning through diplomacy over killing is admirable in concept but it was executed so inconceivably! Fernande gives Spidey a shot to the head, he SIMPLY SAYS give me a hand up if you want peace. That's it?! Phooey on that. Other than the 1st sentence above, the only other good bit was the last line of wordplay in the story that brings in Kurse.

    Do you give it a better grade?

Nope. My comics shop guy had it in my pile this week. I scanned it and put it back on the shelf. (My pull list says simply, "War of the Realms (anything)" - with the understanding between me and the owner that I'll look at everything but only buy what I want.) I just didn't see a reason to buy this. I'm no longer a Peter Parker fan after Mephisto and I didn't know the rest of the characters. I saw the weird scene where Thor tells Peter that Peter is the most Midgardian guy Thor knows. I kind of got that, or I thought I did, until Thor said it was the highest of compliments, which made me wonder if I really had gotten it.

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