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Subj: Re: Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 08:54:17 am EDT (Viewed 39 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 05:45:44 am EDT (Viewed 62 times)



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      In early 1994, comic books were hot! And one of the hottest properties was Spider-Man. His comics were selling millions, he had a successful cartoon, and a newspaper strip.



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    It's hard to imagine comics selling in the millions any more.



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      Marvel did a crossover between the newspaper strip and the comics in 1994 called The Mutant Agenda. Issue #0 was just a blank issue with spaces in which you could glue the daily strip to act as a prequel to the Mutant Agenda mini-series.



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    Looks like there was also a retelling of Spidey's origin, right? Was that a reprint? In any case - Imagine charging $1.25 for a comic that was mostly blank!


It reprinted the origin from the 90's newspaper strip by Lee and Romita.
I was thinking the same thing about buying a blank comic as I flipped through the pages that had only about 1/3 of the strips pasted in.


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      This storyline was adapted into the cartoon during the Neogenic Nightmare season.



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    Interesting! Are you a fan of the cartoon?


I loved the cartoon. While I can admit that the Batman cartoon was technically better, Spider-Man was my show. First off, he's my favorite character. Secondly, I liked that the show had continuous storylines. I remember recording the show while I was at work or school, and then, at night, taking the vcr from the living room and hooking it up to my vcr so I could put the series in order and cut out all the commercials. Those tapes are still my go-to shows on those rare occasions when I get a flu or something and can't get off the couch.


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      I bought issue 0 of the mini-series and glued in about 1/3 of the strips from the paper. I wish I had finished. Did anyone else follow this story, or, more importantly, does anyone know where I can find the rest of the story online?



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    Hmm. It wouldn't shock me if the comic strip is collected in hardcover or TPB. But the comic book portions will probably be hard to find.


I think it is collected, but I have issues 1-3 of the mini. I'd like to find the rest of the newspaper story, though I don't believe that it is that vital to the comic book parts.
I forget why I stopped clipping and pasting. Probably because I was 24 at the time and had other things to do. Or maybe we stopped our newspaper subscription.