Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Spider-Man Revisited 42: Louise Simonson
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 at 07:27:52 pm EDT (Viewed 4 times)
Reply Subj: Spider-Man Revisited 42: Louise Simonson
Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 at 07:33:28 pm EDT (Viewed 7 times)

    She’s not particularly known for Spider-Man work, but she did close out Marvel Team-Up and launch Web of Spider-Man, with enough stories to warrant a mention, so…

    Original opinion: Didn’t make much of an impression either way.

That was my impression, too.

    MTU Ann #7 (The Collected Spider-Man, w/ Alpha Flight)
    (Yep, I’m including Marvel Team-Up. Too many future Spider-Man writers (Conway, Wein, Mantlo, DeMatteis, etc.) got their start there for me not to.)

Considering the percentage of MTU issues with Spider-Man, that makes sense to me. Personally, I consider it just as much of a Spidey book as PPTSS, Web, adjectiveless, Sensational, etc.

    The Collector wants Marrina from Alpha Flight in his collection and decides Spider-Man (+ alien costume) belongs as well. Most of the other Flight members come to the rescue and fight various random items in the Collector’s collection. Not bad, but I think Simonson tried a little too hard to fit as many Flight “issues” as possible in one little story. Got to be a bit much.

Since I know nothing about Alpha Flight, I found this issue fairly confusing and muddled...

    And now, for that 80s classic: The Saga of Aunt May’s Hat

    In summary… unexceptional, but enjoyable. And the Hat Saga is just begging for a collection. ;\-\)

Other than and MTU Annual 7, and the art not being my cup of tea, I liked Weezy's short run on Spidey.

The Vulturions were at least intended to be a lame rip off. I hate when writers push replacement characters as being new and improved versions of the originals (this is especially true of the Vulture due to all the lame successors he has had).

And now that you mentioned it, it's pretty surpising that the Hat Saga hasn't been collected.

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