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Subj: Re: Amazing Spider-Man#42: In Gog We Trust...
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 at 05:54:14 pm CDT (Viewed 209 times)
Reply Subj: Amazing Spider-Man#42: Gog With The Wind
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 at 03:28:56 pm CDT (Viewed 259 times)


Liked your subject line. Tried my own, too.

> Outside of a couple of pages, Peter and Boomerang take a back seat entriely so the issue can spend time fleshing out Gog's backstory
And there was a minimally amount of facetime given that the Gog Story was nicely engaging. Who knew such a this F-list character that was unmemorable, if not throwaway would end up on my radar as an relatable creature and admirable character that deserves revisiting. Lo and behold, part 2 is next issue! ...whenver that comes out given COVID-19 culminating crises.

> and how he came to protect the remnants of the Life Stone (or "Tslin" as it's known in his dimension). We see how Gog befriended a small alien boy and was raised by him...until his planet came under attack and the family were forced to evacuate.
It was a well paced history told in a neat narrative way. Possibly a correctional note: Tslin is the name of Gog's species and not the LS, right? Hmm... in hindsight how irresponsible was it of Dr.Strange to blindly(?) fling the LS to this alien world given the resulting seeming world annihilation??!

> Gog is seperated from the boy, and winds up on Earth where he's found by Kraven, from there we get flashbacks to his classic apperances,
Loved the backissue references. But a HUGE NIT was that Kraven named Gog and yet somehow his name was on the Missing Poster on his homeworld.

including his stint on the Sinister Six and what happened to him afterwards. He is returned to his dimension by Reed Richards and winds up in the middle of a war, where he reunites with the boy he was raised by,...but he is just as swiftly killed in an explosion.

> My thoughts
> A great issue exploring a sympathetic past for Gog, and making us fully understand his mission. The touching moments with the boy and their reunion on the battlefield is almost darkly comical due to the kiddish artwork from Ottley.
Agreed. Hmm... If Kingpin wants it to resurrect Vanessa is there a chance the twist will be that it brings back Gog's Boy Friendmaster?

Very good cover. Very neat twist on the story title.
Amazing Spider-Man #42:
https://comicstore.marvel.com/Amazing-Spider-Man-2018-42/digital-comic/54237

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