Friday, February 27, 2015

Off-Topic: Comic Book Reviews For 2-25-2015

Marvel's SPIDER-GWEN #1

Out of the SPIDER-VERSE crossover series a very popular character emerged, a version of Spider-Woman from an alternate universe where Peter Parker's first love, Gwen Stacy, rather than Peter himself, was the one bitten by the radioactive spider. This character wound up having personality traits of the original Gwen AND the Spider-Man we all know and sometimes love. That made for a very interesting character, and people responded. By popular demand, Marvel has put out this first issue of Spider-Gwen and I for one liked it. This reimagined world gives writers yet another chance to explore old characters in new ways. It is similar to the way Elseworlds books function for DC. The writing is good, though the art is just okay. Overall I'm very happy with this first issue.
Storyline: 3.5 Stars
Dialogue: 4 Stars
Pacing: 3.5 Stars
Art: 3 Stars
Overall: 3.5 Stars


This was a SPIDER-VERSE epilogue, with the army of Spider-Men parting ways and returning to their own times and places, with a side story starting the Superior Spider-Man and an last ditch effort to change his own fate. That side story felt a little forced, and what I liked more about this book was the way we got to survey some of the Spider-Men who stood out in the whole SPIDER-VERSE series...was Spider-Ham anyon else's favorite character? God I liked how he was handled. Anyways, all in all this was a successful 'good bye' to the crossover that tried to be more than that and failed.
Storyline: 3 Stars
Dialogue: 4 Stars
Pacing: 3 Stars
Art: 4 Stars
Overall: 3.5 Stars

DC's BATMAN '66 #20

I was disappointed in the last issue of this book, but here they've totally brought it back. What I love about this book is it gives the writers a chance to do some things with classic Batman villains that no one could get away with in other Batman books. Here Joker becomes the toast of Gotham when he becomes an even more successful superhero than batman. There was humor, and there was a spectacle you were totally drawn into, and the art was everyhting it should be: egrossing but campy. All in all this was a great issue.
Storyline: 4.5 Stars
Dialogue: 4.5 Stars
Pacing: 4 Stars
Art: 4 Stars
Overall: 4.5 Stars

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