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cdale78 1/20/2010 7:51:33 PM

and I read today's Spider-Man, and Marcos Martin is a modern day Steve Ditko.  I love his Spider-Man

lister 1/20/2010 9:31:25 PM

For me, it was always all about Sal Buscema on Spectacular, my fave Spidey run ever.

agentkooper 1/20/2010 11:55:42 PM

I did finally read last week's Amazing and... the last few issues, at least the parts where the writers have been concentrating on the Spidey vs villian of the week have been pretty decent.  I've not enjoyed Peter Parker's time with the mask off, especially his time with the roomate from hell.  The art, wow, I just hated it.

jedibanner 1/21/2010 6:01:02 AM

I guess on my end, I did spoke to my comic shop and Spider-man is a dud all around. There is 3 comic shops around where I live(I am lucky) and they all speak to each other and the word is, SM did get new readers but, it didn't come close to balance all the lost readers who quit the book after OMD.

To each is own but, for me, still, SM is dead and until things get back to how awsome the book was before OMD, I have no need for this new SM.

ON the Hulk's side, Greg Pak at least writes the Hulk with good stories and.....wait for it...WITH ANSWERS!!! Not who the red Hulk is because no one gives a frying crap but, at least he develops Bruce Banners, ties all the characters on why and how they are acting. It's as if, whatever Loeb is doing, Pak will come back behind him and explain why or how things happened.

Anyway, neough bitchin this morning, I need my coffee.

cdale78 1/21/2010 7:05:23 AM

Spectacular Spider-Man was a good run.  Was that the run with Tombstone and Robbie Robertson?  I remember that as a kid.  Nothing beats the Stan Lee/Ditko stuff for me.  The Web of Spider-Man issues with the Black Cat are up there too. 

The best thing about Blackest Night for me has been the Green Lantern Corps issues.  I've been enjoying Blackest Night, but GLC has been great.  Captain America was kinda lackluster for me yesterday.

I've never really been a big fan of the Hulk, so I don't regularly follow it anyway.  I checked out the first Red Hulk arc for the McGuinness art and thought it was good brainless fun.  But by the second arc with the Wendigos and She-Hulk squad or whatever that stuff was, I lost interest.  Planet Hulk was good though.  I don't know if Jeph Loeb is stretching himself too thin or what but I have not liked his stuff since he returned to Marvel.  A former artist for DC that used to work on Guy Gardner hangs around my store all the time and he knows Ed McGuinness, and according to him even Ed is tired of the Red Hulk. 

jedibanner 1/21/2010 8:56:20 AM

wow cdale78, that's huge, if Ed McGuinness is tired of Red Hulk....that goes to show you how nothing good is coming up in the future.

lister 1/21/2010 10:39:13 AM

Well, it is complete hearsay... but I know I got tired of looking at it. Must have been a drag to draw giant fingernails over and over and over and over again.

cdale78 1/21/2010 10:45:48 AM

That's not what I was saying, but if you want to go that route, then yes, I'll venture to say that nothing good is coming up in the future of the Hulk. 

I had to go back in to my local comic shop today to get a piece of artwork, so I asked the owner how sales were on Amazing Spider-Man and he said they were great, and Web was selling really well too.  Both selling better than the JMS run.  I told him about this online "conversation" and about retailers in other cities saying the book wasn't good and wasn't selling, and he thought that sounded like pretty bad business.  He would never badmouth a book to a customer, no matter his personal feelings.  Maybe if they weren't badmouthing the books, sales would be better in the store. 


cdale78 1/21/2010 10:51:19 AM

Gotta agree with lister there.  Never thought I'd write that

I will concede the artwork on Spider-Man has been average at best.  I wouldn't go so far as to say I hate it, I don't have a lot of hate in my heart for anything.  except for maybe the Hulk books. 

But I do like Marcos Martin's style.  I understand how it might not be well-liked by others, it's more of a "independent comics" style maybe.  I think he draws ugly in a beautiful way, if that makes any sense.  Like Ditko

cdale78 1/21/2010 10:52:35 AM

definitely hearsay, I would find it hard to believe an artist would keep working on a book he wasn't enjoying.  I believe him and Loeb are tight though, so you never know.

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