FCBD Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Review


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  1. George Berryman

    "Call me cynical, but I just can't believe that Marvel is happy RYV is selling so well. I think they thought it would fail and they could cancel it and say "We had to because of its low numbers! See, a married Spider-Man book won't work!" Well if that's true they shouldn't have chosen Gerry Conway for RYV, who has more fundamental understanding of Spider-Man and Peter Parker than any of the other people currently writing him combined.

  2. hornacek

    @Jason I think Disney doesn't care much about the comics. It's the movies they're involved in.

  3. Jason

    @Hornacek "Call me cynical, but I just can't believe that Marvel is happy RYV is selling so well. I think they thought it would fail and they could cancel it and say "We had to because of its low numbers! See, a married Spider-Man book won't work!"" Marvel is owned by Disney, which owns ABC. They'll just pull another "Last Man Standing."

  4. hornacek

    @Danny - I'm worried that Marvel may eventually cancel it not because of bad sales, but because they want to clean up the glut of Spider- titles. Kind of like how Tom DeFalco said that Marvel cancelled his Thunderstrike book back in the 90s (?) even though it was outselling Thor because Marvel wanted to have only one Thor-type character and went with the original. Call me cynical, but I just can't believe that Marvel is happy RYV is selling so well. I think they thought it would fail and they could cancel it and say "We had to because of its low numbers! See, a married Spider-Man book won't work!"

  5. Danny DeMent

    @Enigma_2099 The irony of that though is that RYV has not only been great, but it's been outselling many of their more mainstream titles without having any kind of real marketing push. To this day I meet people who don't even know it exists, yet it still outsold Miles' book a few times. They tossed that book out to die, but it didn't. And it's been pretty good thus far.

  6. Xander

    The opening scene with MJ and Peter felt like a middle finger to fans of the marriage, so it soured me on the rest of the story, which--in retrospect--WAS pretty good. Still, this book went into the recycle bin rather than into a long box to be read later. (The less said about the story it was packaged with, the better.)

  7. Sano

    @Jason - Well it will take place in the 616 universe. Now if the storylines will have anything to do with ASM my guess is no until the next crossover / event.

  8. Jason

    This post reminded me I haven't read the preview yet. :O( When does issue 1 hit stores? Will it actually tie into ASM at all, or is it a stand-alone title like Renew Your Vows or Spidey?

  9. Enigma_2099

    When you read this, remember... it's not the main book and that trainwreck is still chugging along. Return to classic Spidey my a**. Like Renew Your Vows, they're throwing you a bone. Marvel: We broke it, we're not going to fix it, and stop complaining and buy our books.

  10. Sano

    I agree with AI and that's essentially the same problem I had with the issue. Peter and MJ were acting like people who just went out a few times and not a couple that has lived together for years.

  11. Al

    I'm sorry but no. The Peter/Mj conversation was OOC BS. Peter wouldn't talk to MJ like that and wouldn't be that casual about things given their history. See the JMS run.

  12. Crime Master

    I'm glad to see this positive review, I was really hoping the title would be at least decent. I'll definitely give it a go, it'd be great to once again have a Spidey title I can consistently read and enjoy. I also think that while Vulture isn't the most interesting Spidey villain (outside of a few stories here and there), he works great if you want someone who can show up for a low-stakes fight and get his ass handed to him by the end of the issue. I'm not completely convinced he'll work as the villain for a major motion picture, even though I love Keaton.

  13. Danny DeMent

    Honestly, I felt the introduction was not only way out of character (especially on Peter's part) but once again trying to not-even-subtly bend over backwards to try to show why they can "Never" work as a couple again. It's one thing to police the status quo, it's another to keep actively slapping your readership. As for the rest... eh, Kinda generic.

  14. hornacek

    "a female antagonist claiming to be The New Tapster" Trapster, not Tapster. "So the main villain of the story is Adrianne Tombs AKA the Vulture." It's Adrian, not Adrianne. Adrianne is a woman's name.

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