Category Archives: Overlooked Gems

  • Overlooked Gems #14: "Skin Deep"

    Overlooked Gems #14: “Skin Deep”

    Today we will be taking a look at Skin Deep in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN vol. 1 #515-518 by J. Michael Straczynski (JMS) and Mike Deodato from 2005. Despite having many fans, it’s fair to acknowledge that JMS’s lengthy run on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN from 2001-2007 also has its fair share of…

  • Overlooked Gems #13: "Night of the Flag"

    Overlooked Gems #13: “Night of the Flag”

    Today we will be taking a look at Night of the Flag in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN vol. 1 #137-138 by Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema from 1988. In recent years, the comics industry (Marvel most notably) has suffered significant financial decline while alienating much of their readership. http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2017.html While there…

  • Overlooked Gems #8: "Citizen Osborn"

    Overlooked Gems #8: “Citizen Osborn”

    Merry Christmas, Crawlspacers! Nothing like a new Overlooked Gems article to spread that holiday cheer! Today we will be taking a look at Citizen Osborn in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN vol. 1 #250 by J.M. DeMatteis and Luke Ross from 1997. When it comes to Spider-Man villains, you can’t get any…

  • Overlooked Gems #5: "Carrion"

    Overlooked Gems #5: “Carrion”

    Today we will be taking a look at Carrion in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN vol. 1 #28-31 by Bill Mantlo, Frank Miller and Jim Mooney from 1979. Due to the ever growing success and popularity of the Spider-Man character, a second title, PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (later shortened to just…