Category Archives: Reviews

  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #563 REVIEW

    Now that the Merry Marvel Bullpen has finally fixed Spider-Man’s broken timeline, superstar creators like Bob Gale can bring us thrilling tales that the old status quo’s constraints made impossible – like the Enforcers in bumper cars!! In all seriousness, this cover could have been an instant classic, but…

  • Avengers/Invaders #2 Review

    Interesting Tidbit #2: While mini-series with four to six issues seem the best investment for comic publishers, twelve issue maxi-series were quite popular during the 1980s.  Many unforgettable and influential series came out during this decade such as SECRET WARS, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, WATCHMEN, AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEM…

  • Avengers/Invaders #1 Review

        Here’s an interesting tidbit for you:  The first miniseries ever was DC Comics’ World of Kryptonin 1979.  This new format, which actually evolved from the regular back-up stories that appeared in each comic, allowed writers to tell stories that would not necessarily fit into a monthly title, and would…

  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #562 REVIEW

    Testing … testing … testing…  Hey, this whole “I can update these myself” thing isn’t half bad.  Anyway, I’m here to share with you my review of this week’s ASM.  Fans have given a mixed response to Bob Gale’s previous issues, so you’ll have to click the “Read the…

  • Amazing Spider-Girl #17 Er, I mean, 19 Review

    Amazing Spider-Girl #17 Er, I mean, 19 Story: DeFalco Art: Frenz Inks Bucemea Story: A couple of years ago, Marvel introduced the OTHER Spider-Girl, Arana, on the scene. There was a fight over the name, and of course, the fans were vocal enough to give her a new codename.…

  • Amazing Spider-Girl #18 Review

    Amazing Spider-Girl #18 Writer: Tom DeFalco Art: Ron Frenz Inks: Sal Bucemea Reviewed By: Spideydude Story: With Ben having his surgery, Hobgoblin vs. the underworld, with Spider-Girl in the middle, along with Crimelord, who has Fisk’s files. (Which goes back to arc 1 of this book) Oh, and Mindworm.…

  • Ultimate Spider-Man # 121 Review

    Ultimate Spider-Man # 121 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Penciller: Stuart Immonen Inker: Wade von Grawbadger Colorist: Justin Ponsor Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit Reviewed By: Jason Marsh Larouche At Midtown High, in family studies, the deadline for the child-study program, Peter presents the charred remains of the animatronic infant placed…

  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #561 Review

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #561 TITLE: “Photo Finished” (Part 3 of “Peter Parker, Paparazzi”) WRITER: Dan Slott ARTIST: Marcos Martin COLORIST: Javier Rodriguez Reviewed By: Crazy Chris PLOT: Paper Doll was once Piper Dali [oh Lord], a teenaged girl who became obsessed with Bobby Carr movies the night she stumbled…

  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #557 Review

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #557 TITLE: “Dead of Winter” WRITER: Zeb Wells PENCILS: Chris Bachalo INKS: Townsend, Irwin, Faucher, Mendoza and Vey COLORS: Antonio Fabela & Chris Bachalo Reviewed By: Crazy Chris PLOT: Rabin must make a female sacrifice before he can bond with his deity, and Carlie’s on the…

  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #558 Review

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #558 TITLE: “Freak the Third” WRITER: Bob Gale PENCILS: Barry Kitson INKS: Mark Farmer COLORS: Avalon’s Hannin and Milla Reviewed By: Crazy Chris PLOT: After telling May about his move-out plans, Peter dons his tights to visit Doctor Connors, who explains that they must find Freak’s…