People can look at this in many different ways and I’ve already seen people say that it “isn’t in character” for Spider-Man. Well listen you fickle bunch of un-pleasable mooks, you can’t have it both ways. You complain about same-old and status quo, but here we are presented with a brand new story for ASM and you gotta start griping. Get over it!
Look, this is a new dynamic to Peter Parker. He’s grown up, he’s become an Avenger, he’s got an actual job that puts his science skills to use; the only thing missing is his marriage (which was retconned due to him looking too old). Well enter Andy Maguire, a teenage sidekick and new element to the Web-Heads life. Suddenly there is youth in the book that isn’t Peter Parker.
How can you not be excited but the potential new stories?!? Dan Slott will not let you down.
Let me make clear that I’m not afraid of changes if they stand to make something better or unique. The New 52 was exciting because DC was going down the crapper and it breathed new life into dying books.
Marvel is a good company. They charge more than they should, but they sell quality stories. The Marvel NOW! initiative seemed more like a cheap trick than anything. After this article though I’m pretty pissed. Some of those canceled titles are gimmes, but Fantastic Four!?! Seriously? I know Hickman is leaving it but still, why get rid of a great book?
Isn’t this supposed to take place with the modern X-Men team?
Can they really make this work without Sir Patrick Stewart?
Kitty Pryde was already featured in that one movie that we don’t talk about here, therefore reusing her in the past would be some kind of time continuum contradiction thingy. … Yes, that is the technical term.
Hugh Jackman is still Wolverine. Why is Hugh Jackman still Wolverine?
What does a fanboy have to do to get Fox to stop producing these godawful X-Men movies? Can Disney/Marvel Studios just make a nice big offer and buy the franchise back already? I mean they have 1 good movie (First Class), 1 alright (X-Men) movie, 1 almost acceptable (X2: X-Men United), and 2 shitstorms. Odds are it will be a three shitstorms once The Wolverine comes out.
Please… for the love of all that is Kirby, just stop.
This what happens when Western comic artists are influenced by manga/hentai. This sums up how I feel about Japanese artwork. It is sexist, non-proportionate, the facial features make them look like children which goes with my theory of their artists being pedophiles. Plus the whole monster tentacles rubbing their nips? Some things are just so 19th century (NSFW).
And this is what happens when an evolved and respectable art-form is tainted by the lack of quality and sexist manga/hentai. I’ve seen Frank Miller comics that were more respectful towards women.
I’d have to agree. As much as I loved Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, it just couldn’t compete with all of Marvel Studios/Disney and the Fox and Sony films.
This is why Matt Fraction sucks.
So coming out this week is Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #16. Still possibly one of the worst titles for a comic book today. However, that being said, let me tell you how amazing this series is: it’s fucking AMAZING! This is not the Avengers that your mommy and daddy read as kids, this is a very modern and very serious version of the worlds mightiest heroes. If you know nothing of Marvel’s Ultimate line, then you really need to get familiar fast.
Anyway, I just wanted to highlight this issue for you guys because it’s kind of a big deal. There has been this big crossover (I know, scary right?) between UC X-Men (which is another fantastic series), UC Ultimates (obviously), and UC Spider-Man (which is quite possibly the greatest of all Ultimate comics ever made) where America is just a complete disaster no thanks to the mutant-hating sentinels, terrified citizens, and a nuclear bomb that decimates D.C. And in a desperate attempt to find competent leadership the American people elect none other than Captain America as their next President.
This is going to be very fun to see where this goes. I’m betting that he doesn’t stay in office for very long but who knows, literally anything can happen in the Ultimate line.