on 14 October 2008
Band new day is turning out to be just as cack as I feared to be honest! I decided I would give it a chance but what Marvel hoped would be a masterstroke has turned out to be pretty depressing as far as this reader is concerned.
Disposing of years of continuity Marvel have returned to a Spider-man who is simply two dimensional and vastly inferior to the Spider-man we knew and loved. As the previous review suggested, the main story involves a character called Freak and he has to be the lamest creature to appear in a spider-man comic for quite some time - it is truely cringe worthy! The art is very average and the writing is poor.
The art in the blizzard story is a saving grace as Bachalo at least adds something different and I am fan of his work - the story is also an improvement.
In my opinion you would be better spending your money elsewhere as this is simply a waste. I have given the re-vamped Spidey a chance and unfortunately it has not delivered. Until Marvel sort it out I will steer clear.
on 4 September 2008
First up is the one featuring a blizzard in new york and a chap called wolverine. art is by Chris Bachalo which is pretty but not always easy to follow. The story introduces a new bad guy who summons a demonic spirit to do his bidding. The tone doesn't seem to fit spidermans usual feel but that makes it all the more interesting. This is the better of the two stories. Second comes the freak story. Art by phil jimenez, who is very solid but for some reason it isn't up to his usual standard. It is still very good though. Freak on the other hand is a bit of a lame creation and as a whole the story drags a bit and just isn't quite funny as the writer seems to think.