Friday, May 7, 2010

Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine #1

Spider-beard, Spider-beard,
on Peter's face, it just looks weird.
He still spins a web, and he sighs,
all while looking like, homeless guys.

Look Out! Here comes the Spider-beard!

Spider-Man gets all Tom Hanks Castaway-style in Jason Aaron and Adm Kubert's Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine #1. Ol' web-head and six-claws have mystically been taken back in time and succeeded in living in the past for seemingly a long time. Not together, mind you. No, no, no. The two fan favorites have grown apart in their liking for each other in this web and claw adventure. It's like living with the same roommate in a dorm room for 4 years. By the end of those 4 years if you haven't killed each other you should both be given honorary awards.

I'm guessing one night Wolverine tried to get animalistic on Peter's ass and Peter's Spidey senses kicked in hard. Just a guess. It's always the guys who want to look tough and manly like Wolverine that turn out to be...well, not as you expected.

Did I mention Peter grew a hobo beard? I did? Well, he also caught a bunch of large spiders and kept them in cages. While Wolverine kept to his wild-man roots by joining a tribe of monkey-men, Peter just went crazy. I mean...spider-pets? Oh, also he had face carvings all over his cliff-side hut. No biggie. That's perfectly normal.

A comic of the day should have three things: Spidey, Wolvie, and bum representing...which I guess was also Spidey. The book is off-beat, but a toe tapper none the less.

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