Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Amazing Spider-Man #637

The Amazing Spider-Man #637 - Comic of the DayThese are a few of my quick notes on the final installment of the "Grim Hunt" storyline in The Amazing Spider-Man #637.

Spider-Man Sunday - The Amazing Spider-Man #637

Why can't Spider-Man be a bad-ass more often? In the comic of the day Spider-Man has a bit of rest in him thanks to a nice nap in a bed of dirt. When he crawls his way to the surface he is filled with new energy and rage. Death and harm have fallen others stemming from their acquaintance with Spider-Man, the first of the Spyders. You can attack Peter all you want, but when you mess with his family he will go crazy on you.

Like in the pre "Brand New Day" arch, "Back in Black", Peter goes after those who attack the ones he is responsible for (family, friends and other Spider-like heroes which have been inspired by Spider-Man). When ever Peter feels rage he suits up in his black costume and does things that aren't Spider-Man appropriate. He brakes bones, nearly kills and calls people names. One time he scratched a guys eyes! That's messed up.

In The Amazing Spider-Man #637 Spider-Man is amazing.

The other thing I wanted to touch on briefly was the variant Oliver Coipel cover. Why does it look like a wrap around cover when it isn't a wrap-around? The cover pencils look okay, but the imagery is off center and kind of awkward. Plus, can there be more type on the cover? We get it. There are a lot of things going on in this issue and a lot of people working on it. Use a page inside next time. Sheesh. It's called making a comic book 101.

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