Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Amazing Spider-Man #647

The Amazing Spider-Man #647 - Comic of the DayThis ain't my first rodeo, Marvel; but did you have to include a bunch of content that is simply repeated in full in another issue?

Spider-Man Sunday - The Amazing Spider-Man #647

In most milestone books, or books larger in page count than their usual size, publishers throw in multiple stories. Marvel's Captain America is a comic book with additional pages, beyond the Captain America story, that contain a story about Cap's once different dimension side-kick Nomad, and on occasion, Batman: Streets of Gotham will have a secondary story after the main comic's arc. This is ok. Many comic books do this and it is acceptable when done well. What isn't okay is what The Amazing Spider-Man #647 puts in it's trunk. What you gon' do with all that junk? All that junk in The Amazing Spider-Man #647 trunk. I'ma get, get, get you...Ok. That was too much. Sorry.

Anyway, the comic of the day doesn't just give readers a mini adventure by a two bit artist (There is one short story that looks like my 9 year old sister drew it after watching Sailor Moon), readers also get several wasted pages of a preview of another comic book. I hate the comic previews because they make the book I bought seem like it is bigger, and bigger is better...I hope (I have little else going for me). The previews are all over the internet for free and are often found in the catch-up books released for free. The preview pages are added to pad the product and help them justify the $3.99 charges.

Don't get me wrong. I don't mind a page ad for another book. A nice enticing image is quick and to the point. That, I can do. The 6 extra pages of the next story the publisher wants to ram down my retina (I'm no scientist. I don't know how eyes work.)...that, I can do without.

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