Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Amazing Spider-Man #287

The Amazing Spider-Man #287 - Comic of the DayI don't always remember an exact issue number of my favorite comic books, but I never forget a cover. Well, that isn't true...never forgetting, that is. It just flowed better than saying, "...but I more times than not recall a cover."

Spider-Man Sunday - The Amazing Spider-Man #287

Spider-Man and Daredevil are similar in many ways. They are both street level heroes, they both believe in the justice system and they both conceal their true identities. The two friends agree on how to handle many situations, as well; however, in the "Gang War" story line Spidey has become overly aggressive and an over the top emotion driven decision maker. His alien symbiote black costume has corrupted his thoughts and changed Peter for the worse. This aggression leads Daredevil to distract, and even battle Spider-Man, while Kingpin comes back into New York City from Europe. Spider-Man wanted to beat Kingpin out of the city, but Daredevil understood that even the Kingpin had the legal right to be there.

That's what is inside the comic of the day, but what's on the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #287 is what really stands out to me. The menacing, ready to fight, black suited Spider-Man standing over the weaker but still down to throw red fists and white clubs Daredevil is simply intense. I can feel the moment in time in my muscles and the tension in the two figures as they flex with anticipation of a battle. The cover has me reading The Amazing Spider-Man #287 over and over just to see what happens when these two unlikely combatants thumb, hand and foot wrestle.

1 comment:

Budd said...

That is a cool cover. Get him Spidey.