Amazing Spider-Man #1
Hrrrm… This 5th Wednesday of the month truly lives up to its predecessors with a really shit shipment. It’s so brutal out there, I have only one comic I’ll be picking up this week– and that’s (reluctantly) for a review… So, in a “really wanta read” sense, it doesn’t even count. I’m sure many of you will find something worth reading, but nothing really shook my tree this week. Oh well.
So, ya… The only comic I’ll be reading this week is Amazing Spider-Man #1. Since Spidey was once my favorite superhero, I’m sure I would’ve checked it out eventually– just to see how much worse Dan Slott could fuck up Peter Parker. Now I get to do it on release day. (Yay?) That said, I’ve heard this first issue of the new ongoing ASM isn’t too terrible. I’ve even heard it’s kinda good.
I’m not one to criticize anyone’s opinion– so I’ll just pick it up and give you my opinion in IMJ’s Comic Book Reviews column in a few days. But here’s what’s haunting me: I don’t think Dan Slott has written a good issue of Amazing Spider-Man since he started on the series– so why should he suddenly decide to now? I would love to be proven wrong but Slott’s reputation of writing absolute shitworthy Spidey stories speaks volumes, so I won’t be holding my breath.