Spoilers After The Break: Amazing Spider-Man #10 Review

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The latest issue of the Amazing Iron Man Spider-Man hit store shelves (for Jenny) and digitally for everyone else today.  (How many of you guys still read the majority of your books that are made from dead trees?)  Let’s take a look at it, and the post-Secret Wars Spider-Man in general after the break.  Careful, this way be spoilers.

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Marvel Presents For The 4th Time: Amazing Spider-Man #1

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Ugh. That glowing green chest spider. Just ugh.

The All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe begins today.  Yes, Secret Wars is still ongoing.  And with issue 6 out today…it still has 3 issues to go.  But Marvel is soldiering on with the relaunch of their new universe.

With Miles Morales joining the MCU proper and supposedly being THE Spider-Man, Peter jetsets around the world in that horrible new costume.  Does any of this make sense?  Does it hold up?  Will it cause me to abandon Spidey like One More Day?  Find out, (mostly) spoiler free, after the cut.  (I say “mostly” as I touch on the basic premise of the setup for this new status quo, but no real plot points.)

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The New Batman: A (Mostly) Spoiler Free First Impression Of Batman #41

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While DC Free Comic Book Day offering Divergence actually gave us our first taste of the new Batman, this weeks Batman #41 gives us the first full blown appearance.  As I’ve mentioned on the site and in the Gabbing Geek editorial meetings, I’m very skeptical about the direction that DC is headed.  I don’t care how much you want to try to humanize him, putting Superman in a t-shirt and jeans is just dumb.  Granted, some might be fine with that, or the new “Canon over continuity” approach DC is taking with their books.  But I’ve mostly heard negative press about the new RobobatChappie-bat, Batman.

I’ll admit, if it wasn’t for writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, Batman would be another in a long list of DC books that I won’t be picking up post-Convergence.  But the duo has been rocking since the New 52 launched.  And Snyder has been one of my favorite writers since his excellent “Black Mirror” run on Detective Comics just prior to the New 52.  It features Dick Grayson as Batman and is well worth tracking down the trade paperback.

But back to this issue, after the break, my initial thoughts on this new approach to my second favorite character ever.  (Very minor spoilers inside.)

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A Spoiler Filled Walk On The Great Web Of Spider-Verse, Part Seven

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Be sure to check out the other parts of this series: Part One (Intro/Reading Order) | Part Two (Weaving The Web) | Part Three (Edge of Spider-Verse) | Part Four (Spider-Verse, Part 1) | Part Five (Spider-Verse, Part 2) | Part Six (Spider-Verse, Part 3)

In this installment, we will look at the Spider-Verse Epilogue issues and the cross platform tie-ins.

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Road To Secret Wars Part 2

Pack a parachute next time.
Pack a parachute next time.

Last week I covered the opening steps on the path to Marvel’s upcoming Secret Wars.  Now, let’s get on to part two.

As before, SPOILERS below the cut.

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A Spoiler Filled Walk On The Great Web Of Spider-Verse, Part Five

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Be sure to check out the other parts of this series: Part One (Intro/Reading Order) | Part Two (Weaving The Web) | Part Three (Edge of Spider-Verse) | Part Four (Spider-Verse, Part 1)

In this installment, we continue to look at the main Spider-Verse event.

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A Spoiler Filled Walk On The Great Web Of Spider-Verse, Part Four

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Be sure to check out the other parts of this series: Part One (Intro/Reading Order) | Part Two (Weaving The Web) | Part Three (Edge of Spider-Verse)

In this installment, we will start looking at Spider-Verse proper.

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A Spoiler Filled Walk On The Great Web Of Spider-Verse, Part Three

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Be sure to check out the other parts of this series: Part One (Intro/Reading Order) | Part Two (Weaving The Web)

In this installment, we will look at the prelude issues leading up to the Spider-Verse main event.

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Gabbing Geek Loves Us Some Superhero Infographics

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The infographic after the cut is about a year old, but is new to me and I thought it was pretty cool.  Plus, infographic!  I guess it needs a slight update to include the Superior Spider-Man in it’s 50 years of Spider-Man masks.

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A Spoiler Filled Walk On The Great Web Of Spider-Verse, Part Two

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Be sure to check out the other parts of this series: Part One (Intro/Reading Order)

In this installment, we will look at the foundation that Spider-Verse is built upon.

Spinning The Web

The groundwork for the ideas at the center of Spider-Verse are rooted way back in Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #30 (2001) by J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr.  The next handful of issues of the series would see the debuts of Ezekiel Sims and Morlun.  And also the introduction of the concepts of Spider-Totems, beings who feed on them and Ezekiel building bunkers to hide Totems from Inheritors.

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