Spider-Man: With Great Power

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  1. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    Did anyone else pick this up last week? Talk about a good-looking book!! The art was great, and we got a nice little Spidey story, to boot! I'm just wondering at what point it will end. We all know it takes place between the time that Peter got bitten and the time Uncle Ben died, but I'm wondering if we'll see Peter approaching his house in the last issue and such, or will it just be completely celf-contained, and assume that everyone knows what will come next.

    Either way, it's a great book.
     
  2. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    I thought it was decent. The re-designs of Uncle Ben and Crusher Hogan kind of threw me off a bit though.

    I'll probably continue with it.

    I think it would be cool if they show Spider-Man appearing on David Letterman. I wonder if marvel can draw Dave or if they would need permission? They used him once before in an issue of Avengers...


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  3. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    Yeah, Uncle Ben and Hogan threw me off a bit, too. Uncle Ben with a moustache was completely out of left field for me! As was the Long-haired Hogan. Until they were called by their names, I didn't know who they were.

    Also, after reading the "Tangled Web" issue about Crusher Hogan, I can only see him as an uber bad-ass respectable wrestler.
     
  4. wolvie2020 Registered

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    Mos Def

    Still really loving it though, there's also the continuity glitch of Peter having a drving license.

    But hey! That's what MK is for now! :)
     
  5. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    Yeah, I was trying to ignore the driver's liscense thing....
     
  6. wolvie2020 Registered

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    Ain't it weird seeing a teenage Pete driving...?

    I dunno, for some reason it seems to be very wrong... And I don't know why I feel like that:huh:
     
  7. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    Probably because we continuity geeks remember how Peter couldn't drive worth a flip when he had the Spider-Mobile, and we also remember him being all about a motorcycle back in the say.

    Yeah, him driving a car feels very off. Even Movie-Spidey didn't drive a car.
     
  8. Spider-ManHero12 Web-Slinger

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    I picked this Issue up the day it came out (January 30th) and I thought it was awesome. The art really was great and the story is really gripping so far. I can't wait for part 2. :up:
     
  9. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    i really disliked it. characterisation seems all wrong even for a pre ben's death peter. and then the whole car problem ontop of that.
     
  10. DestinyMakerX Registered

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    I found this to be better than all of BND...I was a bit upset with the way Crusher Hogan looked...but overall, it was great
     
  11. Dangerous Registered

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    He is a bit of a gimp tho also.

    Remember ASM#271?
    Crusher ended up as a cleaner in a gym whom the regulars poked fun at.
    That is until Spidey passed through and ended up backing up his false boasts about him having trained Spider-Man.
     
  12. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    Anyone pick up #2?

    For me, the jury's still out on this one. It's certainly a fun read, but just seems to be lumping on extra continuity for no apparent reason. For example; Tiffany Lebeck designing the first Spider-Man costume. I guess we're to assume the final, modern version is done by Peter, while he is designing his web-shooters, and appears at the EWO's television debut...

    It's just...sometimes less is more, you know what i mean?

    Your thoughts?
     
  13. Blader5489 CASUAL SEX!

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    Wasn't something like this done before? Amazing Fantasy #16-18, if I recall?
     
  14. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    Yes.
     
  15. Spider-ManHero12 Web-Slinger

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    I read issue #2 today and I thought it was fantastic! I really liked how we got to see him go through alot of matches and then we end up seeing him in his red and blue classic Spider-Man costume in a huge match. I also really liked alot of other moments and I can't wait for part 3. :up:
     
  16. Donald Thomas The Black ArachKnight

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    Aloha,
    As well as Untold Tales of Spider-Man, which this would have to come under.The marketing dept at Marvel is not resting. On one hand, you have the reboot of Spider-Man and on the other you have Untold Tales of the Silver Age original Spider-Man. My problems are -Peter was too young to drive a car alone,Crusher was bald and I thought Maxie Shiffman was his manager during his Entertainment days?
    Spidey rules
     
  17. OcStat Registered

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    so....is this supposed to be what really happened between him getting his powers and ben dying? like, this is continuity now?


    or...just a sort of "hey, this is probably what happened"?
     
  18. Donald Thomas The Black ArachKnight

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    Aloha,
    I've been thinking about that myself. Since it's a MK imprint and not an Untold Tales mini series, it may not be canon but as you suggest-this is probably what happened.Has anyone written to Marvel to get the answer?
    Spidey rules
     
  19. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    The difference (other than some obvious fauz-pas in this mini) between With Great Power and Amazing Fantasy #16 - 18 is that the new book takes place within the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15 while the latter takes place between Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1.

    Amazing Fantasy #16 - 18 was a terrific read (along with Untold Tales) and arguably the best Spider-Man stuff put out during the 90's.

    :yay:
     
  20. Donald Thomas The Black ArachKnight

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    Aloha,
    AGREED.:applaud
    Spidey rules
     
  21. spahn Registered

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    maybe i am totally off on this, but i don't recall david letterman being on tv in the 60s.
     
  22. Donald Thomas The Black ArachKnight

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    Aloha,
    Avengers #239 came out in 1984.
    Spidey rules
     
  23. spahn Registered

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    which is why i wonder why the mention spidey appearing on letterman in this book, since supposedly it takes place back in the 60s? No? or am i totally off on this book. :huh:
     
  24. Donald Thomas The Black ArachKnight

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    Aloha,
    According to Letterman's bio, he started in 1982. I think the Captain is the one that wanted to see him on Letteman in the comics. So, Capt., you some explaining to do:woot:
    Spidey rules
     
  25. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    Does this book take place in the 60's? :huh:

    That would make Peter a senior citizen. :hehe:
     

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