Thursday, September 16, 2010

Spidey Week! Part 2!

Hey guys! Today we're going to take a look at a comic that came out last week, Amazing Spider-Man #641.

Amazing Spider-Man #641: This issue marks the end of the One Moment In Time (O.M.I.T.) storyline, and finally answers the question about why no one remembers Peter is Spider-Man except for Pete and Mary Jane. There are a ton of other little plot threads that are tied up in this issue as well, so it's a pretty dense read.

The story is paced well and isn't as jarring as you would expect a story about several different time periods to be. The event that causes everyone to forget who Peter is felt very organic. It very reminiscent of the issue of JMS's Amazing Spider-Man run where Aunt May had found out Peter was Spider-Man. Much like that issue, it felt logical and honest. It made sense for the characters to act the way they do. Even the final fate of Peter and M.J.'s relationship (yes, that's in this issue as well) comes across the same way. It's quite a contrast to One More Day, the story that's the "cause" to this stories "effect".

The art in this book is top noch. The different art styles for the different time periods was a great way to help people know which time period the story is referring to. Joe Quesada captures the tender moments well, while Paolo Rivera handles the more sensational moments with ease. It's a great combination.

The only drawback to this story is that it's steeped in continuity. To really understand everything that's going, you really need to be caught up on Spider-Man. It's definitely a Spidey story for those who love and follow all of his adventures. If you're not too familiar with what's been going, you'll probably be confused and not as invested.

It's time for a confessional though. I got choked up over the last few pages of this issue. As a long time Spidey fan, I needed to take a break after this was over. It affected me deeply on an emotional level. That's all I'm going to say.

Also, did anyone notice that editor Stephen Wacker is listed as the sorcerer supreme in the credits? I thought that was funny.

There aren't a lot of jokes in this review, so here's one that was texted to me earlier today.

Q: Why does a chicken coupe have two doors?

A: Because if it had four it would be a sedan!

Hahahaha! Oh the fun we have, we are good friends.

ALSO! Thanks to the fine group of people who came down from UMA tonight! It's always nice to hear that people actually read this blog. Thank you so much! You guys are awesome!

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