Monday, May 24, 2010
Amazing Spider-Man by JMS (Review)
Citizen's Grade: Impressive.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love J. Michael Straczynski? Although I haven't given him an "Awesome" grade yet, he is consistently one of the best Comic Book Writers in the business today....and I buy anything with his name on it!
His Spider-Man run was great, he went outside the conventional box and was hugely successful because of it. The Amazing Spider-Man trade paperbacks that JMS wrote:
Volume 1: Coming Home (#30-35)
Volume 2: Revelations (#36-39)
Volume 3: Until The Stars Turn Cold (#40-45)
Volume 4: The Life & Death of Spiders (#46-50)
Volume 5: Unintended Consequences (#51-56)
Volume 6: Happy Birthday (#57-58, #500-502)
Volume 7: The Book of Ezekiel (#503-508)
Volume 8: Sins Past (#509-514)
Volume 9: Skin Deep (#515-518)
Volume 10: New Avengers (#519-524)
Spider-Man: The Other (#525-528 plus others)
Civil War: The Road To Civil War (#529-531 plus others)
Civil War: Amazing Spider-Man (#532-538)
Back in Black: Amazing Spider-Man (#539-543)
One More Day: Amazing Spider-Man (#544-545 plus others)
Great stories within greater stories that include his connection to the Spider totem-god, His becoming more "spider-like" physically, his revealing of his true identity to the world, Aunt May being shot by a sniper's bullet meant for Peter, and His and Mary Jane's deal with Mephisto to save May's life. It would take me a couple hours to write all the stories of JMS's Spider-Man run, so I'll just say they're great and worth every penny.