As if having a starring role in Spider-Man 3 and playing a major role in the recent issues of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man comics, now Sandman appears to be getting the spotlight in FNSM Annual #1.
One of Spider-Man’s classic foes returns in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1, as readers are treated to Sandman: Year One, featuring the origin of the Sandman. The man who would become Flint Marko, and later the villainous Sandman, wasn’t always a bad seed, so what set him down this path? And how does Spider-Man figure into it? These answers, and more, arrive in a story by fan-favorite writer Peter David and artists Ronan Cliquet, which shows the Sandman in quite a different light than ever before! Then in a backup tale by David and artist Colleen Doran, you’ll be moved by this story about a homeless girl who loves Spider-Man in a story entitled “LEAH.”
With a sensational battle between Spider-Man and Sandman, new secrets revealed about Flint Marko, a touching tale of love and a dynamite creative team, how can you say no to the double-sized Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1?
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 (MAR072068)
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils by RONAN CLIQUET & COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by BARRY KITSON
Rated A …$3.99
FOC - 5/3, On-Sale - 5/23/2007
I' ve enjoyed Sandman's appearances in Friendly Neighborhood... Peter David does a great job fleshing out characters' personalities. With Spider-Man and Sandman working together, it had a "buddy cop" movie feel to it. You wouldn't normally expect them to get along and they don't. They don't really like each other but can put aside their differences for a greater good. I am curious to see what Peter David will do with Sandman's background.