Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Jackpot #1 Review

#1 Posted by DMC (1551 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be nice if there was a bit more to her powers than just the basics.

#2 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3554 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems like Boomerang is overcompensating for something.
 
Doesn't the 'hero in training' theme remind you of what they are doing in Batgirl right now with Stephanie Brown?

#3 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

honestly im kind of dismayed with Jackpot. theyve been trying to sell me this character 
for sometime, and she's not very interesting, whereas they could be focusing on many
much cooler characters in Spider-Mans gallery, old or new.

#4 Posted by Jediknightjace (47 posts) - - Show Bio

Won't they PLEASE get rid of Jackpot already? The character was basically invented just to make us think MJ was a superhero, anyway. Jackpot's been at the top of my "Most Hated" list for a while now.

#5 Posted by buns134 (318 posts) - - Show Bio

i was very disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#6 Posted by G-Man (33891 posts) - - Show Bio
@buns134: You and me both (and probably others as well).
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#7 Posted by zombietag (1494 posts) - - Show Bio

whos a fan of jackpot? i hate her

#8 Posted by The Crimson Nutcase (813 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems like no one cares for Jackpot....

#9 Posted by The Devil Tiger (1263 posts) - - Show Bio

This seems like an epic fail in the characters conception and story...  
 
And 3/5, G-man you're generous for a disappointed reader !  
#10 Posted by iLLituracy (13537 posts) - - Show Bio

Jackpot should have just disappeared altogether. If there's anything I didn't like that came out of Brand New Day it's her. I actually enjoyed the original character, even after it wasn't MJ [even though I thought it was a stupid coincidence for her to keep calling Spider-Man "tiger" and be called "jackpot"], but her story was told--it turned into a whole thing about how untrained heroes suck [apparently] and how drug usage is bad and you'll die, but just let the sleeping dog lie.
 
I personally think there's better new characters to give a mini-series to...like the Zapata Brothers.

#11 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

dropped the ball with Jackpot.
 
that seems to be the general consensus

#12 Posted by greenenvy (634 posts) - - Show Bio

kinda liked jackpot a little bit  because of her green custome but she f ing changes it. and its red even I hate red. Well her hair was red anyway  so oh well.
#13 Posted by Chane (539 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jediknightjace said:
" Won't they PLEASE get rid of Jackpot already? The character was basically invented just to make us think MJ was a superhero, anyway. Jackpot's been at the top of my "Most Hated" list for a while now. "
I can say nothing better than this.
#14 Posted by Queen's Halo (2431 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Jackpot, well I like her look, well I only like her outfit and hair.

#15 Posted by timrothsays (653 posts) - - Show Bio

i'm waiting for New Mutants-review :3

#16 Posted by Clone of me (108 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey let's face front true believers the "JACKPOT" character was a Stupid Queasda idea to begin with because he wanted Spider-Fans to hate Mary Jane all the more that by the time "Red Haired Stranger" came out & before that where she appeared with the BhaBEE movie actor we're sick of her more. It just goes to show hoe a Editor in Chief of a comic company can "DESTROY A FLAGSHIP CHARACTER IN A BLASTED HEARTBEAT!" because let's face it since "BRAND NEW DAY" Spider-man is Spider garbage NUFFsaid!

 SPIDER-LOVE no matter what will put Spider-Man back on top of his game "FACE IT, TRUE BELIEVER!"
#17 Posted by sora_thekey (8173 posts) - - Show Bio

See... now I don't want to read this! 
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#18 Edited by Jediknightjace (47 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chane said:

" @Jediknightjace said:

" Won't they PLEASE get rid of Jackpot already? The character was basically invented just to make us think MJ was a superhero, anyway. Jackpot's been at the top of my "Most Hated" list for a while now. "
I can say nothing better than this. "
Yeah, I'm practically Shakespeare.   =) 
Seriously though, Jackpot bugs me so much, I've ranted on and on about her to people who don't even care about comics. Come to think of it, I'm surprised they're still friends with me...
#19 Posted by buns134 (318 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
" @buns134: You and me both (and probably others as well). "
yeah i was really excited for this too!
#20 Posted by HaloKing343 (1252 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds bad

#21 Posted by brewski420 (278 posts) - - Show Bio

i almost picked this up. now i am so glad i didnt. thanx g-man. you saved me a couple buck.
#22 Posted by Illyana Rasputin (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

G-Man, you can be the Mr. Black of Comic Vine. Just imagine, rating super hero fashion for the web! With your keen eye, readers will know which character styles to avoid when fighting crime. Registered? What a sell-out! This title is dull. The heroine is dull. Your review was good. :) Thanks for the warning.
#23 Posted by Illyana Rasputin (2771 posts) - - Show Bio
@FoxxFireArt said:
"Seems like Boomerang is overcompensating for something.
 
Doesn't the 'hero in training' theme remind you of what they are doing in Batgirl right now with Stephanie Brown? "

Stephanie who? (Just Kidding)
#24 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4799 posts) - - Show Bio

"Who is this red Headed *short pause* SUper hero"... where u bout to say something else?
hehehehehehe
 
 
ANd why did they even create JAckpot?

#25 Posted by drawme (423 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Jackpot!

#26 Posted by Marshal Victory (677 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesnt the new costume remind any one else of the colors of spider mans?An maybe its only 3 issues cause they off the character in it?
#27 Posted by chris thompson (858 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, HER POWERS ARE LAME.

#28 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like a flat concept.

#29 Posted by Nod Nolan (21 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought this first issue was good, It had a nice recap of Sara (Jackpot) Ehret's backstory. Some good villain appearances. 
 
It's about time there were more super-heroes and more super-heroes who have families. This was a good solid issue bu Guggenheim and Melo.

#30 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

I read it. the storytelling was decent, so was the art. character comes off looking alot like Huntress
in action. again with the prior though, i really couldnt find myself caring about this character.
the ink could have been used for someone better.

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