By Omertalvendetta 8 Comments
I'm gonna keep things short, because it's late and I'm tired and because I'm hoping for replies (negative or positive) to keep this discussion going.
Here's how I feel about it. In a nutshell, I love every minute of it. This is the main reason that I decided to pick up ASM as soon as I heard this was coming up. I felt that it would be a great jumping on point.
#648-#651 were very intriguing. Quick thoughts (May contain spoilers):
- I absolutely love the fact that we finally get to see a story about Peter Parker and not so much about Spider-Man. Don't get me wrong, I love the Spidey action, but this time it's all about Peter Parker making it Big Time. I actually find that fun and I enjoy seeing Peter's brains come out to the forefront. What 15-year-old kid (bitten by a spider or not) can build webshooters and create his own suit... a pure genius, and we get to see that here.
-Regarding Kingsley's demise: I don't know much about Hobgoblin to say much, and from what other people say, Ulrich's behavior feels odd here as well. Personally, even with all of those concerns, I am a big fan of this Hobgoblin. His sonic powers are cool, and I am glad he's gonna be around to cause Parker some havoc.
-One concern is the fact that now that Peter works for this new company, he will be able to make suits left and right at his most convenient disposal. Truthfully, I don't how I feel about that. I like the idea, but it must be implemented well.
-Dan Slott (first time I ever read him was here) is so far a very enjoyable writer. I like his character development (MJ feels odd, but who knows). I like Cooper and Parker together, I think they fit. I think it's about time people realize that MJ and Peter will not ever be the same. I mean no offense, I just like change; if done well, and I feel that it has been done well (even Kingsley actually dying, as it was confirmed in ASM #651's letter section- once and for all settling everyone's doubts if Kingsley was really that particular Hobgoblin at that point in time.)
-Humberto Ramos' art was a little weird, but for the introductory Big Time arc, it was fitting. I guess we could say that it has grown on me.
I will edit this more when I get a chance giving #652 some thought. I just got done reading it and have been impressed, but I want to digest everything, maybe even re-read it again and then add more to this. I will also add more to this until the Big Time series is done.
Only quick comment I can make about #652 is that the art is absolutely amazing. Spider-Man's face in many of the panels just screams cool, and Spider-Slayer and Scorpion's suits just look amazing.
I know that I could've written reviews about every single one of these and placed my thoughts there, but I find this method much easier.
What are your thoughts on all of this?