JMS's run ?

#1 Posted by consolemaster001 (6434 posts) - - Show Bio

Which issues arcs etc. etc. ?

He's one of my favorite writers and i haven't read his run on sm

#2 Posted by MrUnknown (1628 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems like it starts with issue 471 and goes on till around 550! I haven't read it but just bought Back in Black yesterday so I was also interested :)

#3 Posted by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

His run on Spidey was amazing (pun intended). Reccomend to read it.

#4 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd trade Slott for JMS any day of the week. His work was great.

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#5 Posted by guttridgeb (4833 posts) - - Show Bio

I definitely recommend his work on Spider-Man. The only bad story from him I can think of at the moment was One More Day (thoroughly disappointing). Oddly, my favourite arc of his is Back in Black which directly preceded One More Day.

#6 Posted by Lvenger (22502 posts) - - Show Bio

Minus OMD, JMS' run on the character is one of my favourite Spider-Man runs.

#7 Posted by clonesaga2099 (104 posts) - - Show Bio

If you can; I would recommend you go for it! I loved the JMS run, it's really enjoyable, since JMS is able to write the characters really well. Heck, he even made Aunt May an interesting character again. OMD isn't a JMS story, it's a Joe Q. story, and was overall forgettable. I would also AVOID SINS PAST, because Joe Q. got all up in JMS's story and messed it up. Those two stories were the ones JMS himself didn't like. Other than those, JMS is probably one of the best runs ever!

#8 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1667 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the best writers...

#9 Posted by consolemaster001 (6434 posts) - - Show Bio

Civil war was great

Back in black was badass

One more day sucked sh*t

Brand new day was pretty cool

#10 Posted by aaunderoath (165 posts) - - Show Bio

JMS's run is different. It's alot of mysticism. It's definitely an awesome run you should totally read it. 2 things you should know One More Day(OMD) isn't as bad as people make it out to be and everyone pretends the Grey Goblin arc never happened so they can complain more about OMD

#11 Posted by pulseangel666 (313 posts) - - Show Bio

@Phaedrusgr said:

One of the best writers...

Idd, he shoudl come back to write Spidey, starting to find Slott tiresome..

#12 Posted by danhimself (21206 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be the minority on this thread and say with all honesty that JMS's run was horrible imo...adding supernatural aspects to Spider-man's origin was DUMB...I really do believe that his arc along with the unmasking is what painted Spider-man into a corner and Marvel felt the only way out was to retcon it and thus OMD

#13 Posted by consolemaster001 (6434 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

I'll be the minority on this thread and say with all honesty that JMS's run was horrible imo...adding supernatural aspects to Spider-man's origin was DUMB...I really do believe that his arc along with the unmasking is what painted Spider-man into a corner and Marvel felt the only way out was to retcon it and thus OMD

The other was weird. I mean peter being watched over by some spider god creature

#14 Posted by danhimself (21206 posts) - - Show Bio

@consolemaster001 said:

@danhimself said:

I'll be the minority on this thread and say with all honesty that JMS's run was horrible imo...adding supernatural aspects to Spider-man's origin was DUMB...I really do believe that his arc along with the unmasking is what painted Spider-man into a corner and Marvel felt the only way out was to retcon it and thus OMD

The other was weird. I mean peter being watched over by some spider god creature

yeah...that stuff has no place inside a Spider-man comic

#15 Posted by tupiaz (2255 posts) - - Show Bio

JMS run was great especeially the story where Aunt may founds out PP is Spider-man comes to mind.

#16 Posted by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm actually reading it currently, so it's fresh on my mind (Yea... Last time I read it was 5 minutes ago) and I can give a honest review. The thing, that made it awesome IMO are:

1. Good portrayal of characters. Every character is portrayed just the way it should be. For the first time in a very long time I don't have a wish for aunt May to be dead, and I'm telling you - that means something. Spider-man was funny, MJ felt something more than your stereothypical comic book hero's gf etc.

2. Chemistry between Pete and MJ. Previousy Peter's and MJ's marriage somehow felt bland. Like they've been married for years and didn't had the feelings to eachother like previously. Since JMS took over it's changed. He REALLY good shows the chemistry between P and MJ, and I actually had a feel, that they were in love and not long ago married.

3. Ezekiel. I liked Ezekiel's character alot. He's something like uncle Ben with spider powers.

4. Good story arcs. JMS had some really good story arcs. Back in Black, Sin's Past (besides creepy fact, that Norman and Gwen... Y'know... I actually enjoyed it...), Book of Ezekiel etc.

5. Good Storytelling. JMS had some really good storytelling. He gave us a good insight of Peter's personal life 'n stuff... Yea, I don't know, what to say here. I just really loved the way JMS wrote comics.

#17 Posted by consolemaster001 (6434 posts) - - Show Bio

UPDATE:

When i bought comics i didn't pay atention to the writer. I went over my stash the other day and look what i found:

#18 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3227 posts) - - Show Bio

@consolemaster001: Ha that's funny.

#19 Posted by laflux (18582 posts) - - Show Bio

JMS is very good IMO.

OMD was as much down to Joe Quesada as it was him, if not more so.

His run during the Other, Civil War and Black in Black (man that was good) is what got me into reading Spider-Man regularly.

Even Sins Past and Sins Remembered wasn't too bad IMO- I understood the concept and his idea, it was a bold attempt, but just wasn't done with enough polish. Even so, as others had said, the chemistry he created with Peter and Mary-Jane was such that spoiling the reputation of Gwen Stacy wasn't that disastrous. And it was retconned in any case :P

#20 Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1008 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the best Spider-Man runs, though I disliked OMD and that Spider totum crap. His wrote the best MJ/Peter relationship I ever read.

#21 Edited by danhimself (21206 posts) - - Show Bio

@laflux said:

JMS is very good IMO.

OMD was as much down to Joe Quesada as it was him, if not more so.

His run during the Other, Civil War and Black in Black (man that was good) is what got me into reading Spider-Man regularly.

Even Sins Past and Sins Remembered wasn't too bad IMO- I understood the concept and his idea, it was a bold attempt, but just wasn't done with enough polish. Even so, as others had said, the chemistry he created with Peter and Mary-Jane was such that spoiling the reputation of Gwen Stacy wasn't that disastrous. And it was retconned in any case :P

no it wasn't...Gabriel Stacy has shown up post OMD

#22 Posted by Death Certificate (5722 posts) - - Show Bio

While there are some mixed reactions, his run wasn't bad enough to justify OMD.

#23 Posted by TDK_1997 (15425 posts) - - Show Bio

From The Amazing Spider-Man #471 till The Amazing Spider-Man #545.

#24 Posted by consolemaster001 (6434 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

From The Amazing Spider-Man #471 till The Amazing Spider-Man #545.

Thanks

#25 Posted by TDK_1997 (15425 posts) - - Show Bio

@consolemaster001 said:

@TDK_1997 said:

From The Amazing Spider-Man #471 till The Amazing Spider-Man #545.

Thanks

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