Review: Amazing Spider-Man #628
This is a good, old fashioned Spider-Man story that adheres to conventions of the title in a way that's involving, even if it's predictable. Of Lee Weeks' many strengths as an artist, the greatest is his ability to convey weight and depth throughout. You really believe that these are characters of varying size interacting in a fully-realized, three dimensional landscape. I really enjoyed the back-up feature, as well, which again demonstrates Mark Waid's mastery of short stories. It's just such a funny gimmick to throw a job interview on top of all the rest of Spidey's woes. And Todd Nauck's work is fun, as always.
Though he's great artist otherwise, Weeks doesn't quite have a handle on drawing Captain Universe here. It's one of Steve Ditko's most memorable costumes, but he looks more like Vance Astro or a blue Silver Surfer here, most of the time. The constellation patterns on his sleeves and chest, in particular, are rendered inconsistently enough to draw attention to themselves.
You'll get the full package when you pick this up. While the feature story is still some familiar fun, I'd almost recommend this just for the back-up. I say you ought to buy this if you're snooping through the shelves this week.
I blame quests. One of them says something about being first.
I wonder how long it's going to take Spidey to start challenging DC for the big numbers. I really should work it out, but I'm tired.
It gains 2 every month... That's a rate of 24 a year... almost had it then. *snore*
good series. ASM isnt letting me down.
i dont hear the part about CU being drawn wrong though, as he isnt.
the Uni-Power is on an unusual host. whenever it does that the character
ends up looking different (and if suspicions are correct on who that host is, he definatly
looks the part). gets a 4 here for the overall series. good pacing and great to have Stern
and Weeks on board with this.
also liked the little Shadowland preview in the opening page.
" I liked this book a lot and--yes. it has. ive seen a first comment, second comment and third comment guys... and ive been a third. LOL =P
@SuperGamera said:" first comment "Did we just have a "First comment" guy here? That's never happened before, has it? Hm. "
So i havent read the Amazing Spider-man yet and i want to. Should i start here?
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