Thursday, December 22, 2011

Best Of The Best: Dan Slott's Spider-Man

  Remember a time when you got so much from a comic. It's seem that today you always seem to get part three of a six part story. Back when i started reading comics you could pick up any issue and it would be a jumping on point. To me, that was the gold standard for a comic book. Amazing Spider-Man did this well in the early to mid 1990's. Then it kind of just fell off.

  Then enter Dan Slott. A man who I'm sure prides himself on being a true blue Spidey fan. Hell, you can tell he is just from reading his awesome run on Amazing Spider-Man. His work so far reads like a love letter to the Spider-Man we all know and love. It feels like something you would read from the Lee/Ditko, Lee/Romita run from back in the day.

    Dan Slott's Spider-Man has lots on his plate and that's the way we like it. From his relationship problems which are the cornerstone of any Spidey book to his rouges gallery. Spidey boast some of the best villains in all of comics. But Slott and the whole creative team has gone out of it's way to create new villains and update the older ones for a new era of fans. To be quite honest Mr. Slott and crew have hit a home run each and every time.

  I know it can't last but i hope the entire Spider-Man creative team sticks around for a very long time. He really is the world's greatest superhero. I know I'm a big Batman fan, but i love Spidey even more. If not for the Spider-Man animated series a few years ago i would not be reading comics or writing this post. So now i beg each and everyone of you to go buy Amazing Spider-Man. It's worth it's wait in gold. Also, if you see Dan Slott give him a hug for making Spidey the best damn book on the rack.

-Tash Moore

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