Friday, November 09, 2012

And now a few words about Spider-Man

Rob Williams and Brad Walker do a fantastic job with Avenging Spider-Man Annual #1. Spider-Man teams up with his old pal Ben Grimm to stop a pair of rage-manipulating Jersey Shore rejects. It's the sort of fun, bash-em-up adventure that makes Avenging Spider-Man a good palette cleanser after I've read one too many dark books like Walking Dead, Animal Man, American Vampire, etc., etc.

What really knocks this issue out of the park, though, is the short essay Williams wrote on the last page. It sums up exactly why Spider-Man is my favorite hero, why through years of trends and hot-new-things in comics, I always go back to good ol' Peter Parker. Read it and enjoy.

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