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dave




So I bought the first issue of Reign and really liked it. I missed the second issue and decided to just wait for the trade. I'm glad I did.

What did everyone think of the whole thing? I was glad the gave Sandman a non-villainous role. I'm guessing Pete was at in his late sixties to early seventies, which would but his villains pushing eighty. I guess Scorpion is similar to Pete and Kraven ages slower. Not sure if Sandman or Hydro Man age any. Electro should have been a pretty old though.

At any rate, I liked the story. One question though: Who was the flabby naked guy having "dinner" with the mayor? It never said. I was thinking maybe Sandman since the eyes looked the same but he was obviously in much better shape later and I doubt handcuffs would have stopped him. Did I miss something?


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Messenger




And I don't mean that in a bad, derivative way... I mean that in a definitive, futuristic take on Spider-Man way. (Take that ASM#500, Earth-X and Spider-Girl)

Anyway, yeah it's great. Can't wait until Andrews gets more work.


-M


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dave




> And I don't mean that in a bad, derivative way... I mean that in a definitive, futuristic take on Spider-Man way. (Take that ASM#500, Earth-X and Spider-Girl)
>
> Anyway, yeah it's great. Can't wait until Andrews gets more work.
>

I'm glad to hear somebody else liked it. I googled it after I posted this and saw people were really tearing it apart. I think this is mostly because it is so different than typical Spidey stories.

So Pete gave MJ cancer. So what? Let's be grown up about it. It's a logical conclusion for a radioactive person who is married. It seemed tragic to me, which is what made this story so great.

Honestly though, the saddest part of the story is when Pete is sitting at MJ's side while she dies and has to leave to go help somebody else. It kind of sums up their entire relationship.

I'm an old school Spidey fan and I loved this story.


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Saturnine




Its the best mini-series i've ever read. I loved it. Its amazing. When a comic book moves you as much as Reign did,you know its great. I plan on getting the hardcover to.


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Blargh




This was asked in a very recent Joe Friday's column and it was Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. I think the story mentioned something about keeping him alive artifically or somethin, since he is considerably older than Spidey. The column also slightly hinted at a sequel to Reign.

> At any rate, I liked the story. One question though: Who was the flabby naked guy having "dinner" with the mayor? It never said. I was thinking maybe Sandman since the eyes looked the same but he was obviously in much better shape later and I doubt handcuffs would have stopped him. Did I miss something?


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dave




> Its the best mini-series i've ever read. I loved it. Its amazing. When a comic book moves you as much as Reign did,you know its great. I plan on getting the hardcover to.

It is quite a nice looking book. My only problem with it, and I have the same issue with all of my books, is that the book looks much better without the dust jacket. Therefore, I want to leave it on the shelf without it, but I'm afraid fo the jacket getting beat up if I stick it in a drawer.


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DXD




I thought it was excellent. I was a bit skeptical at first, but it ended up being IMO the "sleeper" series of the year.

> So I bought the first issue of Reign and really liked it. I missed the second issue and decided to just wait for the trade. I'm glad I did.
>
> What did everyone think of the whole thing? I was glad the gave Sandman a non-villainous role. I'm guessing Pete was at in his late sixties to early seventies, which would but his villains pushing eighty. I guess Scorpion is similar to Pete and Kraven ages slower. Not sure if Sandman or Hydro Man age any. Electro should have been a pretty old though.
>
> At any rate, I liked the story. One question though: Who was the flabby naked guy having "dinner" with the mayor? It never said. I was thinking maybe Sandman since the eyes looked the same but he was obviously in much better shape later and I doubt handcuffs would have stopped him. Did I miss something?


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Surt




> > And I don't mean that in a bad, derivative way... I mean that in a definitive, futuristic take on Spider-Man way. (Take that ASM#500, Earth-X and Spider-Girl)
> >
> > Anyway, yeah it's great. Can't wait until Andrews gets more work.
> >
>
> I'm glad to hear somebody else liked it. I googled it after I posted this and saw people were really tearing it apart. I think this is mostly because it is so different than typical Spidey stories.
>
> So Pete gave MJ cancer. So what? Let's be grown up about it. It's a logical conclusion for a radioactive person who is married. It seemed tragic to me, which is what made this story so great.
>
> Honestly though, the saddest part of the story is when Pete is sitting at MJ's side while she dies and has to leave to go help somebody else. It kind of sums up their entire relationship.
>
> I'm an old school Spidey fan and I loved this story.

Seems to me most were just tearing apart without reading it. "Oh how original, its a DKR ripoff" etc

Its one of the best stories I have read in a long time. And the ending was perfect. I was really afraid the ending would be a letdown.


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aussie_brad




G'day all,
I'm a regular lurker on this board, but I just want to say how much I loved this mini series. Kaare Andrews writes a terrific Spidey. The dream sequences with MJ are phenomenal, imo it really shows why Pete and MJ are one of the most enduring romantic couples in comics. Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.

But I what really makes this series stand out is the use of Venom. I've always had a very love/hate relationship with Venom but this was definitely the best Venom story I've ever read. Mostly because it moved away from all that "eat your brains" and "lethal protector" gibberish. Instead Andrews gave Venom a brain when it came to devising his grand scheme, but at the heart of it all, he was still completely obsessed with Peter and his ultimate rejection of the symbiote. Having Venom twist the whole "Great Power comes Great Responsibility" mantra was a masterstroke.

Top stuff!!

Cheers,
Brad

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Mindworm




The best part about it was the ending actually pulled it all off. No odd danglers. No gaping plot holes. Just a well told alternate future storyline, with a Venom that I actually thought was interesting. Derivitive? Certainly, but what isn't? If it tried to be a note for note copy of Miller's work, I would have dismissed the story. But aside from the artistic measures he used (homages many would say), the story clearly stood on it's own two legs.

Nice job Karre!


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