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Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 at 12:21:23 pm EDT
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Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 at 10:42:45 pm EDT
Amazing 200 - this story was the end of the burgler who killed Uncle Ben, and Pete saved his Aunt without the benefit of powers. I really enjoyed it, and this whole era of Spidey. It is one of my favorite Spidey tales of all time.
it gets a little tricky after that for me.
300 - brought in Venom. Had McFarlane. Not the greatest Spidey story ever told, but decent. Venom has had some moments as a villain, but the whole "I'm gonna eat your brains" thing got a little stale. THIS issue has the distinction of being the first Venom story, and therefore I consider it to be the best.
400 - A fitting end for Aunt May. They retconned the death so I retconned it's ranking behind 300. Plus at the time I was starting to get annoyed by the presence of two Pete's...I was starting to suspect they might invalidate the guy I was following and hand the reins to Ben Reilly - and that's exactly what they did not long after! Fortunately it all worked out (for me) before too long.
500 - A decent enough Spidey story. Not fantastic, not terrible. But better than -
100 - At the time I guess this book had it's appeal, but it doesnt stand the test of time. The traditional hallucinated villains and 'obsessing over personal problems in a sweaty mental fog' fare that was a little TOO common back in the day. The surprise ending was really the only thing about this issue that is worthy of rememberance - a six-armed Pete. Fortunately, following issues really expanded on the ending and delivered a good story.