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Subj: Re: Spiderman: Reign hardcover (uh...late spoilers)
Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 07:40:25 am EDT
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Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 at 02:41:39 pm EDT

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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?

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.

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