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Edward Whelan

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Paul (I)

Subj: Re: Spidey's New Direction
Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 03:03:37 pm EST (Viewed 173 times)
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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 07:44:36 pm EST (Viewed 47 times)

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Anyone willing to discuss the Ultimate Spidey book? IMHO, this is Bendis' best book AND the best Spidey book on the market.

I agree that is the best Spidey book out there, but that really ain't saying much. Throughout the entire run, the problem for me has been pacing. The books have always been written to translate into trade paperbacks. the formula is very apparent: a fist book with tons of dialogue and no action with the "villan" making an appearance at the end. Then books 2 and 3 with ALL dialogue and very little action. Then the conclusion of the arc in book 4 which is PACKED with action and resolution (until the last page which gives us a tease of the next storyline). I know the business is going to trades, but other books seem to do it without it sticking out like a sore thumb (IMO). That being said, I have enjoyed the characterization and the interaction between the cast. It is kinda Spider-Girl lite in many ways. It has been a pleasing read throughout and hasn't gotten terribly better or worse the entire run. For me it is always 7 out of 10. Never Great, but never OMD. It is the only Spider-book I have read since OMIT and while it will never be Pre OMD Amazing, it has yet to make me as angry as EVERY issue of Amazing seemed to do from issue 544-641 (when I quit). It has that going for it.

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