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Nose Norton

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zeus

Location: Plano, IL
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Subj: Re: Non-Stop #1
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 at 05:53:22 pm EDT (Viewed 174 times)
Reply Subj: Non-Stop #1
Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 at 12:09:09 am EST (Viewed 246 times)

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What did everyone think of this new Spider title?

I picked it up because I liked the Kelly/Bachalo team on Uncanny X-Men back in the late 90s. They didn't disappoint.

Bachalo's art is uneven. It's tough to understand what is going on sometimes, but overall I like the action scenes. I truly dislike his Peter Parker. He looks like an ugly 12 year old. I DID really like Bachalo's stylized interpretation of the Spider-Sense. That was fun. I hope I don't get tired of it.

The writing is good. The action is truly non-stop, but that doesn't stop Kelly from dropping in flashbacks that give us personal development in Parker's "normal" relationships.

Here's where the spoilers come in.

Was that Helmut Zemo rocking his dad's mask, or Heinrich back from the dead?!?!? The way he was jumping around killing dudes makes me believe it is Helmut.

Anyway, overall, totally dug the issue. I'll re-read it tomorrow to get a better understanding of Bachalo's fight scenes.

I liked it better than I thought I would and will give issue 2 a try.

I agree about the art. If this is going to be an action book, you need to be able to follow the action. I had the same problem following the art at times. Also, I remember 3 consecutive panels where I thought Peter looked like a different person in all 3. I’ve never been a Bachalo fan, though, so I’m not really disappointed, just feeling “meh”.
I’m interested in the story but I don’t know if this “Non-Stop” theme will work for me. The dialogue also didn’t flow for me at times. I think the nuts and bolts of the plot being told in flashback throughout the story didn’t help story flow also.
But, they’ve got me, for at least the next issue. I question whether this style of storytelling will be sustainable, because I’ve always liked a pensive Peter Parker, though. We’ll see.


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