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Eh, they're restructuring the X-Line, FF proper are back, Sentry was a weird choice for a book anyway, and I'd wager DD gets a breather from Soule's run then a new #1 when the show drops, possibly under the revived Marvel Knights.

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Two-in-One was inevitable between Zdarsky's exit and the new FF series. Daredevil feels like a season break, no way it's off sched for more than 6 months.  Astonishing similarly feels like it's caught up in a transitional situation with the Uncanny Disassembled weekly coming.

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Astonishing's been my favorite Marvel book the last few months though. 

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Also seems infinity wars leads in to another event.

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The Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 5, 2018) #5 written by Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley’s art. The experiment which divided Peter Parker and Spider-Man in two beings may end up killing them so the reversal needs to happen. I thought this was a great issue in a number of ways. Pete’s talk with Mary Jane, Peter fixes the problem not needing to be bailed out like he was at times in Dan Slott’s Spider-Man stories, the interaction between Peter Parker/Spider-Man no more and Spider-Man/Peter Parker no more. Also it’s a funny issue. I tried the first arc of this creative team out and I’ll continue to.

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Return of Bub-Man

Spoiler

Wolverine has amnesia and hot claws. (Probably trying to undo more Bendis stuff). Meme bub bub wolverine locked up in his head.

 

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Is there any canon errors I'm not aware of? Not that Modern Marvel cares about that stuff too much since they fired or reduced editors since 2011 and Tom Brevoort says it doesn't matter.

I just seen some Xmen cover with Wolverine wearing the wrong suit in the outback era.

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The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (Vol. 2) #19 A flashback story as Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson-Parker go on holiday. This was a great issue, one of the best from this ongoing series. Pete and Mary Jane get the attention, the Parkers putting the obnoxious couple with their attitude to superheroes in their place and Scott Koblish on art. Hope Scott stays on because the art’s taken a turn for the worse since 8 years later in #13 specifically Nick Roche.

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (Vol. 2) #20 starts a new storyline, Weird Science. Annie-May tells her parents it’s not what it looks like, her out there when grounded. I really liked the issue particularly Spider-Man/Wolverine investigating Annie and talking over the possibilities for her behaviour. One is a clone reference, an infamous time in Spider-Man history. This book in the past referred to events of the mainstream Marvel verse (Civil War) but their version of it.

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (Vol. 2) #21 carries on Weird Science. Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson-Parker have to address the issue of clones and a clone of their daughter. This was a great issue. What’s powerful is Mary Jane taking Annie-May to Ben Reilly’s grave telling her about him and especially losing baby May . So confirmation the 90s Clone Saga happened the way it did here. 

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (Vol. 2) #22 continues Weird Science. Spider-Man, Spinneret and Spiderling take on their clones. This was the weakest issue of the arc. Spider-Man is too jokey here though I did like them as the family are in the lift. The newsworthy item is the four page opening tribute to Steve Ditko who passed away in June of this year.

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (Vol. 2) #23 not only concludes Weird Science and is the final issue of the series. The Spider-family alert the X-Men that Mister Sinister is heading for them with clones in tow. Unfortunately this issue was rushed which I’ve said about other issues in the volume. The series had highs and lows I’ll cover in another post.

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On 9/19/2018 at 7:42 PM, D.Z said:

Is there any canon errors I'm not aware of? Not that Modern Marvel cares about that stuff too much since they fired or reduced editors since 2011 and Tom Brevoort says it doesn't matter.

I just seen some Xmen cover with Wolverine wearing the wrong suit in the outback era.

Wolverine showed up in the Infinity Wars prologue with all his faculties intact. That was where they resolved him having a stone in the Legacy issue where he returned by...fighting Loki and giving it to Black Widow.

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The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (Vol. 2) - The Good.

A book with a married Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson-Parker, parents to Annie-May.

The high point was Gerry Conway/Ryan Stegman on it.

Ryan Stegman’s art and showed promise writing for the first time as well.

Highlight issues include the opening arc in #1-4 (Conway/Stegman), #8-9 (Conway/Stegman), #10-12 (Stegman) and #19 (Houser/Koblish).

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (Vol. 2) - The Bad.

The 2015 miniseries by Dan Slott/Adam Kubert I really liked which I could only say about a few Dan Slott Spider-Man stories post Superior Spider-Man.

The book lost momentum with the last creative team, Jody Houser as writer and various artists. Still enjoyed it for the most part.

Drop in quality of art as well with Nick Roche, Nathan Stockman and Scott Koblish who was the best of them.

The eight year jump aging Annie May, a big mistake.

Annie May at times was unlikeable under Houser.

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On the subject of artists, my favourite Spider-Man artists be:

Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr., John Romita Jr., Mark Bagley, Marcos Martin and Ryan Stegman.

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Captain America: Home of the Brave collects Captain America #695-700 by the team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee. #695, I believe is the first Captain America issue after the controversial HYDRA Cap/Secret Empire ended. It’s a good issue opening up with a one page recapping Captain America’s origin and he means to people at a festival of thanks. #696 is also a one and done as the Swordsman will open up a dam to challenge Cap, it was alright.

#697-700, Captain America is under ice again by the Rampart group. Steve Rogers sleep is shorter this go round waking up in 2025 finding a changed America. I liked this story, it’s class warfare, reclaim America from the corrupt King and how King Rogers rebuilds a new America. A final #700 story by Mark Waid is built on material by Stan Lee/Jack Kirby, fittingly for the anniversary.

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Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #18-19. Cassandra Mercury hires Misty Beck, a magician to make her casino, Mercury Rising disappear. The surname makes Ben’s Spider-Sense tingle as she’s the daughter of Quentin Beck, Mysterio. I enjoyed this issue, is Misty different to her father? Has he retired as he claimed when Ben’s Scarlet Spider visited? You wonder and like how Ben asks his fellow Scarlet Spider Kaine to keep tabs on the hotel’s inside. The second half is poor with exception to the cutting edge speech by Ben Reilly to Mysterio.

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #20-21. Ben Reilly finds out where the doctor making breakthroughs on the disease Cassandra’s daughter has. Kaine Parker’s got to deal with a Mindless One led by a boy directing him. A good issue mainly for how the boy mistreats Kaine as he’s trying to get him away from that Mindless One and a surprise appearance at the book’s end.

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Highly recommend Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310 which came out this week. An excellent issue.

EDIT: My full review follows...

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310 is written by and drawn by Chip Zdarsky. Story called Finale is fitting because it’s Zdarsky’s last on the book. People are asked for their opinions on Spider-Man. This was an excellent issue for the varying stances about Spider-Man ranging from the funny to moving. The end to the move anecdote is effectively done over five wordless pages. One of the best Spider-Man stories I’ve read as Chip Zdarsky goes out on a high note. There’s also a piece by Zdarsky reflecting on his time on the book.

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The Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 5, 2018) #6 written by Nick Spencer, art by Humberto Ramos. Fred Myers aka Boomerang ropes Peter Parker into something. A very fun issue because Boomerang’s so full of it and a three page sequence of the Superior Foes of Spider-Man reuniting Spencer/Steve Lieber, the team behind that brilliant book. One nitpick, Peter Parker’s behaviour considering where he was.

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Still Loving Cosmic Ghost Rider and sad it's only a 5 issue mini 

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On 9/14/2018 at 1:26 AM, Eivion said:

I've heard it was too far off from continuity with where both characters are currently in Marvel.

They didn't seem to mind doing that with Loki.

 

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On 9/28/2018 at 7:16 AM, The Natural said:

You also read it, @Matt D? I was moved by it, it's already made my Greatest Spider-Man stories.

I did. I thought it was great. There was a minor punch to the gut in the middle. As an aside, one thing that Zdarsky really had going for him as a Spider-Man writer is that he's legitimately funny. It's amazing how much that helps with the dialogue.

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1 hour ago, Matt D said:

I did. I thought it was great. There was a minor punch to the gut in the middle. As an aside, one thing that Zdarsky really had going for him as a Spider-Man writer is that he's legitimately funny. It's amazing how much that helps with the dialogue.

We're in agreement. I'm getting a shiver thinking back to the gut punch sequence for the build to it and how it was done over those wordless pages. I loved it. I actually loved it so much, it's in my top ten Spider-Man stories.

You've probably read it but if not, check out My Dinner With Jonah earlier in the run from Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #6. That and Finale from Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310 are must reads. I'd also recommend Amazing Fantasy in Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #301-303 and No More, #304-305.

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Here's your new Xmen maybe.

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