Thoughts so far on the ANAD run?
I'm liking it. We all knew Parker Industries was gonna blow up in his face, but I'm glad it's because Peter's trying to solve major problems by just throwing money at it, and not realizing mere charity isn't enough to fix third world countries.
Way better than the 'Peter accidentally creates a supervillain, who blows up all his HQ and the company can't afford to rebuild' you'd expect
utility belt spidey is cool and nothing egregious has happened to ruin any characters so I'm enjoying it. Far from Slott Machine's worst
No, but the recent story ended with a small village telling Peter thanks but fuck off because all the free energy he as trying to give them made them a target for the local warlord, since with free energy they'd have no reason to keep paying him tithes. the village chief then went and hired a squad of Goblin PMC's to help them fight off future attacks
She's a double agent infiltrating Black Cat's criminal empire for SHIELD, because BC is stealing a lot of powerful technology and SHIELD wants to know what she's planning. She's also fighting the Goblin Army which lives in a castle under New York.
and the only other spider in 616-8 is Jessica Drew, who is currently in a hospital in a black hole trying not to get skilled by skrulls while heavily pregnant and surrounded by alien expecting mothers
So the only female spiders in 616 is a retard and a pregnant woman.
Also, why the fuck is Silk a double agent? Who would hire her for that? Don't you need to not be a stupid headstrong brat to be a spy?
If I remember right it was some middle-management woman from SHIELD that approached her with the plan, presumably if she pulled it off the agent would get a promotion and Silk is the most impressionable hero in new york still going solo
and Silk's been pretty good about not blowing her cover. Most of her slip ups have to do with nearly revealing she spent ten years in a bomb shelter.
She's also getting therapy for her issues
I'm pretty sure being connected to Spidey tends to get you places.
Also you can consider Jessica a pregnant retard more so then silk who's edging rather well into dweeb territory.
It's not as bad as Slott's LAST set of ASM stories, but that really isn't hard.
It's still not good. Doc Ock coming back again so soon with the same shitty Slott Ock personality doesn't bode well for the book either.
>Not remembering the dozens of times Spidey has used specialty webbing
Nigga has webbing that jams electronics and costumes designed for the Negative Zone. At least in the old days he didn't use all the high tech stuff often because it was too expensive
I've been reading Spider-Man for the past couple months. I've skipped a fair amount of stories but lets just say most of the past decade. I'm on spider island now. Aunt May is pretty insufferable at this point. Does she still play a big role in his stories?
Bendis started by giving his Spider-Man an overpowered "venom shock" and camouflage powers. Now Slott's upped the ante by giving HIS Spider-Man his own company, bulletproof armor, a suit that can hold multiple types of ammo and switch as he needs, and also glowing eyes.
What's Bendis gonna do to make his Spider-Man even better?
>Peter gains Spider powers.
>"Hooray, now I can help everyone!"
>He can't help everyone.
>"WHY CAN'T I HELP EVERYONE?!"
>Peter joins the Avengers
>"Hooray, NOW I can help everyone!"
>He still can't help everyone.
>"No, wait, I'll try harder! I'll make sure that no one ever gets hurt again!"
>He fails. Also Doc Ock takes over his body for a while.
>"GOD FUCKING DAMNIT!!"
>Peter becomes the head of an international tech company.
>"Okay, NOW I can help everyone, right?"
>No one wants his help.
Spider-Man ALWAYS had bulletproof armor. It was mostly just when necessary, and he tended to not have the cash to properly maintain it. Now that he owns a place that can make him money, he can genuinely keep the suit in condition on a more regular basis. Which is pretty nice when you're a hero.
I actually like that he has his own company.
Peter's always been a genius almost on the same level as Tony Stark, but he's never been able to really capitalize on it. He's made some amazing shit, but due to lack of resources and funds, he's never been able to truly take advantage of his own intelligence, which is arguably his greatest power of all. Just making web fluid and maintaining his web shooters used to cost him a pretty penny.
Having his own company is pretty cool. For one thing, he's his own boss, so he wouldn't have to play second fiddle to someone else like Tony. And he gets to make all sorts of fancy shit for himself. There IS the small worry that he'd become TOO effective and basically become Iron Man with spider powers, but I doubt that'd happen considering the nature of his powers.
Also, if they play their cards right, they could keep some semblance of his old "juggling my social life with my crime fighting life" schtick. I mean, he's a superhero AND a scientist AND the CEO of a major company. That would murder anyone's home life, and Peter still has the mentality of a normal everyday schmuck.
Best case scenario, he makes Anna CEO to ease some of the responsibilities off himself. I say "best" because we all know this can't last forever.
It's not great. it's still slott, so peter sounds perpetually sixteen sometimes. People constantly make bad decisions for very little reason other than cheap drama, saijani is now an entirely ridiculous irredeemable moustache twirler instead of being a sensible counterpoint, and for fucks sake we're already doing doc ock again even though we just had an entire fucking run + spiderverse of slott mishandling that goddamn character and its starting to piss me off
>Anna Maria: "Peter, you can't just throw money at people and hope that it makes their lives better. That's not how it works. Why don't you donate to a proper charity? Here, which one do you want to donate to?"
>Peter: "All of them. All of the charities."
>Anna Maria: "...No Peter."
How old is Peter supposed to be right now, anyway? Comic book time, I know, but what's the approximation? Like, mid-late twenties? If it's early-twenties, that's heavily stretching it.
>Nigga more has happened in these 5 issues than all 17 of the last volume combined.
No. He's just recycling old storylines. As >>79006004 pointed out, we're ALREADY doing another Green Goblin story... we're doing MORE Mr Negative crap and Ock is already gearing up to come back.
Slott has no ideas. He's just reusing old ones with a minor face lift.
I like it, but it feels like something is missing or too much is happening? Idk, just doesn't have the thing that hooks me. Slott's writing makes everything feel like a Saturday Morning Cartoon though, which I guess is intentional
I disliked the premise
I dislike the suit
I dislike the vehicles
I dislike the company 'drama'
I dislike the prevalence of Doc Ock AGAIN
I dislike tonyPeter
And I dislike the character interactions
But it's not the worst thing he's written
its not THAT bad, nor is it actually good, its somewhere ina middle ground
nut making peter a discount tony(and acknowledging it on the comic) was a shitty move for no reason, they even say he is not as good as tony when it comes to tech
only good thing is the subtel bobbiXpeter
>its not THAT bad, nor is it actually good, its somewhere ina middle ground
No. On a scale from 1 to 10, its like a 4. Its below average. But when you've been reading 1s and 2s for years, a 4 is a pretty huge leap up. It feels better just because of how bad the previous stuff actually was.
>nut making peter a discount tony(and acknowledging it on the comic) was a shitty move for no reason
All Marvel is now is shitty moves for no reason. Because shitty moves for no reason gets people talking, and that's all that matters to them anymore.
>Take character x, make them character z
This is all Marvel is
not yet, they're just cuckolding Spidey on the covers. Tony just hired her to be his new Pepper Potts, though he is dating someone. Lets be honest though, yeah it'll happen, and it will be awful.
Brand New Day was hit or miss, but slott was on the rotating writer team for that.
The Gauntlet and Grim Hunt were, IMO, the last set of really good spider-man stories. I don't think anything since has really matched that level of quality.
and no I don't include slott's shitty arc in the gauntlet as one of the great stories
It's good but I was disturbed after reading Secret Wars #9 and discovered that Pete hadn't worked hard to make his company Parker Industries so successful but
Reed Richardshad made it that way.
What if it all comes tumbling down with the typical Parker luck, and Pete ends up losing it all, squatting in a run down studio apartment and even worse, billions of dollars in debt? Ouch.
>Way better than the 'Peter accidentally creates a supervillain, who blows up all his HQ and the company can't afford to rebuild' you'd expect
Unless they do that with Sanjani, or another disgruntled employee.
>10/15 Amazing Spider-Man #1 - 245,873
>10/15 Amazing Spider-Man #2 - 111,322
>11/15 Amazing Spider-Man #3 - 93,848
>12/15 Amazing Spider-Man #4 - 82,066
>12/15 Amazing Spider-Man #5 - 79,122
I wanna see how low the sales get