April 9, 2012 - Total Chaos
Probably leaning to Spider-Man over that upside-down panel.
I'm sitting in my family room, a relatively reasonable guy, reading a comic book wearing 3-D glasses, and frankly, enjoying the heck out of it. This is danged good stuff. Especially in light of Valiant Vision really trying to do something interesting, different, and fun. Was it perfect? Heck no. But I am saying again that twenty-some years later (a little less...), it isn't that much worse - and a HECK of a lot cheaper - than 3-D blu-ray. The story is excellent. Much of this is a bit of Spider-Alien re-hashing, but SOLAR totally goes and kicks tail all over the alien forms. Was actually listening to podcast discussion this morning about Spider-Aliens, and recalling how little we knew about these guys, but in these scenarios, they react pretty differently. Not SOLAR, though. He mows through them like cattle - or maybe like wheat. No one leaves his wrath. I have some recollection of me younger being a little offended by the strike against the aliens - in other issues - being very harsh. I must have had more hippie in me, then. KILL THEM! I'm saying as an adult!
Versus - himself and sanity?
Nice work, here. The story introduces a pretty cool concept - Spider-Man confused by the state of his mind - certainly something that Peter has faced over the years. His sanity only so-so...
Especially with the attack being Mysterio - nice work.
I also liked the concept of Jameson's meddling wrecking the revelation of Peter's inner self.
One of the cooler parts about the issue was introducing the upside-down room, and showing the characters in the space speaking upside-down. That was a really great concept.