October 27, 2013 - Such great stuff to read
Better heart in QW.
Love the Batman homage.
And I am certain that someone's eyebrows somewhere were raised to their sharpest degree - pointing out the similarities - but at this stage of the writing, you had a welcoming of the insanity - and a distinct awareness of the line. But the story also really jumps full force into the seriousness of the relationship - and how Woody feels on the outside of the partnership, too.
For Eric to distinctly call Woody out in so many ways - and really look down his nose at him. Those panels at the beginning - showing Woody really contemplating the demise of where everything is going.
It really hit me when the van drove off. It's also one of the first places that the two are confronting tragedy and conflict. They are real superheroes in the real world. This is what these insane people would do - and although they leave reality - this is where they went.
Why this on the cover?
It's the KINGPIN inside! Show us THAT on here. I love the Spidey coming froward from the cover, but think of Kingpin inserted there, and we'd see a lot more interest here. Especially when so much of the market really surrounded the instantaneous sale department - and not the crazed obsession kid.
But the comic was pretty good. It stuns me when I switch back and forth from the Spider-Man comics to the Hulk ones - and how much from a different era these ones seem. Even though the stories are a little hokey. Would Kingpin really need to STEAL the tablet to decipher it? It fits so well in my reads. Stay with these ones at the early days. They come from a more modern era.