Posts Tagged ‘Spider-Man’

Strange Quality: Strange Tales II #1-3

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Nick Gurewitch returns with an untitled two-page strip that shall henceforth be named “Magneto: Refrigerator Magnet of Galactus,” and Kate Beaton’s “A Distraction” has Kraven the Hunter saying, “You may not go home until tonight has been magical.”

Spider-Man Saga

Posted by on January 4th, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Individual paragraphs in this Saga remind one of the desperate bedtime ploy where, turning the tables on an adult narrator, a child makes up his or her own story to ward off lights out: “… an’ then the dragon comes back but he can’t beat up Frankenstein, who’s a giant now, `cause he’s got a ray gun from these space aliens who came from inside the earth, but they were invisible …”

Spider-Man: Fever by Brendan McCarthy

Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Here we have the much-vaunted return of Brendan McCarthy to comics. After years adrift in the world of television and movies, the British artist finds his new home at Marvel, riding the wave of ’70s revivalism with a series that channels two of Ditko’s most pop creations.

American Son #1

Posted by on July 27th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

A decent cover followed by a whole lot of nothing. On display this issue: civilians with pointlessly dynamic postures, a black kid getting helped, unremarkable moments splashed across the page bigger than they should be.

Siege 2

Posted by on April 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

“Hey, what’s that in his hand?”

Spider-Woman #1

Posted by on March 18th, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Thinking about Wolverine during Jessica Drew’s night of the soul.

The Sign Language of Steve Ditko

Posted by on December 31st, 2009 at 12:01 AM

Panel from “…Corrector” in Ditko Package [©2001 Steve Ditko]

For TCJ #258 (February 2004), the Steve Ditko issue, Bill Randall wrote a piece entitled “Ditko’s Hands: An Appreciation.” He pointed out that the way in which Steve Ditko drew hands …

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