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  1. says:

    I have to admit I threw up in my mouth a little when I cracked this open at the thought of Nick Spencer writing Spider Man, one of my all time favorite characters After reading his books of the last few years, especially his poorly executed evil Cap run, I hadthan a little trepidation This was fully what I expected, Ant Man and Superior Foes of Spider Man Redux Spencer focuses way too much on the shenanigans than crafting an interesting story It s the same bag of tricks he always seem I have to admit I threw up in my mouth a little when I cracked this open at the thought of Nick Spencer writing Spider Man, one of my all time favorite characters After reading his books of the last few years, especially his poorly executed evil Cap run, I hadthan a little trepidation This was fully what I expected, Ant Man and Superior Foes of Spider Man Redux Spencer focuses way too much on the shenanigans than crafting an interesting story It s the same bag of tricks he always seems to pull out Turn the character into a punching bag of ineptness and misery before having them eke out a win in the endthrough luck than skill With a story equal parts wacky and hapless, Spencer is the guy you know who thinks he is muchclever and funny than he really is The jokes here fell flat for me and having Pete and MJ get back together for the gazillionth time felt really uninspired Pete would be much better off with a Lois Lane type who didn t live in fear of him dying all the time, instead having no fear of danger herself Ryan Ottley s art was the saving grace for me Fresh off an epic run pencilling Invincible, he brought those same skills of drawing dynamic action scenes and expressive characters over to Spider Man


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    Good news, peopleIt s your Friendly Neighborhood Spider Man Please don t be thrown off by the kicking still friendlyThe Amazing Spider Man, cracking wise w the Avengers while in battle Back to Basics is an apropos title Peter Parker s and, by extension, Spider Man s life is put through its typical paces with bad luck and complications around nearly every corner Fortunately, Mary Jane and Aunt May are present for their usual supporting turns to provide comfort, and all soGood news, peopleIt s your Friendly Neighborhood Spider Man Please don t be thrown off by the kicking still friendlyThe Amazing Spider Man, cracking wise w the Avengers while in battle Back to Basics is an apropos title Peter Parker s and, by extension, Spider Man s life is put through its typical paces with bad luck and complications around nearly every corner Fortunately, Mary Jane and Aunt May are present for their usual supporting turns to provide comfort, and all sorts of A and B list villains even Spidey snidely remarks about the unexpected sighting of Big Wheel anyone else remember him make appearances While the pseudo split personality body storyline was not outstanding it was still reasonably entertaining and funny, but like other reviewers have already mentioned it was Ryan Ottley s illustrations that were the big draw ha ha for this volume


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    For over ten years when Dan Slott was writing The Amazing Spider Man, a lot has happened towards Peter Parker as he went through Brand New Day and Big Time , he swapped bodies with Doctor Octopus who took over as the Superior Spider Man and when Peter reclaimed his title, he ran Parker Industries where he became a successful businessman operating Worldwide Some might say that Dan Slott was throwing too many ideas in Peter s double life as throughout his ten year plus run, Slott was constan For over ten years when Dan Slott was writing The Amazing Spider Man, a lot has happened towards Peter Parker as he went through Brand New Day and Big Time , he swapped bodies with Doctor Octopus who took over as the Superior Spider Man and when Peter reclaimed his title, he ran Parker Industries where he became a successful businessman operating Worldwide Some might say that Dan Slott was throwing too many ideas in Peter s double life as throughout his ten year plus run, Slott was constantly changing up the mythos, for better or worse.Now that Slott is no longer writing the further adventures of Peter Parker, although he co written Spider Geddon alongside Christos Gage last year, Nick Spencer is now writing the main bi monthly Amazing Spider Man series beginning with a new 1 as part of Marvel s Fresh Start relaunch Following Slott s globe trotting adventures, Spencer is going Back to Basics where Peter has to start from scratch due to a revelation from the past puts his job, relationships and whole life in jeopardy.What makes Peter s current status evencomplicated, is that he has to share an apartment with not only his best friend Randy Robertson the son of Peter s former boss at the Daily Bugle but also Fred Myers AKA the super villain Boomerang From both the Free Comic Book Day issue and issue 1, Spencer knows how to write Peter Parker and his alter ego, in terms of both characterisation and how the Parker luck wreaks havoc in his private life.One can say that Spencer is giving the middle finger to his predecessor in scrapping every aspect that Slott established in his long run and to seal the deal, Spencer brings back a welcoming part of Peter s past, which is him rekindling his romance with Mary Jane Watson, something that has been negated since 2007 s controversial One More Day storyline Although it gives Peter a purpose in his life that he felt something was missing and hopefully this sweet romance will continue to blossom, Spencer doesn t quite know how to handle MJ other than being the shoulder to cry on.Having previously written The Superior Foes of Spider Man, Spencer has a sense of humour that fits well with Spidey s quips, which often includes pop culture references It may not elaborate on the sitcom premise of the superhero living with the super villain as at times it feels like Spencer just forgets it until it s used to progress the plot to humorous effect No doubt the writer has a fondness of showing the funny side of villains and even the appearance of the Lizard teaching a class much to Peter s initial horror is both strange and funny.With this run bringing back elements of Peter s past, it goes back to the origin in Amazing Fantasy 15 as Peter rediscovers the Isotope Genome Accelerator, the very machine that made the radioactive spider that bit the teenage Peter, whose life would be changed forever Upon revisiting this machine, things go Superman III as Peter Parker and Spider Man are split into two separate entities as the former is powerless but responsible whilst the latter is all power and no responsibility For taking such a hokey premise from one of the worst comic book movies ever, Spencer uses it to good effect in how it gives a fresh perspective in the Spider Man No More scenario and why the spider persona is a significant part of who Peter really is as opposed to being an additional baggage that gets in the way of the people who are significant in his life.Best known for his art on Robert Kirkman s Invincible, a violent comic that played against the tropes of the superhero genre, Ryan Ottley is not the most obvious choice to illustrate Spider Man However, he ends up being a natural fit in drawing the Marvel universe with expressive figure work and dynamic fight scenes as proven in the initial issue showcasing Spidey and his fellow Avengers are trying to prevent a supposed alien invasion.Considering the many naysayers towards Dan Slott s long run of The Amazing Spider Man, Nick Spencer is bringing back pleasurable aspects of Spidey s history and apply them to the web slinger s current status He may not know how to use everything displayed in this initial arc, it is a fun start that will please lifelong fans of Spidey s adventures and will hopefully introduce newbies to the domesticity of Marvel s Everyman hero


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    4 5 starsthe amazing spider man vol 1 back to basics by nick spencer 2018i used to dream of a life where it could just be us, you know with no green goblins or venoms making everything such a horror show but here s the thing that wouldn t be us, would it because it wouldn t be you my thoughts on this book i really enjoyed mary jane. mj watson is one of my favorite spider man side characters, if not my favorite consider 4 5 starsthe amazing spider man vol 1 back to basics by nick spencer 2018i used to dream of a life where it could just be us, you know with no green goblins or venoms making everything such a horror show but here s the thing that wouldn t be us, would it because it wouldn t be you my thoughts on this book i really enjoyed mary jane. mj watson is one of my favorite spider man side characters, if not my favorite considering i m not too diverse in my spider man comics seeing her influence on peter is so sweet and this showed how important she is to himthe storyline. i know cloning is kind of a part of spider man comics, but i haven t read any including the original clone saga so to me this story was fresh and uniquethe art. THIS ART WAS SO BEAUTIFUL it looked cartoony but still classic comic art i didn t enjoy new charactersbecaude i am not too knowledgeable with spider man characters and stories, the characters such as green goblin s coworker and peters professor had no development and little involvement to this story considering peter explained everything and solved everything himself, they were pointless in conclusion i really enjoyed this series and it was a good starter to spider man, it made me love the main universe peter a lotthe story started and ended cleanly and didn t leave anything unsaid


  5. says:

    This didn t really click with me It spent way too much time setting up silly jokes and shenanigans than it did with interesting villains or exciting plots.


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    While many may have grudge against Nick Spencer, for his Captain America run I unfortunately do not mostly because I didn t read his Cap run However, I did read his Ant Man run, which made me fall in love with the character So reading his Spider Man, it defiantly lived up to my expectations.What I liked Story following Peter Parker being down on his luck, and trying to balance his life with Spider Man The humor feltnatural, and organic, unlike Chip Zadarsky s run where he tried too ha While many may have grudge against Nick Spencer, for his Captain America run I unfortunately do not mostly because I didn t read his Cap run However, I did read his Ant Man run, which made me fall in love with the character So reading his Spider Man, it defiantly lived up to my expectations.What I liked Story following Peter Parker being down on his luck, and trying to balance his life with Spider Man The humor feltnatural, and organic, unlike Chip Zadarsky s run where he tried too hard with the comedy The art was great, well drawn, and it fitted well Giving it a fun energetic tone of the book What I didn t like There was a joke that was weird to read and Rocket Raccoon trying to make it sound cool During the presentation at university, woman speaks about cheating and shows 3 students who cheated their tests Why am I bringing this up One of them bribed a skrull and made me scratch my head with questions What was the bribe What did the skrull get in exchange for helping him How did she find out about it Overall, this is a great start with good story, comedy, characters, and some touching moments It s also a good jumping point for the new readers


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    Story Pete is back to having no luck and a shitty life All the great things he was given, a company, a good job, his degree from college, it is ALL ripped away within moments But it isn t all bad, Peter gets to get back with MJ There is a silver lining However, what happens when Spider man and Peter Parker split up What happens when a new bug villain makes a entrance and knows Spider man s true identity What is Kraven up to Art Probably the strongest part I fucking love Ottlys art He Story Pete is back to having no luck and a shitty life All the great things he was given, a company, a good job, his degree from college, it is ALL ripped away within moments But it isn t all bad, Peter gets to get back with MJ There is a silver lining However, what happens when Spider man and Peter Parker split up What happens when a new bug villain makes a entrance and knows Spider man s true identity What is Kraven up to Art Probably the strongest part I fucking love Ottlys art He did great on invincible and no different here Some awesome action scenes, funny reactions, emotional moments, all displayed wonderfully Enjoyment Loved the heck out of Peter and MJ It felt really well done I also am really intrigued with this new villain, and the power is scary I think the art is great and makes this a really uplifting and fun title to read Spider man is funny again What didn t work I like Spencer s work most of the time but my god, we don t need 15 speech bubbles every page Let this shit breath man Too wordy and also too much all in one page It s just paced weirdly Overall, fun and exciting Not amazing but a pretty good start Hoping it continues to improve A 3 out of 5


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    This isn t bad but I really wanted it to be better.What s it about I can t say much without spoilers Let s just say Peter is going through some pretty crazy, probably life changing stuff.Pros The story is interesting There is a fair bitto it but I don t want to spoil too much It s nothing that is changing the comics medium or a masterpiece in storytelling but it s a fun Spidey story The artwork is very well done There are a few iffy panels here and there but most of the scenes are v This isn t bad but I really wanted it to be better.What s it about I can t say much without spoilers Let s just say Peter is going through some pretty crazy, probably life changing stuff.Pros The story is interesting There is a fair bitto it but I don t want to spoil too much It s nothing that is changing the comics medium or a masterpiece in storytelling but it s a fun Spidey story The artwork is very well done There are a few iffy panels here and there but most of the scenes are very well drawn.The characters are very well written I m happy view spoiler Mary Jane hide spoiler is back It s obvious that Spencer is most likely a fan himself and gets these characters very well which makes me happy.The superhero action scenes are great and frequent It s the sort of fun action that readers want from a Spider Man comic.The humor is well done Nick Spencer s strong suit is humor stop taking so damn long to release The Fix and like I said, he gets Spidey s character so yeah, definitely does a good job with the humor.Cons This book is fairly predictable There s some sorta surprising twisty stuff in the first 2 issues but after that it s all very predictable.The dialogue is pretty bad A lot of it is sorta like Spencer tries too hard to be hip or something It s kinda cringey at times.There s a bit of social commentary in this and while I m not against that kinda thing in comics if done well, it doesn t work here In all fairness it isn t forced maybe he took advice from reviews for other books from him and Marvel but it s still not well written.The villains are kinda weak in this volume My problem is most of the villains that appear in this get defeated in around 5 pages except for the character that causes the main conflict and that character is sorta cheesy unoriginal.The first issue is a tad overwhelming with sad moments It s not depressing or anything but still, for Spider ManOverall This comic is okay but it s not nearly as good as I hoped Spencer does a solid job at a fun story with action and humor but the predictability, bad dialogue and weak villains yeah, they fuck it up a bit though not enough to make it bad.I ll add volume 2 to my reading list and hope that this is just a weak first volume in Spencer s run but I wouldn t particularly recommend it unless you re particularly interested in seeing Spencer s take on the character.3 5


  9. says:

    What an unreadable mess, this totally sucked.


  10. says:

    I ve read a lot of Spider man For most of the years that I ve been reading comics Dan Slott has been working on the Spider title, whether he was the main writer or in the team of writers This is the first volume of the era after Dan Slott when Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, and Ramos are on the book And I really liked this first volume.I read them as the issue were releasing and in the wake of the heartfelt issue 801 and that felt like a goodbye to someone who put a lot of time and love into Spi I ve read a lot of Spider man For most of the years that I ve been reading comics Dan Slott has been working on the Spider title, whether he was the main writer or in the team of writers This is the first volume of the era after Dan Slott when Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, and Ramos are on the book And I really liked this first volume.I read them as the issue were releasing and in the wake of the heartfelt issue 801 and that felt like a goodbye to someone who put a lot of time and love into Spider man I bring all this up because this volume feels like taking a bat to things left behind by that era of Spider man.Spider man s Otto s degree Gone.Science editor job Gone.Any source of stability Gone.Is all that being taken away worth it I think so yes I d lovestories with Peter as a science editor at the Daily Bugle, and I d love for him to have his degree But where the story goes in losing those things how it uses that to tell a really good tale of the dichotomy tale between Peter Parker and Spider man And how Spider man needs Peter Parker just like Peter Parker needs Spider man to be Spider man I can deal with the lose of status quo that s been there for the last few years.And he gets back with Mary Jane which is something that s been influx since One More day, and hopefully it ll stick until someone s got an axe to grind again.So Back to basics as it s titled Peter is living with two roommates, one a criminal another the son of Robbie from the Daily Bugle long time friend to Peter Parker Peter is also on ice with other superheroes because Mayor Fisk has approved of this one and only superhero And he lost his degree, then his job, and approval from Aunt May So Pete is down again getting kicked by life with his old Parker luck It always happens but here it was tough to read because things looked good for him again.But he wouldn t be Spider man if life wasn t kicking the crap out of him every now and then because of Peter s own decisions With great power comes great responsibility and this story demonstrates that greatly Because Peter goes back to college to meet with Curt Conners who in an interrupted demonstration is attacked by Black ant and Taskmaster making a welcome appearance, to stop them Peter uses some gas that causes a distraction and he himself also sets off a machine that splits Spider man into two beings One is Spider man while the other is Peter Parker Ego and id, power and responsibility That s the basic setup for the story and I think it leads to a pretty great one A good debut story for Spencer on the wall crawler.Ryan Ottley is fantastic on the wallcrawler The images are so full of life, they pop And I love it.4 stars If you gave up on Amazing Spider man give it a shot if you didn t then you should still read it Solid Spider man story and a good jumping on point


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  • 12 November 2019
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About the Author: Nick Spencer

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Nick Spencer is a comic book writer known for his creator owned titles at Image Comics Existence 2.0 3.0, Forgetless, Shuddertown, Morning Glories , his work at DC Comics Action Comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents , and for his current work at Marvel Comics Iron Man 2.0, Ultimate Comics X Men.