It’s that time of the year again, the time of year when all 3 of my kids get the creepin’ crud, and I can feel it trying to come for me. On the plus side I’ve read some comics, not just from this century, or decade, from this year. Maybe.
Spidey #1 & #2
Writer: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Nick Bradshaw
Colorist: Jim Campbell
Letters: Travis Lanham
Assistant Editor: Devin Lewis
Editor: Nick Lowe
Spidey is another retelling of the early days of Spider-Man, it’s not so much the origin all over again, we get the quick one page recap at the beginning of each issue. I don’t know that it necessarily makes it totally clear that Uncle Ben is dead, and at this point we don’t need to go down that road again. It’s also for all intents and purposes an all-ages book (rated T for some reason) and why that is more fully embraced I’m not sure. If you like your Spidey in high school, and going back to the formula of the classic early years of Spidey, you might want to check this out. The story is kind of between some of the early issues of Spider-Man, and brings things into the modern world. It’s teen Spider-Man but he’s tweeting and all that stuff the kids do these days. The best part of the book by far is the art by Nick Bradshaw, it’s clean, expressive, and a joy to look at. With a different artist, I might drop this book, or at least get it just for the kids, but for now, I’m in. And so is my son.
Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #1
Writer: Kate Leth
Artist: Brittney L. Williams
Colorist: Megan Wilson
Lettering: VC’s Joe Sabino & Clayton Cowles
Assistant Editor: Chris Robinson
Editor: Wil Moss
Patsy Walker, aka Hellcat! is a cute book, and I mean that in the best way, it’s fun too. I had no idea what to expect going into the book, and actually forgot I had picked it up. Silly me, just flipping through the book now to write this and I’m smiling again. The book feels like a good follow through from She-Hulk, who appears in the book, and it also sets up Patsy to move forward in her own direction in a fun way. She loses her job with She-Hulk and the place she was staying, but gains a friend, a roommate, reconnects with an old friend, and comes up with a sort of brilliant idea for a business. A temp agency for people with powers, either from the Terrigan Mist or mutants or whatever, people with no desire to be superheroes, but want to make a living. I know the second issue just came out, but I haven’t been able to get out and pick it up yet. If you dig Squirrel Girl, give this a shot, it’s fun as heck.
I’ll be back in a bit with more reviews and other cool stuff.