Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spidey goes retro!

The latest issue of Panini UK's Astonishing Spider-Man fortnightly comic arrived in newsagents today, with a story that may be of interest to fans of the sixties strips. 

Amongst the three stories in the issue is Convention Chaos from the U.S. edition of Spider-Man / Deadpool No.7 that sees Deadpool travel back to the 1960s. It's a wonderful homage / parody of early Spider-Man stories, even down to the off-register printing (deliberate in this case). 
Written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Scott Koblish doing a fine stylisation of Steve Ditko's work, it's not to be missed! The story is very tongue-in-cheek, with an appearance by Richard Nixon and a politician who speaks of building a wall to keep out the Mole Man. It's good fun, and worth the cover price alone.

Here's the info on the issue:

Astonishing Spider-Man Vol.6 #16. On sale 16th March 2017. 
76 pages of Astounding Action-Packed Arachnid-Adventure! Only £3.99!
A new Spider-Saga begins! There’s an accident at Parker Industries! What will Peter Parker do to save his employees, both as CEO AND Spider-Man?!

Also: in the greatest of Deadpool traditions, we present a “lost” issue of the Amazing Spider-Man! Join us as we flashback to the swinging ‘60s for one of Deadpool & Spidey’s earliest meetings! It’s totally hip, daddy-o!

Plus: The Back Cat makes her move against Ultimate Spider-Man!

By Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Brain Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness.

Includes material reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man #16, Spider-Man/Deadpool #7 and Spider-Man #5.


James Spiring said...

I wonder why the thought bubble and caption were re-lettered? Nice touch from Panini adding the classic style ASM logo webbing though, as used on the original 1960s cover that this homages.

Lew Stringer said...

I don't think the original captions are on the covers when Panini receive them so they'd need to do their own. They kept the style right for the retro look though which is good.

Chris B said...

Astonishing Spidey had now had webbing in the background of the logo for a while now, not just for this issue.

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