Wednesday, November 21, 2012
From Sonic to Spidey
As you know, this blog mainly focuses on British comics old and new but I'm sure you won't mind a brief diversion to mention the latest issue of Marvel Amazing Spider-Man from Marvel U.S. as it may appeal to those of you who used to read Sonic the Comic! What?
Richard Elson, who used to be the regular artist on Sonic the Comic and has since illustrated Kingdom for 2000AD as well as numerous other strips (even a Dennis the Menace or two long ago) is the guest artist on Amazing Spider-Man No.698 which is out in comic shops today! If that in itself hasn't piqued your interest, perhaps the fact that this is a key issue will get you rushing to your nearest comic store. Yes, there's a major revelation in this issue that is a turning point for ol' Spidey. This is truly a collector's item!
Coincidentally, I guessed what the big reveal was at least a month ago (my theory is out there on the Internet somewhere). It's what I would have done if I was writing the comic, so I'm very curious to see where this goes. For all I know there might even be another twist before the series reaches its final issue with No.700. No spoilers will be published here though so if you leave a comment don't reveal anything or you'll spoil it for others.
Written by Dan Slott, Amazing Spider-Man has been on a roll for the last several months and it looks like things aren't slowing down any time soon. If you haven't read the comic for a while, give it a try! As you can see from the page I scanned above, Rich has captured Spider-Man perfectly. Classic stuff! Richard's next Marvel job is drawing the new series of Morbius the Living Vampire, on sale soon.
Amazing Spider-Man No.698 is out today so snap it up quickly! Here's the cover to look for. (Artwork by Paolo Rivera.)