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Review of the Amazing Spider-Man #300

I finally got a hold of my favorite issue of Amazing Spider-Man! Venom has always been my favorite Spider-man villain, even though as a kid I probably had no justification for liking him besides the fact that he looks so damn cool. I mean black Spider-man. How could you not think that he’s a badass. Amazing Spider-man #300 is the first time we see someone besides Peter in the symbiote costume. Peter had gotten a hold of the awesome black suit when he was fighting in the Secret Wars, Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8,  and kept it because of the benefits the suit gave him such as enhanced strength, endurance, and natural web fluid. He later got rid of the suit because of its aggressive tendencies. Basically the whole plot of Spider-Man 3. In issue 300 we find out that someone else had gotten a hold of the suit and had malintent for Peter. 

As iconic and groundbreaking as this issue is, who am I to criticize it? The worst that could be said about this period of Spider-man is its departure from the character’s original road-map. Peter is no longer a teenager with a couple of different girls that are interested in him. He is married. He does married people things. He has MJ to come home to every night, things seem to always workout. Many people hated this rut that Spider-man had apparently fallen into, but I really loved it. As someone that has a long-term girlfriend that he cares about deeply, I loved watching Peter and MJ’s relationship blossom. I liked to try and relate. Peter was dealing with real issues that I deal with and that interested me. Not only that, but the series became extremely dark and edgy at this time, making for an exciting change of course for a usually kid friendly super hero comic. 

Now don’t even get me started on Venom. What an interesting character. As a fan of both Marvel Cosmic and the more popular and terrestrial heroes like Spidey and DD, Venom is the best of both worlds. On top of that, he was written to be the best possible enemy for Spider-man. So much so that Venom can’t even be picked up by Spider-man’s spider-sense. HOLY CRAP. That may make Venom one of the only characters in the Marvel Universe that could potentially take out Spider-man with somewhat ease and without him putting up much of a fight. Of course I’m excluding ridiculous powerhouses like Thanos, Silver Surfer, and Galactus… who spidey has taken out anyway btw…. just saying…

So at the end of the day, yes, I am quite biased towards this issue because it sets up one of my favorite characters, but that does not take away from the fact that the cover, the art, and the story are some of the best that the Amazing Spider-man series has to offer. 

If you’re lucky, you can pick this issue up for about $100 on sites like ebay at a pretty medium grade. I HIGHLY recommend it. It is a must have for any spidey collector.

dshalv:

MOON KNIGHT #6 ‘Easter Eggs’
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MOON KNIGHT #6 ‘Easter Eggs’
dshalv:

MOON KNIGHT #6 ‘Easter Eggs’
dshalv:

MOON KNIGHT #6 ‘Easter Eggs’
dshalv:

MOON KNIGHT #6 ‘Easter Eggs’
dshalv:

MOON KNIGHT #6 ‘Easter Eggs’
dshalv:

MOON KNIGHT #6 ‘Easter Eggs’

dshalv:

MOON KNIGHT #6 ‘Easter Eggs’

One of my favorite things ever is to get texts from people asking me questions about comic books and television. It happens all the time and, honestly, it couldn’t make me happier. Keep them coming!

ucbcomedy:

#ucbwisdom

Today has been a great day so far, but now I am home by myself and I can’t help but feel alone. Do any of you ever feel alone? For me being alone is one of my biggest fears, and that’s why I’m usually hanging out with someone 24/7. Being alone depresses me greatly. This is probably why I’ve seen so many Movies/TV Shows, they provide the escape I need to not think about the fact that I’m by myself (plus I have a genuine love for them). Just sitting in silence by myself, to me, is the worse thing. I am uncomfortable like that. I even get very panicked and scared. Why?

These are just ramblings of a bored person.

paulftompkins:

bornofanatombomb:

With all the hullabaloo surrounding Marvel seeking out a director for the DOCTOR STRANGE movie, I went ahead and made a poster for them. Don’t worry about paying me, Marvel. You can have this one gratis.

Of course, that would mean you have to cast Paul F. Tompkins as Doctor Strange, but isn’t that what we all want, anyway?

I ALREADY HAVE MY OWN CAPE

her-last-bow:

michaelthepanda:

her-last-bow:

Pleeeeaaaaasssseeee stop being so frakking hypocritical! YES those things you pointed out are true. But there is one GLARING inconsistency in your argument kind of ruins it. Oh wait… there are TWO. Please. Just stop.

I wonder what this is directed at. I already love it though. 

Sorry. Needed to get it out. And I realize I am probably very hypocritical as well… but yeah… at the moment I don’t really care.

It’s all good!

I might take up spray painting again. Not like street tagging, I’m too scarred of Johnny Law to do that, but like paint on canvas with my own stencils that I have created. Now I just need something to stencil

her-last-bow:

Pleeeeaaaaasssseeee stop being so frakking hypocritical! YES those things you pointed out are true. But there is one GLARING inconsistency in your argument kind of ruins it. Oh wait… there are TWO. Please. Just stop.

I wonder what this is directed at. I already love it though. 

paulftompkins:

WHO SAYS I CAN’T PLAY DOGS? I CAN PLAY DOGS!

August 22nd on Netflix.

paulftompkins:

Backstage, The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN

Two people who know how to behave in THE THEATRE

My favorite thing ever paulftompkins:

Backstage, The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN

Two people who know how to behave in THE THEATRE

My favorite thing ever

paulftompkins:

Backstage, The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN

Two people who know how to behave in THE THEATRE

My favorite thing ever