Friday, January 16, 2009

Amazing Spider-Man #583 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Amazing Spider-Man #583, about which I write the following sentences: "The letters page mentions that the story was a one-week rush job, but that doesn't make the story any better to read. Written by Zeb Wells, with art by Todd Nauck (and to make matters ever worse, colored by Frank D'Armata, who over-highlights everything he gets his stylus on -- take a close look at how he colors Obama's face in the third panel of the third page of the story and see his hideous brand of coloring in action), 'Spidey Meets the President!' has all the wit and wisdom of a Twinkie ad and about half the laughs. It's a slapstick, wacky episode involving Obama, Spidey, and the Chameleon, and if this is Marvel's way of bringing customers into comic shops to buy more comics, I think they've done a lot more harm than they realize. Reading this embarrassing story couldn't possibly make any new reader want to come back for more. The Obama story is so bad that it might make a new reader give up on Spider-Man, and maybe even the Democrats, forever."

Read the entire review HERE.

3 comments:

Mike Leader said...

"The Obama story is so bad that it might make a new reader give up on Spider-Man, and maybe even the Democrats, forever."

What a pull-quote!

Got to agree with you, though. It's been selling out / going for high prices on ebay here in the UK as well. Dear me.

Mike

http://wildtyme.blogspot.com

Andrew Wales said...

The cover is odd. Is there any money in pictures of the back of Obama's head?

Timothy Callahan said...

I think it's been firmly established that Mr. Parker is of the web-it-to-the-wall-and-let-it-snap=away school of photography. He has no idea what to do with a camera in his hands. Plus, you would think that when the pic of Obama's hair, neck, and shoulders does run in the DB, the "Photo by Peter Parker" attribution might give away his secret identity. Uh oh, time for Mephisto again!