Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Spider-Man: Brand New Day -- Extra! #1 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Spider-Man: Brand New Day -- Extra! #1, about which I write the following sentences: "Much like the Spider-Man Free Comic Book Day offering from 2007, this issue features three stories by three different creative teams, two of which tease some upcoming plotline in 'Amazing Spider-Man.' You get to the end of the first story, for example, and it says, 'Hammerhead Returns in Amazing Spider-Man #575 -- This October!' The last one ends almost the same way, with an announcement about an upcoming story arc and when it begins. Only the middle story neglects such announcements, largely because it's a Peter Parker/Harry Osborn relationship story, and it would be silly to write, 'Harry and Peter Continue to Argue and then Make Up in Amazing Spider-Man #572 -- and Every Issue!' But even though this comic seems designed to promote upcoming issues, it's a pretty good comic on its own. The three stories are each very different, and they all show the better side of the Brand New Day Spider-Man. These kinds of stories could probably have been told during the previous era, but they weren't. And now they are. And I think that's a good thing."

Read the entire review HERE.

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