Not exactly a new purchase but when I had ordered the untold tales of spiderman omnibus, I had ordered it from amazon.ca and the ultimate spider-man omnibus from amazon.com. I realized that USOM had a price decrease on amazon.com while ultimate would cost me the same as USOM had on amazon.ca so I cancelled both orders and ordered them again each from the other site.
Last edited by Gryphon; 03-04-2012 at 10:23 PM.
Untold Tales Of Spiderman Omnibus has arrived.
I got my two Hardcover Volumes of the Spider-Man Newspaper strip today! One I got for $5 too, quite the deal.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.-C.S.Lewis
Next Chapter vol 2. the pre JMS era (mackie)
Ben Reily 2
SM through the Decades (i am a sucker for new profiles for marvel handbook)
Fight against Drugs...i wished marvel printed the whole PSA
Spider-man the graphic novels HC
Ultimate Spider-man Omnibus vol 1
Kraven's Last Hunt HC
Haven't read it before but I've heard great things so I'm excited to get into it.
Just picked up Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Volumes 1 through 7 and The Death of Gwen Stacy.
Geez Louise, there were a LOT of hardcovers out this week. Ultimate Spidey Omnibus, Avenging Spidey vol. 1, Carnage: USA, Perceptions, Graphic Novels, and Ultimate Comics Spidey vol. 2. Also Spider-Hunt.
...I got none of them. ;_;
The graphic novels really impressed me. I had heard a lot of complaints about parrallel lives recently but I dont understand them after reading the comics. Plus its interesting to realize there was a third life being parralleled ( which makes sense)
The other stories contained within were also good but the art stood out the most on hooky.
Amazing Spider-man Omnibus volume 2
ASM Omnibus 2, Ultimate Omnibus, Best Of Spider-Man OHC 1 and 5, One More Day, Brand New Day 1-3, New Ways To Die, Crime And Punisher, Kraven's First Hunt.
Trying to get caught up from ASM v2 #30 to present. Not too much more left to get. Organising the trades in order before starting buying them was the most intimidating part. If I can, I'll be getting everything in hardcover, excepting The Other which is a little too expensive. Anyone have any photos of similarly complete collections so I could get a look at what's in store for my poor shelves?
Essential web of spider-man volume 1
The popular opinion at the time from what I remember from letters pages, was that most people hated it. Not necessarily for the stories themselves but because of the whole idea that the Peter Parker they had been reading since ASM 135 --or whatever number it was-- was not the "real" Peter. It was a ballsy move by Marvel but it was a move that they ultimately reconned because of fan reaction.
I think the idea at the time in the editorial dept was that Peter and MJ as a couple were boring but they didn't want to split them up (this problem sounds familiar doesn't it? It was like the first attempt at "One more day"). Ben was supposed to replace Peter for good but the fans hated it so much that they completely returned everything to the status quo in PPSM #75 (which is an admittedly awesome issue IMO).
The solution was that they were right back where they started before the clone saga and that was also the problem. If the Editorial dept at the time followed their instincts and just let there be a spider-man clone out there who married MJ, they could have done alot of interesting things with Ben Reilly (without the need for Mephiso).
Here's what I think should have been done:
Peter, feeling bad for being a clone that stole the life of the real version of himself, relinquishes the Peter Parker name to Ben Reilly, so that he can have his true identity once again. The cloned version of Peter now dyes his hair blonde goes off with MJ and moves to Portland to raise their baby daughter May.
I feel as though fans would have felt slightly better about this outcome because Spider-Man would still be Peter Parker, have the same hair color, wear the same costume, and be able to have all of the same supporting characters but with the twist that he has a big chunk of history missing and he's have to call up the clone in Portland to fill him in on what happened.
Then down the line if you wanted MJ back you could bring her back by making the clone degenerate or something, then if they got back together it would be REALLY WEIRD for them.