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Wednesday, 25 March 2015
PART TWO OF UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN COVER & IMAGE GALLERY...
And now, another bunch of covers and images from UNTOLD TALES Of SPIDER-MAN, a retro-mag from the '90s which set its stories back in the days of LEE & DITKO's era of the wondrous web-slinger. I told you just about everything you need to know about the mag last time, so there's no point going over old ground. Instead, let's focus on the difference between comics of today and what I like to call 'the good ol' days'. I was in a local comicbook store recently, and overheard someone talking about the subject. He may have been referring to a specific title, but his comment was apropos to most contemporary comicbooks, the main purpose of which seems to be to provide content for collected editions and thereby sell the same material twice.
"You've got to read them all together or they don't make any sense!" was what he said, referring to a continuing story-arc in a series of issues of the same title. And he's right. I can't be bothered with all that. When I pick up a comic, I want it to be self-contained, or - if it's a continued story - to be no more than three or four issues at most. That was the good thing about the comics of a now-vanished era; there may have been a continuing sub-plot to keep the reader interested, but the main storyline was usually done and dusted in one ish. The only comic that I know of that does this today is DAREDEVIL in PANINI's The MIGHTY WORLD Of MARVEL.
Got any thoughts on the matter? Then you know where the comments section is. In the meantime, enjoy the piccies from a comic that knew how to give readers what they wanted.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, March 25, 2015