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Thursday, 16 January 2014
I'm sure you all know about the HACHETTE PARTWORKS series of MARVEL books by now, but I thought I'd remind you that Part 2, which is currently on sale, contains a recoloured presentation of AMAZING FANTASY #15 - SPIDER-MAN's first appearance. This version was originally available in 2012 as part of Spidey's 50th anniversary, and makes for an interesting comparison to the original 1962 issue, colour-wise.
I think the new colouring job gives the art an extra depth and has been very well-done, although I have some reservations about the choice of colours used. (I'd prefer to see something closer to the original colour palette, but with the modern, almost 3D look.)
Unfortunately, the book perpetuates the official myth about AF #15, long since debunked by the actual facts of the case (see here), but, that apart, it's well-worth £6.99. (Regular price from Part 3 will be £9.99.) Part 1 also contains an error, in that it lists IRON MAN's first appearance as TALES Of SUSPENSE #29, as opposed to #39. Probably just a typo though, as a thumbnail of the issue's cover was included.
So, what are you waiting for? ON SALE NOW!
Posted by Kid at Thursday, January 16, 2014