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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 my local FORBIDDEN PLANET store recently, and over-
heard 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
"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