Wednesday, 10 May 2017

RECOMMENDED READING: SPIDER-MAN - THE LIFELINE TABLET SAGA...


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Picked up this great book in a comicbook store today, but they saw me before I could get out the door with it.  (Hee hee, wotta laugh I am and no mistake.)  Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting into its pages as it's a belter.  Read the spiel on the back cover below and see if you can resist the lure of the MARVEL magic within.

6 comments:

Phil S said...

Is this the story when Silvermane shrinks to nothing? I would buy that because I have that one issue but none of the rest of the storyline.

Kid said...

Dunno, PS, haven't read it yet. Will let you know when I do.

paul Mcscotty said...

This is one of my favourite Spider-Man tales (the Romita one). I already have some of the original comics that this appeared in and the rest of it in reprints so I won’t be purchasing it - but one to be HIGHLY recommended if you don’t have these or haven't read them. I don't think I have seen the Steve Rude story so I might ahve a wee look next time I'm in Glasgow.

Phil yes this is indeed the story where Silvermane gets younger and younger until he disappears.

Kid said...

Steve Rude, 'though a great artist, seems to have difficulty when it comes to shadows and reflections, PM. In a Thor story he drew, a figure with a spear (or something) in his hand, cast a shadow on the ground with the spear in the other hand. And in a panel of one of his Spidey strips in this book, Peter and Gwen's reflection can be seen in a mirror, but they're the wrong way 'round. Jack Kirby had something similar, in that he sometimes gave characters two left hands or feet. Incidentally, the Rude tales look awesome - you should buy the book for them alone. I also have the Romita stories in reprints, plus I've got the original issue of the one guest-starring Quicksilver.

paul Mcscotty said...

I'm starting to think you have shares in FP Glasgow! :) - Im downsizing my comics collection (and other areas like music etc) so now only buy it something I really want and don't already have - currently (well last 20 years) anything Frank Robbins - I should like Rude's work more than I do, hes a fantastic artist, but something about it is a bit "stiff"

Kid said...

And all other good comics shops, don't forget, PM. If only, eh? Nah, it's nothing to do with me - I've got enough on my hands being a 'forbidden blogger'. Wait 'til you see the book - Rude's art is very Romita-ish.

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