The Spider-Man Project

Peter Parker, Spider-Man Vol. 1 -001

Posted by dave, September 14, 2007 at 5:26 pm · No Comments ·

Peter Parker, Spider-Man Vol. 1 -001A Prelude in Red
Writer: Howard Mackie
Penciler: Dan Fraga
Inker: Scott Hanna
Colors: Gregory Wright
Letters: Richard Starkings
Originally published: July 1997

This book is mostly a story about the Stacy brothers, Captain Detective George Stacy and his PI/security guard brother, Art, and Norman Osborn. The plot basically revolves around some research Osborn has stolen from a former associate, and how it’s testing on a lab assistant has created a psychopathic serial killer monster. (This research is clearly paving the way for what will eventually turn into the goblin stuff.) The Stacy brothers are out to solve the case, but with different methods and ideologies.

There was supposed to be a lot of tension between the Stacy brothers, but I found it all very artificial. The characters came across as flat, two-dimensional caricatures. This is partially because actual characterization and development were replaced by far, far too much exposition, both from a narrator and in the dialogue.

Overall I thought the book was kinda boring. I did like the character designs of the monster and Art Stacy, though. If Art had super powers, he’d be 90s guy.

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