The Spider-Man Project

Untold Tales of Spider-Man 003

Posted by dave, September 25, 2007 at 6:55 pm · No Comments ·

Untold Tales of Spider-Man 003Hearts, Flowers and True Grit
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Penciler: Pat Olliffe
Inkers: Al Vey w/ Pam Eklund
Lettering: Richard Starkings
Colors: Steve Mattsson
Originally published: November 1995

Yet another Sandman story, this time set right after he’s captured by the Human Torch. When the Sandman escapes, he pummels the hell out of Spider-Man and sends Peter on a self-doubt spiral. Luckily Betty Brant’s around to pull Peter out of his misery and get him back in the game.

This issue wasn’t bad, but I don’t think it was up to Busiek’s standards. The depiction of Peter’s emotional state was good, and I think that’s something Busiek really specializes in. I love that he always makes the book about the characters, rather than the action. Unfortunately, the dialogue in this story didn’t ring true to me. Spider-Man’s taunts were pretty lame, and Betty seemed relatively two-dimensional.

This wasn’t Busiek’s best work, but it was still enjoyable.


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