The Spider-Man Project

Untold Tales of Spider-Man: Strange Encounter

Posted by dave, October 1, 2007 at 9:36 am · No Comments ·

Untold Tales of Spider-Man: Strange EncounterPlot: Kurt Busiek
Script: Roger Stern
Pencils: Neil Vokes
Inks: Jay Geldhof
Lettering & Design: Richard Starkings
Originally published: 1998

I guess this is sort of a stand-alone one-shot, but it’s still under the Untold Tales name. I don’t think there are any more of these, but after reading this I certainly wish there were. To start off with, the art is stunning. I really love the style Neil Vokes – a little cartoony, but not so much that it felt silly. Spider-Man, especially, looked really cool.

The story here was also pretty good. There wasn’t anything particularly special about it, there were no big bombshells dropped, but it was well-written and entertaining. One plot point (or plot omission) I was surprised about was that, when Spider-Man asked Dr. Strange to erase everyone’s memory, he didn’t take the opportunity to tell Betty or Flash or JJJ that he was really Peter Parker. He keeps talking about how much he’d love to tell them, and if their memory’s being erased anyway, why not?

Anyway, definitely a cool book.

Rating:
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