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The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 Annual 010

Posted by dave, April 17, 2008 at 8:41 pm · No Comments ·

The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 Annual 010“Step Into My Parlor…” / “…Said the Spider to the Fly!”
Plot: Len Wein
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Artist: Gil Kane
Inkers: Giacoia, Esposito
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Originally published: 1976

Well, the newspaper in this issue says February 27 1976, but we’ll just ignore that.

After a big, long Ross Andru stretch, Gill Kane’s art looks positively weird. I must say, I disapprove. Kane’s line work always bothers me, and his JJJ in this issue looks terrible. I do like the character designs for Harlan Stillwell and the Human Fly, though.

I realize this is a king-size annual or whatever, but it’s a bit of overkill to spend two whole pages on Spidey approaching a building a discussing said approach. That just reeked of filler. Once this issue got going it was pretty good, but it leaned too heavily on action and the A-plot, with no real B- or C-plots to be found. It would have been nice to touch on Peter Parker’s personal life bit, or something other than the Human Fly stuff.



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