Monday, January 26, 2009

19. Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations

Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski
The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 2

Pages: unpaginated
Finished: Jan. 25, 2009
First Published: 2002 (contains previously published comic books)
Genre: graphic novel, fantasy
Rating: 2.5/5

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

First sentence:

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you the following Special Bulletin.

Comments: SPOILERS! I guess I'm pretty much going to call this the mopey volume. There are no villains for Spider-Man to fight and everybody pretty much mopes around. The first story has nothing to do with the running plot but is a soppy 9/11 piece, you can just here the Star Spangled Banner playing in the background. But it was fun to see members of the X-Men, The Avengers and the Fantastic Four helping out with the rescue operation. Then the story picks up again and Aunt May does a lot of moping around because she's found out about Peter really being Spider-Man. Then Peter mopes around because he's found one of his students is homeless and lives with a bunch of other homeless children and finally we get to end with Mary Jane moping around because even though her new life is glamourous she is unhappy. The one good thing about this issue is that is does set up the various storylines for the next volume. I certainly hope we get some Super-Hero action in the next volume.

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