Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys

Spider-Man: Death of the StacysI ve known about this classic story arc for years but don t think I d ever read it You have to like comics from the time period to get into it, but it s got to be one of the best of the era Great writing and great artwork It s got all the fun of Spider Man with a tragic edge. 27th book read in 2013 Number 61 out of 318 on my all time book list.Follow the link below to see my video review Spider Man S Career Has Often Been Shaped By Tragedy, But Rarely As Much As In The Story Of The Stacy S Two Of Spider Man S Greatest Enemies, Doc Ock And The Green Goblin, Made Comic Book History By Killing The Wall Crawler S Police Officer Mentor, Captain Stacy, And His First True Love, Gwen. It took me a while to get past the seriously obnoxious commentary in the intro to this book Gerry Conway whines about how boring Gwen was, and basically takes credit for anybody being interested in her right now, saying it s only because he decided to kill her But once I was done rolling my eyes, I read this and it really is an indisputably great comics story or, rather, two stories since the first part is a Stan Lee written Doctor Octopus arc which includes the death of Peter Parker s It took me a while to get past the seriously obnoxious commentary in the intro to this book Gerry Conway whines about how boring Gwen was, and basically takes credit for anybody being interested in her right now, saying it s only because he decided to kill her But once I was done rolling my eyes, I read this and it really is an indisputably great comics story or, rather, two stories since the first part is a Stan Lee written Doctor Octopus arc which includes the death of Peter Parker s friend George Stacy, and the second part is the Gerry Conway Green Goblin story about the death of George s daughter Peter s girlfriend Gwen The real creative star here isn t Lee or Conway but artist Gil Kane The packaging on the book is beautiful I love Marvel s premiere hardcovers, and it s a real showcase for Kane s dynamic layouts and expressive faces the inking, mostly by John Romita, Sr., is no slouch either I still find it pretty obnoxious that Gwen hardly even has any dialogue in Conway s issues also that Norman Osborn s rant about Gwen as he s about to kill her is eerily like what Conway says about her in the introduction It s a pretty nasty, cold blooded way to treat a character who deserved better Also, better the much later retcon that Gwen and Norman had been lovers After reading this, I did go to read the final issue of Kurt Busiek s Marvels this story and the Loeb Sale work in Spider Man Blue are largely responsible for my strong affection for Gwen, and while they both stumble a little by viewing her through rather idealized rose colored glasses I m sure Conway s right that she was only written that way because those writers remembered the brutal nature of her death, but I m still not convinced that s something to take credit for they both do a much better job than this of showing Gwen as a real, human person whose fate is worth caring about.Critiques aside, though, these are still really engaging, lively, and honestly ground breaking stories they also call shenanigans on the argument that good spider man stories require Peter to be a carefree, immature loser Not that I d want all Spidey stories to be this dark, but they re definitely both intense and engaging and oh yeah, there s even room for an Iceman teamup Two plot lines that are integral to understanding Peter Parker Spider Man s character This is a nicely collected set The art is classic but it has been cleaned up color wise to look smoother than what was available when these stories were first published The stories feel a little dated but the themes and emotion of them are timeless A must have for any Spider Man fan that is a good reread every once in a while. Wow, this was probably one of the most intense Spiderman comics I ve readGreat work on the story, characters, artwork, well, everything Come on Spidey fans, grab hold of this one.. Perhaps you are aware that I LOOOOVE Peter Parker.He s my fave No matter the writer, no matter the decade, no matter the actor Spidey is the best.So this comic was a must Previously I had read and was gutted by Spiderman Blue dunno why GR won t let me link it So reading the story first hand was long time coming.I feel that, for the time it was written, this comic book is really impressive Is it weird to say that I feel that if I had read this comic at the time it came out I would have Perhaps you are aware that I LOOOOVE Peter Parker.He s my fave No matter the writer, no matter the decade, no matter the actor Spidey is the best.So this comic was a must Previously I had read and was gutted by Spiderman Blue dunno why GR won t let me link it So reading the story first hand was long time coming.I feel that, for the time it was written, this comic book is really impressive Is it weird to say that I feel that if I had read this comic at the time it came out I would have felt that Gwen s death came out of nowhere but, at the same time, was hinted out and layed out for months Because it sure feels so This kind of writing in comics was way ahead of its time.Anyway, I don t know if I m making any sense I liked this comic for what it is and taking in consideration the time it was released in Nowadays perhaps this would had been handled withspace to grief But I m not sure that what we got was perfect as it was Specially the last pages with MJ.I m making a mess haha Bye PETE I LOVE YOU I have heard a lot about Gwen but still dont feel like I know her much This was pretty saddening to read though. Warning If youve never read a Spider Man comic or seen a Spider Man movie, then spoilers You cant go home again You cant put that magic and wonder of your first comic back in a bottle and re apply it especially if you were weaned on Silver Age comics.This was the very first comic that I remember reading my first introduction to Spider Man I was captivated, thrilled Spider Man vs the Lizard And the Astonishing Ant Man against his arch nemisis Egghead I was five years old and discovered Warning If you ve never read a Spider Man comic or seen a Spider Man movie, then spoilers You can t go home again You can t put that magic and wonder of your first comic back in a bottle and re apply it especially if you were weaned on Silver Age comics.This was the very first comic that I remember reading my first introduction to Spider Man I was captivated, thrilled Spider Man vs the Lizard And the Astonishing Ant Man against his arch nemisis Egghead I was five years old and discovered something that would carry me through for many years of excitement and enjoyment Antman vs Egghead That s entertainment, baby Now, how does revisiting comics from this era to be honest, towards the end of the Silver Age register on the Wow meter now that I have a tendency to review most of these stories from a jaundiced, cynical POV Should I embrace my comic book reading inner child Let s parse this volume up, shall we Part, the first Captain Stacy bites the dust.Nice save, Pops The kid grows up to run a meth lab Five issues of Stan Lee phoning it in and let s face it, his days as a writer were almost behind him Cheesy dialogue, expositional writing and thought balloons out the wazoo, overall, it s a comic written down to your average 1st grader.The first two issues are about Stacy s death, the other three devoted to Spider Man going after a crooked politician named Bullitt, all the while being chased by Iceman because of one of those kooky, classic super hero misunderstandings.It was sorta a reunion of Spider Man and his Amazing Friends sans the hot babe.Next How to rate one of those top 10 watershed comics moments Gerry Conway, the writer, in an introduction written for this volume, claimed that the dark tone of the book set the stage for other darker comic stories to come e.g The Dark Phoenix Saga He might be overstating his case a bit, but this story still packs somewhat of a punch.We know it s not Aunt May, cuz that withered old broad is immortal.This story is a huge part of the Spider Man mythos and the death scene s were incorporated into both runs of the Spider Man movies For starters, Harry Osborn has just dropped acid I m not kidding and this puts Norman Osborn over the edge.So it s a fine day to wreak havoc on the Spider Man, with the target being Gwen Stacy Sadly, push comes to shove and we get an uncharacteristically vengeful hero.They don t build Goblin Gliders like the used to Don t be sad for Norman Osborn, he took his weird, carpet headed haircut and vacationed in Europe for twenty years of continuity to come back just in time for the fabulous Clone Saga.A little pathos Mary Jane steps up and out of her go go boots.Bottom line Skip the Death of Captain Stacy and read the last two issues Sure they re over forty years old, but it s what every Spider Man fan should read at least once.And You can t go home again sigh I had already read most of this collection in an Essential book, but I wanted to see how it read put together in a single collection This is a very solid book One of theenjoyable I read recently The book deals with the death of both Captain Stacy and Gwen Stacy, but even without those two major Spider Man events, it would still be an enjoyable read As a fan of the early days of Spider Man, I m a fan of both Doctor Octopus and Green Goblin A book with them both as the main villains is I had already read most of this collection in an Essential book, but I wanted to see how it read put together in a single collection This is a very solid book One of theenjoyable I read recently The book deals with the death of both Captain Stacy and Gwen Stacy, but even without those two major Spider Man events, it would still be an enjoyable read As a fan of the early days of Spider Man, I m a fan of both Doctor Octopus and Green Goblin A book with them both as the main villains is basically a guaranteed hit with me Here we get to see why they are both such classic and dangerous foes Both have taken the life of someone close to Peter Although both did it inadvertently The art and color are both amazing I love John Romita He only draws one issue of the book, but for the rest of it he is inking and you can definitely tell his influence is still very strong Gil Kane does some great work in here as well I m not a huge fan of the way he draws faces, but with the Romita inks it s not a problem There is also a few pages after Gwen s death where the art really shines Peter has this look on his face that so perfectly captures his feelings at the time He looks both overcome with grief and furious with anger He goes over to Norman Osborn s house, basically expecting to kill the guy, and the way his eyes, forehead, and eyebrows are drawn Amazing I also really like the coloring from this period Just the solid flat colors It s also cool to see pages where the limited color choices actually make the pages better You ll get things like all purple buildings, or figures in a crowd colored from head to toe in one color This is a pretty important book, and I would say that if you re a fan of Spider Man this collection is a must read And even if you aren t you should still check out this book Nothing was the same in the whole of Marvel Universe after this

Stan Lee born Stanley Martin Lieber was an American writer, editor, creator of comic book superheroes, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.With several artist co creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co created Spider Man, the Fantastic Four, the X Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, Dr Strange, and many other characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books He subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

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  • Hardcover
  • 147 pages
  • Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys
  • Stan Lee
  • English
  • 09 February 2019
  • 0785125043

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