Covers for Amazing Fantasy #15 and The Amazing Spider-Man #1-9:

#1a: "Spider-Man: Freak! Public Menace!"
#1b: "The Chameleon!"
#2a: "Duel to the Death with the Vulture!"
#2b: "The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer!"
#3: "The Strangest Foe of All Time… Doctor Octopus!"
#4: "Nothing Can Stop… the Sandman!"
#5: "Marked for Destruction by Dr. Doom!"
#6: "Face-to-Face with… the Lizard!"
#7: "The Return of the Vulture"
#8a: "The Terrible Threat of the Living Brain!"
#8b: "Spider-Man Tackles the Torch!"
#9: "The Man Called Electro!"

Here you can find my monumental review of the first half of Steve Ditko's run on The Amazing Spider-Man.

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ismoista preguntó: Hey, listen, ok, Simon, hear me out, I have a very important question for you, ok: Did you know you are the best?


a) Plz stop sending me abusive messages pertaining to the biblical apocalypse and my alleged role therein.

b) Your “a” key seems sticky.

Have I ever mentioned my utterly unavoidable (yet heterosexual) love for Simon Spurrier? #666TheNumberOfTheBest

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My 10 favourite covers from Image Comics’ July solicitations:

Low #1, by Greg Tocchini.
Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1, by Rob Guillory.
Mice Templar IV: Legend #12, by Michael Avon Oeming.
Revival #22, by Jenny Frison.
Dream Police #4, by Sid Kotian & Bill Farmer.
Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain #1, by Stefano Caselli.
Saga #21, by Fiona Staples.
Trees #3, by Jason Howard.
The Field #4, by Simon Roy.
Sex Criminals #7, by Chip Zdarsky.

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My 10 favourite covers from DC Comics’ July solicitations:

Robin Rises: Omega #1, by Andy Kubert.
Batwoman #33, by Rafael Albuquerque.
Grayson #1, by Mikel Janín.
Wonder Woman #33, by Cliff Chiang.
Green Arrow #33, by Andrea Sorrentino.
Detective Comics #33, by Francis Manapul.
Batman ‘66 meets The Green Hornet #2, by Alex Ross.
Aquaman Annual #2, by Yvel Guichet & Jason Gorder.
Justice League Dark #33, by Mikel Janín.
Constantine #16, by Juan Ferreyra.

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Case Closed is a new section dedicated to the analysis of long comic runs that, somehow, came to an end and can be scrutinized as a whole by taking it apart. These will be long reviews, analyzing every aspect I find interesting for the big picture of the run, so you might want to grab a cup of coffee. Or three.

Well, you have to start somewhere, so to inaugurate the new section, what better than a declaration of intent that also goes back to the roots? Thus, I will start by analyzing the beginning of The Amazing Spider-Man, namely the run written by Stan Lee and, above all, drawn (and co-written) by Steve Ditko. The full analysis will cover all 38 numbers (plus origins in Amazing Fantasy #15 and the various annuals), distributed in two posts.

Today I present to you the analysis of the first half of this run.

As I recently announced, Revering Comic Books is where I’ll be uploading my comic reviews, as well as complementary material related to the previously posted reviews.

Follow. Reblog. Do as you please.

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As I told you a few days ago, I was being late with the reviews because I was involved in something big. Well… Tomorrow marks the day of that “something” and I hope you’ll enjoy it half as much as it has taken me to bring it to you.

Until then, cheers!


Hey, you might wanna follow my comic reviews Tumblr, Revering Comic Books. Some big developments are going to… err, develop… tomorrow. Something spideyphile-related!

(mental note: think of a better adjetive than “spideyphile”; or at least one that doesn’t sound “criminal-ish”)

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