Spider-Man: Red-Headed Stranger
The Chamelion returns with a terrifying new mission that has Mayor J. Jonah Jameson squarely in his sights! Meanwhile, the Anti-Spider Squad narrows its dragnet around the Wall-Crawler, and Peter Parker gets a brand-new job - will it bring him closer to the newly-returned Mary Jane, or push her further away?
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #602-605.
Die Hauptstory (602-604) ist spannend und die Artwork ordentlich. Das Chameleon will die New Yorker Anti-Terror-Einheit ausschalten und kidnappt dafür ausgerechnet Peter Parker, um in dessen Haut zu schlüpfen. Denn mit J. Jonah Jameson als neuem Bürgermeister der Stadt hat Peter als Hausfotograf Zugang ins Rathaus. Spidey goes 24: "You don't have to be Jack Bauer (...)"
Jameson als Bürgermeister ist eine wirklich superschrille Vorstellung. Und natürlich ...more
World: The art was alright, although the best arc was in the MJ issue with her in L.A. (That one was lovely). The world building here is good, it’s a reintroduction of sorts to MJ since Brand New Day and we get a little bit of character based world building. We also get the pieces of the current Peter world where we see moving pieces set up for greater stories later (like Harry at Pete’s house and also the Chameleon). Solid.
Story: The Chameleon story was solid, i ...more
Van Lente crafts a fun and inventive romp through Parker's life, with a few dark moments to make sure we remember we're at the adults' table. Kitson's art is suitably good to keep up appearances.
The villain battle/intrigue is all well and good, and usually it's most fun when reading a comics that faces our hero off again ...more
The Chameleon returns and he is portrayed a little more menacing this this time around, along with making Peter's life even more complicated. It also has a nice tie between another Spider-Man villain's origin and a new villain.
There's a one shot giving focus on MJ, and there ...more
As the story begins, Peter Parker (Spider-Man) is thinking of how he has seen his ex-wife (or is it ex-girlfriend? ex-fiance? You really can't tell where the continuity ...more
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The villain replaced the hero then said and did things that the hero should have all along, plus shenanigans ensued! Now that's original storytelling! Except that time I saw it on Buffy. And Angel. And...right you get the idea. MJ's return apparently meant that both she and Peter would act completely out of character, get completely shitbagged, and in Peter's case have unprotected sex with his roommate. So we have Three's Company covered too! Is it too late to bring J Mike back to Spidey writi ...more
Mary Jane made her return in the last collection, "Spider-Man: Died in Your Arms Tonight," but this collection explains why she came back to New York.
Chameleon is the main villain of this collection, and I found that story to be very intriguing. He is one of my favorite villains.
A lot of this collection was devoted to deconstructing and analyzing Peter Parker's life and choices. It was a pretty fun read.
Van Lente also specializes in entertaining readers with offbeat ...more