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New member alert [Aug. 4th, 2004|09:33 pm]
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I've been looking for a decent Spidey community and I think I like this one the best because it seems like the members have at least some understanding of the comics and aren't just "OMG TOBEY MAGUIRE IS HOTTTTxELEVENTY!!!!!@#!q!!!" Because yes, we all know that Tobey Maguire is hot, but it's because of the red and blue underwear.
I've become obsessed with Spider-Man but I started out with the comics first. If you guys haven't read Spider-Man: Blue, I highly suggest it. It's a six part series by Tim Sale and Jeph Loeb and it's what hooked me. I fell absolutely in love with Gwen Stacy (my boyfriend thinks it's hot like that, and... uh, nevermind), not to mention the storyline is perfect and the art is beautiful.
As far as Amazing goes, I'm midway through Essentials volume six... I think I left off on issue 118 or something. It's just before Gwen dies, but I've been skipping around a lot too. I've also been reading the more recent Amazing Spideys too... The current storyline is absolutely incredible and I was quite shocked by the last page of the most recent issue (510).
I also enjoy the Ultimate series (I didn't at first, though... I thought Peter looked too much like Harry Potter), and the latest issue came out today but I haven't picked it up yet. My boyfriend and I share all the trades that have come out, but we also have some individual issues as well.
And ironically, I have the most severe case of arachniphobia ever and the idea of a spider crawling anywhere near me keeps me up at night.
I don't know everything there is about the man named Peter Parker - I'm a fairly new Web-Head fan compared to some other fans. However, I absorb the comics like woah and I enjoy learning more about the history of Spider-Man and how he's evolved. Not to say I don't like the movies (I own the special edition box set for the first movie and I've seen Spidey 2 in theaters four times so far), but the comics have such an authentic history and I don't agree with some of the liberties they took in the movies (mainly, where's Gwen?).
I'm looking forward to having some great in-depth web slinging discussions here, so let the spectacular spider posting begin!

- Becky
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[User Picture]From: liquidpenguin
2004-08-05 06:09 am (UTC)
Nice to see another more comic-based fan. Tobey may make a good Pete, but the thing I missed in the movies was Spidey's sense of humor and additcion to caffine. :(
I like Ultimate, I think right now we're up to Carnage, who's a bucket of fun. I'm personally an old Venom fangirl. Spidey Blue was awesome because it went back to the old Ditko style.
Do you like video games? You might like the Spidey 2 game then, because it follows the comic book more than the movie it's named after, and because it's just totally awesome to be Spidey.

The whole Gwen thing dissappeared when they got Sam Raimi to direct the movies. At first Tim Burton was going to do it, and he wanted to do the Gwen Stacy story. After he was let go and they brought in Raimi, he kind of merged the MJ and Gwen stories together to make a more family-oriented and slightly happier movie. Which makes sense, I guess. I don't know if later he'll bring Black Cat into the thrid movie or what. OMGSASSINLEATHER.
-Ari
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[User Picture]From: chronosuit
2004-12-21 01:53 am (UTC)
haha, ya i think the movies have a serious lack of spidey wit.
I like Ultimate to, were moving into a hobogoblin arc right now, should be good. ASM just finished its sins past arc, which was...intresting..if you like gwen you wont be happy.
i havn't read spider-man blue but i'll check it out now.
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[User Picture]From: promakos
2005-04-04 08:15 pm (UTC)
Whoa. I just came upon this community and for the love of god I really shouldn't join another comic book community, but... my obsession grows... *sigh*

I don't know these shrieking Tobey fans you speak of? Have they plagued you guys in here? I don't find the man attractive at all! Well, I lie... he's not ugly... he's just not what I hoped Peter would look like in the movies. But I'm so picky, they probably could have never satisfied me.

I am so excited that someone else mentioned the lack of banter! Yes! I have been bitching about this for years... I swear, I best hear some good ole' Spidey sarcasm in 3 or I'm going to take Raimi over my knee and spank him myself.

I didn't mind the missing Gwen, b/c well... he's my man now ;) and it would have been too much too fast. You can't have Gwen die and then in the same movie he hooks up w/ MJ, people would have thought Peter to be some sort of womanizer.

I thoroughly enjoyed Spider-man: Blue and I have the great fortune of having the first issue signed by Loeb & Sale. I have recommended it to anyone, fan of Spidey or not. I've never heard anyone say a bad thing about it.
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