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||[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!