Spider-Man Blue: Review

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
A review of perhaps my favorite comic book of all time.

Submitted: October 08, 2014

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(Warning: Spoilers ahead)

My experience with super heroes is this. A few great childhood memories, and role models who have seemingly no worries because the bad guys always lose, and the good guys always win. But this isn't true for Spider-Man (Or most really) and it is very apparent that they don't always come out on top.

Peter Parker lost the love of his life, Gwen Stacey to the sinister green goblin, and this story is about him looking back on the memories he had of her all the way up till that fateful moment. When a certain friendly neighborhood spider-man was just a little too slow, or too quick depending on how you look at it.

First off the message from Spider-Man blue is very touching but also very true. It is about never forgetting but also getting over a lost love. No matter how you look at it whether the love has left you or has died you have to chug along. You shouldn't forget her/him because no matter how you look at it you spent time with them you couldn't get back, but at the same time don't dwell on it so you can enjoy the time you are using up right now. Remember that.

It's a beautiful retelling of a beautiful story.  One of my favorite quotes from the book features Peter Parker talking about the Death of Gwen, and said something like "We were going to spend the rest of our lives together, and I didn't know that meant she was going to spend the rest of her life with me." It was a line that set my heart a flutter.

The stories main draw is remembering Gwen, and it was done so well. I feel that this book would even make some Mary Jane fans jump ship. The Art is brilliant as well. It features old style Jack Kirby way of drawing that was done homage of when the original issues with Gwen in them came out, and it was bloody brilliant. That being said the art was done by Tim Sale, and the story was written by Jeph Loeb who has been fortunate enough to write a Spider-Man story. A job that as a writer I would kill to have so I have a love/hate relationship there.

My final verdict is to Buy this book at full price. It deserves to be on your shelf not only if you are a fan of comic but a fan of Romance, Beatiful Art or Lost Love.

9.5/10 - Joshua Lundquest 


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