Well, The Amazing Spider-Man ended up being as much of a departure from the Sam Raimi Spidey trilogy as I expected. Tobey Maguire’s series was crazy and fun, almost on a cartoonish level. The Andrew Garfield entry was remarkably less comic, but full of unsuspecting levels of heart and emotion. I think both Spider-Man films have their values and work in their own ways. Frankly, I’m just happy that the new Spider-Man movie didn’t completely suck.
I thought of doing this pretty much as a pointless exercise to see what I would actually do in a completely hypothetical situation (also because I was bored and felt like it), but I wondered this scenario:
I’m not exactly a huge comic book nerd, but in the last 4-ish years, I’ve read my fair share. There are a lot of bloated, pointless events used for marketing (Civil War, Flashpoint, Fear Itself) and lackluster main books (Detective Comics and Superman), but the one book that I could always count on for a great read was “Ultimate Spider-Man” by Brian Michael Bendis. Continue reading