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Apparently there was originally Spider-Man: Life Story that told the life of Peter Parker as if it progressed in real-time from the 60s onward. I didn't read that but I thought it sounded like an even better idea for Marvel's First Family and so I got this.
I am now going to write my entire review in 60s lingo!
No, not really, I don't have that kind of time or effort to put forth. But feel free to comment in 60s lingo yourself!
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I was surprised Mark Russell was the writer given this gig since he has never done anything for Marvel before. I liked what he did here though. Of course there must be certain elements common to the origin story, but he also made it feel different enough to be interesting. A more lazy writer could not resist putting Victor Von Doom in the first issue; mercifully Russell totally excludes him in exchange for a very obscure yet compelling alternative rival. It is a little awkward that the Galactus plot has to be dragged across the whole decade. You can assume perhaps it took Richards that long working on the subspace chamber but it isn't really stated and makes it seem like he spends long periods of time doing nothing about it (even after the chamber two years go by). But the 60s come to an end (and annoyingly Russell makes the common mistake of misquoting Neil Armstrong) and we are on to the 70s. We will actually get to see Franklin age normally! And in the next issue preview somehow Namor is going to work into the plot. It should be fun to see.
I wonder what happened to that security guard whose life the FF possibly ruined
Best Comics of Week 29
X-titles: X-Men Legends #5 by Peter David (1) and Todd Nauck (1)
Non-X titles: Extreme Carnage--Phage by Steve Orlando (2) and Gerardo Sandoval (1)
In parentheses number of times creator has had best comic this year