A well crafted project but one that's doesn't bring much new to the table for the older fan beyond acknowledging that Stan Lee's work at this point in Spider-Man's history holds up pretty well when it's projected through the prism that is modern day sensibilities. Peter's struggle to spare Aunt May's feelings as he prepares to leave home, his indecision regarding Gwen or Mary Jane, and even his run-in with Blackie Drago are all fine examples of why longtime Spider-Man readers embrace the Lee/Ditko/Romtia Sr. era in spite of it's somewhat dated trappings. Still, the simple fact of the matter is that this miniseries is essentially a remake instead of a original piece of work, and while Jeph Loeb's a talented writer, I find I simply can't ignore the idea that I'm disappointed that this visit to Spider-Man's golden era is drawing so heavily on previously published material, instead of carving its own path. Read Full Review
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