Spider-Man: Blue #5

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Tim Sale Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 5, 2003

    A well crafted exercise that comes across as feeling a bit uncreative, as Jeph Loeb isn't crafting new material, but rather he's reworking a story from Stan Lee's run. I also have to say that in comparing the two versions I have to say that I rather prefer Stan Lee's effort, as his issues are pack more story into their pages, and while the dialogue is a bit cheesy, the material has real personality, while Jeph Loeb's material while true to the spirit, lacks this sense of fun. I mean this issue plays up the idea that both Mary Jane & Gwen Stacy were actively vying for Peter's affection, but even this classic situation has an almost "remember this classic bit" aspect to it, and as a result it does feel as real as it should. Now if you're new to the Spider-Man corner of the Marvel Universe, then this miniseries is a solid look back at what his world was like in the late 1960s, but for longtime fans like myself, this material feels a bit too familiar. Read Full Review

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