THE PURE MOOD PULL LIST – EPISODE TWO – 29/02/2012

Holy light week, everybody! The Pure Mood sadly only have a handful of books on one of the rare fifth Wednesdays of the month. But not even a light week can stop the craziness as Erik and Zane tackle hive mind big brain Raptors, Venom Ghost Rulks, Spidey in space versus octo-bot zombies, and tons of other comic book goodies. So sit by the fire, crack open some bubbly, and listen to some high quality comic reviewing.

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Books reviewed: The Amazing Spider-man #680, The Avengers #23, Hack/Slash #13, Venom #13.4, Justice League #6

2 responses to “THE PURE MOOD PULL LIST – EPISODE TWO – 29/02/2012

  1. In 1982 Roger Stern wrote for Amazing Spider Man one of the most beautiful story arcs I’ve ever read. It is rather short (it starts in issue 226 and ends in the following one), but every single panel of it is pure awesomeness.
    Spider Man and Black Cat were the leading characters of that arc.
    In that period Spidey had started to become more and more similar to Batman: the series passed from a sunny setting to a dark one, Peter started to cooperate with a female version of Commissioner Gordon (Jean De Wolff), and, most of all, he developed a detective approach he never had before. His relationship with Black Cat was a part of this project: Black Cat is Marvel’s Catwoman, so the affair between her and Peter deliberately reminded of the one between Batman and Catwoman.
    This magic period ended with the death of Jean De Wolff. She is one of the Spider Man characters who should have been employed more and in a far better way, along with Eddie Brock, Cletus Kasady, Betty Brant and so on.

    • I’m a huge fan of Roger Stern’s SPIDER-MAN work. Obviously, “Nothing Can Stop The Juggernaut!” is a classic, but even a lot of his recent work has really impressed me. Those are some really interesting opinions on the black suit era…but myself, I don’t have as much love for that era as you do. I really like those stories, but you sort of pinpoint what always turned me away from them. They really do read like Batman stories. That being said, I’m a huge fan of Black Cat and Betty Brant, and agree with you that I’d always like to see more.

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