Saturday, June 19, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man #634

War between tribes? *Sigh* The "Grim Hunt" conclusion of The Gauntlet begins here, and for the life of me I can't get Knightfall out of my head. And not in a good way. Here we have villains I couldn't give two shits about (Ana, Alyosha, and Sasha Kravinoff) sending waves of former big name baddies after our hero to weaken him until they step in for the kill. Sound familiar? Throw in some fuzzy mysticism and human sacrifice and I'm groaning my way through a comic best forgotten.

Although I've liked individual stories in The Gauntlet, the story behind the scenes, which comes to the forefront here, has done more to weary me than our hero. Why am I supposed to care about forgotten Spider-Women, Madame Web (a character I've never liked), Ezekiel, Kaine, or Kraven's wacky family? Hopefully Marvel can get through the "Grim Hunt" and on to better things for the wallcrawler as fast as possible. Pass.

[Marvel $3.99]


Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Yeh, I am with you on this one. Why give Kraven a daughter that follows his reckless life path? It only diminishes one of the greatest Spidey tales ever - "Kraven's Last Hunt". Have some respect.

And to try to bring back those lame ass characters like Kane from the disasterous 'Clone Wars' storyline is beyond insulting.

Maybe I am spoiled by all the good Spidey stuff out there like his Avengers stuff (he finally got asked to join a team by peers that respect the hell out of him - he may look in awe at someone like Steve Rogers but that goes both ways).

I sure hope I don't catch that Scarlet Spider and his crappy sweat shirt peaking around a corner but you just KNOW he's there.

Cap'n Carrot said...

I actually like the Scarlet Spider (I know, I know) and he's likely to be the only one not part of this spider tribe. Sigh.