spider man: blue

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SPIDERMAN: BLUE (2002-2003)

I guess when i try to sum up how i get- how i feel sometimes around this time of year…i feel blue. Not like i’ve been dipped in with the tidy bowl man, but like in music, in jazz…in feeling blue. And i long for a time when a girl i knew with an incredible smile and so much good in her heart made me think…life can be great.

“We need… to leave… soon. He – he is on his way to take the Earth – once and – once and for all. I do not… know… what he plans to do… with it.” Maxlin the Accuser

Cover art for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 4 #018

Art by Arthur Adams and Jason Keith

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I got my 50th follower on this blog today and to celebrate I thought I’d make a list of my top 5 favourite series!

Before I get started I just want to thank everyone that follows this blog, likes my posts and reblogs them. It’s hard to believe that one person, let alone 50 (and the more that just like and reblog), could be interested in hearing what I think about comics. It means so much to me. I’d also love to hear if you agree or disagree with my opinions, feel free to send me a message! Anyway, on with the list…

5th place: Captain America- Castaway in Dimension Z
I’ve never been the biggest fan of Captain America, but the concept for this story really interested me and I’m a big fan of Romita Jr’s artwork. I was absolutely hooked by every page. I’d recommend this to anyone who likes comics, Captain America fans or not.

4th place: Superior Spider-Man
I’m a massive Spider-Man fan and Doctor Octopus is my favourite baddie. So this series was one that really grabbed me. Seeing a villain struggling to act as a hero was a new and interesting twist. The lines between right and wrong, good and bad and hero and villain have never been more blurred than in this “superior” series!

3rd place: Runaways
This was one of the first comic series I read, I brought it as graphic novels as and when I had the money. Something about the diverse characters, wide range of powers and the fact that I was a similar age to the team really made this series jump out at me. This series, and the Runaways themselves, will always have a special place in my heart.

2nd place: Avengers Arena
I downloaded issue 1 of this series from the Marvel Comics app for free and was shocked that Marvel would put out a teen superhero death match, from then on I was addicted. This series mixes old and new characters in an intense battle for life and death. Love, action, humour, mystery and betrayal can all be found in this; one of my favourite ever series.

1st place: Spider-Man: Blue
I first came across this story in Spiderman Panini reprints, I went on to get a digital copy, a paperback and a hardback copy. This comic really changed my outlook on what comics could be: it had action, humour and romance, it was fun but it was sad as well. I feel like in a lot of ways it was the first comic I enjoyed for reasons other than it was “cool” or “funny”, it felt grown up. That’s why it’s the first comic I recommend to new readers and it’ll always be my favourite.