- Posted by Johanna on August 20, 2006 at 5:30 pm
- Category: Comic News
Today was the first day a free Spider-Man comic began appearing in some Sunday newspapers.
It’s a reprint of Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man’s first appearance, and it’s labeled across the top “Spider-Man Collectible Series Volume 1″. That suggests more to it than there is, though.
It’s a flimsy insert, 16 pages including the covers. (Regardless of what you think about the politics behind the phrase, this comic is truly a “pamphlet”.) The front is blazoned “Not for Resale” and “Also in this issue: An important message to you from the editor — about the new Amazing”, a leftover blurb from the original that should have been removed, since there’s no such thing inside.
Aside from the story, there are also four full-page ads: for GoGurt portable yogurt, a Spider-Man train set, the Ultimate Avengers 2 DVD, and some kind of text messaging win-a-car contest that looks like a scam to me. The package, flipping pages, looks colorful but amateurish.
I’ll be interested in seeing reaction to this effort, since mine was a big shrug… but I have the Masterworks.