- Posted by Johanna on August 28, 2006 at 5:12 pm
- Category: Comic News
Yesterday, the second Spider-Man Sunday newspaper insert appeared, and there have been a couple of changes for the better. This issue reprints part of The Amazing Spider-Man #1, cover-dated March 1963.
The cover blurb is still out-of-date, promising “2 great feature-length Spider-Man thrillers!” when what we get are two chapters of a story that doesn’t even conclude in this issue. My boss, who has been saving her copy for me, handed this over saying, “Now I remember why I never liked superhero comics. Do they still make Archies?” She didn’t care for the silliness (in her opinion) of Spider-Man grabbing a space capsule with his webbing. I told her that the astronaut later became a werewolf and married the Hulk’s cousin, which didn’t improve her opinion any.
But two things are improvements:
- Under the “to be continued next week!” line at the end of the comic, in small type, runs the line “To find Marvel Comics at a local comic shop call 1-888-COMICBOOK.” That’s the Diamond Comic Shop Locator number which a number of readers were hoping they’d add.
- The ad on the inside back cover reads “Don’t miss the next adventure of the Amazing Spider-Man(TM). Find out where and when to get the next issue at SmartSource.com.” If you click through the online ad, you wind up at a page listing participating newspapers, which I know many of you were wondering about. (Link no longer available.)