Bruce Castle Presents: Spider-Man & Invincible Together Again!

Large Cover of Amazing Spider-Man #571

Amazing Spider-Man #571 (****)

If you like John Romita Jr.’s art and you’re looking for a good time (without alcohol or working girls), then you should probably pick this up. New Ways To Die isn’t changing anything or blowing any minds, but it’s still enjoyable. Of course there’s nothing wrong with that. We who read funny books over the age of 13 always want adult material and hard-hitting stories. We must remember that these are still comics. Real law enforcement has little to do with spandex-clad individuals and pumpkin bombs, but this is the norm when it comes to the realm of comics. So please, immerse yourself in a world full of wonderfully drawn Thunderbolts, symbiotes, and goblins.

Invincible #52 (*****)

The new costume bodes well for Invincible. Just like the last one, this issue is marvelous. There are changes, but it’s an easy transition. The most visually noticeable difference, besides the aforementioned new costume, is FCO Plascencia’s colors. Bill Crabtree was on the book for 50 issues, but as of issue #51 he was replaced by Plascencia. Though I still enjoyed Crabtree’s work, to be frank, he’s easily forgotten. The art looks remarkable! Ryan Ottely is the main attraction of course, but Plascencia has noticeably changed the book’s look for the better. This issue appears to be more violent as well. There are two moments in particular that got a holy this and Jesus that from me. And I handle violence extremely well. So, the book looks great and it’s going in an intriguing direction. As always, I hope the next issue comes out quicker.

Marvel Team-Up #14 inspired my title. Go read this, it’s funny.

3 thoughts on “Bruce Castle Presents: Spider-Man & Invincible Together Again!

  1. Man, I love that issue of Marvel Team-Up. Whenever I am reading through my collection of Invincible, at volume 7, I have to go get my Marvel Team-Up book too, because of that story. It is actually really cool that they match up. Yeah, same writer, but still. They match up perfectly and that is awesome. Oh, and the team-up is great. The one guy he could have gotten right (Iron Man), he still got wrong. Go Fabio Man and Black Man!

  2. @Pi- I’m glad to hear you’ve already enjoyed MT #14. I thought it was pretty funny. And yes, fabio man and black man rule.

    @Billy- Yeah it is. Have you read this issue yet? It looks super sweet!

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