SEMI-REGULAR MUSINGS FROM THE SEMI-REGULAR MIND OF WRITER J.M. DeMATTEIS
Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #2 is on sale today!See? Wasn't that gentle?
I braved the cold, swooped in and picked this up just yesterday afternoon. It was a great read with stupendous art to accompany the thoughtful psychoanalytic writing. Again, I am loving all the callbacks to the loss of Aunt May in the 1990s and how it affected Ben. "The Gift" will always be one of the definitive milestone issues of Amazing Spider-ManI have a lot of theories as to who might show up and just what could be testing Ben, I hope I'm right on at least one of them.Have a great day and keep relying on Reilly!
Thanks for braving the cold, Zarius...and very glad you enjoyed the story. We'll see, at the end of the next issue, if one of your guesses is right.And I love the phrase "keep relying on Reilly"!
Still no bagel, Dematteis.Jack
Just because it's not on panel doesn't mean it isn't there.
I'm not going to fall for your hippy mind-games, Dematteis.I will forgive the oversight though, because Peter Parker (I am assuming both Pete and not just Ben) is confirmed as a classic Sci-Fi fan. Also, because it was demonstrated by having Ben watch two of teh greatest films ever made.You got lucky Dematteis.I enjoyed the continued dream-like state, and then it being broken by reality.I like that return to reality was the beginning of a mystery. A supernatural mystery?Though, the online dating thing was strange. Not that I don;t agree about the philosophical pints made, or that I thought it was bad. It is just hard not to think of Ben being in the 90s.However, I could not help but think of The Girl in the Bay. and feel it was somewhat similar to elements of that comic. What happened to you near water?The best part was, of course, the grounded looks into Ben's mind. The Spider-Kerouac's sombre meditations, and attempt to build relationships...especially since we know what is coming, was a great bitter-sweet moment.Jack
Thanks, Jack! Glad you enjoyed it!
Hey, Dematteis, look at this...https://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/2022/03/doctor-strange-enters-twilight-zone.htmlJack
If that was real, I'd HAVE to write it!
Maybe you did...in the Twilight Zone.doo doo doo-doo doo doo dooThere actually was a comic Where the Shadow (of pulp and radio fame) fell into the Twilight Zone.Of course, one day soon, I am sure DIsney will own Werner Brothers, and then as TV channels start to die off, they'll pick up the rights to all their shows.At that point, you can put anyone you want in the Twilight Zone.Dr. Strange, Batman, Captain Kirk, Archie Bunker, Jerry Seinfeld.Though, I have to say, I think Peter Parker's personality would be the one that best meshed with the Twilight Zone. The working class, every man who is full of regrets and self-loathing. He is practically a Serling Character alreadyAlso, Amazing Adult Fantasy was pretty TZ-sih.Now THAT is a Marvel event I would buy. Ever major charterer enters the Twilight Zone for an issue.But Pete is the one that would make the most sense character-wise.JAckJack
Well, everyone's into the multiverse these days...so a MARVEL UNIVERSE ENTERS THE TWILIGHT ZONE event isn't that far-fetched! At least in my mind...And, yeah, Pete is a great Serling Everyman.