“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
AMAZING SPIDERMAN #611_preview
Well, you really can't call it a 'preview', can you? I mean, the issue has already been out a week or so, and the fan reaction has been so polarized that I don't know if Marvel would ever use me again. Or maybe - and here's what I hope would happen - they'll just say, "Yeah? Really? You don't like Canete's work? Really DON'T like it, huh? Yeah... well, we really LOVE him. And we're going to let him do 13 more issues back to back to back until YOU love him."
Awww... don't be upset. I adore you, puzzling and militant Spidey fans - all of you! I swear it!
And I can't tell whether or not the love/hate split for #611 goes right down the middle, but I wonder if there's any way I can cajole Marvel's editorial offices to just alienate the remaining 50% by letting me do just that - 13 issues back to back.
Let's ask, shall we?
In the mean time, here's 11 pages of the issue in black and white for your viewing pleasure. For the full effect (the AWESOME and HILARIOUS plot by JOE KELLY, word balloons, colors, etc.) *and* in order to support my plight in making every Spiderman fan nervous for a year, please pick up the issue out on your local comic book stores' stands now. Then do me a huge ol' favor and write an e-mail to Marvel's Stephen Wacker telling him how you're part of the progressive/forward thinking 50% and how ecstatic you'd be if I could go on a year-long tear regarding the Sinister Six.
And to those who have already bought the issue, thank you SO MUCH for your patronage and for all the kind, supportive, and congratulatory e-mails. I am genuinely appreciative and I owe you folks a ton.
Have a great week.
PS - Are there really people boycotting the Spiderman books because of some event that's happened, like Marvel did a whole rewind on Spiderman's history or Aunt May is now a super-spy? Really?! A boycott?! Wow, you guys are hard core.
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