What's this? Some positive related Spider-Man talk in this blog? Hey, even I need to change my tune every now and then and the latest happening in my life is just too good to keep quiet about.
I've been a reader of SpiderFan.org for about three years now. In my opinion this is the go to site for Spider-Man reviews, news, raves and editorials. What could be better than reading the site's content? Helping make the site's content!
There are a tons upon tons of reviews at SpiderFan, but when I looked through the comic database, I didn't see one for Spider-Man Mythos, a one-shot story which is a retelling of Amazing Fantasy #15. I e-mailed the site editor, and after a few back and forth messages, I submitted my own review for Spider-Man Mythos. Not only did he like my review, he gave me the mini series With Great Power to review right away. I wish I could have seen my face when I read his e-mail reply of him giving me the great news.
How does it feel to be a contributor for SpiderFan? Does Spidey feel fantastic when he's out web-slinging? It feels AWESOME! A writer should be able to describe any situation but I'm drawing a blank as to really describe how I feel. I'm so overwhelmed with joy. A big thank you to Jonathan Cooper, the site editor of SpderFan for letting me contribute reviews to the site. It really is an honor and a pleasure.
As for what I thought of Spider-Man Mythos, well you can check out the review for it here. But if you don't wanna read through all that, I can just tell you right here that it is an amazing comic. I don't care if you can quote every word from the original Amazing Fantasy #15, if you're a Spidey fan, you need to have Spider-Man Mythos in your collection. It is hands down, one of the best Spider-Man comics I've ever read. It updates the original story without screwing anything up.
Interestingly enough, I came very close to just letting the comic sit on the shelf. Matter of fact, I did for a good few months. My comic shop was down to one copy and I had no idea what the comic was about. It helped catch my interest that Paul Jenkins's name was on the cover, but I was still afraid I might not like the book. I am ever so grateful I took a chance and bought it. I didn't like the book, I loved it.