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NCBD: June 11 2014

Hey guys! It’s Wednesday, and that means its New Comic Book Day (NCBD)! Yay! This week I’m looking at the amazing (pun not intended) peek into Spidey’s origin in The Amazing Spider-Man #1.2: Learning to Crawl, and then finally I’m wrapping up this weeks NCBD spotlight with Image graphic novel Ghosted volume 2. If you are unfamiliar with any of these, fret not as I shall be giving my opinion and a little scoop on their previous issues/volumes. Let’s begin:

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The Amazing Spider Man #1.2: Learning to Crawl

J. Jonah’s Jameson’s crusade against Spider-Man kicks into overdrive! He warned us! He told us that kids might try to emulate Spider-Man! And he was RIGHT! Meet CLASH, New York’s newest menace. He may be Spidey’s biggest fan, but he’s about to become one of his worst enemies. Wanted by the cops, turned away by the Fantastic Four, his grades are slipping, and he still hasn’t figured out this whole crime-fighting-thing. Pete’s not a hero… not yet… but he’ll get there. Somehow.

IN the first issue of Learning to Crawl (#1.1) we see Spidey become the superstar as he earns money in show business and then struggles when a crook murders his uncle. This story is great for those looking to get into the swing of Spider-Man and would like to get to know his origin a little better, along with some new twists and turns for the long-time readers who want a little refresher as well as new excitement. This little side story, which is coming out to coincide with the main Amazing Spider-Man stories will also lead into each other as Marvel has teased us with the introduction of a new character who was bitten by the very same spider that bit Peter Parker! So whether you’re new to Spider-Man, or you used to read Spidey and are a bit out of the loop, now is the perfect time to jump back in!

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Ghosted Volume 2:

After his last job, Jackson Winters won his freedom. But even now, he can’t put his very real ghosts to rest. News of his reappearance has spread, and there are people who have waited a long time to use his peculiar talents for all the wrong reasons.

I only picked up the first volume of this graphic novel recently, and I loved it! Joshua Williamson is an amazing writer, and the artwork is spectacular. In the first volume, the story was basically that Jackson Winters was broken out of a prison and put together a team to solve the mystery of a haunted mansion. Very cliché, I know, but believe me, its different, and the way Williamson tells the story is better than any Scooby Doo adventure! I have yet to read this volume of the series, but I can certainly say I’m expecting it to be as good, if not better than volume 1.

That’s it for this week! Make sure to check in next Wednesday when I’m sure to have more scoops on what’s new and trending, or even controversial(?) in the comic book world!

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