Amazing Spider-Man #611 review- Why am I back for more after I declared Amazing Spider-Man sucks? Well, my buddy George dropped off this week’s comics, so I read it since I don’t get AMC to watch the new Prisoner TV series. So, without further ado:
Amazing Spider-Man #611, written by Joe Kelly, drawn by Eric Canete. Spider-Man fights Deadpool, who was hired to distract Spidey while Ana Corozon and her mom (New Kraven?), who have Madame Web hostage, kidnap Spider-Woman.
This was a “comedy” issue. For those who don’t know about Deadpool, he is a joke character, who is a mutant mercenary and routinely breaks the fourth wall. He’s a good-natured manic psycho and schizo. I can’t stand him, since he’s always a “guest star” every month in various Marvel titles, in addition to being in his own comic book, X-Force plus specials. Can you say overexposed? His appearances are always the same: he gets hired to take out the title’s hero, engages in a slapstick battle, uses his mutant healing factor to avoid death, and never kills the title hero for some lame reason. Wash, rinse, repeat.
I eluded to Marvel Comics deconstructing their titles, and taking away the illusion (I read comics to enter a fantasy world, not to read about Spidey using Twitter). This has never been more evident with Deadpool, who can see and make fun of caption boxes and issue numbers. He knows he’s a comic book character. This sort of stuff should be confined to his own comic, not brought into mainstream Marvel titles. Because after Deadpool leaves, we are supposed to care about the title hero again.
What can I say? This was a Deadpool comedy throw away issue. Happens every month somewhere in the Marvel Universe. Sometimes it happens 4 times a month. Speaking of deconstructing comic books, Spidey fought “Lady Stilt Man” at the beginning. She said she’s “paying homage”.
Spider-Man artist Eric Canete? Pass.
Spider-Man writer Joe Kelly? Deadpool is his baby. Wasn’t Kelly awesome at once point?
Trendy pop culture references this month in ASM: ViewTube (guess Marvel doesn’t want to advertise Google’s YouTUBE for free anymore, especially since they pay Google AdSense every month), President Obama, E-Phone, calling Peter Parker “white boy”, recession, low cholesterol, Kardashian, Hilton, Models Inc., swagga (used to be spelled “swagger”), and Blackest Night (DC Comics’ hot Green Lantern event!).