Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Some recent MARVEL-ous buys

Just thought I'd share some thoughts about a couple of Marvel Comics goodies that I've recently acquired.

The first is 40 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man, an eleven CD-ROM collection of every issue of the Amazing Spider-Man through 2003, in pdf form. That's over 500 issues, including Spidey's debut issue: The Amazing Fantasy #15. It's an awesome reference for geeks like me, especially since the issues are printable.

What's also cool is that the collection is complete with all those vintage advertisements, which, for me, is reason enough to view these CD-ROMs. I think it goes for around fifty bucks retail, but I got mine for $25 at a shop in Newark, New Jersey's airport.

My other recent Marvel buy is the Essential Werewolf By Night Volume 1. This thick paperback of WBN comics in black and white features Werewolf by Night's first appearance in Marvel Spotlight #2 and all related comics up to Giant-Size Creatures #1.

WBN was among my favorite comics as a kid. The whole concept of werewolves rocked my lil noggin and to have that concept in comic-form (from Marvel nonetheless) was a real prepubescent delight for me. Reading it now, the concept's kinda goofy and the dialog's ridiculous. Still, the artwork is topnotch and the story is pretty compelling.


Tom said...


My oldest son is obsessed with the Spiderman movies (I think they're pretty good too). He really needs this eleven CD-ROM set. What a goldmine! Dad will likely get hours of enjoyment out of it, too...

Thanks for writing about it!


Tiki Chris said...

You're welcome! Thank you for reading and commenting. I think it's great that you and your son share an interest in Spidey!

I'm really looking forward to the next movie in the series.

Take it easy,

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