Spider-Man: Blue

Spider-Man: Blue It S About Remembering Someone So Important To Me I Was Going To Spend The Rest Of My Life With HerWhat Peter Parker Didn T Know Was That Meant Gwen Stacy Would Only Get To Spend The Rest Of Her Life With Him This Is The Story Of How They Fell In Love Or Appropriately, How They Almost Didn T Fall In Love Welcome To Spider Man S Life Bad Before Good It S Kind Of Amazing So To Get The Girl Of His Dreams, He Ll Have To Run The Gauntlet Of The Green Goblin, The Rhino, Two Vultures And A Mysterious Man In The Shadows Controlling It All Join The Eisner Award Winning Team Of Jeph Loeb And Tim Sale Superman For All Seasons, Batman The Long Halloween, Daredevil Yellow, Hulk Gray In The Story About Peter Parker S First Love, Gwen Stacy Highlighted By The Introduction Of Mary Jane Watson, It Is A Critical Moment In Spider Man S Life When Everything Was Just Coming Together Only To Fall Apart Collecting SPIDER MAN BLUE

Joseph Jeph Loeb III is an Emmy and WGA nominated American film and television writer, producer and award winning comic book writer Loeb was a Co Executive Producer on the NBC hit show Heroes, and formerly a producer writer on the TV series Smallville and Lost.A four time Eisner Award winner and five time Wizard Fan Awards winner see below , Loeb s comic book career includes work on many major

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  • Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • Spider-Man: Blue
  • Jeph Loeb
  • English
  • 11 May 2019
  • 9780785110712

10 thoughts on “Spider-Man: Blue

  1. says:

    Jeph Loeb the man who made having no ideas into a decades long career in comics brings his bafflingly successful approach to Batman over to Spider Man His approach Tell stories that have already been told With Batman, it was the fall of Harvey Dent in The Long Halloween, and Robin becoming his sidekick in Dark Victory with Spider Man Blue, it s tangentially about the death of Gwen Stacy but crucially, Gwen doesn t die in this book She s also barely in the book So wait what the hell is this about Absolutely nothing.The setup is Peter s feeling lonely on Valentine s Day and decides to talk to the long deceased Gwen via a tape recorder about the good ol days even though MJ, his wife, is elsewhere in the house That s it There s no story There s really no point either There s a half assed story about some shadowy villain hunting Spider Man but it s little than a reason for Loeb to shoehorn in some boring superhero fights between the, ahem, romance plus the mastermind villain reveal is totally arbitrary and idiotic.Peter fights the Rhino, the Vulture, and the Lizard this is another Loeb staple throw the hero s rogues gallery at him in stages for no reason He meets MJ He moves into his first flat with Harry Gwen s in the background some of the time Flash joins the military Peter and Gwen hook up That s it.That s it Yeah Because Loeb doesn t know how to tell stories, he just throws characters together aimlessly and hopes that somehow a plot will emerge and, what a surprise, it doesn t No, Spider Man Blue is just a cheap excuse to shamelessly wallow in sentiment Spider Man s blue , get it So that must mean this book really pushes the Peter Gwen angle hard so the reader gets a strong sense of why Peter feels so pained about her absence Nope Gwen is barely in this book even though she is the reason for its existence she and Peter are rarely alone and never share any meaningful moments Their first meeting, their relationship, her death it s all missing If anything, this book s about Peter and MJ s early days there are actually scenes between Peter and MJ than there are Peter and Gwen What is the point of having a book where Peter moons over Gwen s death if we get no sense of their relationship None Because Loeb already knows the reader knows Gwen was important to Peter going into the book, he doesn t bother doing any work here to portray why even though that s the most important thing the only thing really he needed to write about.The only idea we get as readers that Peter and Gwen were important to one another is the scene at the end when they smooch for the first time If all you knew going into this book was that Peter and Gwen were once in love but now she s dead, you leave the book knowing exactly the same as you did going in No , no less that s how lazily written this book is What Loeb gives us instead is a few glimpses of Peter staring at Gwen going wow before MJ shows up and he says wow to her seriously, that s an actual scene Because even though the book supposedly reveals how and why Peter and Gwen fell in love, based on what we see, they fell for one another because they re both attractive young people and their entire romance is purely superficial and based on looks Doomed, star crossed lovers Nah, just a pair of horny, good looking young people How tragic that they don t get to bone each other any It s not even a fun read it s the most generic, bland Spider Man book you could ever come across The superhero fights are dull and meaningless, the soap opera is played out, beat for beat, the same way that it has for the last 50 years It s a totally irrelevant, horribly overlong Spider Man book that offers nothing insightful or substantial to the reader.I kinda liked Tim Sale s art which is drawn in homage to early Spider Man comics by Steve Ditko and John Romita It s the only plus about the book, but it s not enough to make reading this worthwhile.Spider Man Blue blows

  2. says:

    Spider Man Blue is a sort of flashback retelling of how Peter Parker and Gwen Stacey originally met and fell in love With MJ thrown into the mix and Peter moving into the city with Harry Osbourne, the plot mirrors parts of Sam Raimi s 2002 Spider Man film.The story is narrated by Peter as he records the story into an old tape recorder that was previously owned by his Uncle Ben He remembers these early years when he took to the streets of New York, stopping some of the strongest and devious super villains around.I was a huge fan of what Sale and Loeb did with what is probably my favorite graphic novel, Batman The Long Halloween I really liked the two follow ups Batman Dark Victory and Batman Haunted Knight and or less appreciated their run with Hush I ve only read a few Spidey graphic novels and was looking forward to exploring what they did with another superhero, especially one so different from Batman.The problem I had was not with Sale s exceptional art which he delivered on yet again but with the overall story While it was cool seeing a few of the villains that Loeb used here, the backdrop of Peter pining over Gwen really did nothing for me Especially since Loeb gave Gwen any real reason for Peter to fall in love with her other than being gorgeous I suppose I was just bored and found my focus constantly drifting away.Also, I found the ending kind of creepy In fact, the whole idea seemed sort of strange, really I will say that I certainly enjoyed that they didn t view spoiler explain her death from her fall from the Brooklyn Bridge after a battle with The Goblin hide spoiler

  3. says:

    Re read This is still the best of the color series What makes this story work so well is Peter Parker s narrative We have the context of Gwen Stacy s death and this retells part of that iconic story but this would be an average book without Peter Parker s voice He is funny, charismatic and typically full of charm So, when you combine that with the weight of his grief over Gwen Stacy and the wistful tone of his good memories of her, it makes for a very compelling story Everyone knows how Gwen Stacy died and that Peter later ends up with MJ Even without that context, this book leaves you with enough to gather that she dies and Peter was heartbroken The way Loeb chose to tell this story, with Peter recording a message for her on Valentine s Day, was so effective because it allowed for clever ways to convey how he struggles to tell this story.The book starts with Peter stumbling over his words as he tries to begin his story Loeb tells us that it s been years but Peter still leaves flowers for her on Valentines Day every year and that he still remembers little things about her, even now Peter intends to tell the story of how they almost didn t fall in love and we get into the plot outside of his relationship with Gwen.This starts with Green Goblin attacking Spider Man, finding out his secret identity and then losing his memory In efforts to keep an eye on Norman Osborn, Peter drops by the hospital often and eventually befriends Harry Osborn Peter sees Gwen for the first time when she comes with Flash to see Harry at the hospital Sale s art really, really works for this book here The first close up shot of Gwen is perfect From here, Peter endeavors to get Gwen s attention and when it appears as though he may succeed, MJ shows up A huge part of this book is MJ and Gwen pursuing Peter at the same time It does a pretty good job at conveying that, while he s flattered because hello, MJ is gorgeous, he never intended to choose her over Gwen It does an even better job at emphasizing what MJ and Gwen see in Peter, as well If these relationships aren t believable, then this book wouldn t work.This book has a time line that s incredibly easy to follow but on a second read, I noticed the lead up to Green Goblin s attack in the conclusion of Gwen s story a lot There are several points throughout where Peter talks about If I d stopped Osborn then or If he d died during this attack , then Gwen would still be alive Of course, Peter isn t the Punisher of Black Widow and he would never be okay with something like that, but he thinks about it It s an added layer to his grief because you know it s a hard thing for him to think about Several times throughout retelling this story, Peter struggles to continue The click of the tape recorder was a clever way to convey that this is difficult for Peter to get through The art and the colors in this book work extremely well when we get to see Peter recording the message It s a dark blue, he s hunched over in the shadows and everything about this scene works for the story MJ comes across Peter as he s leaving this message and however we expect her to react, she asks that Peter say Hi to Gwen for her It s a simple way to say that Gwen s impact is acknowledged by people outside of Peter The only times we get darker books like this for Peter Parker are books that deal with the death of an important person in his life Loeb explains the reasoning behind the title in the last lines of the book.

  4. says:

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  5. says:

    If you want your emotions trampled on it s always a good bet to pick up a Loeb Sale trade because they re the best, the story and the artwork always work so well together I m not the biggest Peter Parker fan, i rarely pick up anything to do with him, plus Miles is the best spider man so y know jog on Parker So i did just pick this up purely because it s done by Loeb Sale and again i was not disappointed, i m emotionally ruined now so thanks It is quite short though and i do think Loeb has a habit of building and building this story and then it just ends abruptly just when you think all hell is about to break lose but nah son they ain t about that Definitely worth picking up, especially for spider man fans, i m still not that bothered about Parker but it was a nice try.

  6. says:

    Spider Man Blue is not a typical superhero graphic novel it is something much human This is not that typical collection of action sequences and shallow story arcs that you can find in a lot of comic books In Spider Man Blue, we see a much vulnerable side of our titular crime fighter, a side that nearly all of us can relate to In a rare moment of reflection, we delve deep into the pain and loss that Spider Man carries with him day in and day out, and we get an intimate look at how the loss of his first love, Gwen Stacy, affected his entire life thereafter.Spider Man Blue goes back in time to recount the days when Gwen Stacy was still alive, still the apple of Peter s eye Yet, it does not retread old comic storylines in their entirety, but rather shows bits and pieces of several major moments in Spider Man s life right before he tragically lost Gwen Stacy This graphic novel does a great job at giving the reader new perspectives on old scenarios, focusing heavily on Peter s personal thoughts on Gwen and Mary Jane Watson during his earlier days as a web slinger This could have easily been messed up by reprinting old panels from decades old comics and mixing them all together with new additions to tell this story, which would have cheapened the experience Thankfully, each moment of Spider Man Blue is a new retelling of the old stories that most Spidey fans know fondly, adding in substantive details that the older comics failed to touch upon so long ago These additions make the characters feel three dimensional and real, and ultimately adds another layer of depth to the Spider Man mythos The tone of this graphic novel was appropriately melancholy throughout, though not without its sprinkling of Spider Man s world famous witticisms The manner in which Peter reminisces about Gwen was heartbreakingly intimate, allowing him to reveal details about these past events that otherwise may not have ever appeared in a speech or thought bubble The only time things might get a little muddled is when the Spider Man moments pop up, and by that I mean those pesky parts where there is action and crime fighting how dare they put such things in a comic Though some of my favorite Spidey comics are composed almost entirely of these kinds of action oriented moments see Maximum Carnage , I highly preferred the parts that focused on Peter and his interactions with his friends and love interests over the fist flailing moments that I can get anywhere else After all, the point of this graphic novel was to elaborate on the relationship he had with Gwen and Mary Jane, not to bring up his fights with the Rhino and Vulture I know these fights were relevant to the stories being told, but I feel they would have been better relegated to a single page or two, just to get it out of the way without breaking the flow of the narrative Besides these few moments interrupting the true story at hand, I found Spider Man Blue to be well written and executed quite nicely for a superhero love story.One complaint I had with this graphic novel was its inconsistent artwork I know it may be blasphemous to criticize the highly revered Tim Sale and his work, but I felt it was lacking in some places One moment, you would see a beautifully illustrated Gwen Stacy or Mary Jane Watson In the next, you will see obvious flaws in their features These incongruities were not solely relegated to Gwen and MJ, for I also found Harry Osborn to look awful most times The only consistent standout was Spider Man in costume, and even then he was nothing special to gawk at The artwork should have excelled in this graphic novel because of how emotional and intimate its story was, so to have less than stellar artwork breaking that immersion and connection to the story was a real let down for me I personally think this work would have greatly benefited from a traditional style of artwork for the characters, allowing readers to focus on the substance of the story and less on that hideous nose they threw on Harry Osborn, among other artistic flaws Sale can be great look at Batman The Long Halloween but he was not at his best this time around A pity.Overall, I was really impressed by Spider Man Blue Nowadays, it seems that far too many graphic novels and comic book story arcs place their time and attention on these massive events in which I could not possibly have any interest Sure, a story about the end of the universe can be cool once in a while, but all the time I get sick of that real quick that s why I abandoned most superhero movies coming out as of late How am I supposed to find anything relatable in these massive event comics when they barely touch upon anyhting based in reality That is why I breathed a sigh of relief when I sat down and read Spider Man Blue This graphic novel does not try to be a groundbreaker by any means, nor does it try to redefine the characters or established norms of the Spider Man universe Instead, this graphic novel just tells a story about a guy looking back at the days before he lost his first true love Simple Effective Touching No need for the epic battle sequences and time bending, canon altering consequences for which Marvel seems to have an affinity these days As far as I am concerned, Spider Man Blue is far effective at telling an engaging story than those aforementioned massive works because this story lacks the grandiose additions that would otherwise tarnish and distract from a perfectly good story about the human side of our Friendly Neighborhood Spider Man You can keep you Infinity Gauntlet, I m much content with Peter s tape recorder to Gwen Stacy.I highly recommend reading this one if you want a break from the chaotic messes and confusing catastrophes plaguing modern comics today I would also recommend reading it for Valentine s Day due to its touching subject matter and the fact that part of it takes place on Valentine s Day.

  7. says:

    Up until last night I would not have considered myself an active fan on Tim Sale s art I recognized that his work was definitely quality, but he was never a favorite artist of mine Just a guy who s work was pleasing when he drew something I wanted to read.Holy hell did that just change when I read Spider man Blue for the first time I was blown away I don t think I ve seen sexier women in comics than the way Sale drew MJ and Gwen I hate to belittle another artist to bolster another, but Ed Benes is a good example of how you can try and draw sexy and completely miss the mark Benes cheesecake is obvious and egregious Ass shots and poses that would make a contortionist proud are all well and good in its place , but sexy it is not What Sale did in Blue though was to get across what it is to find a woman so completely captivating that you can t help but not look away And this might be starting to sound creepy, but I just want to give Sale so much credit for getting that across because it made sense considering what the story was about If someone else drew this you might not have got why it was that Peter was so instantly smitten by both Gwen and MJ Through his art, Sale put the reader right in Peter s shoes.On top of that, Sale draws an INCREDIBLE Spider man and rogues gallery Every time there was an introduction of a Spidey bad guy, I was just pleased as punch at Sale s rendition of these tried and true characters Sale also does great Spidey action because his art is so full of motion My jaw was figuratively falling on the floor every time I turned the page.But than the action, it was the moments when the gang were together that Sale s art really shown through for me For lack of a better term, Sale is good at infusing the gang with emotion and having the characters act is a way that draws you in the story The story didn t feel staged or rigid, but the panels of the gang felt like a natural gathering of real friends It might seem silly and a bit toolish to say it, but I didn t feel like I was reading a comic, but instead was peaking into these characters lives.I think the reason Sale was so great on this book and why Marcos Martin is doing something similar on Amazing currently is that they put there unique spins on the John Romita style I m no Romita aficionado, but it s kind of hard to not be familiar with his style I could see that in this book without Sale being a slave to it It was just a really great reading experience.I ve read and really enjoyed Superman For All Seasons and The Long Halloween, but Spider man Blue while not as good a story on it s own, but still a pretty good one really showed me another side to one of my new favorite artists.

  8. says:

    RATING 3.5 STARSTo be honest, I don t read much of Spiderman, so I can t really compare this to any other Spiderman stuff Spiderman Blue was highly recommended by a friend who I share some comic book faves with so I decided to give this a go.I liked this I just wasn t completely blown away by it However, there is one thing about this that caught me off guard the emotions And if you know me, I love reading about stuff that has a lot of heart in it, and this one definitely has it.In Spiderman Blue, you see this side of Peter that I haven t seen yet You see his vulnerability and his weakness Sure, you do get his spunky and funny side of him too, but the way his emotions were exposed on this was one thing that I really likes.One of my qualms about this was how I didn t get to know Gwen Stacey as much as I would have liked Yes, this has Gwen and MJ in it, but mostly it s supposed to have focused on Gwen, her being the main love interest here Unfortunately, that wasn t how it felt like to me.Tim Sale s art impeccable as always.

  9. says:

    I happened to read this one at the perfect time, just after The Night Gwen Stacy Died, and then Marvel Masterworks The Amazing Spider Man, Vol 4 By the end of that volume, Peter and Gwen start to become friends and I believe it ends only a few issues before Mary Jane Watson appears This book shows how Peter, MJ, and Gwen met and interacted during the period up until Pete and Gwen finally got together, punctuated with Pete s collisions with the Green Goblin, the old and new Vultures, the Rhino, the Lizard, and view spoiler Kraven hide spoiler

  10. says:

    I ve never been a great fan of Spiderman, because I find his personal life to be a little too sappy The movie franchise has made him even worse as far as I m concerned because Tobey Maguire just doesn t fit into my mental picture of Spiderman at all.However, Tim Sale s art in this one is really, really good The story isn t great The overall premise is that Spidey is narrating the tale of his love for Gwen Stacy and her untimely death into an old tape recorder Not a great thing to do, considering his current wife, MJ is asleep downstairs.There are far too many villains who appear, get beaten up, and disappear The fight situations are a little underwhelming, therefore And the other issue is that Gwen Stacy doesn t actually die in the book She s dead, but the how why isn t explained.However, read it for Sale s lovely art, if nothing else Perhaps 3 stars is a bit harsh, but then one surely expects better and coherent storytelling from someone of Jeph Loeb s class.

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