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The old Parker Luck is back! Desperately trying to scrouge up cash to pay the rent and keep his web-spinners recharged, Peter's misfortunes are compounded by the wreckless antics of Overdrive, the nihilistic villainy of Mister Negative and the ominous threat of the high-flying Menace. And just who is the newest super hero in town - the stunning, red-haired Jackpot? The newThe old Parker Luck is back! Desperately trying to scrouge up cash to pay the rent and keep his web-spinners recharged, Peter's misfortunes are compounded by the wreckless antics of Overdrive, the nihilistic villainy of Mister Negative and the ominous threat of the high-flying Menace. And just who is the newest super hero in town - the stunning, red-haired Jackpot? The new Spidey Braintrust of writers - Dan Slott (SHE-HULK), Marc Guggenheim (WOLVERINE), Bob Gale (the Back to the Future trilogy) and Zeb Wells (PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN) - has loaded up BRAND NEW DAY with all the charm and freewheeling fun of classic Spider-Man, but with a fresh new take on super-hero action and drama. Brought to visual life by a bevy of today's most peerless pencilers - like Steve McNiven (CIVIL WAR), Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN) and Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis) - the stories of BRAND NEW DAY are restoring AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to a level of consistency and playfulness that can't help but remind readers of the reason they fell in love with the'ol Webhead in the first place!...

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Spider-Man: Brand New Day, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Sam Quixote
    2019-03-10 09:30

    After J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada took a big steaming dump on Spider-Man with One More Day, Dan Slott was parachuted in to clear up their mess with Brand New Day. Which he did pretty well, largely by ignoring the preceding nonsense, though some of the retconning sticks out awkwardly - Civil War still happened but somehow nobody remembers that Peter is Spidey despite his unmasking being the most memorable scene in that dismal storyline! In Brand New Day, powerful new villain Mister Negative is using a magic tablet of glowing glyphs to kill mobsters for some mysterious reason while yet another derivative Green Goblin wannabe equally creatively called Menace is making a, um, menace of himself! A new hero called Jackpot (who looks and sounds suspiciously like MJ) has popped up and a street-level hood wearing a Spidey mask is mugging folks. Time for Peter Parker to be Spider-Man again, damn the Superhero Registration Act! While I never (nor ever will) read Straczynski’s much-maligned Spidey run, I have read some of his appalling DC books so I believe it when I hear that his Spider-Man was absolutely shite. And, even though Slott’s story is somewhat plodding and overloaded with exposition because of the many readjustments he had to make to the Spidey-verse - Harry Osborn wasn’t dead after all, he was just on an extended holiday in Europe! - I think by far the best thing about Brand New Day for many is that it’s not JMS’s Spidey. Not that Slott’s doing anything especially new - Spidey fights familiar villains, has familiar money issues, and has familiar romantic entanglements – but I think a lot of readers find that familiarity comforting, particularly contrasted against JMS’s crap. And Slott does write it well, making you feel like you’re reading classic Spider-Man. I also liked how Spidey has to improvise on the fly, first losing a web-shooter, then running out of web-fluid – that kind of inventive adversity makes for more interesting stories. Steve McNiven’s art is very easy on the eyes too and the villains, while not especially original, aren’t bad either, challenging him and shaking off the Webslinger’s cobwebs during his (then-recent) downtime. Conversely, Slott’s reinstatement of most of the status quo also makes for a fairly standard and unexciting Spider-Man book. It’s not a bad read but I was never gripped either – it’s all very predictable and if you’ve read a bunch of Spider-Man before you’ve already seen scenes like these several times already. And I really hated the Civil War aftermath with all that stupid Superhero Registration Act bollocks that unfortunately runs through this one. If you’re after a decent Spider-Man book, you could do worse than Brand New Day, Volume 1 but it’s also not a must-read for anyone except the fans.

  • StoryTellerShannon
    2019-03-21 11:16

    This follows the Spiderman events of “One More Day” which in many ways resets Spiderman to his old days. Purists will likely hate what has happened to him but I'm not so attached as I'm just getting into graphic novels.The tales mostly deal with Spidey trying to make money so he can find an affordable apartment (thus taking shots of Spidey as Peter Parker) and then we've got the whole issue of whether his friend, Harry Osborn, has returned as the Green Goblin. Spidey also has to deal with people who are not happy that he chooses to be unmasked.Written by Marc Guggenheim, Dan Slott, Zeb Wells and Bob Gale. Artwork by Steve McNiven, Salvador Larroca and Phil Jimenez.There's some interesting cover artwork in back, a short and old Spidey tale but most interesting is a Spider-Man Manifesto written by Tom Brevoort which talks about all the ideas for rebooting Spidey.ARTWORK PRESENTATION: B plus; STORY/PLOTTING: B to B plus; CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B; SPIDERMAN FOCUSES: B to B plus; ACTION SCENES: B; OVERALL GRADE: B; WHEN READ: end of November 2012.(view spoiler)[SPOILER: people say MJ is missing but doesn't Jackpot look a lot like her and she does call Spidey “Tiger”. Hmmm, is it her? Maybe.(hide spoiler)]

  • Nicolo Yu
    2019-02-23 12:25

    Marvel begins its first post-Straczynski Amazing Spider-Man issue in a big way. It is essentially a reboot of the character, introducing new characters, building a new supporting cast and debuting new villains. The title of this collection is apt; it is a brand new day for Spider-Man. Now shipping three times in month, it has a writing team modeled after a similar structure used in television. Called the brain trust, it is a mix of rising stars in comic books and veterans from various genres.Not everything is thrown away; the brain trust reinforces the new Spider-Man supporting cast by returning some familiar faces to fold, like Harry Osborn. It is great that they are reserving Spider-Man’s classic villains from his rogue’s gallery and instead are introducing new villains for him to contend.The first writer on deck, Dan Slott, whose one shot Swing Shift heralded the new era as a free comic on Free Comic Book Day writes the first arc. He sets the tone for this new era of Spider-Man adventures, with a take that is at once old and new. It is the same wise-cracking, guilt-ridden Peter Parker of old. This new Spider-Man is hip into this decade’s pop culture and has enough balls to actually speak back to cranky boss, J. Jonah Jameson, which promptly gives the old man a heart attack. Nothing Spider-Man ever does is unimportant and this arc explores how his presence affect ordinary New Yorkers. Steve McNiven handles the art and he turns in consistently excellent work. I really like his clean and crisp lines and the detail he pours in to his character figures.Bob Gale handles the second arc collected in this hard cover. Gale is the co-writer of the Back to the Future film trilogy and is no stranger to comic book writing having done work for both Marvel and Dc in recent years. His arc introduces a new goblin character, whose appearance is disrupting local city politics. Whether this new goblin character has ties to the Green Goblin legacy remain to be seen. Salvador Larroca handles art in a style that has grown beyond what I used to follow in Fantastic Four just before the new century turned. It is much more polished and realistic style. Marvel is not leaving anything to chance and has assigned the best available artists on this new era of Spider-Man.This is new and exciting territory for Spider-Man. This re-launch will give the writing team their best chance to leave their mark on the character. After the fallout from One More Day, it is a Brand New Day indeed.

  • Wing Kee
    2019-03-22 10:20

    Nope. World: it's a reboot but not really. The world is fully formed for new and old readers but also a but janky cause readers are trying to figure out what's changed and what's the same. Then we get thrown in not in a good way. The art is also fairly meh to fugly especially the characters...they have dead eyes. Story: I'd rather this be a fallout book from the last arc when everything was wiped. I would have wanted more Peter thinking about his past life and then seeing how things have changed giving new and old readers a chance to reorient themselves. Nope. We get a choppy story with too many pieces that all end up being meh. I want to care about the Bugle but I don't. I want to care about Harry but I don't. I want to care about Jackpot but I really really don't. This is not a good start at all. Characters: We are thrown into the world with these characters with little reorientation after the last arc and Peter is just as is. So is everyone else. The book needs to do better for these characters for a reboot and stepping on point. Plus Jackpot is just a boring character. I'm sorry but I don't like this. Onward to the next book!

  • Brad
    2019-03-15 13:31

    In a very abrupt turn of events, Spider-Man is suddenly much more similar in tone and story to the Sam Raimi movies. I'm not quite sure if he's younger, but he's now single and much less responsible. At least less responsible for a hero who's tagline includes the phrase "with great responsibility." The lengthy afterward/memo by editor Tom Brevoort lays out the Spidey books new DNA. It boils down to fresher villains, no mysticism a stronger supporting cast, and short story arcs that build into a year-long narrative. Even going by this guide, it isn't a complete success. The new villains aren't especially original to Spidey (one's a mobster, one's on a Goblin glider) and the supporting cast doesn't offer much help to Peter Parker. Yeah, the Daily Bugle is interesting again, but Harry Osborne's been through the ringer, and forgetting that is hard. The introduction of a new hero Jackpot is clunky. Clearly, Mary Jane isn't going to be in these stories for a while, due to the psychic disgust of One More Day, nor is she going to be a superhero. Yet the allusions are laid on thick. She turns out to be a different redhead who's either awestruck by Spidey or wants to arrest him.While the flaws in the reboot of Spidey make the whole idea questionable and seem far too commercially calculating, at least Marvel brought on some good writers and artists to go through the motions. These stories have quick pacing for three-issue arcs and Dan Slott should be Marvel's go-to writer for any book that needs well-earned humor. He ends his story, the book's first arc, with a compelling cliffhanger that gives a new mobster villain Mr. Negative a pretty devastating advantage over Spidey.You could avoid viewing this book alongside One More Day, its similarly-titled preceding story. That uncharacteristic mess was a aperitif to get rid of drastic continuity changes that built up in the past few years of Spidey, accelerating just before Civil War. Where it was so heavy-handed, this reboot opts to be far less weighty and much more fun. I question Marvel's morals and family life if they feel the path to fewer cares is annulling a long-term marriage. But the vastly different end result, viewed with blinders, is a good remix of old Spidey stories. While it tries to be Spider-Man 2, it sometimes veers into the empty emo-Venom sequence in Spidey 3.

  • Matt
    2019-02-28 08:26

    Collects Amazing Spider-Man issues #546-551, Spider-Man: Swing Shift, and material from Venom Super Special #1 (This last one features Dan Slott's never-before-reprinted first Spider-Man story from 1995.)I've heard so many bad things about the "Brand New Day" era of Spider-Man, that I had low expectations, but this was actually a really fun book. You can see how the new writing team is trying to go back to Spider-Man's roots with these first issues.There was a fun feature at the end of this book, in which the readers were able to read a letter from Spider-Man Executive Editor, Tom Breevoort, to his writing staff. The letter was dated 9/18/2006, and it lays out the plans for a post-"One More Day" Spider-Man universe. One of the things he touches on is that going forward they will use a rotating team of writers so that they can release three issues of Amazing Spider-Man a month instead of the old plan with alternate titles (such as Spectacular, Sensational, Web of..., etc.). I believe this writing team is led by Dan Slott (the man that is still writing Spider-Man as I write this today in 2014).These early issues of the new Spider-Man status quo featured the first appearances of Menace and Jackpot, and allowed us to get to know Carlie Cooper and Lily Hollister better (having only appeared in one brief scene in one issue prior to this collection).I was really close to giving this collection a five-star rating, but it isn't quite there. Still, I would recommend this.

  • Michael Wilson
    2019-03-18 08:31

    I'm one of those people who just didn't like the whole Mephisto made a bargain with Peter Parker to save the life of Aunt May at the cost of "erasing" his marriage to Peter and essentially the continuity of the last 20 years.JMS took this flagship book into some very interesting places. Aunt May learning about Peter's secret and her character evolving around it made her much more interesting and dynamic. Now Peter is back to the being a loser who can't make enough money to afford web-fluid for his web-shooters and taking on some new villains. It doesn't work for me, and neither does all of the rationalization and explaination surrounding the reboot. The new writers really missed out on opportunities to explore new turf with the new "public" Spider-Man, and if they needed to make it a secret again, they surely could have come up with something better than a bargain with Mephisto... Aunt May would never accept this for Peter. They should save the reboot for the Ultimate Spider-Man series.

  • TheSkepticalReader
    2019-03-02 09:29

    To be fair, I just don’t think I’m a fan of spider-man.

  • guanaeps
    2019-03-06 15:07

    Steve McNiven and Salvador Larroca draw some extremely lush Spider-man comics. Hot damn. Poster-worthy art throughout these pages.From the ashes of the "one more day" retcon-fest, Dan Slott and Marc Guggenheim start off a new era of Spidey with...some decent arcs. It kind of hits the ground running in a lot of ways, but the essence of what makes spider-man great is undoubtedly here. Dan slott is obviously great with the character, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well Guggenheim writes Spider-Man. Laughed quite a bit during his issues.Lots of fun to be had here, as long as you're not still sour about peters deal with the devil.

  • Sooraya Evans
    2019-03-05 09:22

    The only good thing about this package is the art. Steve McNiven's penciling is gorgeous.Storywise: With so many reboots, I'm at a lost.At least the editors were kind enough to dedicate 2 pages to explain the current status quo.Spidey's being hunted by the law for not being a registered superhero. So, I guess the events here probably took place post-Civil War. Oh, there's also a lot of swearing (censored of course). Kinda unusual for a Spider-Man comic :)

  • Will Johnson
    2019-03-10 14:25

    Reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity:The Amazing Spider-Man has become a shell of its former self. The fact that everyone knows and loves Spider-Man, regardless of age, is due to its immense potential and epic past. But for awhile now the actual stories surrounding the character have been very poor and uninspiring. When I attended Comic-Con 2007, I sat in on a panel discussing Spider-Man’s future and the fans had nothing but bad things to say. The writers and editors could not figure out how to please those angry fans and remained self-deprecating throughout the day with a clear sign of frustration on their face. They had a plan but they couldn’t reveal it yet. . .they just had to struggle through the fan’s frustration until they could, for lack of a better word, re-invent Spider-Man.With Ultimate Spider-Man being so popular and, frankly, more fun than the current run of Amazing Spider-Man you can imagine my hesitation to pick up what was dubbed ‘the biggest Spidey event in years’ called One More Day. Written by the once-genius, now hopeless JMS, One More Day had only it’s cool variant covers going for it. The story revolves around a now-shot May Parker. The bullet had Spidey’s name on it but May took it and now she is dying. Spidey can’t take this and decides to go on a quest to change time and space and stop the bullet. Dr. Strange gives him the opportunity to re-visit in spirit but not in physical form. Dr. Strange tells him that he can’t change the past.Spidey is just too selfish to accept this and makes a deal with Mephisto to undo the shooting. Mephisto asks for Spidey and MJ’s marriage to cease to exist in return. The married couple agree and the Spider-Man universe is sucked into some sort of strange vortex. Now Peter Parker and MJ are not married, Harry Osborne is still alive, and no one has any idea who the hell Spider-Man is. Everything has changed in the Spider-Man universe but the Civil War, Super-Hero Registration Act is still going strong. Nothing has changed except Peter’s tiny part in the world.As you can imagine this shock move had me guessing: what is next? Even though One More Day is a pointless charade in metaphysical nonsense and a way to pump up the soap opera, it HAD to be done to get the writers in a good direction. Marvel seems to have a problem with re-invention. ‘Oh,’, says one movie executive, ‘that first Hulk movie sucked so let’s pretend it never happened and make another one’. It sounds like a similar circumstance here.But after reading Tom Brevoort’s ‘Spider-Man Manifesto’ (found in the Hard Cover version) I can see the creator’s passion for wanting to get the series back on track and a re-haul was necessary. In Brevoort’s words he felt the character of Peter Parker had been lost and Spider-Man had taken over while old villains had been used too much and lost their edge. The new universe would provide a way to get back to the heart of why everyone loves Spider-Man.And as skeptical as I was, I LOVE Brand New Day. I have been reading Ultimate Spider-Man and Brand New Day simultaneously and I haven’t had any confusion. The art styles, the target audience, and the purpose of both titles are different. The drawback is the Three Times a Month issue output which means you can fall behind very quickly. But my fears of writing congestion and poor art due to three titles a month has been relieved. According to Brevoort, there is a head writer and a staff of writers which keeps the flow and energy going. The art has been spectacular and the character development is superb. Never before has the existence of the Civil War universe NOT been annoying but in Brand New Day it is just another of Peter Parker’s worries.The basic story of Brand New Day is that Peter Parker is dirt poor and living with Aunt May. He and MJ don’t even talk to each other. Due to being dirt poor, Peter is running out of resources as Spider-Man. His web-shooters are out of webs and he can’t even sew up his costume when it gets messed up. Meanwhile, he is disliked by EVERYONE and a mugger going around looking like him isn’t helping; J Jonah Jameson suffers a heart attack and the Daily Bugle is bought by someone else and a Registered Super Hero named Jackpot is always hot on Spidey’s trail. Some new villains pop up including a crime boss named Mr. Negative (who might be heavily involved in Aunt May’s life) and a goblin-esque creature who is taunting city officials (some call him the Grey Goblin while others refer to him as Menace).It’s a Rough New Day in Brand New Day but the refreshing angle and the absence of explaining any of JMS’s One More Day nonsense is satisfying. I am curious how Brand New Day will pan out once the writers get into a normal groove. I have only read issues #546 to #551 (plus the specials, etc.) and as of this writing Brand New Day is up to #562.I would avoid the JMS trash that is One More Day and just accept that Spidey has started anew and check out Brand New Day. Brian will scold me but I really love it.

  • Colin Eastaugh
    2019-02-24 08:33

    This is the first set of Spider-man stories following the soft reboot of One More Day. At the end of this book is a copy of the manifesto written to give some direction to the new spidey brain trust tasked with bringing the wall crawler back to where he should be. The main thrust of this manifesto is "back to basics" and in this Slott and co succeed admirably. Parker is back to the loveable, just getting by, hard luck guy he always should have been, Spidey wise cracks while dealing with the fact everyone hates him again, and meanwhile the foundation of a new rogues gallery are laid. The artwork is brilliant, clean lines and bright striking colours keeping even the action sequences smooth and understandable. This works as perfect jumping on point for new readers and the perfect evolution for the character for long term readers.

  • Bookingdom
    2019-03-02 11:08

    söyliyicek fazla bir şey yok Güzeldi. İzmir Fuar ı nisandan beri bekletiyorum keşke daha önce okusaymışım Sonu çok yarım bitti. Merak ediyorum. İyi ki 3 cildi beraber almış -kardeşim- :D

  • Cale
    2019-03-11 14:22

    I've never really read any Spider-Man before, so this was an interesting place to start. The tone is off-beat, occasionally funny, but more often just mouthy (in a good way). Lots of bad things are happening to Peter Parker - it's during Civil War so he is an unlicensed hero and therefore a vigilante on the run. He's dealing with a new villain, a mugger wearing his mask, and he's also interacting other heroes. But more of the story is about his personal life, his friends, and his job, all of which are also swirling in a chaos. There's a lot going on, and it's a fairly enjoyable read as Parker quips his way through conflict and climax. There isn't much of a resolution in this volume, but it's still worth a read, although I don't know how I would have felt about it if I had been more invested in the character. For a newbie, it's a decent starting place.

  • Angela
    2019-03-13 12:07

    The start of the new era. Peter is back living at Aunt May's, he didn't marry MJ and didn't reveal his identity in Civil War. Though it feels like a step backward there are some interesting ideas here. The spider tracker crime spree is one of them. A good read.

  • DOUGLAS J BERRY
    2019-03-12 13:18

    Another reboot of spideyI like the Spiderman comics. I own so many they out-weigh me. It is a good story though each issue seems designed for kids with short attention spans. I like some of the throwbacks like the slab.

  • Stephen Marquez
    2019-03-07 12:24

    RegisterSo I have always been a huge Spidey fan and that might make me biased but I enjoyed this storyline and you should too. Give this a read.

  • Veronica
    2019-03-04 11:20

    Can't believe I hadn't read this series yet.

  • Bryan Davenport
    2019-03-01 13:27

    Good story, feel like I have ready it beforeDecent story. I definitely like the art, and the Spidey comedy was great. Just feel like this story doesn't stand out there.

  • Dale Platt
    2019-03-14 10:32

    A ham fisted cleaning up job, that still mostly delivers on what was needed. Fun, mostly interesting, and somewhat motivating to read further...

  • Alain Picado
    2019-03-23 11:14

    Spiderman is back!!Amazing story!!! I'm loving the direction keep up the great work! Can't wait to see Venom!!!!! Looking forward to reading the next issue.

  • Maggie
    2019-03-19 08:16

    Definitely suffers from some post-Civil War, that-arc-ruined-everything drag, but a solid Spidey comic otherwise.

  • Deejaye
    2019-03-12 16:17

    Yeahhhh I still can't find a Spiderman comic story line that I actually like. This was one of my least favorites by far. Sorry Spidey its nothing personal! I'm sure i'll find one I like soon enough!

  • Robert Capp
    2019-02-24 13:10

    It is a new day!Ok was loyal reader from #19 thru about#175. Then marriage, kids, work, etc happened. Found this on Prime and started. Great stuff.

  • Münevver
    2019-03-22 09:14

    Bu adam çok eğlenceli! (Ama çeviri çok uyuz.)

  • Paul bailey
    2019-03-14 11:30

    With Spiderman’s sales falling quickly just before civil war and with many of Spiderman’s hardcore fans saying that he had lost his way, Marvel were in a real bind. The Spiderman Ultimates line was outselling the amazing Spiderman, thanks to its simple story and a relatable Spiderman. So what was Marvel to do? Well for Marvel they did something truly unprecendented and they rebooted the character. Now rebooting the character is not a new thing for comics but it’s something that Marvel actively tries to avoid. DC have done it countless times but Marvel is still continuing the character that they premiered in the 60′s. So what does this reboot mean for you? Well it basically means that this is a perfect place to jump onto the Spiderman ship, which is exactly what I did. The writer of brand new day spelt out his plans for Spiderman, these plans were reducing the number of Spiderman book down to one line, taking Spiderman back to his roots, reinstating all of the Spiderman we grew up loving. Boy has this worked and it finally did away with any notion of organic webslinger because let’s be honest, while that makes sense for a movie audience, in the comic world it allows for lots of interesting stories that organic webslingers doesn’t. Although this is not a spectacular book it does do what it promises and it’s a rather fun interesting book, it’s what comics should be.So there is no real story in this book but rather lots and lots of mini stories that help re-establish the world of Spiderman. What we see is Spiderman that is back living with his Aunt May, working as a photographer and generally having real life problems to deal with. Most notably though is John Jonah Jameson having a heart attack and his friend Harry Osborne’s ever increasing demand upon his time. There is of course lots of secondary stories here but the most important for the series has to be the mutant registration act and how Spiderman is now a fugitive from the law, but this is just a distraction from what is a back to basics book and it delivers on that promise.The artwork is simple and colourful, the lines are very soft and only seem to make Peter look more frail. A book of this kind with stories of this nature will live and die based on the design of the people in the book and this book does it amazingly, all the characters look perfect and very human. If I had to pick a stand out feature of art in this book though, it would have to the way the artists draw women. Comics regularly just turn women into cleavage and camel toe but in this you actually get an arse kicking hottie who just looks like a normal girl, or what a girl would look like if she was a superhero and had to practice as much as she does.In conclusion this is by no means a spectacular story driven piece but it is rather fun, you can read this with little to no knowledge of Spiderman and get a lot of enjoyment out of it. This reminded me of the television series of old and is everything you want from a Spiderman book. Thanks to art that gets the job done in a very colourful way, you just can’t help but have a smile on your face reading this.7/10

  • Jordan
    2019-02-28 13:26

    Even separating this title from the abomination that was "One More Day" and trying to read it on its own merits, this reboot is an unholy mess.The artwork is mostly outstanding, but that's really its only redeeming quality. I understand trying to simplify continuity and return the book to its good old days, I really do. But what we got were warmed over storylines that read like parodies of comics from the 70s and 80s. Okay, so you're throwing in editor's notes and witty narration. Fine. But that doesn't excuse long winded thought balloons and clunky exposition and all the other "classic" comic elements the art form has evolved beyond. It's not retro. It's just bad writing.The book is also relentless in introducing new characters. Again, fine. But who have they come up with? Jackpot? Menace? Mr. Negative? Freak? Not one of them has an ounce of staying power or panache. I don't necessarily want to read the umpteenth Green Goblin story, but I certainly don't want to read about a knockoff of a knockoff of a goblin.And I'm not a continuity nut by any means, but I want the stories I read to feel like they matter. Right now, this all comes off like some lesser alternate reality, especially since the rest of the Marvel Universe has continued to become more cohesive and sophisticated and Peter's screwed up continuity sticks out like a sore thumb. Other titles may be bogged down with lingering plotlines and crossovers, but at least they're progressing. What's the new streamlined Spider-Man doing? Chasing after women too hot for him, running out of web fluid and almost revealing his secret identity to his friends. It's stale. And it's all been done before and done better. I want evolution, not regression. And I want Spider-Man, not whatever this has become.

  • Nicolas R.
    2019-02-26 15:12

    After the controversial retcon made in Spider-Man: One More Day "Spider-man Brand New Day", is a surprisingly good story. While it stinks that Peter and MJ are not a couple anymore, and that Spiderman is back to his original powers. Other changes have happened that are very good. Spiderman's identity is know once again a secret, and Harry Osborn is alive again. Apparently he was in Europe going through rehab, and does not remember being the Green Goblin. The story also feels like the classic comics. With new villains being introduced one after the other. I really enjoy most of these new villains. Particularly Overdrive, who is not only Spidey's enemy, but also his fanboy. The story of the volume is that, after a brief retirement, Peter begins to wear his costume again and fights crime. However he must deal with issues such as once again moving out of Aunt May's home and finding a place to live while still getting the funds for his web shooters. He should also find a way to convoke the police that he's not the "Spider-Tracer Killer" as well if he can find the time. . Meanwhile a new crime boss known as Mr. Negative (he actually looks like a photo negative) is attempting to wipe out the Maggia and take control of New York City's criminal underground. A new hero named Jackpot has also begun to appear and is very similar to a certain Ginger love-interest. The entire volume is a great intro to a new era in the adventures of New York's favorite wall-crawler. It's as if Marvel was saying "Yeah we know you hate us for "One More Day", so have this."I give "Spider-Man Brand New Day" four ancient tablets of out of five.P.S. The volume also has a reprint of Dan Slott's first Spiderman story, from "Venom Super Special" #1.

  • Aaron
    2019-02-27 14:26

    Spider-Man is back. Peter Parker's typical Tuesday is featured: he's out of money, he's giving J. Jonah Jameson literal heart palpitations, a mugger using a Spider-Man mask is making headlines, and two new supervillains, Mr. Negative and Menace, emerge from the shadows. And then there's Jackpot, a female registered superhero who calls Spider-Man "tiger" the same way his ex-girlfriend Mary Jane used to...Continuing my grant-funded research into the characters featured in the upcoming Civil War movie... Following Civil War and One More Day, this is the kickoff to the current era of Spider-Man following his deal with Mephisto that erased his marriage to Mary Jane Watson and put his secret identity back in the genie bottle after it was made public. This feels like a great jumping on point considering it's the beginning of Dan Slott's long run. It boils Spider-Man down to his 1960's essential roots while also providing some solid mysteries and modernization, not to mention some good humor scattered through Pete's dialogue and the crap situations he finds himself in. Steve McNiven does a great job with the art on the first three issues.There was backlash after Pete's marriage was retconned out (reasonably so, after reading the way it actually happened in OMD), but I think the aftereffects shown here are satisfying. I understand wanting to reset a popular character and this seems like an effective way to do that without tossing all of the history out the window.

  • Salman Mehedy Titas
    2019-02-24 08:05

    It's hard to judge this volume. It is not easy to lov like it or hate it. On one had, it has been some time since the events of Civil War and aftermath. Apparently no one remembers who Spider-Man is, though some remember him unmasking. A clean slate. A brand new day. But even though he has not dressed up as Spidey, his life is not all sunny. The old Parker luck strikes again. He's living with his Aunt May temporarily. He cannot find a job as no school wants an irresponsible teacher, no newspapers are desperate enough to buy blurry Spider pictures, and no researcher will hire him because of lack of experience. But the Spider lives on, and Peter Parker is forever a hero. So when new menaces appear, he will put on the mask once more.On the other hand, what is the meaning of this? One More Day was bad enough, but no the lack of proper expansion is just painful. What became of his relationship with Mary Jane, since they were never married? How did everyone forget his face? What happened to the organic webbing and the Other powers? Why are the capekillers not attacking Spidey? (view spoiler)[ And why and how is Harry alive? <\spoiler> (hide spoiler)]