Posted - June 29, 2014 | Updated : August 26, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man 528
The Other Part Twelve

These two panels from Deodato attempt to illustrate Morlun screaming and Pete remembering it.

peter remembers

Just think of yourself as an artist and being told to do these two panels. From that perspective, one realizes how beautifully implemented these two panels are. The first panel is done in just the right "hazy" style and the second panel, the look on Peter's face, you know he's thinking about what's on the first panel. I'm remembering some late thirties comics, not to put them down - they have their own magic - but the comic book has definitely evolved into a high art.

The rebirth of Spider-Man has created the "whacked out" concept of "two Peters". The whole thing is best explained by Tony Stark.

tony stark explains about
					the two peters

So Peter's Spider-Man costume has some damage and MJ, being his wife, has undertaken some repairs and this is the result.

spider-man notes his damaged

I love this. I love how realistic this is. MJ is a supermodel, it is extremely unlikely that she can just go in and properly repair the costume. I'm remembering how we were all just so accepting of Peter being able to tailor his own costume - somehow it was so easy to just let that slide, but realistically, fifteen year olds can't do a competent Spider-Man costume. They can design it, but tailoring is not an easy thing to do.

Hence Mr. Leo Zelinsky.

tailor to the heroes and

Specialist tailor to both super-heroes and supervillains. Oh yes! This makes so much sense. And this makes even more sense.

spider-man talking to leo zelinsky

Different days for "good guys" and "not-so-good guys"! I'm loving it!

I'm also loving this comment about MJs sewing skills.

spider-man waiting while his 
					suit is being repaired.

Look at that, Spider-Man is just hanging around the tailor's shop reading while waiting for his repair. Before we leave the subject of costumes here's the best costume in the Marvel Universe . I wonder if Leo Zelinsky had a hand in it too?

Ok. Now let's go to some beautiful Deodato panels of Spider-Man! The shirt is still being repaired by Leo, so no shirt. First panel

spider-man with the night 
					sky as backdrop

Second panel

spider-man at the scene of a 
					building collapse

Just beautiful; both of them. You can almost feel the New York night breeze.

Because of Peter's recent rebirth, he feels weird and different and not very comfortable in his own skin. It's not same old same old with Mr. Parker. For example, as he attempts a rescue mission in pitch black, he discovers he has night vision.

spider-man discovers he has night vision

Needing to locate survivors Peter, perhaps for the firt time, does a classic spider move: Locating by translating vibrations going through his web.

spider-man weaves a web and listens

Spider-Man behaving like a spider man. What's not to love?

Here's more: Discovering that his skin, not just his hands and feet, have adhesion. Allowing him to carry a kid on his back without tha aid of webs or arms.

spider-man carries a young
					girl on his back

And more: the hair follicles in his skin, so sensitive it can detect air movement.

spider-man's forearm

In this case it functions like an "air-based" sonar. allowing Peter to locate openinngs where air is coming through.

Amazing. After hundreds of issues, writer Joe Straczynksi is able to inject novelty into something as basic as Spider-Man's power set. Amazing.

Back home, Peter makes it clear to MJ that the shirtless Spider-Man is a choice and DOES NOT have anything to do with her sewing.

peter parker, husband

Lying - the dirty little secret of marital bliss. Actually, its really the dirty little secret of generally having a peaceful life. I mean, I really do like working nine-to-five. You?

And the last panel here is from MJ.

new beginnings

If it works for Spider-Man it should work for General Motors too.

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