Spectacular Spider-Man 64

The First Cloak And Dagger Issue


This issue begins with a fantastic cover; as you can see below. The color palette is just beautiful; the perfect green in the background contrasting with the foreground palette and the the yellow lettering on the title. The 'melted yellow' lettering is just perfect. Layout is also very attractive. Spidey right out front. Perfect. The shadowy Cloak in the rooftop in the background. Dagger on top with the trajectory lines of her light daggers forming an attractive abstract pattern. This is a definite pick-me-up cover. And you will be glad you did.

Ed Hannigan has been doing the art for Spectacular for some time now and it is getting better and better. The figure art is good but not exceptional; what really jumps out is the detailing in the background - both interior and cityscapes. What this does is it brings New York in as an actual presence in this tale - particularly effective with this Bill Mantlo story because at one point we are brought to the historic Ellis Island.

Mantlo sequences are superb. His script is wordy but full of substance. Pacing is just right and he manages to create a satisfying tale in one issue.

Posted by  Pete Albano - May 7, 2011

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1-3 : Tarantula, Lightmaster, Kraven

4-5 : The Vulture

7-8 : Morbius the Living Vampire

17-18 : The Angel and Iceman

21 : The Scorpion

22 : Moon Knight

26-28 : Daredevil

47-48 : Belladonna and the Prowler

61 : Moonstone

64 : Cloak and Dagger

67 : Boomerang

69 : Cloak and Dagger

72 : Doc Ock's Greatest Fan

80 : J. Jonah Jameson - Reporter

83 : Punisher

85 : Hobgoblin

87 : Spider-Man unmasks before the Black Cat

89-90 : Black Cat powers

91 : Unus and the Blob

99 : The Spot

103 : Blaze

104 : Rocket Racer

113 : Thugs break into the Parker house

114 : The Spider-Man costume gets stolen

116 : Sabretooth

117 : Dr. Strange

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