Spectacular Spider-Man 103

Peter David Writes Spider-Man

Welcome to Peter David, the soon to be legendary writer of The Incredible Hulk. Right away David proves his writing chops with this tale, as three college kids decide to play a prank on the Spider.

David plays it straight at the beginning and keeps things interesting with references to both the Batman and Star Wars. As the story concludes, some surprising and welcome twists are introduced that validates David's reputation as one of the finer writers out there.

The art too is a notch above Mooney's or Milgrom. I'd put Buckler in the same level as Hannigan (see my art sample below). Buckler is a controversial artist though, he's been accused of swiping art from other artists, but then again, this is just a wikipedia entry. Here's an entry by Rich Buckler in Dimensions of the Groovy Kind.

No serious battles this issue but prank and counter-prank (hint) is a nice thing to see.

Rich Buckler's art from this issue :

art sample

Posted by  Pete Albano - July 26, 2011

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Other Spectacular SPIDER-MAN Stories

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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