Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.
The Amazing Spider-Man. The flagship hero of Marvel Comics. He’s you’re friendly, neighbourhood superhero that’s trying to make a difference. He’s incredibly witty and historically unlucky. If you ask most fans, he’s the comic book character they most relate to. For a time that wasn’t the case.
For twelve years, Dan Slott told stories about a very different Peter Parker. It wasn’t the one fans were used to. Peter was a millionaire who ran a big company and didn’t really have time to be the lovable goofball we’d become accustomed to. So when Slott wrapped up his run and made way for Nick Spencer to take over the book, many fans were hoping for a return to form for the wall crawler. And that’s exactly what we got.
Join Andrew and Sammy as they take a look at the first 16 issues of the current Amazing Spider-Man comic written by Nick Spencer. The series features artwork from Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos and Chris Bachalo. It also brings back some of Spidey’s best villains while also delving more into Peter’s relationships with family and friends. Take a listen as we break it all down for you.
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