Adam WarRock “Superior” (Download MP3)
Beat used: Zion I “Stranger In My Home”
If you told me a year ago, that my two favorite titles in all of comics would be a story where Doc Ock was in Peter Parker’s body, and the original 5 X-Men were back from the past, I’d have said, first of all, those ideas are stupid; and second of all, you’re crazy. But sure enough, my two favorite titles whenever it’s new comics day are Superior Spider-Man and All New X-Men (shout outs to Bendis’s GREAT All New X-Men…I’ve made enough X-Men songs lately, but check that title out. It’s amazing).
I know some people have complaints, and I wouldn’t even argue that they’re not legitimate, that you don’t want to see a ruthless Spidey, that this concept is possibly a step too far for our delicate comic sensibilities. But in a weird way, they’re making a legitimate case that Otto may actually be better at this crime-fighting thing than Peter was, which in turn gives Slott a chance to really explore what actually makes someone a hero. I personally find that pretty fascinating, and the fact that we get to see Otto sort of learning how to be “good,” albeit in his own way, is a really engaging way to sort of refresh Spidey’s origin story (got bit, got powers, etc.).
If I can close out this week with any sentiment, it’s this: comics are good right now. I was a guy who was buying trades and rereading old nostalgia pieces for YEARS, and I was a comic fan. And since Marvel NOW!’s launch, I have turned into a weekly issue buyer again. I’m EXCITED to read comics, and even when I’m done with all the titles I love, I start to pick up other ones and realize that I dig them too.
Comics are GOOD everyone. And for years, they were kinda…lacking. But they’re GOOD, and there’s all these movies coming out, and a SHIELD TV show. Seriously, we are living the high life y’all. So let’s all just celebrate that for a second.
Have a great weekend everyone…