Week of June 7 – June 13, 2020

Posts From this Week:
“The Gathering of Five, Part 3”
Howard Mackie (w) / Norman Felchle (a)

Continuing the deep-dive into the #ByrneMackieReboot, with
the middle chapter of the lead-in story.  Spidey gets tangled up with
Madame Web, and your humble host struggles to remain awake!
Published: Sunday, June 7, 2020
“Dreaded Deadline Doom”

From the former Patreon Archives, Chris and Reggie
discuss with great passion the fact that creators can’t be
bothered to stick to a regular publication schedule. 
Also some historical context and countermeasures.

Published: Sunday, June 7, 2020
“The Gathering of Five, Part 4”
John Byrne (w) / Luke Ross (a)

The Gathering of Five rolls on with… well,
a bunch of filler… in which John Byrne delivers
some cringy dialogue, and has Spidey aggressively
best some kids on the basketball court.

Published: Monday, June 8, 2020
Strikeforce: Morituri #21 (1988)
James Hudnall (w) / Huw Thomas (a)

The winds of change finally hit our beloved
Strikeforce: Morituri… nothing will ever be the same.

Published: Monday, June 8, 2020
“The Gathering of Five, Part 5”
Todd DeZago (w) / Joe Bennett (a)

DeZago and Bennett make the best of the
hand they’re dealt, and give us a… mostly filler-laden
final issue of the penultimate Spidey story arc.

Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
“The Final Chapter, Part 1”
John Byrne (w) / Rafael Kayanan (a)

Kicking off the Final Chapter with the final issue
of Amazing Spider-Man.  The titular wall-crawler
himself manages to show up for about three pages. 
Here we learn that “May” lives!

Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
“The Final Chapter, Part 2”
Howard Mackie (w) / John Romita, Jr. (a)

Not even the arrival of John Romita, Jr. can
save this story.  Oh, and the other shoe drops on
that “May lives” thing.

Published: Thursday, June 11, 2020
“The Final Chapter, Part 3”
Howard Mackie (w) / Luke Ross (a)

Norman Osborn’s master plan comes to the fore…
and seems to come together with the unmasking
and death of Spider-Man?!

Published: Friday, June 12, 2020
Jim Nastics #1 (1984)

Revisiting an old favorite, in which Reggie and I
discussed a very weird small-press black and white book. 
Added commentary as well as feedback we received from
the creator of Jim Nastics himself!

Published: Friday, June 12, 2020
“The Final Chapter, Part 4”
Howard Mackie (w) / John Romita, Jr. (a)

Could this be the end of the Spider-Man?  Probably…

Published: Saturday, June 13, 2020