Comic Book Corner — July 24th, 2013: Spider-Man and Smallville

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Image courtesy of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom’s “Comic Book Corner,” where we recap our adventures in comics for the week. This week, I share with you some of my favorite Spider-Man stories while Kelly shows us what’s been up in Smallville Season 11.

Dakster Sullivan–Spider-Man

Last week, I embarked on my very first New York City adventure. I was super-excited about this trip for two reasons: 1) It was my first interstate mother-daughter trip, and 2) I was given the opportunity to see Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway! With that waiting in the wings, I proceeded to brush up on my favorite web-slinger before I left home and I’d like to share with you three of my favorite Spider-Man stories:

  • Spider-Man Season One (Cullen Bunn, Neil Edwards) – An origin story with a novel take on some of the characters–particularly with regard to Spider-Man’s initial role in the public spotlight.
  • Ultimate Spider-Man Issue #66 and #67  (Brian M. Bendis, Mark Bagley)– What do you get when you cross Wolverine’s mind with Spider-Man’s? Two issues of humor and action as Spider-Man and Wolverine spend 24 hours walking a mile in each other’s shoes. (These issues were so good, Disney used them as a basis for an Ultimate Spider-Man episode.)
  • Avengers vs. X-Men #9  (Jason Aaron, Adam Kubert) – This was the only point during the “Avengers vs. X-Men” event where Spider-Man has any significant page time, with the entire book pretty centering around Spider-Man and his spidey-wisdom.

These three stories don’t even scratch the surface of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. If you’re new to Spider-Man, I would highly recommend you check each of them out. Ohh, and don’t worry…I’ll be writing about my experience at Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark soon, so stay tuned to GeekMom for the full review!

Curious to know what I’m pulling this week? Check out my pull list on Comixology.

Kelly Knox – Smallville Season 11 #56: Olympus (DC Comics)

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Image copyright: DC Comics.

Anyone who thinks that Wonder Woman’s origin story is “tricky” needs to pick up the newest digital issue of Smallville Season 11. In just a few short panels, writer Bryan Q. Miller captures the magic of Diana and Steve Trevor meeting on Paradise Island for the first time.

Not only is the little princess simultaneously fierce and adorable as the story kicks off (thanks to artist Jorge Jimenez), later in the issue she jumps right into action as Diana of Themyscira. The costume brings her Agent Diana Prince days to mind, and makes me curious if she’ll make an appearance as Wonder Woman before the arc plays out.

This is only the first part of the three-issue “Olympus” story arc, but it’s off to a great start–and Diana seems right at home in Smallville. With a mystery revolving around Martha Kent, and Clark and Diana yet to meet, next Friday can’t come fast enough.

To see a full list of what’s coming out today, check out ComiXology’s website!

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Dakster Sullivan is a network administrator by day and a cosplayer by night. She loves discovering new books to read, tech to play with, and ways to express her herself. She has anxiety and depression and strives to educate others about these invisible illnesses.