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Third Time’s a Charm! 07/07/2017

by Joe

Remember Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman? I was 17 (!) when it came out and Spiderman was my favourite superhero. I LOVED the movie. I loved how they were able to capture web-slinging through the skyscrapers of New York and I was happy to see the “traditional” Uncle Ben origin story come to life. It was everything I wanted in a Spiderman movie and I thought Tobey Maguire made a great Peter Parker. Then, part two came out and, holy crap! It was even better than the first! Doc Oc was an awesome villain who brought the movie together better than the first. And, then, sigh… part three came out. We’ve all seen it. Emo Peter, a Venom who seemed like an after-thought, some sand guy… the trilogy lost me at part three.

Luckily, all was not lost in my superhero movie world as Iron Man came out the year after and the Avengers arc was born (I don’t really count The Hulk, even though it was alright-ish). The Avengers were already in full swing when Andrew Garfield’s Spiderman came out so I didn’t really pay attention to it. Besides, Iron Man had taken the mantle as my new favourite superhero (tied with Christian Bale’s Batman). I don’t even think I saw The Amazing Spider-Man in theatres. After I finally did see it, I thought it was just okay. Just okay. No excitement, not the greatest Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield is too cool, I think)… it just wasn’t up to par with an Avengers movie. Didn’t help that The Avengers came out the same year. And, then, bigger sigh… The Amazing Spider-Man 2 came out. I honestly thought it was just as bad, if not worse, than Spider-Man 3. Jamie Foxx is an awesome actor – what the hell did they do to him? I wanted to slap that Osborn kid the whole time. I’m glad they didn’t try a third installment because if they continued that slapped-on Rhino battle… I dunno.

I came in with sky-high expectations for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Finally, a Spiderman movie made by Marvel in the Avengers arc, with actual Avengers in it! Tom Holland’s Spiderman already made his first appearance in Civil War and I thought he was great! A nerdy, fanboy kid who really acts and sounds like he’s in high school! I was excited and the trailers just added to my excitement. *Gasp* Spiderman AND Iron Man as the main characters?! No Thor! No inter-galactic battles! No planet-eating supergods! Just a kid learning how to be a down-to-earth superhero, mentored by favourite superhero – a veteran hero who I think successfully tows the line between down-to-earth and out-in-space.

My expectations were definitely met. It felt like the first Iron Man except we didn’t need the origin story this time. We already know this Peter Parker and now we get to learn more about him, his life, his friends, and how he needs to learn to be a real superhero. I’m so happy Spiderman finally has a place again in the MCU and even happier that it’s Tom Holland’s Spiderman. Imagine if they got Andrew Garfield or early 2000s Tobey Maguire to do it? No thanks!

Go out and see the new Spider-Man – pretty sure he’s going to play an enormous role in the next Marvel arc when the 22-movie Avengers arc is over (what a ride it’s been!). And, I think Spiderman has retaken the mantle :D

Enjoy Scene 53 – “Back to School”!

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… Plot twist????

Goddamnit, Joe, why are you so good at making us so… addicted?

Great job! Hope everything’s going well!

JaeSunRyoo on July 7, 2017 at 11:32 pm

NOOOOO!!! Not a cliffhanger! Oh BTW, the doors stayed in after the end of the scene.

Niko on July 8, 2017 at 12:12 am

Hmm, my mouse is acting up, so I’d like to suggest a way to use the keyboard to progress the story, like clicking [Enter], [Space], etc instead of having to use the mouse to click GO when you’re done reading.

Anyways, thanks for the chapter.

B-Dom on July 8, 2017 at 12:19 am

OH MY GOD JOE! CREATOR JOE! DEM CLIFF HANGERS OF YOURS!!!
Love it as usual! xD

meodrac on July 8, 2017 at 3:21 am

Hey great comic i like it a lot ,it feel like watching a good TV series, everything was ok until recently but now when using my phone i can’t click on continue button only if i enlarge totally the site and that’s very frustrating can you please fix it or maybe you could make it change the frame when you click on any part of the comic

Diabolo96 on July 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Could that be Joe’s sister in law?

Nephew?

High school teacher?

Damn it, there’s so many different possibilities!

Tio Ba on July 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm

That damn vampire made me jump a tiny bit. I mean it’s dark in the building, I did expect a vampire, yet it still got me.

Cubix on July 8, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Well i see Joe change his apperace. Even zombie dont make him any angry move. He even excuse zombie. Well i think Joe gonna grow up very fast :D Good episode – hungry for more !

SilverMaxy on July 9, 2017 at 7:52 am

sister in law!!

I jumped at the zombie bump, it’s in my reaction frequency and with everything quiet… no good.

Robert on July 9, 2017 at 8:39 am

silvermaxy, I think he was being sarcastic.

Robert on July 9, 2017 at 8:39 am

Bernie, you have a robot following you. You could get spotted.

Iceko_28 on July 9, 2017 at 7:36 pm

WOAH WOAH WHAT!!! o.O (Also, the doors at the end glitched :P I dunno if someone pointed it out earlier or not)

Luio on July 9, 2017 at 9:05 pm

Also, ass-faced raccoon when?

Iceko_28 on July 10, 2017 at 12:01 am

@All – Door thing is fixed! Thanks for the catch :D Wasn’t a glitch this time, I left the doors on the last frame by accident!

Joe on July 10, 2017 at 11:27 am

@rant
i still don’t get why there always have to be webshooters involved. the only time they run out is when the writers need suspense during a fight, chase or whatever altercation’s just happening.

Robert on July 11, 2017 at 2:23 am

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