Gorga's Looking Forward to Wednesday 2/24/2o1o!

A late edition of Looking Forward to Wednesday!

I wasn't really planning on doing a "Looking Forward to" post for a little while, as they are pretty depressing for someone who can't really afford to buy weekly comics right now. But this week has a pretty special comic coming out, that's special for reasons you probably aren't anticipating:

"the Amazing Spider-Man" #622

This issue features writer Greg Weisman. (Although, it's not clear whether he's writing the main story or the back-up...)

Greg Weisman was the guiding hand behind "Gargoyles". So he basically created an entire fictional universe that incorporated elements of Shakespeare, Norse mythology, WWII history, conspiracy theories... I could go on. Then he fought for the better part of a decade to bring that universe back after cancellation. He eventually succeeded in the form of a comic-book from Slave Labor Graphics (SLG) and told some excellent stories in the comics medium after a bit of a shaky start.

Simultaneous with the return to life of his beautiful baby "Gargoyles" he got the plum job of head writer on Marvel's latest attempt at an animated Spider-Man TV show. Lo and behold after six attempts at an animated show of varying degrees of quality us Spidey fans finally have a Spider-Man animated show that gets it right.

So now the man who shaped a multi-faceted tapestry of fiction, who clearly understands the character of Spidey, who has just these past few years gotten to stretch his legs in the comics medium, is writing an issue of the flagship Spider-Man comic-book!

I have high hopes.

Now I just need $2.99.
Oh wait... $3.99. 40 pages. Probably because of a back-up story. Oy.

1 comment:

  1. OMFG. I read Weisman's comments daily on his website, WHY HASN'T HE TOLD US THIS YET