Comics : Spider-Man: The Fun House!

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This story is part of a Lookback Series: Book of the Month Club

This review was first published on: May 2010.

Background...

This book and it's companion title Spider-Man: The Clone Trap are from Meredith Publishing in 2007. They follow a similar pair of books from the same publisher a couple of years earlier. They are all 8" x 8", glossy cardboard cover, with 24 full-color pages of content.

In Detail...

Spider-Man: The Fun House!
Feb 2007 : SM Title
Publisher:  Meredith Books
Writer:  Benjamin Harper
Illustrator:  Scott Stewart
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First impressions of the interior art are far from positive for me. The pencil work is cartoony, a cross between "Manga" and "Lazy". I've scanned a page so you can see what I mean. This is a million miles from any classic Spidey style that I'm familiar with, and as far as I'm concerned it's not really heading in a good direction.

But what of the story? Well, Peter (wearing a bow-tie and using what appears to be the cheapest disposable holiday snaps camera he could find) is taking photographs for the Bugle of a fashion show featuring his friend Mary Jane Watson. The fashion show is being held on the boardwalk at Coney Island.

Trouble soon arrives in the personage of the Sandman, who knows that Spider-Man has come to the rescue of MJ before. Sandman duly threatens Ms. Watson, and Spider-Man promptly arrives. Spidey and Sandy battle their way through several pages worth of Coney's fairground attractions, before the webslinger traps Sandman in a cement mixer.

In General...

Trivial story, sketchy art. Nothing of any substance here, sorry.

Overall Rating...

Unfortunately, there's no bonus webs for "blandness", so this little nothing of a tale gets two webs.