Thursday, May 10, 2018

Astonishing Spider-Man No.1 - again!

Panini UK's latest relaunch is Astonishing Spider-Man, which begins a new first issue this week. It's actually volume 7 No.1, but anything that helps bring in new readers has to be a good thing.

I once saw a guy crestfallen in a comic shop as he'd tried to interest the owner in buying his copy of "Spider-Man No.1!". He wasn't trying to con the owner. He genuinely thought the first issue of Panini's Astonishing Spider-Man that he'd had and carefully saved since he was a boy was the actual real first appearance of Spider-Man, and not a reprint of a standard 1980s issue. You could see his illusions shatter as the truth was explained to him and he almost had tears in his eyes as he left, still carrying the comic the shop owner didn't want. Had to feel sorry for him, but comic shop retailers encounter people like that all the time.

So... reprint comics might not be an investment, but they can still serve their primary purpose, which is to entertain! If you haven't read Spidey's adventures for a while, jump on board with this week's issue. (It's published fortnightly.)

Here's the info....

Astonishing Spider-Man Vol.7 #001. On sale 10th May! 
100-page special packed with arachnid-adventure! £4.50.

Peter Parker is down on his luck and the most hated man in New York! But Pete’s troubles are only just beginning!
Also: Venom is back! And badder than ever!
Plus: We jump eight years into the future with the web-slinging and wall-crawling Spider-Man family!
By Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen, Mike Costa, Gerrardo Sandoval, Jody Houser and Nick Roche.
Includes material reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man #789, Venom #1 and Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #13-15.


Panini have also published a Thanos special, to interest people who have seen Avengers: Infinity War. Here's the info on that....

Six Soul Gems. Individually, they contain power beyond comprehension. Together, they could destroy a universe. And Thanos must have them all…

Resurrected by his lover Mistress Death, the Mad Titan has 
returned in order to address a great cosmic imbalance 
in the universe. To enact his genocidal plans, 
Thanos must gather together the Infinity Gems. 
Currently possessed by six of the Elders of the Universe, he must challenge each to a series of duels that will push him to the very limits of his physical, mental and spiritual strength. 

The universe trembles as the 
Thanos Quest begins! 

Reprinting The Thanos Quest #1-2, 

plus bonus strips The Thanos Annual 2014 and Iron Man #55.






3 comments:

Matt Stevens said...

Used to get this for years when I was a teenager in its early days. Very tempted to switch back as the US imports have gone up again and £3.40 an issue ( I buy mine of ebay) these collecotrs editions are offering even more value than ever before. Also they seem not to far behind either.

SLOW ROBOT said...

There is now also a DEADPOOL one-shot in the same £9.99 softback format as the Thanos edition. It's also racked with the CE format titles.

The Thanos one is still on sale.

Lew Stringer said...

Yes, I'd heard about that. Thanks, SR. Interesting that Panini are doing these specials to (hopefully) attract the movie audience. I wonder if we'll see an Ant-Man and the Wasp one in July?

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