Before anything else is said, I do want to say that I have nothing but excitement and anticipation for The Amazing Spider-Man next summer. The script is apparently a good story, Andrew Garfield isPeter Parker and I am the worlds biggest Gwen Stacy (and Emma Stone) fan.
That stated though, I have to take issue with trying to label this movie an “untold” story.
Were I in the movie-making business, I probably would have avoided an “origin” story all together. With the success of the last set of films, the tv shows and of course those little things called comics, everyone knows the origin of Spider-Man. It’s become part of the pop-culture lexicon: Parker, Spider, bitten, boom. Spider-Man. Show it to me again, OK, but don’t try and pass it off as some new and untold tale that I will have never seen coming.
Then again, the same could be said for Batman, and Batman Begins was one hell of a good movie.
I guess we will just have to see in Spring 2012.
Today’s page was done by the ever-wonderful Richard Clark:
Born in a crossfire hurricane (actually Cleveland, OH), Richard P. Clark’s illustration career began in 1993 while still an undergraduate at The Columbus College of Art and Design. Since then, he’s worked for a wildly varied list of clients in several industries-among them HBO, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and Alcoholics Anonymous. He’s been finding work again in the Comic Industry, including a recent job for Dark Horse providing finishes over Darick Robertson’s breakdowns for The Guild-Vork comic. He’s hoping this recent turn into the comic lane sticks as there are literally scores of stories he’d like to unleash on the world. Mr. Clark currently resides in Upstate NY after a 10-year tour of duty in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and a goofy dog named Barnaby.
Be well folks and we will see you back here on Monday!