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Spider-Man/Human Torch: I'm With Stupid Paperback – August 10, 2005
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We've got the classic stories where Johnny has Peter be his personal photographer, and the one where Johnny and Spidey switch jobs, Johnny helps Black Cat stage a heist, the adventure with the Spider-mobile, and it concludes with Spidey and John at the statue of liberty where Johnny finally figures out who Spidey really is.
To top it all off, this amazing comic is written by Dan Slott, an incredible writer who has a real knack for telling great stories involving everyone's favorite wall-crawler!
This volume is an incredible trip down memory lane that any die hard Spidey and Fantastic Four fan will surely love and treasure. Check it out!
Of the first stories in the book, the first two are written with the vintage Silver Age feel of the 1960s including one in which Torch hires Spidey as his official photographer as he tries to grab the headlines eventually taking Dr. Doom at the Latverian Embassy and one fun event where the two switch places as Spider-man goes exploring with the rest of the FF while Torch tries to bust up a crime ring. The third issue comes right in the Bronze age, in the 1970s after Gwen Stacy's death and with Spidey wanted for murder. The fourth story is from the early 1980s and features a great guest appearance by the Black Cat. The last is in a more modern setting where Johnny at last learns Spidey's identity after a ton of other people in the Marvel universe and isn't happy about it.
Slott really has some fun here. He plays up the idea that while Spidey envies the Torch, the Torch envies Peter Parker. And he tweaks Marvel convention which has the Statue of Liberty as the Torch and Spidey's meeting spot even though there's really no way Spidey could get there through typical means. The book's not very deep, but it's fun and at the end, a bit heart warming. It's worth a read for fans of these two great characters and their amazing relationship.
(1) "Picture Perfect" has Johnny Storm tired of seeing Spider-Man in the papers all of the time instead of the Human Torch, so he decides to get Peter Parker to take photographs of the Torch in action. Irony abounds, and the whole point here is the jokes, such as when Spider-Man tangles with Paste-Pot Pete (as soon as he stop laughing). Then Doctor Doom shows up and things get a little serious, but in the end Johnny Storm's hair is in a box (really).
(2) "Catch You on the Flipside" begins with the Torch tangling with the Vulture, which sets up the idea of our two heroes changing places since the Torch claims he can do whatever Spider-Man can. So Spider-Man joins the rest of the Fantastic Four to deal with a subspace fissure while the Torch tangles with Kraven the Hunter, and the question is which one will come out ahead, but with a laxative in their coffee (really).
(3) "Auto-Motives" sees the return of the Amazing Spider-Mobile (but no Spider-Cave or Spider-Butler). Spider-Man is remembering the late Gwen Stacy, while the Human Torch is dealing with his breakup with Crystal. So if working on the Spider-Mobile together, so it will drive on the side of buildings, does not help the two superheroes bond, maybe fighting the Red Ghost and his super apes will do it.
(4) "Cat's Paw" begins with Johnny Storm dressed up as Spider-Man and then the She-Hulk shows up dressed as a French maid. Then things get strange. Peter Parker is wearing the black Spider-Man suit and is hanging out with the Black Cat, but when she ends up going to a big affair hosted by the Black Panther with Johnny, Peter about blows a gasket. When is a robbery not a robbery? This issue would answer that question (not really).
(5) "Together Again" takes place "right now" with the Torch and Spider-Man at their accustomed meeting place on top of Lady Liberty going over everything that has happened to them in previous comic book adventures. The problem is what happened that day at Peter Parker's school. The Torch was there to speak to the kids and some nuts with gun shows up and get the drop on everybody at which point Peter Parker has to let Johnny Storm know that Spider-Man is there; but only if the Torch can get it through his thick head. So the two old friends have something to talk about, do they not?
Actually, it is the epilogue of this one that is the best part of this collection as these two finally admit they have always been jealous of each other and they get together as friends, which means family is involved as well. Again, these are not seminal stories in the hero of either character, but they are told in good fun and make for a nice change of pace from what has been happening with "Spider-Man: The Other, Evolve or Die."
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