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An Absolute Classic
on November 11, 2014
I'm a big fan of graphic novels, and I only occasionally read story arc collections. I usually come away disappointed, feeling like the writing is too pedestrian, and that I don't have enough background on the characters or a stake in their future. However, I like to experience the classics and get a good sense of comics history. Even if I don't love them (Death of Superman, X-Men: Days of Future Past), I appreciate them in context.
Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys, however, I loved. The emotional resonance can still be felt, even with all that's happened for Spider-Man since this story originally came out. The art and writing is inspired, and there's a real sense of tragedy, of a past and a future that are forever colored by these events. I highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in the core comics stories, but also to people who appreciate a good read for any reason at all.