It's been repeated ad naseum that Tony Stark would help design this costume and it certainly looks like he had a hand in it. And wow, does it look awful.
The over/under on the classic look coming back is one year, which is about how long the LAST new costume lasted. And while that one went on to become a classic villain, I don't hold my breath for this costume becoming anything interesting.
That has to be the most uninspired design I've seen in a long time. They took the black & white costume and made it red & gold. OK, so it probably has armor, strength enhancement, weapons, & makes a mean capuccino, but the outer design is so unoriginal that I don't even care. I don't doubt for a second that Peter will return to the original red & blue (I smell a setup. They've only done this to create a feud between Tony & Peter), but they could have come up with something original for the interim. Sheesh.
"The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder with the truth." ALFRED ADLER
Ugh, I hate it. It's garish and just plain ugly. Of course, I still long for the days of the black-and-white, though...
Anyway, it's kinda ironic that, with all of the changes that Marvel has seen fit to make to Spidey these last few years, Ultimate Spider-Man is now closer to the old-school original than the real deal.
"Remember, it's not a lie if *you* believe it." - George Costanza
This combined with the Gwen/Norman kids has really made me stop reading the Spidey books. I've been checking out "The Other" through my friend's stash, and it doesn't seem like anything remarkable. Just an excuse for excessive violence and another spidey "death." I don't understand how Marvel can let writers get away with destroying some of their most important foundations (Bucky's death, Gwen's integrity) in story arcs that don't have an equally important event as a result. It ruins the "classic" tale all for the sake of that one "shocking" or "holy shit" moment.
Originally posted by StiltonI'm not thrilled with Iron-Spidey, but it's not as bad as this. (thekryptonian.com)
This was actually a bad-ass look for a character, but obviously not for such an iconic character like Superman. I kind of dug the "Electric Supes" storylines, just because I think Superman with this powerset may have been even more powerful than the classic version. He was like a cross between Pulsar and Magneto.
"Oh, gosh, you know, I'm not much on speeches, but it's so gratifying to leave you wallowing in the mess you've made. You're screwed, thank you, bye."
So what the hell exactly happened in "The Other"? seeing that I don't have a comics store within 20 miles of me I can't keep up. So spidey dies, comes back and what? That costume adds more muscle? Last time spidey evolved he got bigger + the organic webs. Did he shrink this time? Also, I have the TPD where spidey fights and defeats morlun. Morlun even dies at the end. So how the hell did he become "the one villian spidey has never defeated"?
“Let me tell you something, the day JBL rubs soap on my ass will be JBL's last day.”
Let's hope it's Hulk vs. Thor, as Sentry is a little too "new Marvel" for my tastes. The art was great, and did not seem as rushed as it did in the first issue. I always wondered how much of a beating the rubbery Reed could take.