Spider-Man Blue – Graphic Novel REVIEW

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Spiderman BlueTitle: Spider-Man Blue

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Writer: Jeph Loeb

Artists: Tim Sale, Steve Buccellato, Richard Starkings, Wes Abbott

Story Rating: 10

Art Rating: 10 

Color Rating: 10 

Overall Rating: 10 

Marvel Comics brings together the dynamic duo of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale once more in a power depiction to one of comics greatest heroes, Spider-Man.

A story of true sorrow as events unfold and retold through the eyes of Peter Parker. A memory powerful enough that can shake anyone at the core of themself for years. Jeph creates transitions of happiness and sadness in the wake of danger and triumph over a large gallery of villains.

Spider-Man clashes with the Rhino, The Lizard, Vulture and many more in the concrete jungle of New York City. The focus falls of the beloved Gwen Stacy as Peter comes to terms with her death and the events that led them to love.

Tim Sale puts his skill to the page with a steady hand. He delivers clean line work with simple detail to heavy detail. The most noticeable details project off the characters in each panel.

The other side to the art team presented through this graphic novel is with the talent of combined creators Steve Buccellato, Richard Starkings, and Wes Abbot.  Steve displayed a range of elaborate colors to enhance the action and mood within each scene. A large amount of primary colors and solid pigments stand out across the page. The tones do not tend to blend or mix but keep a powerful presence.

Richard and Wes create the right amount of words offered in every page. During the action the dynamic exaggeration is necessary. All aspects of the graphic novel come together following the character development of Peter Parker.

The graphic novel succeeds in diving deep into the world of Spider-Man in past, present, and future events. A emotional spectrum takes hold of Peter as the life of a superhero takes its toll because with Great Power Comes Great Responsibility. 

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