Amazing Spider-Man Annual #39 (Marvel)
Ideally a Spider-Man book should be a blend between action, drama, and comedy. Spider-Man is supposed to be the most relatable character that Marvel has. While the truth of that statement has fluctuated over years, for the last couple years, Spider-Man has been on a hot streak. A large part of this has been thanks to writer Dan Slott and his team of artists. Spider-Man Annual #39 is continues this hot streak but surprisingly without Dan Slott, instead Brian Reed and Lee Garbett bring an excellent issue to the table.
In Spider-Man Annual #39, Peter Parker is accidently erased from time (and therefore Spider-Man is too). Reed does an excellent job of balancing humor and drama in this issue. The humor is great, particularly a gag about an ice cream cone. The drama is also well done too, with Peter travelling through time, encountering people from his past. Garbett’s art also stands out. He handles the modern stuff well, but his art becomes even more exceptional with how well he draws the scenes that take place in the past.
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