Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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Today we look at a Paul Jenkins/Mark Buckingham Peter Parker: Spider-Man issue that I meant to put up on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, but, well, either I forgot or I was in the middle of a theme week at the time (I think it was the latter – wasn’t I in the middle of the Waid/Garney Cap run at the time?).
The basic concept behind this issue is that it is the anniversary of Uncle Ben’s death, and Peter does what he always does – he goes to a New York Mets game, like Uncle Ben always used to take him to when he was a kid.
After each game (the Mets always lost), Uncle Ben gave one of his famous speeches.
Again, though, every year went by and the Mets lost and lost and lost (in increasingly absurd fashion) to the point that Peter began resenting both the Mets and his Uncle’s speech.
That took us to the end of the issue, where Jenkins and Buckingham just create a scene to perfection…
Jenkins was so good on this title (and Buckingham, of course, is always good).
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