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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 251

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the comics posted so far!

Today we look at a nifty issue of Spider-Man’s Tangled Web by Darwyn Cooke and J. Bone!

Enjoy!

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web #11 is a Valentine’s Day issue written and drawn by Cooke with inks by Bone. It is splendid, right from the opening page!

The issue packs SOOOO much plot into its pages, but the gist of the story is that we get to check in on the Daily Bugle’s staff on a night when Peter Parker is missing (because he is passed out in an alley after a fight with the Vulture when Spidey met a wall that did not agree with him).

We meet two very different reporters…

There are a lot of other plots going on (including the fellow giving them their coffee – he has his own little drama going on this night).

But when we return to Spidey in the alley, he learns that he has double-booked himself tonight!!! Watch as, in perhaps the most wonderful part of the issue, Cooke details how each woman views Peter vastly differently…

Can Spidey get home in time for EITHER date? How is Peter going to get out of this one? What happens to the Daily Bugle intern?! So much awesome lighthearted drama! So much awesome artwork from Cooke and Bone! This issue is a real winner! It is collected in the Tangled Web trade, but you can probably still find the issue itself relatively cheap! You’ll be glad you did if you can find it!

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Tangled Web was the first- and last to date- Spidey title I bought regularly since, oh, 1970. This was one of t he best issues from that run- Bone sure looks good on Cooke’s pencils.

Awesome stuff. Tangled Web is indeed the best Spider-Man title ever produced.

I adore this issue. Peter’s thought balloons and the zip-a-tone Steranko style in the last panel you posted are particular highlights.

Damn, but that last page is awesome-looking.

I’m picking up more of a Jack Davis-Wally Wood thing going on in the last panel, but yeah, spectacular stuff nonetheless.

I just read the issue after the recommendation. Great fun. It seems that it is worth checking out more issues from Tangled Web.

Tangled Web is the kind of title that both Marvel and DC need more of.

This does look really good. I’ve never read Tangled Web. Until a year or so ago, I’d never even heard of it. (It all came out during that period I wasn’t reading any comics.)
I’ve always been kind of picky with the kinds of cartoony art I like, but this looks pretty good.

Wow. This looks fantastic.

Tangled Web is collected into four volumes, containing works from a ton of different artists/writers, including Brian Azzarello, Zeb Wells, Kaare Andrews and a ton of others.

I managed to get each volume for about $6 each at different comic shops, and I have NO IDEA WHY. I would have gladly paid more than full price for each one.

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