Monday, May 07, 2007

Spider-Man Versus Kurt Kordok: Parts Two Through Four

Weekends are really no good if you're expecting me to post on time. It's not that I don't want to post on time, it's just that I am busy on weekends. Especially this weekend, but at least my shenanigans were vaguely Spider-Man related. Indeed, it was Free Comic Book Day and I spent the better part of Saturday traveling from comic shop to comic shop seeing what everyone had to offer. That night I went to see "Spider-Man 3", which I thought was decent. In any case, I'm sure I'm boring you all to tears with this, so here's what you came for:
05/05/2007:Kurt Kordok is being very obstinant about Dara Dorset's supposed marriage to Spider-Man. It's almost as if the man has a mental block that prevents him from not believing it. Anyway, it looks as if there will be no more fisticuffs between the web-slinger and Kordok. More's the pity.

TIL: The motion lines around Spider-Man's hand in the first panel.

05/06/2007:Why, exactly, did Spider-Man climb up there? Also: when? In fact, everyone is in the entirely wrong place! Either they suddenly stopped their conversation and just randomly moved around, or someone isn't paying attention to things like this. Also, this strip proves that Kordok is just apathetic about Dara Dorset's marital status.

Meanwhile, Jonah Jameson is dashing through town and is set upon by the malevolent Maria Lopez! Next week is going to be exciting, sure enough.

TIL: The bottom middle panel. It's not often we get a frontal action shot of Jonah.

05/07/2007:It's time like these when you realize recap strips are perhaps the greatest plight to menace the comic strip page since incontinent parakeets. As we saw yesterday, Spider-Man has already offered himself in place of Dara Dorset. The first panel makes it seem as if the pair has short-term memory loss or became distracted by something and had to have the exhange again. Then we have Jonah Jameson's escapades with Maria Lopez, which will no doubt prove to be riveting. Almost as riveting as Jonah struggling with a lenscap, hopefully.

TIL: Maria Lopez's rhyme in panel three.

1 comment:

jvwalt said...

So howcome Spidey is right next to Kordok in Friday's strip, and suddenly halfway up the wall on Saturday? We didn't see him suddenly and inexplicably leap away from Kordok, which might have drawn some kind of reaction from the city's baddest villain.

I guess it's SOP for this strip: most the time when Spidey uses his super-powers, it's for absolutely no reason. He's swinging around LA instead of taking a cab, he's standing on a wall or dangling from a web instead of sitting in a chair. Then, every six months or so, when he has to fight a villain, it's usually a brief exchange of punches.

I know, I know... I'm expecting logic again. Sorry.