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Avenging Spider-Man #1-3 Review


Avenging SpiderManBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

Joe Madureira’s art would be enough to make me read the Sears catalogue, so I was pleased as sucker punch to hear of the new Avenging Spider-Man series from Marvel. Conceptually, a little confusing. Clearly a Spider-Man book, as the Avengers only appear peripherally (and, even I couldn’t help but drool over his Spider-Woman). An obvious ploy from Marvel to make it an Avengers and Spidey book, two of their biggest franchises both with movies coming out this summer and with art by one of the most popular artists going. Who can blame them for wanting to make a coin in this crap economy?

The yarn is written by Zeb Wells who is hit or miss for me. I thought this Spidey/Red Hulk cop/buddy movie taking place with Mole man and a bigger villain stirring s#!t up on a rescue mission for “shoot ’em all ready,” cantankerous, pain in the a$$ J. Jonah Jameson, I’d call this a hit. Does anyone else suddenly want a stuffed plush Moleite? Props for capturing Spidey’s blind optimism and proving a leopard doesn’t change his spots.

I dig it.

Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure ( Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (, A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (, and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!



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