“Spider-Man: Blue” by Jeph Loeb

Quick Statistics

  • “Spider-Man: Blue” by Jeph Loeb (Writer) and Tim Sale (Illustrations)
  • Superhero Comic
  • Read as a trade edition
  • 3/5 stars
  • Finished August 30, 2017

Official Synopsis

“It’s about remembering someone so important to me
I was going to spend the rest of my life with her.”
 

What Peter Parker didn’t know was that meant Gwen Stacy would only get to spend the rest of her life with him. This is the story of how they fell in love. Or more appropriately, how they almost didn’t fall in love. 

Welcome to Spider-Man’s life. Bad before good. It’s kind of amazing. So to get the girl of his dreams, he’ll have to run the gauntlet of the Green Goblin, the Rhino, two Vultures and a mysterious man in the shadows controlling it all.

Join the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Superman for All Seasons, Batman: The Long Halloween, Daredevil: Yellow, Hulk: Gray) in the story about Peter Parker’s first love, Gwen Stacy. Highlighted by the introduction of Mary Jane Watson, it is a critical moment in Spider-Man’s life when everything was just coming together…

…only to fall apart.

My Thoughts/Summary

One of my favorite superheroes is Captain America, and the few issues I read of Captain America: White really took my breath away. Spiderman has been growing on me lately.

What’s really cool about the color arcs is that they’re self contained, you really don’t have to have read any of the previous comics with that character. This comic series follows Peter Parker mourning the loss of Gwen Stacey, who to be quite honest, I didn’t know a whole lot about. I had actually never seen a Spiderman movie until Homecoming, and the only comics I’d read were the ones from Civil War.

The art in this short arc was beautiful, and for anyone who wants to dip their toes into superhero comics, these are a great place to start. They’re small all encompassing beautiful stories, and this is no exception. Peter spends Valentine’s day talking to Gwen, and the lead up to when Mary Jane came into the picture. A really beautiful and wonderful graphic novel/comic.

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2 thoughts on ““Spider-Man: Blue” by Jeph Loeb

  1. This is neat! I might have to look into some of the color arcs, I haven’t read many comics but I’ve seen a decent amount of the movies, so I have a little backstory but not much.

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    1. Captain America: White is so so good. I have lots of feelings on Cap because people don’t truly understand him and it makes me sad. But I’ve heard PHENOMENAL things about the Daredevil one.

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