Part of me wishes I could have done this strip Monday to commemorate the DVD release of Spider-Man, but I was on such a role inserting Cami into the strips, why kill a good thing?
Besides, this leaves room for me to do a whole week of Spider-Man strips. I've got some ideas, so stay tuned for those.
My love for all things Spider-Man knows no bounds. I've been reading the comics since I was about 8. I've since had to let it slide for financial reasons and, admittedly, the clone storyline of the late 90's did a lot to sour my expectations of my favorite friendly, neighborhood wall-crawler. But the initial appeal and awe of Spider-Man will never wane. He's the best super hero hands down in my book.
What a relief after almost a decade of legal wrangling that Sam Raimi didn't screw it up when he brought ol' web-head to the silver screen. Sure, there were moments of camp and, in certain parts of the web-slinging screamed "YOU ARE WATCHING A SPECIAL EFFECT", there is a lot of love and admiration of the character in the film. Because of it, I respect it.
Shameful as it is to admit, I didn't wait in line overnight to pick up my copy of the movie when it came out on Friday. This time of year is often nebulous and frustrating because since I have both my birthday and Christmas in December, I can't go out and buy some of the movies or CD's I want.
I talk so much about the new releases that I can't be sure someone hasn't already gone out and purchased something for me as a gift. So from the beginning of November until the end of the year, I'm caught in a self-imposed media lockout. I realize that if I end up getting a second copy of a movie, I can just take it back, but it's never worth the hassle. Have you ever tried returning something to Target without the receipt? Plus, if someone is going out of their way to get me anything at all, it's too heartbreaking to tell them "Sorry, I already have this" Everyone wants to feel like they put some thought into their gift giving. I can't bear to bring that disappointment in their lives because I can't display a little self-restraint.
But don't think it doesn't tear me up to see those Spider-Man displays everywhere I turn...
That's great!... Jeeze...
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Seriously, give the damn movie a rest, would you?