COMIC REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man #678 & #679 “I Killed Tomorrow”

In this story from Dan Slott Peter Parker gets a glimpse in to the future, 24 hours into the future to be precise, and New York has been destroyed. He has to figure out what happened before it happens and stop it from actually happening…. confused? Well it’s a time travel story so you should be!

Dan Slott is one of the writers in comics who simply understands Spider-man and understands how you can use the character to tell any story you want. In this two parter Slott throws spider-man in to a episode of Doctor Who and it feels natural. The Spider-Banter is as excellent as it gets, Dan Slott seems to know exactly how Peter would act in the situations he’s faced with and this means the dialog is funny and moves to story along in a natural way.

As i said these two issues feel like a Doctor Who episode as there is lots of “Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey” going on. In this story Slott shows a great talent for writing time travel stories that appear rather simple but upon closer inspection are actually rather complex with lots of little easter eggs and paradoxes woven throughout. The story is totally accessible by anyone, no knowledge of peters current life is needed as everything you need to know is provided in the two issues making This two-parter is a must read for all Spider-Man fans and time travel fans in general.

The art across the two issues is provided by the ever incredible Humberto Ramos. Every panel is up to his usual standards and the few double page
spreads that appear in the issues are breathtaking. Across the two issues there are lots of action scenes that are drawn in a very cinematic way meaning there is always something beautiful to look at. Honestly these two issues are worth every penny of the cover price for the art alone.

As a whole these two issues are some of the best examples of Spider-Man in recent years, Dan Slott has been on a roll of great issues and the art from Humberto Ramos always raises the quality. If you enjoy Time Travel, Super heroes and more Back to the Future and Doctor who references then you can shake a stick at then go out now and get these two issues, or jump on Comixology and pick up the issues there.

GS Rating: 5 out of 5

GS Reviewer: Matt Pease

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  1. In 1982 Roger Stern wrote for this series one of the most beautiful story arcs I’ve ever read. It is rather short (it starts in Amazing Spider Man 226 and ends in the following issue), but every single panel of it is pure awesomeness.
    Spider Man and Black Cat were the leading characters of that arc.
    In that period Spidey had started to become more and more similar to Batman: the series passed from a sunny setting to a dark one, Peter started to cooperate with a female version of Commissioner Gordon (Jean De Wolff), and, most of all, he developed a detective approach he never had before. His relationship with Black Cat was a part of this project: Black Cat is Marvel’s Catwoman, so the affair between her and Peter deliberately reminded of the one between Batman and Catwoman.
    This magic period ended with the death of Jean De Wolff. She is one of the Spider Man characters who should have been employed more and in a far better way, along with Eddie Brock, Cletus Kasady, Betty Brant and so on.

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