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Movie Prequel Comics: Are They Worth Reading?
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Movie Prequel Comics: Are They Worth Reading? | Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3

Writer: Todd DeZago
Artist: Stuart Immonen

This freebie was exclusive to corporate empire Wal-Mart. It’s an inconsequential bit of Spider-whimsy, in which Peter Parker does some friendly neighbourhooding while thinking about proposing marriage to Mary Jane.

Looking for signs from the universe that getting hitched is a good plan, Web-Head stops a truck crashing into a bakery with an enormous wedding cake in the window, and TIES A KNOT in a window cleaners’ safety line. Do you see what they did there? If that's not a sign, we don't know what is.

There’s no Eddie Brock, but we do encounter a certain Flint Marko on his way to a date with a particle accelerator. Since the plot of the film suggests that maybe the universe wasn't quite so set on Parker getting engaged immediately, the signs aspect falls a little flat, and there's little else here to make it a must-read, but it's still better than much of the film.

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1 what about southland tales
what about the graphic novels produced for Southland Tales? they were actually integral to the story line of the movie and made a whole lot more sense of it. And they were all written by Richard Kelly, surely they deserve a mention for die hard Richard Kelly fans and also people who slated the film. More

Posted by hi charlie on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 19:35

2 Missing
No mention of the 2000AD Shaun of the Dead prequel (brilliant) or the various Watchmen prequels (dreadful)? More

Posted by evergrowingbrain on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:49

3 So...
are they worth reading or not?!?! More

Posted by partybee on Monday July 8, 2013, 13:13

4 Pacific Rim prequel comic
was pretty poor. It also struck me as possibly far more spoilery than it should have been - it didn't seem to introduce a world but summarise huge chunks of plot. More

Posted by elab49 on Friday July 5, 2013, 16:07

5 Inception
There was a short comic released after Inception, which gives a little bit of background beind the Cobolt Job More

Posted by richallin on Friday July 5, 2013, 14:16

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