Friday Trending Topics: How Will Amazing Spider-Man #700 Be Remembered 25 Years From Now?

Friday Trending Topics: How Will Amazing Spider-Man #700 Be Remembered 25 Years From Now?Rich makes a pretty interesting comparison here as he likens the role of ASM #698 to that of ASM #298.  Not only did #298 set the stage for the #300 landmark nearly 25 years ago, but launched a memorable and fun stretch on the subsequent series.  Todd's ASM #328 cover recently sold for $657,250 (it was purchased by Vincent Zurzolo and Stephen Fishler of Metropolis / Comic Connect, incidentally, who know the original art market well and have an amaaaaazing personal collection) in part because people remember that run very, very fondly, and consider it one of the definitive runs of that era.

Will ASM #698-700 have that sort of impact on current readers? Will it be remembered that fondly 25 years from now?  A tall order to be sure, but you can't help but root for Dan Slott and co. (Do we know for sure who's doing art on #700? Paolo Rivera, Richard Elson are credited in #698 solicits) to do the job — because good work on Spidey is good for comics overall.  Googling, I see that Slott has been working to keep expectations high on this one all over the internet (and meanwhile, Stephen Wacker has been heckling some doubters in the BC forum in his usual entertaining way), so I'm very curious to see what they're going to be doing with this story. Will it live up? We'll know starting in November…

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The Secret Surprise Of Amazing Spider-Man #698 

Do you remember Amazing Spider-Man #298? The first Todd McFarlane issue, the first appearance of Venom, while there was a lot of emphasis placed on issue #300, but #298 is where it all started, and it can still sell for $20 or $30 – $300 if in decent CGC condition. It looks like the same will be happening with Amazing Spider-Man #698.

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The Secret Surprise Of Amazing Spider-Man #698

Do you remember Amazing Spider-Man #298? The first Todd McFarlane issue, the first appearance of Venom, while there was a lot of emphasis placed on issue #300, but #298 is where it all started, and it can still sell for $20 or $30 – $300 if in decent CGC condition. It looks like the same will be happening with Amazing Spider-Man #698.

 

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Co-founder and Creative director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press. Bleeding Cool Managing Editor, tech and data wrangler. Machine Learning hobbyist. Vintage paper addict.

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