Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (#13-17) by Jody Houser

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (#13-17) by Jody Houser, Nick Roche (Illustrator), Ryan Stegman (Illustrator)
Synopsis (via Goodreads): Jump eight years into the future with the web-slinging and wall-crawling Spider-Man family! Peter Parker and Mary Jane's super-powered daughter, Annie, is now in high school. But when this teen isn't in class, she's swinging through the streets with her parents. After all, keeping New York safe from super villains is a family affair! But what new threat has emerged to menace the wall-crawlers?  


This is definitely a new favorite! I don't normally read Spider-Man anything (there are so many comics it's ridiculous), but this one kept catching my eye. Jacob seemed to be enjoying it, and I mostly trust his judgement, but it was the covers that really sold me on this one. The artwork for this series has been phenomenal!

I think I would have enjoyed this before becoming a parent, but now the story really resonates with me. I grew up with Spider-Man, and now he has a family with a teenager (mine are not quite that old, but I remember being that age myself). They fight crime together, but also make an effort to live their normal lives. Annie is in high school trying to figure out where she belongs, Peter is taking pictures and trying new things, and MJ runs her own business.

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows highlights a lot of aspects about parenting: trusting your child, allowing them to be their own person, having discussions with your spouse about whether or not that child is actually being honest... it all feels so normal. They're just trying to make the day-to-day work while also being on alert for danger and mayhem.

And it's hilarious! I find myself frequently laughing out loud at some of the things being said. If you're new to comics, or just looking for something else to read, this is it.


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    1. Me too! The newest movie has been my favorite one so far. Tom Holland is wonderful!


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