Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Oh Lordee, the latest review on SpiderFan.org gives my Spidey/Wolverine/Venom story with art from Haward and Stokes and colouring from Offredi…0.5 webs! Yep, that’s half a feckin’ web. 0.5 is what you get for turning up! I’ve no idea if the mark is out of 5 or out of 10. To be honest I’ve never had a high enough rating from the reviewer to actually find out.
The issue (#118) hit the UK newsstands in June. Oh, and there's a little Lady Deathstrike in the story as well. Ok, I can accept the reviewer’s extreme dislike of the story, maybe a little more disturbed by the personal stuff having a go at my writing, characterisation, dialogue, and poor posture at the keyboard (ok, maybe not the last one, not yet). I can maybe even accept his attempts at trying to be funny and superior at the expense of the story but actually coming across as pedantic, tedious, and just a little mean-spirited. But to award half a point to the sterling efforts of Jon Haward, John Stokes, and James Offredi – who delivered art described by others as worthy of being published by Marvel US – is an absolute feckin' disgrace.
As Kenneth Williams once said: ‘Critics are like eunuchs. They’ve seen it a hundred times but can’t do it themselves.’