REVIEW: Life-Controlling Obsession in Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1
In Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1 by Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, Matt Milla, and Travis Lanham, we get a story that’s all about J. Jonah Jameson… in other words, a Zdarsky special!
Ever since Zdarsky first got his hands on a Spider-Man script, he’s been putting a spotlight on JJJ. As the most devoted Marvel Blog True Believers are already aware, that’s one of my favorite Marvel Comics characters! Needless to say, this issue was a slam-dunk for me!
Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1
This story is a compliment to Spider-Man: Life Story, also by Zdarksy and Bagley, which takes a look at Peter Parker’s story in a unique way: it sets the start date, when 15 year old Peter is bitten by the spider, in 1962, then proceeds through the decades, aging Parker accordingly.
In Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1, you get to see those decades in a single issue, but from JJJ’s perspective, who spends most of the narrative incarcerated.
This issue dances between the scenes that were presented in Spider-Man: Life Story, the six-issue series that you can read on the Marvel Unlimited App now! It’s an interesting concept, and as you might imagine, Zdarsky’s reliable JJJ interpretation shines through!
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If you still want more of Zdarsky on JJJ, there’s another alternate version you can check out: in Spider-Man: Spider’s Shadow, a What If…? tale that asks what if Peter didn’t get rid of the symbiote suit, we get to see JJJ attempt to rein in a Spider-Man who really needs to be reined in!
Did you get a chance to pick up Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1? What did you think? We’re waiting to hear from you, Marvel Blog True Believers! Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section.