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Retcon means Retroactive Continuity.

A retcon is the alteration of facts or history stated in a piece of fiction. It can either be additional information or even an extreme change of information. Retcons commonly happen in comic books due the long history of characters especially those of mainstream brands. Retcons also happen on fictional materials that are episodic in nature, like Television shows, film sequels, video games, and even novels that are part of a series. In the case of comic books, issues are what we call the episodes.

Why Retcon? And… what’s with the Double N?

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Jepster
  • Real Name: Perfecto Gregor Togle
  • Other Aliases: The Man with too many nicknames
  • Got into comics: "When I was a kid maybe 1989, then I couldn't afford it. Jumped back in 2005"
  • What makes comics cool: "The art and the amazing stories. Non-formulaic stuff."
Jabs
  • Real Name: Jay Sarmiento
  • Other Aliases:Bheng Bas
  • Got into comics: "Around 1989 too, it was kind of the year of animated comic books on TV that time."
  • What makes comics cool: "The stories-- because mostly the stories are bigger than life yet contemporary in nature. Its like mythology with in a modern setting"

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Spider-Man Unmasks: Amazing Spiderman #533 Review
posted by jepster2006

Amazing Spider-man #533 Review
Written by: JM Straczynski
Pencils Ron Garney

We finally get our issue of this “amazing” book about Spider-man’s unmasking to the whole world. This book offers more focus on Peter’s life, how his decision has affected him but most of all, how it affected the people around him.

This book definitely shows how people react to someone who has lied to them, cheated them and made them feel uncomfortable. We get to see Jameson’s decision on what to do with Peter Parker now that he knows he’s Spider-man. And that decision makes Peter’s life a lot worse than it already is with thousands of people wanting Peter either Dead or in Prison.

We also get to see guest appearances from the Fantastic Four which provides one of the most unique moments I have ever read in a Spidey book. Also the revelation of Iron Man to the public about what Spidey has to do next seems to have a great impact on Parker and all I can say is that Spidey is starting to regret what he has done. This book finally shows the large Pro-Registration roster of heroes. It seems Civil War #3 will bring on the action.

The book reveals more than enough to get the reader to continue the series more and more. The pacing of the story is excellent and never cluttered. What I love most about this book is how it connects comic book events to the real world, both positive and negative.

My main problem with the book is the Art specifically the inks. The inking seems to have only one stroke radius which makes it look sketchy and also kind of rushed. Sometimes it looks more cluttered than ever.

Overall, I can’t put the book down. The Limo Ride is one of the funniest and most awkward but realistic dialogues I have read so far. Also, we not only get to see Anti-superhero people, we get to see one big time Captain America fan that makes this really a War to remember.

Rating: 9.4/10 (Best Spidey Book this year. It won’t disappoint.)

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