Characters Appearing: Aunt May, Batwing, Flash Thompson, Jason Ionello, Liz Allan, Lizard, Spider-Man, Tiny McKeever
Untold Tales of Spider-Man #24
Issue(s): Untold Tales of Spider-Man #24
Review/plot: Spidey convinces Batwing's mom to stop rejecting her son.
Flash and Liz track down the person who's been masquerading as Spider-Man and discover that it is Jason.
They talk him out of using a gun and try to get him some help.
The plot's ok, but Defalco's scripting is off. You've got five year old kids making references to Ellery Queen, ferchrissakes.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: According to the continuity chart in UTOS #25, this issue takes place between ASM #22 and #23.
Continuity Insert? Y
My Reprint: N/A
I know it's my own fault for bringing reason and logic and the best interests of the company and the storytelling into a 90s Marvel conversation, but I really don't understand why they had Defalco (a minus) scripting the stories of Busiek (a plus). Just seems like a really poor treatment of a great asset - but then again since they cancelled the book soon after, obviously it wasn't selling and wasn't seen as much of an asset. But still, you hate to see it. Altho they saddle good writers with bad artists all the time, so it's not unheard of.
Posted by: Paul | February 14, 2013 6:01 AM
Was this running at the same time as DeFalco's SPIDER-GIRL? SPIDER-GIRL had a pretty vocal following; it may explain why he would be considered an asset on a "fringe" Spider-title like UNTOLD TALES. I never read it, but people loved SG.
Posted by: Jay Patrick | January 2, 2014 4:14 PM
Spider-Girl first appeared in 1998, so it was after this issue.
Posted by: fnord12 | January 3, 2014 2:26 AM
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