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31 Days of Comics – Great Holiday Comic

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Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. I figured it would be a fun bit to do, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!

We continue with Day 12, which is a Great Holiday Comic.

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!

While acknowledging that Valentine’s Day is a bit of a stretch as a “holiday,” I’m going to go with Spider-Man’s Tangled Web #11, written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke with inks by J. Bone. It is splendid, right from the opening page!


The issue packs SOOOO much plot into its pages, but the gist of the story is that we get to check in on the Daily Bugle’s staff on a night when Peter Parker is missing (because he is passed out in an alley after a fight with the Vulture when Spidey met a wall that did not agree with him).

We meet two very different reporters…





There are a lot of other plots going on (including the fellow giving them their coffee – he has his own little drama going on this night).

But when we return to Spidey in the alley, he learns that he has double-booked himself tonight!!! Watch as, in perhaps the most wonderful part of the issue, Cooke details how each woman views Peter vastly differently…





Can Spidey get home in time for EITHER date? How is Peter going to get out of this one? What happens to the Daily Bugle intern?! So much awesome lighthearted drama! So much awesome artwork from Cooke and Bone! This issue is a real winner! It is collected in the Tangled Web trade, but you can probably still find the issue itself relatively cheap! You’ll be glad you did if you can find it!