Recently a reader commented that I have never met a colouring book I didn't hate.
He was kidding but it did strike me that even though everything I do is done out of love, it does seem like i love to crap on them.
I'll counter that I'm drawn to the train wrecks for their comic potential but in the interest of fairness, I present a book that I have nothing but nice things to say about.
Published in 1983 by Marvel itself, this book retells the story of "Amazing Spider-Man #39" in coloring book format and well, they do a good job.
Grab your crayons and still suit and join me after the jump
The Nice artwork is by Winsolw Mortimer and Mike Esposito, which is miles above the standard of the day.
A dynamic series of panels depicting Spider-Man's fighting ability, bravo Marvel.
If you think it's clunky for JJJ to say Peter's full name, it's so the Goblin can easily gain Spider-Man's identity. The story has been simplified by David Anthony Kraft and well, it makes sense.
As an aside, no artist has ever drawn Aunt May where she doesn't sort of frighten me.
The only way this book loses a point is they don't recreate the cover of ASM #39, such an easy and obvious thing to do.