Sep 18, 2011

Sal's Sunday Punch #11

It's a special pugilistic Sal's Sunday Punch!  It's 1995, and Peter Parker is accused of murder most foul!  (Unsurprisingly, the murder was committed by one of Peter's clones.)  And even though he's Peter's friend, Bugle reporter Ben Urich has to look into Parker's past.  As written by Titanic Tom DeFalco, penciled by Our Pal Sal Buscema, and inked by...uh, Ginormous Jimmy Palmiotti in Spectacular Spider-Man #225, Ben interviews Peter's high school principal about a little boxing match between Parker and his nemesis Flash Thompson...

It's the eye of the spider, it's the thrill of the fight, rising up to the challenge of our rival...
What a jab!  Now, this is a flashback to Amazing Spider-Man #8, written by Stan "The Man" Lee and drawn by Sturdy Steve Ditko.  Let's see how the original stacks up...

Prediction: pain.
Well, Sal's rendition was more dynamic, but on the other hand, I love that goofy Ditko expression on Flash's face.  Let's call this one a draw.

1 comment:

  1. A draw. Heh. Like that.
    Have to go with the Ditko rendition on this one. The intent is completely different inasmuch as the Sal version is a one-panel flashback summation.
    Ditko's is the story progression and would not have worked as a dynamic panel within the context of the story.
    Apples and orangutans, I suppose.
    Besides, using your mind's eye what's more dynamic than a guy doing a Superman number straight into the crowd?
    Sal's looks as if the ropes are gonna stop his attempt to fly (and possibly break his neck).