Comics : Look & Find Marvel Avengers, GotG, Spider-Man

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This review was first published on: 9 Aug 2017.

Background...

This latest Look & Find book follows the standard physical format. It's 10" x 12", 24 pages with a hard cover.

It features a three-in-one mix-tape of Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy (first movie, not the second), and Avengers content.

In Detail...

Look & Find Marvel Avengers, GotG, Spider-Man
Jun 2016 : SM Title
Find ISBN 9781503706965
Adaptation Of: Look & Find The Marvel Heroes
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Publisher:  Publications International Ltd.
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Inside is the usual "search and find" concept. What's most interesting about this book is the content, and where it comes from. It's a real mess.

None of the Mysterio scenes from the original Look & Find The Amazing Spider-Man book have made it through into here. But we do have is:

  1. The "Times Square" scene from Look & Find The Marvel Heroes which includes Spider-Man.
  2. A new "Spidey & Iron Man vs. Doc Ock in the Power Station" scene.
  3. The "Agents of Hydra" scene from Look & Find The Marvel Heroes which didn't originally include Spider-Man, but which does now.
  4. The "Dockyard" scene from Look & Find The Marvel Heroes which used to feature Punisher and Daredevil, but which has been reworked to feature the Avengers instead.
  5. The "A.I.M. at the Beach" scene from Look & Find The Marvel Heroes with Thing & Namor replaced by Thor and Iron Man. Hulk remains.
  6. The "Cemetery" scene from Look & Find The Marvel Heroes with various heroes replaced by the Avengers.
  7. A Guardians of the Galaxy "The Collector's Collection" scene featuring new (I think) artwork.
  8. A Guardians of the Galaxy "Guardians vs. Ronan's Army" scene featuring new (I think) artwork.

In General...

So you see what I mean about being a mix-tape, including overdubbing. The Spider-Man paste-in to the "Agents of Hydra" scene is the most gratuitous example of shameless hackery. They've clearly taken the swinging Spider-Man from the previous "Times Square" scene, mirror flipped it, and glued it onto the next page!

The overall result is a disconcerting lurch in styles and coloring between the various generations of content.

The scenes taken from Look & Find The Marvel Heroes all have a nice, consistent look and feel with a bright primary color palette. But the Guardians of the Galaxy have a more earthy, semi-realistic appearance. While the other new addition, the "Spider-Man & Iron Man vs. Doc Ock in the Power Station" scene, looks like a six-year old ate too much birthday cake and vomited on the page.

Overall Rating...

I can't help but feel that Look & Find has lost its way somewhat with this book. It's a confused pile of styles, contents and sources. There's something aesthetic deep inside me that objects at an instinctive level.

Two Webs.