Comics : Look & Find Marvel Avengers, GotG, Spider-Man
This review was first published on: 9 Aug 2017.
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.
Look & Find Marvel Avengers, GotG, Spider-Man
Jun 2016 : SM Title
Find ISBN 9781503706965
Adaptation Of: Look & Find The Marvel Heroes
See Original Credits, plus...
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:
- The "Times Square" scene from Look & Find The Marvel Heroes which includes Spider-Man.
- A new "Spidey & Iron Man vs. Doc Ock in the Power Station" scene.
- The "Agents of Hydra" scene from Look & Find The Marvel Heroes which didn't originally include Spider-Man, but which does now.
- 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.
- 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.
- The "Cemetery" scene from Look & Find The Marvel Heroes with various heroes replaced by the Avengers.
- A Guardians of the Galaxy "The Collector's Collection" scene featuring new (I think) artwork.
- A Guardians of the Galaxy "Guardians vs. Ronan's Army" scene featuring new (I think) artwork.
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.
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.