Comics : Spider-Man Mini Coloring Pages (Crayola, 2014)

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This review was first published on: Jul 2015.

Background...

These "Mini Coloring Pages" come in nifty cardboard packages approximately 5" x 6" x 1" deep, with an additional 1" flap on the top for hanging on display hooks.

This review covers both the 2012 (blue edged box) and 2014 (red edged box) versions which are identical in format, but with different decorations and different art work on the drawing pages.

In Detail...

Spider-Man Mini Coloring Pages (Crayola, 2014)
Year 2014 : SM Title
Publisher:  Crayola, Ltd.
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Spider-Man Mini Coloring Pages (Crayola, 2012)
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The box is hinged on the left hand side to open in the middle. The left side of the inner box contains a compartment for six felt-tipped markers. On the right hand side is a compartment containing 80 loose-leaf line 3.5" x 5" art drawing sheets tucked neatly into place.

Both versions of this book claim to be "Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man". But the 2012 version is lying, it contains generic Spider-Man artwork, with no relationship to the Ultimate Spider-Man TV (2012) cartoon show, nor to Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (Vol. 2), Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man or any other "Ultimate" series.

But the 2014 has full rights to use the logo, as all of the artwork is related to the Ultimate Spider-Man TV (2012) cartoon. There are plenty of references to Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D., White Tiger, Nova, Iron Fist and all Spidey's pals from the show.

In General...

Regardless of where the material comes from, it's nicely presented and well-designed. These little pocket formats are fantastic, tidy little packages. Crayola uses high-quality components, and while their brand is not a particularly cheap option, you can always be assured you're getting something nice for your money.

Overall Rating...

I'm always happy to see well-presented Spidey stuff. Either of these versions would make a great little gift for a young Spidey fan, be they travelling, or staying home on a rainy day.

Three-and-a-half-Webs.

Footnote...

I'm always in two minds as to whether these "loose leaf coloring pages" qualify to be in our "books and comics" database. For now, I'm giving these products the benefit of the doubt and including them in my collection, and on the web-site.