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robert_ellis

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The Leopard of Lime St
« on: 27 July, 2017, 09:59:01 pm »
Relocating Spider-man to a grotty English town in the seventies works a treat. Even the radioactive leopard origin doesn't seem too daft. What makes this a great read is the atmosphere of the time period. The energy crisis is on, there's unemployment and the best you can hope for is light bullying at school before being thoroughly beaten at home. At least you have your pantomime leopard costume and claw rope thingy to right a few wrongs. Recommended for fans of simpler fare like Doomlord. I couldn't get on with the Misty reprints - I think the typed captions kill it dead - but this was great fun. The retouching is pretty solid. Sometimes the type looks a bit grainy. I think maybe I'd prefer a new cover but it's a great package particularly as a hardcover with the print.

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Re: The Leopard of Lime St
« Reply #1 on: 30 July, 2017, 02:58:42 pm »
I'll admit, the blatant similarity to Spider-man put me off a bit, initially.

The working-class British flavour of the thing, as mentioned in reviews, is appealing however.

So that's 3 books I'd like to get. (Well more than that, but of the new releases, I mean.)

The Leapard of Lime Street
Misty
The Journal of Luke Kirby

Not necessarily in that order. Role on full-time permanent work!  :lol:

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Re: The Leopard of Lime St
« Reply #2 on: 30 July, 2017, 02:59:19 pm »
leapard = leopard. I'm unable to edit, for some reason.