Amazing Fantasy (2nd Series)

 AMF2   (Marvel, 2004-2006)

™ and © 2004 Marvel Entertainment Group

Named after the short-lived 1960s title that launched a certain web–headed Web Slinger with its final issue (#15, of course), Amazing Fantasy #1 introduces a new Spider-Girl. However, the teen in question appears in costume only on the cover. Thus, modern readers are given yet another slowly paced Marvel series that substitutes “realistic” characterizations and “important” back-story for quick pacing and Stan Lee-style thrills and imagination.

Anya, who will apparently become Spider-Girl at some point, is a brave, highly independent high schooler who’s not afraid of anyone—not even the school bully. This won’t–back–down attitude, which stems in part from the fact that her mother abandoned the family long ago, frequently gets her into trouble, making for a potentially intriguing character. However, the surrounding elements, which include phony dialogue (“Someone’s gonna get kicked!”) and a hackneyed (not to mention confused) co–plot involving a secret agency and a supernatural man in black, make the story somewhat less than amazing.

Nice art, though: It shows ample manga influence, yet it’s highly detailed.

— Brett Weiss

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#1

  8/1/2004
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1st Appearance of Arana (Anya Corazon); AranaFiona Kai AveryMark Brooks

#2

  9/1/2004
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AranaFiona Kai AveryMark Brooks

#3

  10/1/2004
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AranaFiona Kai AveryRoger Cruz

#4

  11/2/2004
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AranaFiona Kai AveryRoger Cruz

#5

  12/3/2004
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1st appearance of Arana (Anya Corazon)Fiona Kai AveryMark Brooks

#6

  1/1/2005
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AranaFiona Kai AveryMark Brooks

#7

  6/1/2005
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ScorpionFred Van LenteLeonard Kirk

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  7/3/2005
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ScorpionFred Van LenteLeonard Kirk

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  8/4/2005
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ScorpionFred Van LenteDave Ross

#10

  9/1/2005
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ScorpionFred Van Lente, Jeff ParkerLeonard Kirk, Federica Manfredi

#11

  10/1/2005
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ScorpionFred Van Lente, Jeff ParkerLeonard Kirk, Federica Manfredi

#12

  11/1/2005
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ScorpionFred Van Lente, Jeff ParkerLeonard Kirk, Federica Manfredi

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1st appearance of VegasKarl Kesel, Jay FaerberCarmine Di Giandomenico, Carlos Magno

#14

  12/1/2005
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 Karl Kesel, Jay FaerberCarmine Di Giandomenico, Carlos Magno

#15

  1/1/2006
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1st appearance of Amadeus Cho; Mastermind Excello reprinted in World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker #1; $3.99 cover priceGreg Pak, Dan Slott, Daniel Way, Robert Kirkman, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sean McKeeverTakeshi Miyazawa, Pete Woods, Nick Dragotta, Khary Randolph, Jeff Parker, Kristian Donaldson, Patrick Scherberger

#16

  2/1/2006
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1st appearance of Death’s Head 3.0Simon Furman, Chris KipiniakJames Raiz, Carmine Di Giandomenico

#17

  3/1/2006
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 Simon Furman, Steve NilesJames Raiz, Rafa Gares

#18

  4/1/2006
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 Simon Furman, Tony LeeJames Raiz, Leonard Kirk

#19

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 Simon Furman, Justin GrayShannon Gallant, Marshall Rogers

#20

  6/1/2006
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1st appearance of Steam Rider (Sonny Dolan); Origin of Steam Rider (Sonny Dolan); Final issueSimon Furman, Joe LansdaleJames Raiz, Byron Penaranda

Book #1

 
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Collects Amazing Fantasy (Vol. 2) #1-6; ca. 2005Fiona Kai AveryMark Brooks

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Collects Amazing Fantasy (2nd Series) #7-12; ca. 2005Fiona Kai AveryMark Brooks