Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Comics this week

Amazing Spiderman #15- The epilogue of the Spiderverse event ended the great event with a whimper instead of a bang. Writer Dan Slott tries to give some time to all the Spidermen that played a part in the event (and survived the experience) but then hit into the brick walls that’s the Spider-Man/Superior confrontation and the whole Master Weave/Web of Life nonsense. Still, it's an overall satisfying epilogue that tried to tie up most of the side storylines that were never given enough shift in the event proper. Not great, but it didn’t have to be. The Spiderverse event had already done the job.

Spider-Gwen #1- To the surprise of many, the breakout star of the Spiderverse event were the marginal Spider-people like Spider-Ham, Spider-Punk and (drumroll please…) Spider-Gwen. Since her debut in Spiderverse, fans had been captivated by her and it’s not difficult to see why. Here is a Gwen Stacy that not only survives, but became Spider-woman. This debut issue is one that most fans would want to take a look at and I freely admit I count myself in that category. Writer Jason Latour hit the ground running by ignoring the origin setup and diving straight into the world. It’s a good move as there is an energy in this issue which you probably wouldn’t had otherwise. Having said that however, fans probably should pick up Edge of Spider-Verse #2 also. That issue laid out this alternate universe as one where Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider and Peter Parker is the one who is dead. It’s interesting but I have to wait and see if I’m in for the long ride on this series. 

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