Monday, October 23, 2023

Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #1

After seeing Spider-Man make short work of Spidercide in the open pages of Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #1, with some beautiful art by Juan Ferreyra, the first issue of this series moves in an entirely different direction as we won't see Spidey for the remainder of the comic. Peter wakes up to find his landlord, Aunt May, and MJ don't know who he is. His Spidey powers are gone. The Avengers won't take his calls. 

While I enjoyed the first few panels, the rest of the comic isn't my cup of tea. From that point on the comic devolves into a frightened Peter running for his life searching for answers after getting a mysterious text only leading him into more trouble. Not once does Peter question his reality. Given the nightmare nature of the world he sees around him, and the number of Marvel characters that can warp it, it would seem to be the most obvious hypothesis. However, I'm not likely to stick around for a horror comic without a Spider-Man in order to find out exactly what's going on.

[Marvel, $4.99]

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