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Writer:  JJ Abrams & Henry Abrams

Artist:  Sara Pichelli

Cover Art:  Dave Stewart

Being a huge fan of LOST, I was very excited when I found out that J.J Abrams would be writing a limited series featuring Spider-Man.  Seeing it on the stands today was quite the thrill.  I love Spider-Man and I could not wait to see what JJ had in mind.

As I started to read the book, I realized that this would be a story involving a possible future.  An Elsewhere type book that looks at Spider-Man after a tragic event in his life.

My enthusiasm is dampened.

While I love Spider-Man, I am never much of a fan of alternate histories.  I like my Spider-Man stories to take place in continuity of the Marvel Universe.  And this is certainly not in continuity.

I don’t want to spoil anything, but I continued to read the book with my expectations now lowered considerably.

I will say that I did like the book as I read it even if I dismissed it as nothing more than just another Spider-verse story of an alternate reality Spidey with little stakes.  I enjoyed where the story went and I am looking forward to reading the rest.

I will say, one of the more intriguing aspects of the story was what had happened to Peter Parker and how he seemed lost.  I had several questions about him.

There is also a brand new villain called Cadaverous (though that name leaves a bit to be desired).  I do like the touch that we get from Cadaverous and I do want to know more about him.

The art fit the story very well, as Sarah Pichelli provides some real memorable scenes.

Overall, I enjoyed this book even though it is not something that will matter in the long run.  I hope the series will maintain the excellence it started with.


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