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.