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Comic Book Corner Review: Edge of Spider-Verse #2

| September 21, 2014

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The Story: One of Spider-Man’s most vicious foes, Morlun is traveling through multiple universes to kill all Spider-Men. Otto Octavius (The Superior Spider-Man) has learned this and is on a quest to recruit every Spider-Man to defeat him. Each issue of Edge is a one shot to introduce readers to these new Spider-Men, or in this case Spider-Woman. This issue was the most talked about since it was announced. Making Peter Parker’s first love the one who got bit by the spider and not Peter is intriguing plus add a sweet character design and Spidey fans take notice. However, could Spider-Woman live up to the hype? I can happily say that it absolutely does. In the story Gwen is in a band with Mary Jane and Glory Grant, but she is juggling the duties of being a crime fighter, a daughter, and a normal young woman. Jason Latour does an amazing job setting up this world in the very first pages. J. Jonah Jameson is his normal Spidey hating self, and Peter is dead. What makes this issue such a winner too is it isn’t just  Gwen got bit instead of Peter so let’s phone the rest of the issue in. Gwen here is tough and whip smart, she also has to deal with her father, Police Captain George Stacy and his crusade against Spider-Woman for killing the Lizard, who happened to be Peter Parker!

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The Art: Robbi Rodriguez’s art was the biggest selling point for this issue even before it was read, and it absolutely pops. Great pacing and easy to follow, your eyes are in for a treat. Rodriguez perfectly captures the tone of the book and draws a great looking Spider-Woman. Inker Rico Renzi helps make Rodriguez’s art stand out even more. A lot of times when you deal with different versions of comic universes some of the characters look silly, but here from The Lizard to The Rhino everything is this issue is just stellar.

The Verdict: From top to bottom this issue is Amazing. The story, the art and everything in between is winning. The only bummer is that this is a one shot. I would be happy to read the continuing story of Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman, hopefully the powers that be at Marvel realize the potential here and give us fans more. As a fan of never bringing Gwen Stacy back from the dead, I would be willing to make an exception to have this Gwen stay in the 616 universe, her character is so fresh and cool it would be fun to see her and Peter team up. Make sure you rush out a pick this book up, something tells me that maybe this was under ordered and when everyone learns how great this issue is it will sell out fast.

About the Author:

As far as nerds go, there are not many reeler than Ryan. His love for movies is unmatched. He also loves comic books. When you combine comic books and movies Ryan is at his happiest. He enjoys all forms of pop culture and prides himself on knowing more then average nerds. Ryan has a couple of characters he prefers over the rest, first and foremost is Spider-Man. He also loves Ash from the Evil Dead. Ryan also enjoys Finishing people in Mortal Kombat and hopping on Goombas. He has attended Comic-Con and several Starfests with his good buddy Brad. He is amazed on how awesome Brad is at designing Reel Nerds pages. But don’t tell Brad he needs to stay humbled. Favorite movie: Army Of Darkness Favorite Genres: Action, Horror, Comic Book, Comedy
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  1. Ed says:

    This review reelly sold me on this issue. (See what I did there?) Unfortunately Colorado Coins, Cards, and Comics were out. After missing it several other places it is quickly becoming a must-have on my list. Any suggestions where I might find a copy?

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