Spider-geddon #1 Review

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Posted October 11, 2018 by Kyle Simcox in Comic Books

Written By: Christos Gage

Art By: Jorge Molina

Publisher: Marvel Comics

It’s finally time as the Spider-Man event of 2018 is upon us and none of the Spiders are safe from Morlun and the Inheritor’s wrath. Following the events of “The Superior Octopus”, Spider-UK gathers as many of the Spiders as he can across the Marvel universe and tracks the Inheritor’s cloning signal to the city of San Fransisco in the 616 universe. Arriving at Otto’s home base conveniently named “Auto Empire”(bad Otto!), it is revealed that the Superior Octopus has been using the Jackal and Inheritor’s cloning technology to achieve his very own brand of immortality. Following a quick kerfluffle, the Inheritors piggy back on Otto’s cloning process and escape from the radiated Earth the Spider-Men left them stranded on at the end of “Spider-verse” where the real action begins.

I don’t really know what to say about this issue but it’s the perfect set up for the storm brewing over the horizon. Spider-geddon #1 pulls no punches and quickly dispatches two Spider-Men without much thought, proving the Inheritor’s even in their weakened state, are a force to be reckoned with. While Miles and Gwen do appear front and center, it should be noted that none of the bigger faces of Spider-Man’s past are in this issue so don’t fret too much if you’re reading the above.

Artist Jorge Molina brings this event and more importantly, the Inheritors to life with his excellent skills. The action is tense and the world is beautifully detailed. Morlun and his siblings are simply terrifying for the Spiders and Molina does a good job at portraying that in his art work.

The important issues leading up to this event are “The Superior Octopus” and “Spider-geddon #0”, so if you skipped those two then it may feel a little rushed, especially where Doc Ock is concerned. However, the first issue of Spider-geddon is a fast paced and brutal start to the event as for the Marvel universe and it’s Spider-Men? They’re going to be in for quite a fight and more of them are undoubtedly going to die.

8.5

Final Score


8.5/10

Pros

  • Great Start.
  • Wonderful Art.
  • Doesn't pull any punches.

Cons

  • Might feel rushed if you didn't read lead in issues.



About the Author

Kyle Simcox