After the fallout of the attack on Symkaria, Peter Parker must prove that he is a responsible CEO. He must also save his company from the returning Doc-Ock.
Writers: Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Artist: Stuart Immonen
Colourist: Marte Gracia
There’s really not a whole lot to say. Tie in issues really strangle the life out of Marvel sometimes but Slott and Gage have done a decent job with what they were given.
On one hand, a lot happens this issue. There’s aliens, there’s hydra, there’s action, there’s witty dialogue. The speed at which the alien invasion is glossed over is laughable, but I’m not reading Secret Empire so it’s my fault really. The main point is that technically, many things occur during this one issue.
The problem is that it doesn’t feel like anything happens. There’s one major plot point. I won’t spoil it but try not to look at the cover. Other than that nothing else really ‘matters’ to the issue at hand. I’m interested to see where this will go however, I’d just prefer if more of it happened this month.
Immonen’s art is as beautiful as ever. I almost feel like it’s ok not much happened since his art makes every page a joy to read anyway. Gracia’s colours also make the issue an enjoyable experience.
Since a majority of what I have to say falls under spoiler territory (even though it’s literally on the cover) I’ll wait until next issue to comment on the plot reveals.
Overall it’s an enjoyable issue of Spider-Man but it feels like it’s being written with the Secret Empire trade in mind.
Recommendation: wait for the trade.