Review: Spider-Verse by Dan Slott et al

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Title: Spider-Verse
Author: Dan Slott + many creators (see synopsis for full list)
Series: Spider-Man
Genre: Superhero
Audience: Adult
Format: Comics
Length: 648 pages
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Source: comixology

SYNOPSIS

When the evil Inheritors begin exterminating spider-characters throughout the Multiverse, every single Spider-Man ever is needed to save the day! An interdimensional Spider-Army gathers to fight Morlun and his deadly family, but none of them is safe as the Prophecy comes to fruition! What will this brutal war for survival mean for Peter Parker and the rest of the spiders? Starring the Superior Spider-Man, the Ultimate Universe’s Miles Morales and Jessica Drew, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Woman, Silk, Kaine, Scarlet Spider, MC2’s Spider-Girl, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man 1602, Spider-Ham, Spider-Monkey, Lady Spider, Spider-Punk, Spider-UK, a spider-powered Gwen Stacy…and hundreds more, from the beloved to the obscure!

Collecting: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7-15, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32-33, SPIDER-VERSE #1-2, SPIDER-VERSE TEAM-UP #1-3, SCARLET SPIDERS #1-3, SPIDER-WOMAN (2014) #1-4, SPIDER-MAN 2099 (2014) #6-8 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) #1

Written by DAN SLOTT, CHRISTOS GAGE, MICHAEL COSTA, DENNIS HOPELESS & PETER DAVID with SKOTTIE YOUNG, ROBBIE THOMPSON, KATIE COOK, KATHRYN IMMONEN, JED MCKAY, ROGER STERN, GERRY CONWAY, TOM DEFALCO & MORE

Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, OLIVIER COIPEL, DAVE WILLIAMS, PACO DIAZ, GREG LAND & WILL SLINEY with HUMBERTO RAMOS, ADAM KUBERT, MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, JAKE PARKER, DENNIS MEDRI, KATIE COOK, MARK BROOKS, DAVID LAFUENTE, SHELDON VELLA, BOB MCLEOD, PAUL SMITH, RON FRENZ & MORE

Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

MY THOUGHTS

I read this hoping to find some scenes for my comic book class to compare and contrast with the Into the Spider-Verse movie. Turns out, they are very different! I now want to read more Miles Morales comics so I can find some better source material for comparison to use in class.

This is VERY comic book-y. I don’t know how else to describe the plot of vampire-like Inheritors manipulating the Web of Life and Destiny so they can devour all the spider totems in the Multiverse, leading to an inter-dimensional team-up of Spider-People. It was really fun to see the different iterations of Spider-Man interacting, but I understand why this plotline only exists in the comics.

My biggest complaint was about the format of the compilation. I would’ve preferred to read all of the issues chronologically rather than by series. Unfortunately comixology did not include a navigable table of contents, so there was so easy way for me to read these comics in the order I wanted to.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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