January 27, 2023
Comic Review | Spider-Man #1 (2022) Marvel Comics

“Based on this first issue alone, I can guarantee that the scale of this Spider-Man series is going to be epic,” says Steve in his review

I haven’t read a Spider-Man comic book in a while. I lost interest in the comic after Nick Spencer took over the writing duties and never bothered to get back into the series. However, I recently ran across a new Spider-Man limited series written by Dan Slott. Slott is by far my favorite writer of Spider-Man. He started writing the Amazing Spider-Man series around the time of the Brand New Day series and continued to write some phenomenal storylines for nearly a decade.  So, when I found out that he was writing this new series, even if it is a limited release, I had to check it out.

Spider-Man #1 (2022) Cover

WEB-SLINGING BACK TO ACTION

Dan Slott really knows this character and knows how to write him. In my opinion, after Stan Lee, Slott is the best writer of the character in his entire history.

This limited series ties into the Edge of Spider-Verse series (which I have not read but I guess I’m going to have to now). It starts out interestingly enough. It opens to reveal that Norman Osborn, aka Green Goblin, is not only reformed but that Peter Parker is actually working for him. As the story progresses, we are given the wise-cracking, sarcastic Spider-Man that we all know and love. And we join him as he races to recover some stolen Osborn tech.

During this little adventure, things go from bad to worse as he comes face to face with Morlun. A little background for those of you unfamiliar with the character. Morlun is a Spider-Man antagonist that first showed his face in the 2001 Amazing Spider-Man #30. He is one of Spidey’s most powerful adversaries and likes to spend his time jumping through the multiverse hunting Spider-Man. So, Spidey and Morlun engage in a huge battle until the twist for this story reveals itself. No spoilers here, read the book.

Spider-Man #1 (2022) Marvel Comics Interior Spread

VERDICT

Based on this first issue alone, I can guarantee that the scale of this series is going to be epic. With characters such as Silk and Miles Morales, as well as Spider-Man Noir, jumping into the fray, it is certain to have far-reaching implications.

Spider-Man #1 (2022) is published by Marvel Comics and is available to buy now.

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