Review: Spider-Geddon #1 (of 5)
Back in 2014, Spider-Verse brought every Spider-Man ever together. This event spinning out of Amazing Spider-Man #800 has Christos Gage and Dan Slott teaming up to destroy them all. The Inheritors have somehow gotten out of their radioactive prison planet and made their way to the Marvel Universe. It’s going to take a whole Spider-Army to keep them from TAKING IT ALL! Starring Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales, Spider-Woman, the Spider-Man from the anticipated video game and, well, every Spider-Man and Spider-Woman ever, including some brand-new ones!
Spider-Verse was one of the most fun Marvel events in some time from Marvel. It just screamed fun bringing together so many different versions of Spider-Man from across the Multiverse. That included all-new creations where you can tell creators were just having fun. So, with the announcement of a sequel, I was even more excited. And Spider-Geddon #1 doesn’t disappoint at all.
Based on the concepts of Dan Slott, writer Christos Gage kicks things off with a pure action packed issue that has the Spider-Warrriors coming together to try to stop the Inheritors, vampires that feed on Spider-people. Their first stop? Stopping the Superior Octopus from using the Inheritors’ cloning technology.
The issue is all about the personalities much like the first event. And like that event, it’s just fun. Each character brings something to the mix and there’s even more versions of Spider-Man to keep readers on their toes. And we’ve barely seen them all! I still have issues with Doc Ock like I did in his first issue. There’s just something not clicking for me, but the personality is nailed and when things go off the rails as a reader I had a “oh shit” moment.
The art by Jorge Molina with color by David Curiel and lettering by Travis Landham is excellent. Each character has so much personality and their looks are great. Then there’s the battles that have the perfect balance of chaos and action. You can track what’s going on, it’s not overwhelming. Then there’s that “oh shit” moment and when it hits… it’s just looks amazing. The art and story hit the beat perfect.
I had high expectations for this first issue and it exceeds them. Just a fun event that I can’t wait to see where it goes. Damn near perfection.
Story: Christos Gage Based on Story by: Dan Slott
Art: Jorge Molina Ink: Jorge Molina
Color: David Curiel Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review