Category Archives: Reviews

  • VenomVerse #5 Review (Spoilers) (+Event Review)

    VenomVerse #5 Review (Spoilers) (+Event Review)

    Here we are, at the end of a weekly event that managed to retain the same creative team and miss no deadlines. That in and of itself is impressive, but does the creative team stick the landing? And how does this event shape up as a whole in the…

  • Spider-Man #20 (2016) Review

    Spider-Man #20 (2016) Review

    “Dude, you should be able to get anywhere in the world with 487 dollars and spider-powers.” Miles runs away to Tokyo where he finds himself in over his head, dealing with a Goblin gang and going undercover in a tuxedo?!?!? WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST: Nico Leon COLOR ARTIST:…

  • VenomVerse #4 Review (Spoilers)

    VenomVerse #4 Review (Spoilers)

    As VenomVerse rushes towards the finish line, I find myself wondering just how conclusive of an ending this series will get. In August 2017, Venom 153 sold nearly thirty one thousand units by Diamond’s estimation. In that same month, each issue of Edge of VenomVerse sold around forty thousand…

  • Totally Awesome Hulk #23 Silk Centric Review (Spoilers)

    Totally Awesome Hulk #23 Silk Centric Review (Spoilers)

    In the coming months, the Avenger books will shrink considerably. First, a crossover between Mark Waid’s Avengers and Champions is rumored to see the two books recombine into one by the end. On top of that, another rumor is Uncanny Avengers and US Avengers will be cancelled and lead…

  • Spider-Men 2 #3 Review (Spoilers)

    Spider-Men 2 #3 Review (Spoilers)

    You know, I generally tend to avoid modern Marvel comics starring Peter Parker. In the seven years I have been reviewing for the Crawlspace, the only Parker assignments I have taken were The Clone Conspiracy  and the two Spider-Men series. And yet, even when I take a Peter Parker…

  • Venom 154 Review (Spoilers)

    Venom 154 Review (Spoilers)

    In the month since the last issue of Venom, which had the symbiote headlining the first story arc of Marvel Legacy, we have had 3 issues of Edge of VenomVerse and 3 isuses of VenomVerse proper. Following this issue, we will have a four part Venom storyline, pitting the…

  • Spider-Gwen (Vol. 2) #23 Review

    Spider-Gwen (Vol. 2) #23 Review

    “It used to be FUN. But lately, it’s so–angsty! Clenched fists and gritted teeth and–ANOTHER Wolverine? Really?” With Gwen out of the country, who will play drums at The Mary Janes’ next gig? WRITERS: Hannah Blumenreich & Jason Latour ARTISTS: Hannah Blumenreich & Jordan Gibson, Robbi Rodriguez COLOR ARTIST:…

  • VenomVerse #3 Review (Spoilers)

    VenomVerse #3 Review (Spoilers)

    VenomVerse continues to barrel ahead, as we enter into the partitioning chapter of this event. Both sides  have plans in motion, but is there someone in the mix who could screw up everything for one side?  VenomVerse #3: What’s Another Word for Massacre? Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Iban Coello…

  • Spider-Man #19 (2016) Review

    Spider-Man #19 (2016) Review

    “YOU’RE Spider-Man because HE was Spider-Man FIRST. What if he never was and you got bit by the crazy spider…what would you have become then?” It’s the heart to heart issue as Miles and Ganke and Rio and Jefferson finally sit down and try to talk things out. Will…

  • VenomVerse #2 Review (Spoilers)

    VenomVerse #2 Review (Spoilers)

    In my previous review, I wrote about a rumored Venom Inc. miniseries/on-going spinning out of VenomVerse. Sadly, this turned out to be a crossover between Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man and Mike Costa’s Venom series. One that will see Peter back with the symbiote and Flash Thompson playing a role…

  • VenomVerse #1 Review (Spoilers)

    VenomVerse #1 Review (Spoilers)

    Here we go, VenomVerse is here. Will the creative team of Deadpool and the Mercs for Money deliver unto us a celebration of Venom and his various hosts or will this comic be something mindless you can skip? Check it out.  VenomVerse #1: Not The Venom We Deserve…  Writer:…

  • Spider-Gwen (Vol. 2) #22 Review

    Spider-Gwen (Vol. 2) #22 Review

    “Threes. Peter. Harry. Gwen. The Lizard. The Goblin…the Spider-Woman. Does death really come in threes?” Gwen and the Harry Lizard continue to mix it up with The Hand, Wolverine, and Shadowcat while a horrible fate befalls George Stacy in prison. Will he survive? WRITER: Jason Latour ARTISTS: Robbi Rodriguez…

  • Spider-Man #18 (2016) Review

    Spider-Man #18 (2016) Review

    “You have…a lot of balls.” Who will save an unconscious Miles from Hammerhead? Goldballs to the rescue! Plus, a secret love revealed! WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST: Oscar Bazaldua COLOR ARTISTS: Justin Ponsor with Rain Beredo LETTERING: VC’s Clayton Cowles COVER ART: Patrick Brown X-Men TRADING CARD VARIANT COVER:…

  • Edge of VenomVerse War Stories #1

    Edge of VenomVerse War Stories #1

    VenomVerse kicks off today, but before we can get into the event proper, we have one final issue of Edge of VenomVerse to deal with. The Edge of VenomVerse titles have showcased some strong work from creators who do not get work often from Marvel, a trait which continues…

  • Spider-Gwen (Vol. 2) #21 Review

    Spider-Gwen (Vol. 2) #21 Review

    “This is my life? Am I really considering safe haven from a talking pig?” As Gwen and Harry continue to be chased in Madripoor, just how safe is her dad in his cell? WRITER: Jason Latour ARTIST: Robbi Rodriguez COLOR ARTIST: Rico Renzi LETTERER: VC’s Clayton Cowles COVER ARTIST:…

  • Spider-Man #17 (2016) Review

    Spider-Man #17 (2016) Review

    “Gettin’ a little dark there, Spider-Boy. Sure you’re playin’ for the right team?” When Hammerhead hurts someone close to Miles, will the darkness within finally come erupting out? WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST: Oscar Bazaldua COLOR ARTIST: Justin Ponsor LETTERING: VC’s Cory Petit COVER ART: Patrick Brown SPECIAL THANKS:…

  • Spider-Gwen (Vol. 2) #20 Review

    Spider-Gwen (Vol. 2) #20 Review

    “Anyway…legend has it he was a samurai. THE samurai. Once.” Wolverine, Shadowcat and The Hand are all trying to capture Harry Osborn. Can Gwen save him and herself? WRITER: Jason Latour ARTIST: Robbi Rodriguez COLOR ARTIST: Rico Renzi LETTERER: VC’s Clayton Cowles COVER ARTIST: Robbi Rodriguez ASSISTANT EDITOR: Allison…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #10 Review

    The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #10 Review

    “I’m going to be just like you, Dad. I’ve been taking the Goblin serum.” It’s Normie Osborn’s birthday! Did The Lizard and Spider-Man bring him presents, or are they just there to crash the party? WRITER: Ryan Stegman ARTIST: Nathan Stockman COLORIST: Jesus Aburtov LETTERER: VC’s Joe Caramagna COVER…

  • Marvel's Spider-Man -  'The Osborn Academy' Review

    Marvel’s Spider-Man – ‘The Osborn Academy’ Review

    We kicked off this new cartoon last week with something that was ‘decent, with potential’. Do we, this week, see this potential explored as Spidey goes toe-to-toe with the Jackal, the Shocker and…Clash? Are we sure about that? Clash? Really? Oh wow, let’s dive right in! MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN –…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #9 Review

    The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #9 Review

    “Where did that new suit come from? And why does it remind me of …? Nah.” Can Mary Jane overcome the Venom symbiote before it forces her to murder her husband for the death of Eddie Brock? CO-PLOTTERS: Gerry Conway & Ryan Stegman SCRIPT: Ryan Stegman GUEST ARTIST: Juan…

  • Edge of VenomVerse #5 Review (Spoilers)

    Edge of VenomVerse #5 Review (Spoilers)

    And with this review, I will finally be caught up with this insane shipping schedule for Edge of VenomVerse. It’ll be nice to take a little breather before… VenomVerse ships weekly in September? With an additional anthology issue? FFS.  Regardless, this issue delivers us the second Pool of this…

  • Spider-Men 2 #2 Review (Spoilers)

    Spider-Men 2 #2 Review (Spoilers)

    Marvel is currently in the midst of a quasi-event called Generations, where legacy heroes Laura Kinney, Amadeus Cho, Jane Foster, Kate Bishop, and young Jean Grey all meet their predecessors back when they wore the mantle that would later pass on. These individual issues have largely read like Marvel…

  • Edge of VenomVerse #4 Review (Spoilers)

    Edge of VenomVerse #4 Review (Spoilers)

    Marvel, as of late, has been looking outside the large field of working comic book writers for new talent. Young Adult novelists (Gabby Riveria/Christina Strain/Sina Grace/Rainbow Rowell), political journalists (Ta-Nehisi Coates), poets (Saladin Ahmed) and notable authors (RL Stine, Stephen King, Margaret Stohl) have all had some degree of…

  • Venom #153 Review (Spoilers)

    Venom #153 Review (Spoilers)

    The first arc of Marvel’s Legacy Initiative comes to a conclusion, pairing up the classic Eddie Brock iteration of Venom with Marvel’s smartest… shiniest new genius, Luella Lafayette. The bleeding of the old with the new, with some big cover numbers on it is what the Legacy initiative is…

  • Marvel's Spider-Man - 'Horizon High' Parts 1 + 2 Review

    Marvel’s Spider-Man – ‘Horizon High’ Parts 1 + 2 Review

    A new Spider-Man cartoon is finally here and, after 4 seasons and 104 episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man (*shudder*), can this incarnation of the well-known wall-crawler be at least passable? Let’s find out in: MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN – HORIZON HIGH: PART 1 + PART 2 But before we launch ourselves into…

  • Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #31 Review: The Bogenrieder Perspective

    Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #31 Review: The Bogenrieder Perspective

    “Ow. Okay, now you’re getting nasty.” Secret Empire has kept our hero’s grade from going under, so how does this world-shattering arc conclude? With the world’s most crippling anticlimax. Such a shocker for a Slott book, I know. Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #31 “Secret Empire, Pt 3: End of an…