It’s here, the epic conclusion to End of the Earth, but does the world-spanning Spidey event resonate or fade out into obscurity? Read on.
The official description from Marvel:
The End of the Earth devastates in part 6 of this earth blistering epic!
Plus: Doctor Octopus has a new Sinister Six-THE AVENGERS!
Can Spider-Man sacrifice one life to save the entire planet?
I wish I could say that this epic wrapped up in an entirely satisfying fashion, that it turned out as awesome as Spider-Island but it didn’t. It wasn’t a terrible finish but there were significant story elements that should have felt earned but in the end they just felt forced.
The story itself is not a failure but it is not a success as Dan Slott sends our hero to face his enemies and their nefarious schemes but fails to offer a resonating conclusion. All the story bases are covered as Doc Ock nearly succeeds in his latest diabolical strategy, but it all feels off. I can tell you guys I really wanted this arc to end well, and after the previous issue’s cliffhanger I thought it would but I was wrong. By the last page I felt completion but emptiness as an unearned ending came to pass.
The art in this issue is the best part, as Stefano Caselli brings his A game to the end of the world. Doctor Octopus looks menacing and so do the Avengers as Spider-Man, Black Widow and Silver Sable take them on to try and save billions of lives. The panels are dynamic, the action is fierce from the first to the last page. The art is the reason to pick up this issue.
I don’t know who’s to blame but personally I think this issue makes the case that Marvel needs to lessen the amount of issues per month for this title. This issue wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t good either. In the end, I’m going to halfheartedly recommended this release to all the hardcore Spider-Man fans out there.