Avenging Spider-Man #15 Review

Does the creative team offer a solid final act to their zany jungle romp? Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

• Dell’otto drawing Devil Dinosaur? Done!

Let’s be honest there are few things as shockingly entertaining as this monthly series.  The rotation of creative teams and the somewhat disconnected story arcs all seem to allow a surefire excuse to follow whatever adventure the people behind it feel like exploring.  If they want to play in the Marvel Universe and not have to worry about pesky cannon while yielding some really fun and engaging stories, this is the perfect place to go.  And this latest release by this stellar duo does just that.

Cullen Bunn does a masterful job penning this jaunt in the Savage Lands.  The dialogue is first and foremost in this script as the author more than delivers on the comedic and serious moments.  I absolutely enjoyed the interaction between our chief protagonists and this issue’s mystery villain, classic.  The unique thing about the style offered here is the writer’s tact when it comes to simply embracing the inherent craziness from the history vaults of mighty Marvel.  He seamlessly brings Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy to the forefront while not allowing their existence to be too much of a joke.

Gabriele Dell’Otto handles his designs quite well while he successfully blends dynamic action with visceral details.  From dinosaur on dinosaur violence to the web-swinging, this talented penciler was the perfect choice for this story arc.  His panels are simply brilliant, as he allows just enough room to carry the impact of each scene while employing a kinetic energy that seems almost infectious.  My only gripe with the work on display is that there were a few moments where it seemed overly stiff.

Avenging Spider-Man #15 is an awesome comic book that’s just filled with action and comedy.  What we have here is an absolutely fun read from beginning to end that easily earns a recommendation.


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