Web of Spider-Man #129.1 Review

It’s time to take another trip down memory lane, but is this latest flashback worthwhile?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

Celebrating 50 Years of the Great Responsibility of his Great powers, The Spider-Man 50th Anniversary Series collects the Webbed Wonder’s greatest heretofore secret history! Spanning from his earliest days as a hero to the heyday of the heralded Big Time era and everything in between, a collection of Marvel Legends, venerated comic creators and awe-inspiring artists shine the spotlight on everything that makes Spider-Man the World’s Greatest Superhero!

Unlike the previous point-one issues in this little initiative, this story offers up a secret chunk of our heroes history and succeeds in presenting it in a rather interesting way.  From start to finish this little romp with the Brooklyn Avengers works well enough to hold your attention, even if the narrative itself is a tad bit shallow and the pace is rather slow.

Stuart Moore handles the script, and he delivers a tale that is ripe with comedy while still maintaining a solid enough backbone to make this little issue a worthwhile purchase.  What we have here is a fabulously good trip through a secret corner of Peter Parker‘s young life that actually makes logical sense, in a crazy sort of way.  I’ll be honest, the fun factor alone saves this issue from being another tedious, boring and unnecessary point-one release.

Damion Scott does a passable job delivering some very stylized panels.  His zany character designs encapsulate a ripe word, but some mediocre panel layout decisions offer up some creative set-backs in an otherwise solid visual atmosphere.  For me personally, there were more than a few moments where I was taken out of the story because of these poor artistic decisions.

Web of Spider-Man #129.1 doesn’t break any new ground, but it solidifies itself as a good and somewhat mindless joyride that earns a recommendation.


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