Web of Spider-Man #129.2 Review

Does the final Spider-Man anniversary point-one issue earn good marks?  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!

The point-one issues this month have been a bit of a mixed bag, but I have to say this creative team delivered my favorite arc.  It has its share of narrative bumps, but both the writer and the artist are in the proverbial zone when delivering solid one-liners and visual quips that honestly carry this jaunt with the Brooklyn Avengers to a satisfying crescendo.

Stuart Moore pens the script, and the writer simply excels with the dialogue.  Building good jokes, using solid camp and embracing the zany situations he delivers a tale that finds everyone’s favorite wall-crawling menace embroiled in a decent enough conflict.  From start to finish, the author works over time to sell a romp that sends itself out with an emotional resonance, a hilarious finish and an honestly unexpected cameo that lends itself perfectly to the narrative.

Damion Scott finishes the arc with his unique style still intact.  His thick pencil strokes, dynamic angles and surefire layout designs yield a solid experience, but it won’t appeal to everyone.  It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just that the characters come off as a bit too deformed.  I’ll be honest it wasn’t a deal breaker but there were moments where his work took me a bit out of the story experience.

Web of Spider-Man #129.2 is solid conclusion that plays up the hilarious side of Peter Parker’s past in a fun way.  It’s not perfect but with a $2.99 cover price it’s well worth your time and money.  Recommended.


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