THIS JUST IN! – Marvel Action Spider-Man – IDW Publishing

Title : Marvel Action Spider-Man

Publisher  : IDW Publishing

Writer : Delilah S. Dawson

Illustrator : Fico Ossio
Thoughts on Cover
We are given a fun, colorful view of the world we will be entering with the IDW partnership. Swinging through the town, we are given Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, and Miles Morales Spider-Man as well, which is a cast full of amazing characters just on a cover.
More than that, we can easily tell this is a lot more kid friendly, as they seem to be gearing the artwork towards the younger generation, and giving us something fun, interesting, and playful. Everything we want Spider-Man to be about.
Peter Parker, our sixteen year old hero is trying to gain an interview with the one and only Tony Stark. Stark, known by many as Iron Man, has fought along side, and against, Spider-Man as mentioned in the start of this ride, but still has no idea who Spider-Man truly is. No one does, sometimes not even Peter.
With the city being ravaged by some sort of large green rat dog creatures, Peter is constantly on the defence throughout the initial part of our story, and paired with Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales in his journalism tryouts by the amazing Joe Robertson, none of them are any of the wiser.
Combine that with an absolutely amazing repertoire between the three main characters, I look forward to seeing what is to come.
What I Liked
  • I was impressed with the corny writing, which matched the Spider-Man I grew to love from my childhood. Quick witted, terrible puns, and completely over the top with himself, but not in the cocky Iron Man way. He is a ball of energy being added to two more balls of energy, being unleashed on the younger generation.
  • The artwork was awesome for the target audience, but worked really well for me too. I was super impressed with how comfortable this issue made me, and knowing what is most likely coming in the future helped too.
What I Didn’t Like
  • I am glad they are revamping a bit of the Spider-Man story without redoing everything from scratch, but I would have liked to see a bit more of this Peter’s world in the inaugural issue, other than focusing on all three main characters. I feel it did come off a bit rushed at times trying to work on three different character designs at once.
Final Thoughts
I have always been a fan of Spider-Man, but in a lot of modern media there has been too much whiney aggravating Spider-Man instead of the webslinger tossing jokes as we see here. Teens will love this introduction to the character, and those of us who are more used to him will love the refreshing take.
All in all, this is a title you will want to own, especially if you enjoy light-hearted fun.
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